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    In late December, OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register for a new fit-testing protocol — the Abbreviated Bitrex Qualitative Fit-Testing (ABQLFT) protocol — under Appendix A of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard. The agency is … Continue reading

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    OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations Federal OSHA has cited AA Foundries Inc. with one willful and 20 serious violations for exposing employees to excessive noise levels, lead and copper at the … Continue reading

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    Proposed fines total $59,200 OSHA has cited History Construction Management LLC in Odell, Illinois, for 22 alleged serious health violations. OSHA opened an inspection in May in response to a complaint and found that some workers were exposed to airborne … Continue reading

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    Scenario: You are the safety manager for a manufacturing company with about 500 employees. A spraying operation within your plant requires employees to use respiratory protection consisting of tight-fitting, full face air purifying respirators. The eight employees who work in … Continue reading

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    Fresh From Texas Inc. and iWorks Personnel Inc. fined a total of $135,200 Fresh From Texas Inc., a fresh fruit and vegetable processor for H-E-B Grocery stores and fast-food markets, and staffing agency iWorks Personnel Inc. have been cited for … Continue reading

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    Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the … Continue reading

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    WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards. Respirators … Continue reading

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    OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations Federal OSHA has cited AA Foundries Inc. with one willful and 20 serious violations for exposing employees to excessive noise levels, lead and copper at the company’s work site in San...

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    Scenario: You are the safety manager for a manufacturing company with about 500 employees. A spraying operation within your plant requires employees to use respiratory protection consisting of tight-fitting, full face air purifying respirators. The eight employees who work in this area (and therefore must...

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    Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the lives of two Boston fire...

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    WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards. Respirators are used to protect against...

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    by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   In a previous blog posting, we presented a basic overview of “What’s an Industrial Hygienist.”  In these next several articles, we’re going to drill down into some of the more fundamental concepts of industrial hygiene.  The goal is...

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    OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations Federal OSHA has cited AA Foundries Inc. with one willful and 20 serious violations for exposing employees to excessive noise levels, lead and copper at the company’s work site in San Antonio. Proposed penalties total $107,600. This equates to nearly one […]

    The post OSHA Doubles Down on Double A Foundries appeared first on Advanced Safety & Health.


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    Does OSHA require employees wearing a tight fitting respirator to be clean shaven? Scenario: You are the safety manager for a manufacturing company with about 500 employees. A spraying operation within your plant requires employees to use respiratory protection consisting of a tight-fitting, full face air purifying respirator. The eight employees who work in this […]

    The post OSHA Quiz: Does the Beard Have To Go? appeared first on Advanced Safety & Health.


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    In a previous blog posting, we presented a basic overview of “What’s an Industrial Hygienist.”  In these next several articles, we’re going to drill down into some of the more fundamental concepts of industrial hygiene.  The goal is to provide you, the reader, with a basic understanding of the science of industrial hygiene.  While some […]

    The post Industrial Hygiene – Respiratory Protection, Part 1 appeared first on Advanced Safety & Health.


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    Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the lives of two Boston fire fighters, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

    The post D & J Ironworks Cited Following Fatal Fire in Boston’s Back Bay appeared first on Advanced Safety & Health.


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    WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards. Respirators are used to protect against exposures to airborne transmissible infectious diseases as well as chemicals […]

    The post New Toolkit to Better Protect Hospital Workers From Transmissible Diseases appeared first on Advanced Safety & Health.