Occupational Hazards

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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 7, July

EPA Issues First Chemical Safety Alerts
The EPA has issued four warnings about hazards that exist when chemical systems or storage tanks are improperly maintained. The warnings, the first resulting from an OSHA/EPA study of the most common chemical accidents in the country, include tips on...
IH Instruments: Breakthroughs Are Coming
Professor Vincent said industrial hygiene monitoring should be used to "evaluate the effectiveness of controls." It is not often that a technical industrial hygiene session spills over into a discussion about basic grammar. But that is what happened...
Lifting: How Much Is Too Much?
Injury prevention experts are a long way from setting exposure limits for safe lifting, but these guidelines can help employers reduce the burden of back injuries. Exel Logistics' safety manager Todd Currier recognized the difficulties in identifying...
Nuclear Waste Facility Puts Respiratory Protection to the Test
Near the historic Department of Energy research compound in Oak Ridge, Tenn., The Scientific Ecology Group Inc. (SEG) operates the world's largest Central Volume Reduction Facility to incinerate, melt, shred and compact low-level nuclear waste. Protecting...
OH Flash Survey: Personal Protective Equipment
During the past year, 38 percent of readers reported that at least one employee at their facility or company had been saved from serious injury or death by the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a recent Occupational Hazards "flash...
OSHA Record Keeping Plus
Effective information management is essential for effective occupational health and safety (OHS) management. An accurate chemical inventory, ready access to material safety data sheets, exposure information, up-to-date regulatory information, periodic...
OSHA's Process Safety Standard: Key Lessons from the First Five Years
The date May 26, 1997, marked an important OSHA regulatory milestone - the fifth anniversary of the effective date of OSHA's Process Safety Management standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. Anniversary dates of OSHA standards typically have little special significance....
Reinventing Our World
Advances in information technology, predicts Frank Feather, "will make the industrial Revolution pale into insignificance." Forget your worries about what to wear on casual Friday and what to put on your personal home page. It's time to think about...
Rep. Ballenger Blasts NIOSH on Ergonomics
Although NIOSH officials were not in attendance to answer the charges, a key House Republican claimed that the research agency has exaggerated the seriousness of musculoskeletal disorders. In a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections,...
Symptoms: The Workplace Dilemma
Every day, we all have one or more symptoms. They range from headaches and other aches and pains, to fatigue, sore throat, nausea and cough. If you concentrate while reading this article, I am sure you will be able to identify one or more current symptoms....
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