March 5th – 8th
Colden will attend and sponsor the 2019 American Bar Association midwinter meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee on March 5th – 8th. The meeting will be held at the El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without proper electrical safety engineering controls, safety awareness and precautionary practices in place.
Colden’s Senior Consultant, Catherine Bobenhausen, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, LEED AP BD+C, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP), a national initiative funded by The JPB Foundation with the objective of improving human and environmental health through reduced exposures to chemical hazards in the affordable housing built environment.
The shape of the modern workplace has changed—today’s office can be anywhere from one’s home, in a coffee shop, or at a client’s site. Despite these challenges, developing a positive working environment can be achieved through communicating the value of ergonomics, and increasing awareness of the existing and potential work-related injuries to employees.
During a recent Transparency & Material Health in Practice panel discussion, Colden’s Catherine Bobenhausen shared a concept that is fundamental to the work of industrial hygiene, the hierarchy of controls. This triggered a conversation between Catherine and Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative.
Looking for a replacement for solvents to perform your de-greasing and cleaning tasks in your work environment? Is carbon dioxide (CO2) or dry ice pellet blasting a viable alternative?