Category Archives: Lab Safety

 by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM “What’s an industrial hygienist?” is a common question that most professional industrial hygienists have been asked at least once in their careers. But before we get too far into the nitty-gritty of industrial hygiene, … Continue reading

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OSHA is requiring that employees be trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format by December 1st of this year.  While full compliance with the new rule … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario:  You have been hired as the Human Resource Manager for a company that supplies contract employees to healthcare facilities.  In this position, you also have responsibility for employee safety.  You start investigating what your employer has … Continue reading

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OSHA issues violation notices OSHA issued a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center after concluding its investigation into the death of Richard Din, a research associate at the Center’s research … Continue reading

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Monday Cal/OSHA fined UCLA more than $31,000 for three “serious” violations of workplace safety laws in the fatal burning of a staff research assistant. According to Cal/OSHA UCLA was fined $18,000 for the fact that lab assistant wasn’t wearing a … Continue reading

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