EPA sets new Lead Standards

At a time when it is rolling back most environmental safety regulations, the Trump administration is tightening standards for lead dust on floors and window sills in homes and child-care centers. The rule, announced June 21, is meant to reduce ...
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Valley fever

Coccidioidomycosis or cocci (pronounced “coxy”), the fungus that causes valley fever, thrives in dry, undisturbed soil. It becomes airborne when that soil is disturbed — whether it’s by dirt bikes, construction crews, or farmers putting in new fruit or nut ...
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California Workers and Residents Learn of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Risks

Aero-Environmental Conulting offers environmental and industrial hygiene consulting services to identify sulfur dioxide and other airborne pollutants to protect workers, residents and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant found in California ...
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Silica Dust

In late 2018, a new study was published in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health that examined construction workers’ exposure to silica dust. “Characterization of Occupational Exposures to Respirable Silica and Dust in Demolition, Crushing, and Chipping Activities” looked ...
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CAL/OSHA Proposes Emergency Regulation on Smoke-Protection after Destructive Wildfire Season

In the wake of the most destructive wildfire season in California history, California’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“DOSH”), has issued a proposed emergency regulation intended to protect workers from wildfire smoke. On April 15th, ...
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Asbestos Superfund Site

U.S. officials have removed part of a Montana asbestos cleanup site from its Superfund list in the latest sign that the 17-year cleanup is ending, though the asbestos-related health problems for thousands of people remain. The 45-acre area is five ...
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Valley Fever

Cal/OSHA cites employer for Valley Fever infections California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited Underground Construction Co., Inc., for serious health and safety violations after two of its employees contracted valley fever. For a Limited Time receive a ...
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OSHA Releases New Silica FAQs for General Industry

On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released a new set of 64 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for its Respirable Crystalline Silica for General Industry (silica standard) to provide further guidance to employers and employees ...
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Home renovation businesses fined for asbestos violations

RULE 223-4 – ASBESTOS HAZARD DUST MITIGATION Charges of improper and unsafe handling of asbestos at a home being renovated in Seattle have resulted in $789,200 fines for two business owners and their companies, the Washington Department of Labor & ...
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