Cashins & Associates Blog

Safety and Health - OSHA's Top 10 List

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, May, 01, 2014 @ 15:05 PM

Each year OSHA publishes its list of the 10 most frequently cited standards.  The most current list follows.  Do these standards apply to your company?  If they do, are you meeting OSHA requirements?  Are you effectively managing these programs in order to foster a safe and healthful workplace?

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Topics: health & safety, workplace safety, OSHA, GHS, Hazard Communication, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety and health programs

Safety and Health - PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Fri, Apr, 18, 2014 @ 15:04 PM

Each day countless workers put on gear in order to protect themselves from workplace hazards.  This gear is called personal protective equipment, or PPE.  Unfortunately, some of these workers aren't being protected enough - or in some cases - at all.  It turns out that certain fundamentals must be met in order for you to have a successful PPE program that both complies with OSHA requirements and protects your workers.

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Topics: health & safety, OSHA, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety and health programs, Personal protective equipment, PPE

VOCs and Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Mon, Apr, 14, 2014 @ 21:04 PM

If you're researching or discussing indoor air quality, chances are you'll read and hear a lot about VOCs.  What are they, exactly, and where do they come from?  Do they affect indoor air quality?  Are they harmful?  This article will help answer some of those questions.

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Topics: indoor air quality, indoor air quality Issues, Air Quality, Certified Industrial Hygienist, VOCs, TVOCs

Diesel Exhaust: What's in It and Why It's Bad for You

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Wed, Feb, 19, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, occupational health, OSHA, air testing, indoor air quality Issues, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ, Air Quality, Certified Industrial Hygienist, diesel emissions

Industrial Hygiene - Silica Exposure, OSHA Regulations and Health

Posted by Robert Cashins on Fri, Jan, 24, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

A report recently published in CA Cancer Journal Titled “Silica: A Lung Carcinogen” highlights the latest toxicity information relative to silica and lung cancer. In thinking about silica, its toxicity, and OSHA’s disgraceful regulatory history also brings to mind the many other contaminants that workers are being exposed to that either do not have exposure limits or have inadequate limits.

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Topics: health & safety, industrial hygiene, OSHA, Certified Industrial Hygienist

What are the requirements to become a Certified Industrial Hygienist?

Posted by Mike Cashins on Mon, Mar, 05, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

There are numerous requirements consisting of education and experience to qualify to sit for the Certified Industrial Hygienist exam administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Here we present key information from the ABIH pertaining to the current requirements to become a CIH.

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Topics: health & safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health, Certified Industrial Hygienist

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