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SpeakMeister Launches Video Practice Platform for Communication-Skills Training and Career Development
SpeakMeister Launches Video Practice Platform for Communication-Skills Training and Career Development
5/26/2016 11:04:52 AM
SpeakMeister is a free platform where members can practice skills such as presentations, job interviews, sales pitches, and other skills related to speaking or performing in front of others. These are pressure situations where practice builds confidence before a real-life performance. Other skills that can be practiced on SpeakMeister include stand-up comedy, debate, radio/TV …
SADA Systems Named Best Workplace by Inc. Magazine
5/25/2016 2:25:29 PM
Los Angeles, CA (May 25, 2016) – SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud transformation and strategic IT solutions, was named to Inc.’s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces , the first such measurement of American companies with up to 500 employees that deploy state-of-the-art techniques to keep their staff happy and productive.   Working with employee engagement and culture …
Are Coffee Workers Across the Country at Risk for Lung Disease?
Are Coffee Workers Across the Country at Risk for Lung Disease?
5/24/2016 10:30:08 AM
Earlier this year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published the science blog,  Coffee Workers at Risk for Lung Disease . It discusses diacetyl and a diacetyl substitute (2,3-pentanedione) which are both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are produced naturally and commercially. According to the NIOSH science blog, diacetyl and …
Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring
Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring
5/24/2016 10:26:51 AM
Many industries in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ wellbeing. These eyewash stations are an important component of the occupational health and safety of workers and can be instrumental for mitigating eye injuries.   The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that …
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Lead in New York City and the Tri-State Area
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Lead in New York City and the Tri-State Area
5/23/2016 10:43:00 AM
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), while many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, for some, the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure.   Lead is a toxic heavy metal that is often combined with other metals to produce alloys. Lead and lead alloys are used to make batteries, ammunition, …
Coffee Workers and Lung Disease Concerns due to Diacetyl Exposure
Coffee Workers and Lung Disease Concerns due to Diacetyl Exposure
5/23/2016 10:27:31 AM
In April, National Public Radio published a report about coffee workers involved with roasting activities and exposure concerns from a chemical known as diacetyl. Diacetyl is a natural by-product of the coffee bean roasting process and is also a man-made chemical that is added to some flavored coffees, microwave popcorn and other food products.   The National Institute for …
Free Employee Monitoring Software Service is Released in WorkTime Cloud
Free Employee Monitoring Software Service is Released in WorkTime Cloud
5/19/2016 1:20:50 PM
This newly released free web-based monitoring solution by WorkTime Cloud Free, provided by NesterSoft Inc., introduces its benefits for the teams up to 15 employees. This is 100% free employee monitoring software: no charges neither for the license, nor for the WorkTime server use. The level of usability is ensured by no special IT skills requirement, as well as no need to …
Cloud Based Employee Monitoring Software Service is Launched in WorkTime
Cloud Based Employee Monitoring Software Service is Launched in WorkTime
5/19/2016 12:53:22 PM
NesterSoft Inc. presents WorkTime Cloud, a web-based employee monitoring software service intended for monitoring travelling and remote employees, monitoring when out-of-office and more. Offering powerful monitoring functionality and 70+ reports, the software does not require any advanced computer skills to monitor staff. Important business goals could be reached with the …
Public Speaking Fear and Phobia: How Your Nervous System Traps You
Public Speaking Fear and Phobia: How Your Nervous System Traps You
5/18/2016 3:26:22 PM
Dr. Cheryl Mathews has released the infographic: Cheat Sheet for Overcoming Public Speaking Fear at http://bit.ly/1rKIgeb.   The infographic shows how the nervous system can get stuck in a self-perpetuating cycle of fear and what to do. It also explains that there are two stages of fear: First-fear (uncontrollable) and second-fear (controllable). First-fear feeds into …
ABIH® Celebrates 900+ Facebook Page Supporters
ABIH® Celebrates 900+ Facebook Page Supporters
5/16/2016 3:27:09 PM
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Facebook page was launched in late 2012 and has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and industrial hygiene professionals turn to social media for news, updates and information. Earlier this month, the ABIH® Facebook page reached a new milestone with its 900th follower.       ABIH® has used social …
