U.S. workers in their workplaces are subjected to heat. Although heat exposure disease can be prevented, thousands of people get ill every year due to occupational heat exposure, and some instances are deadly. In the first few days of living or working in a warm or hot settings, the majority of outdoor fatalities (50 percent Read More
Since the 1940s, Industrial Hygiene has been a profession. What is an Industrial Hygienist?
Throughout history, air pollution has been a problem. Not only smog but fumes from excessive coal use in households as well as dirty air released from manufacturing, mining and increased emissions from industrial processes. Respirators were invented. Londoners even coined a phrase, “pea-soupers,” because, since the 14th Century, London has been affected by thick smog. Read More
Construction dust as the name implies is referred to as dust generated on construction sites; and is of various types. Dust can be dirty as well as causes nuisance. However, most importantly, it can also cause severe health damage, sometimes with long-term consequences. Types of Dust There are three main types of dust: Silica dust: Read More
DynaGrace Enterprises today announced that they are expanding their product line to include state-of-the-art technology to monitor air quality. The Nanozen DustCount 8899, a real-time, wearable, respirable dust monitor detects air particulates down to a microscopic level in real-time. OSHA has recently changed the Respirable Crystalline Silica Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to 50 mg/m3 for Read More