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3/29/2021 - Odor Surveys and Assessments - 2021

If you ever had an odor or indoor air quality issue within your facility you can appreciate the difficultly in identifying the sources or causes and responding to questions from employees.

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  • 3/29/2021 - Odor Surveys and Assessments - 2021
    If you ever had an odor or indoor air quality issue within your facility you can appreciate the difficultly in identifying the sources or causes and responding to questions from employees.
  • 3/11/2021 - Environmental Safety Assessments & EPA Interim Guidance
    Operating a company safely requires engaged leadership and a strong culture to identify and manage operational risks. TRC has been providing solutions to complex environmental, health, and safety issues for over 50 years. Our approach is simple: maximize the safety investment with a sustainable approach to deliver performance excellence.
  • 3/1/2021 - Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace
    Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can create many health issues for workers. Building occupants could develop breathing problems, cancer, skin issues, headaches, airborne infections and other health concerns. It could contribute to sick building syndrome or building-related illness (BRI) if it affects many workers.Indoor air quality concerns everyone. As a building manager, you are responsible for providing a safe, healthy and well-maintained building. Your occupants want a safe place to work. ...
  • 2/15/2021 - How Safe is Your Construction Site?
    Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 1,061 total fatalities in construction in 2019 of which more than 30% were from falls. With increasing inspection rates by OSHA occurring on job sites, our experts deliver daily safety meetings, conduct audits of programs and activities and interface with construction managers and subcontractors.
  • 1/28/2021 - Recognize & Control Industrial Hygiene Hazards
    One of the main priorities of any workplace is to keep its employees safe and healthy. But in practice, ensuring employee safety and health can prove difficult. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 5,250 workers died from workplace-related injuries in 2018, and 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector alone.
  • 1/13/2021 - Health & Safety Audits During a Pandemic
    Did you know that we can do healthy & safety audits remotely? Even during a pandemic, audits serve your company as documented assessments of your current health and safety system.
  • 12/9/2020 - Excited to Announce 1Source Acquired by TRC Companies Inc.
    We are pleased to announce that, TRC Companies ("TRC”), a leading technology-driven provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions, has acquired 1Source Safety and Health, a firm that provides management consulting services in areas such as indoor air quality, asbestos management, industrial hygiene and safety management systems.
  • 12/1/2020 - Lock Out / Tag Out
    Good hazardous energy lockout/tagout practices are critical for ensuring employee safety in industrial and manufacturing workplaces.
  • 10/8/2020 - Accident investigation
    Today, I would like to share some information on developing a health and safety program to help prevent work site incidents. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 7 million work-related injuries occur in the United States each year.
  • 9/9/2020 - Environmental, Safety and Health Audits
    Today, I would like to share some information on EHS audits and benchmarking. Often, EHS programs are developed, implemented, and then forgotten despite good intentions to follow-up with benchmarking for success and audits. Our experience with hundreds of firms is that those with programs that can demonstrate success are the firms that set key performance indicators for benchmarking and conduct program audits using a 3rd party.
  • 8/18/2020 - Fall Protection - 2020
    Today I would like to share some information on Fall Protection and how 1Source can assist you. The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry is falls. The sad part of the story is that most of these deaths could have been prevented.
  • 8/12/2020 - OSHA Employer Responsibilities
    OSHA Employer Responsibilities Who is responsible for safety in the workplace? Employers' responsibilities to employees include legal duties for health and safety in the workplace. Employees' health and safety should be protected, regardless of the nature and location of their work. In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was created to provide regulations on employer responsibilities to employees.Understanding Section 5Summary of ResponsibilitiesMultiple ...
  • 7/29/2020 - Water Systems during COVID and Legionella & Legionaires' Diseases
    Today I would like to share some information on Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease in the workplace. From shutting off drinking water supplies to conducting follow-up sampling, there are numerous immediate and long-term preventive best practices to consider especially during COVID-19. In addition, in order to reduce the potential for additional cases and to respond to the immediate issues, it is critical to have a written, well-thought-out control plan.
  • 6/1/2020 - Causes of Mold During Construction & Prevention Measures
    The cost impacts when mold growth occurs during construction can be huge. Learn about the causes and preventative measures here.
  • 4/16/2020 - Working at Home
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us being directed to work at home and practice social distancing. Working in the home environment, while making our way through this pandemic, creates its unique set of health and safety exposures.
  • 3/10/2020 - Workplace and Community Noise
    Today I would like to share some information on Workplace Noise Exposure. I would also like to point out that 1Source professionals have considerable expertise and experience in conducting noise surveys of all types and developing programs to reduce noise exposure in all types of facilities.
  • 2/28/2020 - Hazard Risk Assessments
    Today I'd like to talk to you about assessing the work environment to identify both chemical and physical hazards. Hazard identification is the first step to reducing risk which in turn reduces illnesses and injuries. Our team of CIH’s and CSP’s have the expertise and the experience to identify hazards within the workplace and develop programs to eliminate and control hazards. Regardless if you are a new facility, have an existing program or have had processes changes, hazard assessments will ...
  • 2/13/2020 - Drones in Construction
    The use of drones and drone technology has expanded rapidly over the past 5 years. The industry is starting to utilize drone technology as a way to protect workers and keep them from numerous hazardous situations. 1Source Safety and Health has FAA licensed drone pilots that can safely and cost-effectively conduct inspections of construction sites, roof top systems, façade assessments, roof inspections and more.
  • 1/28/2020 - OSHA Required Silica Assessments
    Regardless if your company is in construction or general industry, OSHA requires employers to conduct initial negative exposure assessments whenever there is a potential for exposure to silica. Then, depending on exposures, resampling must be done at 3 or 6 month intervals until exposures remain below the action level. 1Source professionals can develop a cost effective sampling plan that complies with the OSHA requirements and guide you through the entire standard.
  • 1/27/2020 - Workplace Fatigue Explained
    Fatigue is defined as the increasing difficulty in performing mental and physical activities. This is typically a consequence of inadequate restorative sleep; however, other factors such as health and emotional issues can also play a role. Fatigue has been studied extensively in key industries such as transportation, chemical and nuclear due to the potential for catastrophic losses. The fact is that we have all experienced fatigue at one time or another and to ...

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