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12/4/2019 - How to Prevent Infectious Diseases in the Workplace

Germs are a part of day-to-day life and are all around us in the soil, air and in your body. While some pathogens can be helpful, others aren't. Many live on and in your body without causing harm, ...

2019 News Archive

  • 12/4/2019 - How to Prevent Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
    Germs are a part of day-to-day life and are all around us in the soil, air and in your body. While some pathogens can be helpful, others aren't. Many live on and in your body without causing harm, and some may even help you stay healthy. Others, however, can cause an infection that can spread around the workplace.How Do Infectious Diseases Spread at Work?There are various ways infectious diseases can spread throughout the workplace.1. Contact TransmissionDirect contact is a common way ...
  • 12/3/2019 - The Difference Between a Public Health Inspector and a Health and Safety Professional
    Public health and safety are essential to providing the best work environment for your employees and satisfying your customers. Both public health inspectors and health and safety professionals serve to make sure your employees are safe and that you are not liable for any work-related injuries. While public health inspectors are typically more well-known, health and safety professionals are usually more experienced and provide more service than a health inspector.There may be confusion about ...
  • 11/25/2019 - Machinery Safeguarding
    Today I would like to talk to you about Machinery Safeguarding. When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place. The professionals at 1Source have considerable expertise in machine safeguarding ...
  • 11/15/2019 - Incident Investigation and Prevention
    Today I would like to talk to you about the Incident investigation. Understanding the possible causes and events leading up to an incident is critical in prevention of future incidents. Incident investigation should be conducted by individuals experienced in the operations/tasks and experienced in safety and health, along with the employees involved in the incident. Often, using an outside resource is helpful in identification of the cause(s). 1Source professionals draw on our many years of ...
  • 10/30/2019 - ROI of Safety Programs
    Today I'd like to talk to you about the return on investment (ROI) of safety programs. 1Source professionals draw on our many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, assessment of workplace conditions and practices to help you comply with regulations, increase productivity and reduce costs. If you're looking for ways to reduce the risk of injury in your workplace, let 1Source help. We can provide you with expert safety ...
  • 10/25/2019 - How to Avoid Accidents at Work
    According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an employee is injured on the job every seven seconds. Workplace accidents are all too common and can cause major problems for employees and employers. We're going to look at some of the most common workplace accidents and discuss how to avoid them so you and your employees can enjoy the benefits of a safe work environment.The Most Common Workplace AccidentsDifferent industries are subject to different common ...
  • 10/17/2019 - Environmental Services
    Today I'd like to talk to you about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Indoor Air Quality complaints caused by the presence of odors, irritants, allergens, thermal discomfort, disease clusters, or visual indicators such as mold growth or excessive dust, are a signal that you need to investigate. 1Source's approach continues to be very successful in identifying the problems and providing effective recommendations to correct problems and provide acceptable indoor air quality to building occupants. We ...
  • 9/27/2019 - Industrial Hygiene
    Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ methods to control potential health hazards. Our team of certified industrial hygienists (CIH) and industrial hygienists will identify those conditions and help eliminate or control them through appropriate measures. 1Source Safety and Health has performed thousands of industrial hygiene surveys and related services for clients and can help your company develop and ...
  • 9/13/2019 - Construction Safety Support
    note  Safety and health programs foster a proactive approach to “finding and fixing” job site hazards before they can cause injury or illness. Rather than reacting to an incident, management and workers collaborate to identify and solve issues before they occur. The professionals at 1Source provide clients with onsite daily oversite, daily safety meetings, audits of programs and activities, interface with construction managers, interface with subcontractors, and regulatory ...
  • 9/12/2019 - The Importance of Workplace Noise Control
    For many people, nothing is more distracting at work than lots of noise, whether it's coming from the outside or inside of the building. Excessive workplace noise has several adverse outcomes, such as decreased productivity, more difficult communication, permanent hearing loss and increased health issues and hearing-related accidents among employees.To avoid these harmful consequences, it's essential to regularly analyze the noise levels at your workplace and address anything so loud that it's ...
  • 8/27/2019 - Legionnarires Disease - Outbreaks
    Did you know that 10% of the people infected by the Legionella bacteria die! The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease can be found in cooling towers, building water systems such as showers, facets and more. A written and well-thought-out plan and regular audits of all water systems can help prevent contraction and respond quickly and effectively to any suspected cases. Should the need arise, we provide expert witness services for these types of cases. Please feel free to e-mail ...
  • 8/19/2019 - Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure
    Today I would like to share some information on Occupational Noise Exposure and Community Noise. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation. 1Source has conducted noise surveys for 100’s ...
