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OSHA Issues Final Rule for Occupational Exposure to Silica

 OSHA Issues Final Rule for Occupational Exposure to Silica

On March 25, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule will help protect the estimated 2.3 million U.S. workers that are exposed to silica in their workplaces. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction, and one for General Industry and Maritime.

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Colden Tech Talk

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Nanotechnology: Health and Safety Awareness Training for Employees

All employees working with engineered nanomaterials should receive training on the associated hazards and risks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, requires that, at a minimum, training should address the means to detect the chemicals in their workplace, the hazards associated with those chemicals, and procedures to prevent exposure (OSHA 1994).

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New NYSDOL Mold Assessment Requirements

New NYSDOL Mold Assessment Requirements

Water infiltration into a building envelope can lead to undesirable effects on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) if not mitigated quickly. Active mold growth, or amplification, can occur between 24 and 48 hours depending on how favorable the conditions are. The evaluation and remediation procedures for mold-affected materials and indoor environments are now governed by the New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) Article 32 of the labor law.

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Which respirators need to be fit tested?

Loose-fitting respirators do not require fit testing. Fit testing is required for all tight-fitting respirators, both supplied-air respirators and air-purifying respirators. The OSHA respiratory protection standard, 29CFR1910.134, requires fit testing prior to initial use, when there are changes, and annually. There are two methods of fit testing, qualitative and quantitative.

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Proud Sponsor and Exhibitor of AIHce 2016

Proud Sponsor and Exhibitor of AIHce 2016

May 21-26, 2016

Colden is proud to sponsor the 2016 AIHce Conference and Expo in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland. Colden Senior consultants will also be exhibiting at Booth 321. The AIHce 2016 event boasts engaging general sessions, professional development courses, innovative technical sessions, and networking opportunities.

Dr. Shepard and Mr. Webb will be active participants in the Nanotechnology Working Group's technical sessions.

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OSHA Updates

OSHA Updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards announced quarterly.

Latest: OSHA Quarterly Updates, Jan-Mar, 2016 (PDF)

OSHA Quarterly Updates, Oct-Dec, 2015 (PDF)

OSHA Quarterly Updates, July-Sept, 2015 (PDF)

OSHA Quarterly Updates, Apr-Jun, 2015 (PDF)

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Colden to participate in the Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Council Vendor Showcase

Colden to participate in the Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Council Vendor Showcase

June 10, 2016

Colden will participate in the Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Council's Annual Vendor Showcase. The event will take place on Friday, June 10th during the monthly council meeting. The MACSC Vendor Showcase will be held at The Cynwyd Club in Bala Cynwyd, PA, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Colden Tech Talk

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How Clean is Clean?

When cleaning in a biosafety laboratory, it is important to answer the question, "How clean is clean?" In a laboratory setting the definition of "clean" can mean the difference between life and death in a worst case scenario and between successful weeks of work and lost experiments and product. Even professionals often use the terms decontaminate and disinfect interchangeably.

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