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Laboratory Fume Hoods

laboratory fume hoods

  Laboratory fume hoods provide operator and environmental protection from hazardous fumes, particulate, and other gases. Through inhalation, harmful fumes directly enter the blood stream and small particles may become embedded deep within the lungs (Ref. 1). A laboratory fume hood reduces exposure by containing the fumes and particulate dispersed during an experiment and a… Learn More

Respirable Crystalline Silica – OSHA PEL

Silica Exposure in Construction

The new OSHA standard for respirable crystalline silica enforcement for the general industry and maritime industry began Saturday, June 23, 20181. However, OSHA has granted a 30 day grace period for employers making an effort to meet compliance1. OSHA is offering free compliance assistance in order to help companies meet the new standard of permissible… Learn More

Beryllium OSHA Standard Revisions

OSHA published a notice of proposed rule-making on June 1st to notify the general public about an update to beryllium standard to help provide clarification and simplify compliance1. The proposed rule-making is clarifying important definitions of trace amounts of beryllium, beryllium workspace, beryllium contamination, and dermal contact. On January 9, 2017 OSHA updated the beryllium… Learn More

Reducing occupational exposure to polyurethane foam dust

Polyurethane foam (PU) is found in many consumer and industrial products on the market today. From furniture and bedding to packaging and automotive liners, PU is known for its durability, comfort and support.5 According to the Polyurethane Foam Association, approximately 1.7 billion pounds of foam are produced and used each year in the U.S. While… Learn More

Jewel Day 2014: Deryn Mentock

Deryn Mentock’s jewelry is layered, textured and multi-faceted. So is she: jewelry artist, teacher, writer, photographer, and social media maven. Jewelry-making Classes & Workshops She says she’s doing ‘only’ 3-4 in-person workshops this year in addition to her online workshops. Turns out, each workshop requires a significant amount of time and preparation because Deryn always… Learn More

Clean Air Gem: Shari Dixon

Beautiful, feminine, strong Jewelry motifs developed by Shari Dixon immortalize natural objects — pressed flowers, snakeskin, leaves — and seals their fragile existence in resin that preserves their form and adds an eye-catching gloss. Making beautiful objects for a decade Sentry Air is pleased to feature Shari’s work here on Jewel Day 2013. Sentry Air is… Learn More

NAOSH Week Has Arrived

Just a reminder that North American Occupational Safety Week began yesterday, May 2nd, and will continue until Saturday, May 8th. This week provides a perfect opportunity to evaluate the safety conditions at your workplace, whether you’re a business owner or an employee.   *For a general safety checklist provided by the Ontario NAOSH Network, click… Learn More