  • 7/31/2019 - Asbestos Risks $800,000
    note  We all know that exposure to asbestos fibers can and does cause significant health effects and cancer. It is for that reason the both OSHA, EPA and many municipalities regulate its use, maintenance and removal. Are you aware of EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos and that it requires the identification of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in many buildings that are being demolished or renovated? 1Source can help with asbestos ...
  • 7/19/2019 - Legionnaires' Disease
    Today I'd like to share some information about Legionnaires’ Disease and a methodical approach that can be implemented in your facilities to identify sources of Legionella bacteria and to reduce the risks associated with contracting Legionnaires’ Disease. 1Source professionals will work with you to come up with a plan that addresses all the issues associated with prevention of the deadly disease. Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how ...
  • 6/21/2019 - This is LEED
    The intent of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to provide comfort and health to the building occupants and visitors by minimizing indoor air quality issues associated with construction and renovation activities. Under LEED V4 varying numbers of credits are awarded towards LEED’s certification based on the type of EQ chosen by the design team. Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you ...
  • 6/6/2019 - Safe&Sound
    Are you involved with accident investigation? If you are, you know that it can be very time consuming and requires significant expertise to identify the root cause(s). 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development processes related to accident investigation. I've included a few articles below that you might find useful. For more information please reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, FAIHA at ...
  • 5/23/2019 - Machine Guarding and Safety
    How do you establish a process for protection from the potential hazards associated with the operation of machinery? You can start with a 3-part process including: 1. The recognition and quantification or risk; 2. The understanding of applicable standards and regulations; The knowledge of control approaches to eliminate or reduce the risk. The articles that follow help to explain this process. For help in applying the process please contact me. For more information please reach out to ...
  • 5/10/2019 - Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
    Today I would like to share some information on Environmental, Safety and Health Audits. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, assessment of workplace conditions and practices to help you comply with regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation and ...
  • 4/29/2019 - Workers at High Risk of Hearing Loss
    Today I would like to share some information on Occupational Noise Exposure . 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation. 1Source has conducted noise surveys for over 100 sites across the US. ...
  • 4/16/2019 - Hexavalent Chromium
    note  Today I would like to share some information on Hexavalent Chromium and how to prevent exposure to this carcinogen. Regardless if you need a Hexavalent Chromium survey for air samples or wipe samples or development of a program to ensure compliance with OSHA, 1Source can help you achieve your goals. Our professionals draw on their many years of regulatory, technical and management knowledge for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with ...
  • 3/27/2019 - Lead Evaluating Exposure and Controls
    note  Today I would like to share some information on Lead and how to prevent exposure to this hazardous material. Regardless if you need a lead based paint survey or air sampling for lead or program development, 1Source professionals draw on their many years of regulatory, technical and management knowledge for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with these and other regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management ...
  • 3/14/2019 - Workers' Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
    Today I would like to share some information on Health and Safety Program Development for Crystalline Silica. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of regulatory, technical and management knowledge for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with these and other regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation. Have you ...
  • 3/1/2019 - Hazard Communication
    Today I would like to share some information on Health and Safety Program Development for Hazard Communications. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with these and other regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation. HazCom is still one ...
  • 2/13/2019 - Confined Space
    Today I would like to share some information on Health and safety program development. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation. Projects have ranged from single procedure revisions done in a ...
  • 1/30/2019 - Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tagout
    Today I would like to share some information on Hazardous Energy. Failure to protect your employees from the unexpected release of energy can obviously have significant adverse consequences including fatalities. 1Source Safety and Health, Inc. can help you to properly address this exposure by helping you to develop and implement compliant energy control programs, develop equipment-specific HECP, and providing training. I've included a few articles below that you might find useful. For more ...
  • 1/17/2019 - Incident Investigation
    Why is the proper performance of incident/accident investigation important? Beyond the requirement to do so as detailed by OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory bodies lies another main motivator: it can provide you a strong return on investment (ROI). To do so you should have a well-defined process for the Reporting, Recording and Responding to Occupational Injuries, Illnesses and Incidents (ROI). The related material that follows provides some detail regarding how to ...

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