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2010 News Archive

  • 10/28/2010 - Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease
    What should you do if an employee or occupant at your facility is diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease or Pontiac fever? How would you respond? Who should be involved? A methodical approach to this situation is crucial. If there is a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease, or worse, a death, it is essential to have a plan that addresses all of the issues.It is best to have a written, well-thought-out plan in advance of any health-related issue; however, with ...
  • 8/12/2010 - Can You Hear Me Now?
    What you need to know about occupational hearing lossUnlike the commercial tagline, “Can you hear me now?” while checking cell phone reception, employers need to be asking employees, “Can you hear me now?” to ensure that employees aren’t developing occupational hearing loss. You need to have programs in place to control, anticipate, recognize, and evaluate excessive noise levels. You need to C.A.R.E.!Why should you C.A.R.E.? The Occupational Safety and Health ...
  • 7/16/2010 - Assessing Your Training Needs
    Safety and health training is the most critical step you can take to prevent injuries and illnesses. Training not only greatly reduces the potential for harm to an individual, but it also protects the assets of an organization. Yet, most organizations don’t know what training is required, or the frequency, content, documentation needs, or benefits of that training.The first step is understanding what type of training is needed, which depends on what potential issues exist in your ...
  • 6/10/2010 - Asbestos and Renovations
    If you operate a building built before 1980, you may have asbestos-containing materials that must be managed. These may include floor tiles, mastic, pipe insulation, fittings on fiberglass-insulated pipes, transite panels, roofing materials and others. If the building was built before 1973, there may be surfacing materials such as spray-applied fireproofing, acoustical plaster and other friable materials. Whatever the types of asbestos materials in your facility, there are several steps that ...
  • 3/24/2010 - Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on Indoor Air Quality
    Variables such as occupancy rate, ventilation rate, rate of contaminant accumulation, housekeeping, processes, integrity of building systems, temperature control, and moisture intrusion are known to impact the air quality within buildings. Most of these variables can be controlled; thereby, limiting the impact these variables may have on the expression of symptoms by an occupant. Certain variables such as seasonal changes and occupant variables (i.e. age and health) are less likely to be ...
  • 2/10/2010 - Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets
    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify this point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaints or illness clusters cost $3 to $10 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a proactive indoor air quality survey. Basically, proactive surveys can be performed for 1/100th of the cost of an ...

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