Tag: Industrial Hygiene

Marijuana and Workplace Safety

For some situations, like office work, the primary safety hazard might be a paper cut.  In industrial professions, employee safety is at risk every day.  Because of legalization of marijuana, industrial accidents could occur more often because marijuana can impair an employee’s coordination and motor skills. Where is Marijuana Legal Right Now Despite many states Read More

What is a Fit Test?

If you are working in nursing, manufacturing, construction, or other industries that are commonly affected by airborne hazards, the respirator fit test is probably not a new term to you. Generally speaking, a respirator fit test is a test that will show whether a person can wear a tight-fitting respirator without leakage. The test must Read More

Heat Hazard in the Work Place

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

A History of Respirators

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

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