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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/ Industrial Hygiene

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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Bay Area Examines PCB Abatement Regulations for Building Demolition

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) demolition regulations are coming for the Bay Area. The Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA) is currently working on regulations for abatement of PCBs on building demolition projects. PCBs exist in unhealthy quantities in the San ...
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Occupational Hazards in Metal Scrap Recycling Facility

Metal scrap recycling operations present a wide variety of hazards, including health hazards associated with chemical exposures and safety hazards associated with material processing operations and the equipment used in these tasks. Aero-Environmental Consulting recently conducted an industrial hygiene assessment ...
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Hazards encountered in metal manufacturing facility

Aero-Environmental Consulting received a request from managers at a metal scrap recycling company. The request concerned possible employee exposure to heavy metals. We visited the facility to interview employees; collect air and surface wipe samples for metals; and evaluate noise ...
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/ Industrial Hygiene

Naturally-Occurring Asbestos

Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) refers to asbestos that is present naturally in soil and rock, as opposed to asbestos that was commercially mined and applied to building materials. NOA is found in many places in the United States and is ...
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