OSHA has published it’s new rule for Silica. This rule will help to set standards to protect workers that are exposed to crystalline silica. Construction workers cutting block, working with concrete – this is for you.
No really – this is from North Carolina OSHA. A huge amount of safety programs covering nearly everything. This time I don’t expect you to download everything – just as much as you really need. Have fun.
NIOSH guide on testing for chemicals – note, this is for industrial hygiene types who will be using sampling pumps. Higher level information. Here is the description from their page:
“NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed. These methods have been developed or adapted by NIOSH or its partners and have been evaluated according to established experimental protocols and performance criteria. NMAM also includes chapters on quality assurance, sampling, portable instrumentation, etc.”
Interesting video on a highly used chemical, but few recognize the various problems. Isocyanates are used in epoxy resins, paint spray operation, foam, etc.
To watch – simply press the play button. To download – briefly start the video and look into the upper left hand corner. There will be a down arrow and ‘share.’ click on this down arrow and the download button will be there.