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OSHA issues final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards and Requirements

OSHA issues final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards and Requirements

On November 17, 2016, OSHA issued a final ruling to update and align General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces with Fall Protection Standards. Falls from heights and on the same level of a surface are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Approximately 200,000 serious (lost-workday) injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among workers directly affected by the final standard.

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Colden Tech Talk

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Placement of Sampling Media During Welding Operations

Question of the hour: should the media be placed under the weld helmet, or on the welder's shoulder?

The proper positioning of the sampling media, such as a 37 millimeter mixed cellulose ester (MCE) filter, is key to capturing the employee's true exposure during welding operations.

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Colden Tech Talk

Colden Tech Talk

Semiconductor Industrial Hygiene & Safety Hazards

The operations of semiconductor manufacturing and R&D present a myriad of potential industrial hygiene and safety hazards. Hazards exist in both silicon device and gallium arsenide device fabrication (fab) and laboratories.

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Colden Tech Talk

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Legionella Exposure Risk Management

In the summer of 2015, a legionellosis outbreak attributed to Legionella bacteria exposure from a contaminated cooling tower caused 16 deaths in the South Bronx.

This prompted New York State (NYS) and New York City (NYC) to enact emergency regulations in 2015 that focused on cooling tower maintenance as the most effective approach to managing Legionella exposure risk.

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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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OSHA Updates

OSHA Updates

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

Latest: OSHA Quarterly Updates, Jul-Sep, 2016 (PDF)

OSHA Quarterly Updates, Apr-Jun, 2016 (PDF)

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

 

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Dr. Shepard to Speak on Nanotechnology at the December 2016 NEIHce

 Dr. Shepard to Speak on Nanotechnology at the December 2016 NEIHce

Join Michele Shepard for her presentation on "What's New With Nano? Health and Safety Management for Engineered Nanomaterials in the Workplace" during the 2016 Northeast Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (NEIHce) on December 2 at the Westin Forestall Village in Princeton, NJ.

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Colden Tech Talk

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Semiconductor Industrial Hygiene & Safety Hazards

The operations of semiconductor manufacturing and R&D present a myriad of potential industrial hygiene and safety hazards. Hazards exist in both silicon device and gallium arsenide device fabrication (fab) and laboratories.

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