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Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure
Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure
7/21/2016 11:03:10 PM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. WHO estimates that 107,000 die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures and that one in three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.   Workers are not the only ones …
TestAmerica to Present Webinar on Explosives Methodologies
7/21/2016 3:04:37 PM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is pleased to announce the next webinar in its Ask the Expert series.  The webinar, entitled Explosives by HPLC, LC/MS and LC/MS/MS , will be presented on Tuesday, August 2 at 1:30 EDT by Corporate Technical Director Karla Buechler.   The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) promulgated method 8330 in …
Brexit Will Cut Global Economic Growth by 0.1 Percent in 2016, and 0.4 in 2017, IHS Markit Says
Brexit Will Cut Global Economic Growth by 0.1 Percent in 2016, and 0.4 in 2017, IHS Markit Says
7/20/2016 9:09:48 AM
The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union will reduce global growth from 2.5 percent to 2.4 percent in 2016 and from 3.1 percent to 2.7 percent in 2017, according to the  Global Link Model  from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Impact on the nine largest countries or regions, as measured by gross domestic …
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Nanomaterials in New York and the Tri-State Area
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Nanomaterials in New York and the Tri-State Area
7/18/2016 10:07:13 AM
Technology-based companies in New York and the surrounding area often look to advances in materials science to innovate and create new products to sell globally. One of these technologies is the development and advancement of nanotechnologies.   The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter on a …
Workers in Some Industries Could Expose Family Members to Asbestos
Workers in Some Industries Could Expose Family Members to Asbestos
7/14/2016 4:18:05 PM
Several years ago, an Oakland, California jury awarded over $27 million in compensation to an elderly couple. A lawsuit had been filed because the wife of a man who worked with asbestos insulation years before developed mesothelioma. The couple claimed her condition was due to her husband exposing her to asbestos fibers he inadvertently brought into their home. This type of …
Outdoor Workers’ Safety Training Should Include Mitigating Lightning Hazards
Outdoor Workers’ Safety Training Should Include Mitigating Lightning Hazards
7/13/2016 9:44:08 AM
The summer months bring increased thunderstorm activity to many regions that can kill or severely injure workers involved in outdoor activities. According to a fact sheet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the United States alone, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times …
Telemedicine Startup PointNurse Appoints US Army Veteran and Nurse Practitioner to Advisory Board
Telemedicine Startup PointNurse Appoints US Army Veteran and Nurse Practitioner to Advisory Board
7/12/2016 1:19:55 PM
PointNurse, LLC announced today Nurse Practitioner and Retired Army Major Paul Kapsar, RN, MSN, APRN has joined its advisory board. Kapsar has over 44 years of healthcare experience across the entire healthcare continuum including roles as family nurse practitioner, staff nurse, nurse manager, addiction and recovery nurse practitioner, military nurse officer, and university …
Aternity Webinar Alert
Aternity Webinar Alert
7/12/2016 10:00:00 AM
Aternity Inc. will host a webinar on August 3 at 10 a.m. ET: “ Validate the Impact of IT Change: How to Ensure Success of Your Windows 10 Migration .” This free, 30-minute webinar will show you how your organization can leverage Aternity End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) to plan and execute a successful Windows 10 migration using the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach of the …
Benzene Exposure Risks at Home and Work in Puerto Rico
Benzene Exposure Risks at Home and Work in Puerto Rico
7/11/2016 9:09:49 AM
Benzene is a colorless liquid that evaporates quickly into the air. It is highly flammable and is formed from both natural processes and human activities. Benzene is widely used throughout the United States and ranks in the top 20 chemicals for production volume.   Some industries use benzene to make other chemicals which are used in the production of plastics, resins and …
New York Companies Learn Proactive Initiatives Can Prevent Health and Safety Violations
New York Companies Learn Proactive Initiatives Can Prevent Health and Safety Violations
7/11/2016 7:54:28 AM
Last month, a New York company was fined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) over $100,000 for exposing workers to cancer-causing chemicals and other hazards. In total, the firm was cited for 17 serious violations.   Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their …
Senate Proclaims July 30th, 2016 A Day to Celebrate Whistleblowers
7/8/2016 7:06:57 PM
