Desktop 3D Printers: Sales Soaring, Emissions Standards Coming More desktop 3D printers mean more questions about the chemicals and particulates they release First voluntary emissions standards expected this fall Desktop 3D printers’ popularity and sales have soared in recent years with consumers in homes, schools, and libraries snapping up the new technology. The increasing popularity of the printers are raising… Continue Reading 3D Printers Emissions Standards Coming
Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks Originally posted on Homeland Preparedness News (HPN) Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Aaron Martin (HPN) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently highlighted a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project conducted with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism attacks on subway systems. Conducted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate… Continue Reading Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks
Did you know many asthma triggers can be found in the workplace? In fact over 300 known or suspected substances at work can cause or worsen asthma. Avoiding triggers can prevent asthma from getting worse. Worsening asthma or new onset asthma in a worker should raise questions about workplace causes. Asthma symptoms can develop shortly after exposure, or they can develop… Continue Reading Work-Related Asthma
At the request of Teamsters Local Union 95, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), initiated a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Anheuser-Busch facility in Williamsburg, VA. The request concerned exposure to odors and dust at the laser coding stations on the can packing lines. A summary letter of their activities and initial findings has been issued and the final report… Continue Reading Brewery Chemical and Dust Hazard Investigation
Take a look at this news story covering lead exposures at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia: Investigating complaint of lead contamination at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (10 on your side WAVY) Workers became sick and filed an OSHA complaint and the employer admitted that it did have a lead issue and failed to notify all personnel potentially exposed to airborne… Continue Reading (WAVY) Are You a Welder Concerned About Lead in Your Workplace?
OSHA has released its list of the 10 most common safety violations for 2017, with nine of the ten staying the same from 2016. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) Hazard Communication (1910.1200) Scaffolding (1926.451) Respiratory Protection (1910.134) Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) Ladders (1926.1053) Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) Machine Guarding (1910.212) Fall Protection – Training Requirements Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
OSHA issued a memorandum providing interim enforcement guidance to Agency compliance officers on the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction. Construction employers can expect to get cited by OSHA for violations on the new standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica. Before an October 23rd deadline OSHA would not cite employers who made a good faith effort to comply. The memo is intended… Continue Reading Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153