Elevated Respirable Particulate Levels on Train Platforms at Union Station

Last summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted an air quality survey at Union Station in Chicago. The results showed elevated concentrations of respirable particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air on train platforms and nearby streets. PM2.5 is a mixture of liquid droplets and particles measuring 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller. These tiny particles can be […]

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OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA: Construction vs. Maintenance Work

Routine, scheduled, or anticipated maintenance activities are not subject to Subpart AA of 29 CFR Part 1926. See how OSHA defines “Construction” vs “Maintenance.”

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How should I sample to comply with OSHA’s silica dust standard?

“So, silica…” This was how many conversations started while exhibiting at conference  last week. OSHA released its rule for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica back in March and many are still looking to understand how it will affect their business and employees. The new rule goes into effect on June 23, 2016 and most […]

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TSI Releases FitPro+ Software v3.2 for PortaCount Respirator Fit Testers

Late last year, TSI released an update to their FitPro+ Fit Test Software v3.2 for PortaCount models 8020, 8030, and 8038.

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So, you’re implementing a gas detection management program…

You’ve got personal gas detectors in the field with your employees. That’s a great step in keeping them safe. But now, you need to make sure the equipment is working properly, is bump tested on a regular basis, has current calibration certificates, and be able to easily produce these records if a worker is injured in […]

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