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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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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OSHA Limits on Workplace Noise Feed Complaints

Employers need to take measures to protect themselves from costly litigation. Just how loud is too loud for employees in a workplace? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the problem of ear-damaging worksite sounds is more widespread ...
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Indoor Air Quality Investigations for Restoration Service Projects following Catastrophic incidents

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern to businesses, schools, building managers, homeowners, and workers because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of the building occupants. Poor IAQ following fire, flooding, earthquake damage can be hazardous ...
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Hawaii Becomes First State in the U.S. to Ban the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Tuesday Hawaii made history, as it became the first state in the U.S. to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children. The pesticide's detrimental health effects led the U.S. Environmental Protection ...
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Nevada County Airport Fire

One person died and another was taken to a hospital following a Wednesday morning fire in a hangar at the Nevada County Airport near Grass Valley. Aero-Environmental was contacted for this project in order to complete a survey of the ...
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Lead Poisoning and Lead Testing

Lead Poisoning in Children and Adults Lead is a neurotoxin, meaning that it effects the nervous system. The symptoms that children experience, depending on exposure levels and the duration of exposure, may include death, coma, seizures, encephalopathy, brain damage, and ...
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New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

In several months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement of the new respirable crystalline silica standard for General Industry and Maritime. These actions are part of the agency’s final rule that has two standards, ...
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Cannabis Extraction & Infusion Facility Planning, Design and Licensing

One of the first steps necessary for new Cannabis production facilities is for a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to help design the “safety envelope” for the operation. A good “safety envelope” is key for acceptance of the facility by the ...
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