Yesterday, U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.Res.522, designating July 30, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.  The resolution encourages all federal agencies to inform “employees, contractors working on behalf of United States taxpayers, and members of the public about the legal rights of citizens of the United States to ’blow the whistle’ by honest and good …
Aternity Showcases How to Ensure Successful Digital Government Initiatives at ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit
Aternity Showcases How to Ensure Successful Digital Government Initiatives at ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit
7/8/2016 10:00:00 AM
Aternity Inc ., the industry’s leader in providing  End User Experience Management  (EUEM) solutions for any application running on physical, virtual and mobile devices, is a featured sponsor of ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit , scheduled for July 26 at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, DC.   Attendees will see first-hand how Aternity’s EUEM solution has been …
Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to 1-Bromopropane
Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to 1-Bromopropane
7/6/2016 8:12:25 AM
In March of this year, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP). The draft assessment of 1-Bromopropane, also known as n-propyl bromide, was conducted as part of EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Work Plan assessment effort.   According to the EPA, 1-BP …
PERC Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion and Other Pathways
PERC Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion and Other Pathways
7/5/2016 1:18:41 PM
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune recently published an article about indoor air quality testing that is being conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Over 100 residential homes, commercial properties and recreational facilities have been tested so far for chemical contaminants in the El Monte and South El Monte areas. All of this is a result of concerns …
PCBs Recently Discovered in New York has Property Owners Concerned
PCBs Recently Discovered in New York has Property Owners Concerned
7/5/2016 9:46:22 AM
Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina.   So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB …
A Mind-Blowing Read Revealing a Methodology for Ending the Age-Old Scourge of War by Changing the Functioning of the Human Brain Itself
A Mind-Blowing Read Revealing a Methodology for Ending the Age-Old Scourge of War by Changing the Functioning of the Human Brain Itself
6/30/2016 9:39:06 AM
By refining the US Army specialties of Psychological Operations, Special Forces, and Civil Affairs to unprecedented but entirely practical levels of sophistication, MindWar is a program to finally eliminate the death and destruction of conventional physical warfare, which has previously eluded all superficial efforts to constrain it through diplomacy. MindWar exposes for …
An Exposé on President Kennedy’s Assassination to Be Presented in Chicago
An Exposé on President Kennedy’s Assassination to Be Presented in Chicago
6/30/2016 9:35:48 AM
Frank Cellura’s book, The Last Nail in the Warren Commission Coffin: Startling Revelations in the Assassination of President Kennedy , sheds new and intriguing light on the controversial death of the late US president. The book exposes not only the who, what, how, and why of the 1963 Dallas assassination but also other leaks and schemes of the said event. The Warren Report …
The Quotes and Social Movements of a Noted Speaker and Writer
The Quotes and Social Movements of a Noted Speaker and Writer
6/30/2016 8:47:36 AM
Last April 12 to April 14, 2016, the London Book Fair was held at Olympia, London. Among a large crowd of lit enthusiasts, authors, and industry professionals, Susan Savion exhibited her new book, Quoting Matilda , at LitFire’s booth.   “Woman is a glorious possibility, the youngest-born of God’s creatures, the Benjamin of life, the future of the world is hers,” states …
Historical Recollection of Phenomenal Operations of the United States Missile and Space Programs
Historical Recollection of Phenomenal Operations of the United States Missile and Space Programs
6/30/2016 6:28:18 AM
The United States of America’s first ever spy satellite and stealth fighter. The country’s efforts to recover a crashed Russian submarine - these are some of the vital stories that have been kept secret for decades. Don Peeler, a pioneer of the US Missiles and Space Program within the General Motors Division, reveals the early days of his participation and development of …
Fall 2016 CIH® Exam Deadline to Submit Completed Applications Approaches
Fall 2016 CIH® Exam Deadline to Submit Completed Applications Approaches
6/29/2016 5:10:23 PM
With a little over a month left before the August 1st deadline for individuals to submit their completed applications to sit for the Certified Industrial Hygienist® Fall Exam, the staff at the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) encourages those interested in pursuing CIH® certification to send their paperwork.    ABIH® is working diligently to ensure that all …