Identifying Indoor Exposure Risks from VOCs in Residential and Commercial Properties across Puerto Rico
Identifying Indoor Exposure Risks from VOCs in Residential and Commercial Properties across Puerto Rico
5/16/2016 10:31:24 AM
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from thousands of different products and building materials that can be found in businesses, homes and schools throughout Puerto Rico. These VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and can then inhaled by building occupants.   VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term …
Identifying Smoke Damage in New York City and Across the Tri-State Area
Identifying Smoke Damage in New York City and Across the Tri-State Area
5/16/2016 10:15:21 AM
With the millions of people that live in New York City, buildings fires are an all too common occurrence. In fact in 2015, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) responded to approximately 1.7 million calls, a record for a single year.   In addition to the threat posed to people, building fires destroy or damage many homes and businesses each year.  These fires …
Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure Witnessed in Worker’s Death
Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure Witnessed in Worker’s Death
5/13/2016 10:09:03 AM
In April, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that a 31-year-old worker who had been found unresponsive the previous year at an Ohio farm was overcome by exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. The gas came from the pig manure he was loading into trailers for use as fertilizer. Tragically, the worker did not survive and federal investigators have determined his death was caused …
Thousands of Workers in Puerto Rico’s Coffee Shops Could be Exposed to Diacetyl
Thousands of Workers in Puerto Rico’s Coffee Shops Could be Exposed to Diacetyl
5/11/2016 5:04:11 PM
Puerto Rico is famous for its richly flavored and aromatic brews of coffee. The territory is also the United State’s largest producer of coffee with approximately 10 million pounds produced in 2014.   Residents and visitors to the islands enjoy their coffee shops and local roasters from Old San Juan to the many beach resorts. Thousands of workers roast and brew the coffee …
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and Preventing Occupational Asthma in New York
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and Preventing Occupational Asthma in New York
5/11/2016 11:26:46 AM
May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month across the United States.  Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that can be life-threatening in some circumstances. People with the condition are often exposed to numerous known asthma triggers in their homes, schools, and work environments.   Occupational asthma, also referred to as work-related asthma, …
AIHce 2016 Attendees Encouraged to Participate in the ABIH® Forum
AIHce 2016 Attendees Encouraged to Participate in the ABIH® Forum
5/10/2016 8:58:21 AM
Later this month, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) gets underway at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.  The event begins on May 21st and continues through the 26th. Thousands of industrial hygiene, occupational, and environmental, health and safety professionals will be in attendance.     Representatives from the American Board …
Protecting New York & Tri-State Area Workers from Hearing Loss
Protecting New York & Tri-State Area Workers from Hearing Loss
5/10/2016 8:44:51 AM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. According to NIOSH, 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. …
The 360 Handbook to Efficient, Long-standing Industry Organization and Success
The 360 Handbook to Efficient, Long-standing Industry Organization and Success
5/10/2016 5:08:20 AM
Every corporation fails to streamline productivity or create small successes without a set of efficacious standards and rules. For those company leaders who have need help in certain areas—consistency, organization, or teamwork—the new book, Laws of Communication: The Intersection Where Leadership Meets Employee Performance by Richard Schuttler, PhD , is now available. For …
Preventing Workplace Soft Tissue Injuries and Cal/OSHA Requirements
Preventing Workplace Soft Tissue Injuries and Cal/OSHA Requirements
5/9/2016 12:21:33 PM
If a company has experienced more than one diagnosed repetitive motion injury (RMI) within a 12 month period and the injured employees were conducting “identical” or even “similar” work, Title 8, Section 5110 of  California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) requires specific actions be taken. These actions include:   [*]Developing and …
Arizona Homeowners Learn Clothes Dryer Fire Prevention Tips and How to Respond if One Occurs
Arizona Homeowners Learn Clothes Dryer Fire Prevention Tips and How to Respond if One Occurs
5/9/2016 8:47:18 AM
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, almost 3,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss. The agency reports that the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them (34%).   In addition to having a clothes dryer professionally installed to prevent fires, the …