Hygiene Stories (77)
OSHA releases memo on classification of combustible dusts under revised Hazard Communication StandardWritten by COS staff Monday, 27 January 2014 10:58
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a memo to provide guidance around new combustible dust classification.
Written by COS Staff Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:21
The Newfoundland and Labrador government must take immediate action to ensure fair compensation for the health problems suffered by former asbestos miners and their families, a new advocacy group says.
Written by COS Staff Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:32
Manufacturing workers in Canada and the United States who use laundered shop towels may be exposed to lead and other metals, found a recent study.
Written by COS Staff Monday, 11 November 2013 11:03
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed The Public Health (Howard’s Law) Amendment Act which makes the web-based Saskatchewan Asbestos Registry mandatory for crown corporations, school districts, health regions and facilities and provincial government buildings.
Written by COS Staff Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:00
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to the thousands of hazardous chemicals that are used in workplaces every day.
As consumers, many of us tend to take for granted the foods we find in our local grocery store. But for the companies that produce those foods, worker safety can never be taken for granted. From physical injuries to mental health concerns, processing plants can present a wide range of hazards.
Written by COS Staff Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:00
The sum total of adverse working conditions explains a substantial portion of the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a recent study out of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Written by Amanda Silliker Friday, 16 August 2013 09:06
Workers who have been on the job for less than two months are at a greater risk of heat strokes, sun strokes and other health-related illnesses, according to a study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
An occupation that requires workers to spend much of the day making and receiving telephone calls may sound like a relatively safe job. But call centre work has many serious health risks.
Written by Michelle Morra-Carlisle Tuesday, 12 March 2013 16:43
When Dimitrio Guzzardi attended a rock concert with his spouse recently, they had great seats eight rows from the stage. They also had a good view of the person in charge of measuring sound levels. Guzzardi, an industrial hygienist, read the meter over the man’s shoulder.