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Certified Industrial Hygienist® Fall Exam Period Begins this Weekend
Certified Industrial Hygienist® Fall Exam Period Begins this Weekend
9/27/2016 5:07:13 PM
This Saturday is the first day of the Certified Industrial Hygienist® Fall Exam window. Applicants who submitted completed applications by the August 1st deadline and were notified by the staff at the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) that they are approved Candidates for the Fall Exam need to schedule their exam with Prometric before the November 30th deadline to …
1-Bromopropane Now Listed as a Known Carcinogen to the State of California
1-Bromopropane Now Listed as a Known Carcinogen to the State of California
9/27/2016 9:57:02 AM
In August, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added 1-bromopropane (CAS No. 106-94-5) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of 1-bromopropane (1-BP) was based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that the chemical causes cancer.  1-BP is a …
Identifying and Preventing Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure Risks in the Workplace
Identifying and Preventing Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure Risks in the Workplace
9/27/2016 9:52:35 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Consumer Update for people who use hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions. The document reminds consumers to follow manufacturer’s directions and warnings to avoid affecting their vision and health. Contact lens wearers are not the only ones who can be negatively impacted by exposure to hydrogen …
Identifying Superbugs in Healthcare Environments across Puerto Rico
Identifying Superbugs in Healthcare Environments across Puerto Rico
9/26/2016 12:08:53 PM
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.   Today, far too often, these infections are due to a growing list …
Retired Postal Employee Designs Brilliantly Simple System for Payroll
Retired Postal Employee Designs Brilliantly Simple System for Payroll
9/25/2016 8:20:13 PM
Don’t you hate trying to figure out your pay slip? Don’t you hate trying to figure out how many hours you’ve clocked with your present pay system? Well, worry no more because Larry Pinson Sr. has figured out a way to simplify all this in his new book, C.H.A.P.P.S. How many hours does an accounting staff need to figure out the complex system of tallying recordable, …
Identifying Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide in the Workplace
Identifying Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide in the Workplace
9/23/2016 9:43:38 AM
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an organic compound produced in large volumes. It is both flammable and highly reactive, and is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of several industrial chemicals, the most notable of which is ethylene glycol. It is also used as a fumigant in certain agricultural products and as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies. The …
Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane
Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane
9/22/2016 11:43:42 AM
Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which …
California Residents and Workers Learn about Exposure Risks to Isocyanates
California Residents and Workers Learn about Exposure Risks to Isocyanates
9/22/2016 8:24:17 AM
Chemicals known as isocyanates are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tracts. Workers in a number of industries throughout California can be exposed to isocyanates as they are raw materials in the production of polyurethane products. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that …
Recruitment & Employment Confederation to Speak at the Inbox Marketing Conference in London on September 26
Recruitment & Employment Confederation to Speak at the Inbox Marketing Conference in London on September 26
9/21/2016 6:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Recruitment & Employment Confederation will speak at the Inbox Marketing Conference ( http://inboxmarketingconference.com ).   Chris Howard, Head of Marketing from Recruitment & Employment Confederation will be talking specifically about eMail marketing strategy & deliverability for recruiting & …
Indoor Environmental Consultants Celebrates 15 Years of Service in Texas and the Gulf Coast
Indoor Environmental Consultants Celebrates 15 Years of Service in Texas and the Gulf Coast
9/20/2016 10:26:14 AM
In 2001, a group of the leading building science, indoor air quality, environmental, and microbiology professionals officially opened the doors at Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. (IEC). The environmental consulting firm quickly made a name for themselves in their home state of Texas and across the Gulf Coast.   Today, IEC is the area’s premier indoor environmental …
Identifying and Mitigating Asphalt Fume Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico
Identifying and Mitigating Asphalt Fume Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico
9/19/2016 11:36:12 AM
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 500,000 workers in the United States are exposed to fumes from asphalt. This staggering figure includes many workers in Puerto Rico, not to mention thousands of other workers throughout the Caribbean.   Asphalt as it is referred to in the United States or bitumen, as it is called in many other …
Exosite Appoints Lizabeth Converse as Chief Operating Officer
Exosite Appoints Lizabeth Converse as Chief Operating Officer
9/15/2016 10:00:00 AM
  MINNEAPOLIS (September 15, 2016) – Exosite, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced it has appointed Lizabeth Converse as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Converse is a highly respected technology executive and business advisor who has helped numerous technology companies develop strategic business initiatives that …
“Inoculate Your Biotech,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (09/16/2016)
“Inoculate Your Biotech,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (09/16/2016)
9/15/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Kim Lim’s new book, “ Inoculate Your Biotech: Protecting and Boosting Your Product-to-Market Process .” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day on September 16th. “Inoculate Your Biotech” is your ultimate reference guide for tips and helpful advice on navigating the biotech …
Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace
Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace
9/12/2016 3:31:00 PM
This year has been filled with media reports about lead poisoning hazards faced by the public. Stories have been broadcast about contaminated water in Michigan homes, drinking fountains being shut down in schools in the Northwest and East Coast, and most recently, over 1,000 residents of a housing complex in East Chicago being asked to relocate due to high levels of lead in …
ABIH®  Facebook Page Liked by 1,000 Supporters and Growing
ABIH® Facebook Page Liked by 1,000 Supporters and Growing
9/12/2016 1:21:06 PM
Since being launched in late 2012, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Facebook page has been growing in popularity at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and industrial hygiene professionals turn to social media for news, updates and information. This month, the ABIH® Facebook page reached a new milestone with its 1000th follower.       Social …
Facility Managers in Puerto Rico Provided Solutions to Resolve Indoor Allergy Complaints
Facility Managers in Puerto Rico Provided Solutions to Resolve Indoor Allergy Complaints
9/12/2016 12:07:09 PM
Employees that develop allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment are likely being exposed to indoor allergens.  When a worker recognizes that this appears to be what is going on, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department about their concerns.    In many circumstances, the facility manager of the building …
Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents
Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents
9/12/2016 9:00:56 AM
Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result in countless …
Identifying Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to High Levels of Copper
Identifying Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to High Levels of Copper
9/12/2016 8:45:02 AM
Copper has been used by mankind for thousands of years. It is an element and metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Today, copper, along with copper alloys and compounds, can be found in everything from jewelry, instruments and coins to building materials, electronics, wiring and motors, to name just a few applications. Although copper is an essential element in …
Best Selling Book, “Inoculate Your Biotech,” Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 09/16/2016)
Best Selling Book, “Inoculate Your Biotech,” Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 09/16/2016)
9/12/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Kim Lim’s new book, “ Inoculate Your Biotech: Protecting and Boosting Your Product-to-Market Process .” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on September 12th. “Inoculate Your Biotech” is your ultimate reference guide for tips and helpful advice on navigating the biotech product approval …
Kim Lim’s “Inoculate Your Biotech” - Free to Download Tomorrow (09/12/2016)
Kim Lim’s “Inoculate Your Biotech” - Free to Download Tomorrow (09/12/2016)
9/11/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Kim Lim’s new book, “ Inoculate Your Biotech: Protecting and Boosting Your Product-to-Market Process .” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on September 12th. “Inoculate Your Biotech” is your ultimate reference guide for tips and helpful advice on navigating the biotech product approval …