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Beryllium Exposure to Workers – OSHA’s New Beryllium Standard in Effect Since 2018

Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President December 9, 2019 OSHA’s Beryllium Standard In August 2015, OSHA proposed a new rule to further control workers’ exposures to Beryllium. The Beryllium Standard (29CFR1910.1024) went into effect on March 10, 2017. The exposure assessment provisions went into effect on March 12, 2018. The change rooms … Continue reading

Silica-Very High on OSHA’s Inspection List

Written By:  Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, PresidentDecember 9, 2019 OSHA issued the final rule for new regulations for exposure to crystalline silica on March 23, 2016. Summary of OSHA Regulation Separate regulations were issued for Construction (29CFR1926.1153) and General Industry/Maritime (29CFR1910.1053). The general provisions to both regulations are generally the same: Permissible Exposure … Continue reading

Could Your Construction Company Be Held Responsible for OSHA Citations and Fines Even Though the Violator Does Not Work For You?

If you need OSHA compliance assistance as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President October 31, 2019 The Answer is Yes! OSHA established a specific guideline back in 1999 on whether an Owner, Contractor, … Continue reading

Welding Fumes Now Considered A Cancer-Causing Substance

If you need assistance with welding fume testing/sampling as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or e-mail us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President October 3, 2019 Welding Fumes Now Considered A Cancer-Causing Substance The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has … Continue reading

Glutaraldehyde and Formaldehyde – Health Hazards in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President September 30, 2019 Glutaraldehyde and Formaldehyde Glutaraldehyde is very similar to formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, Glutaraldehyde exists at room temperature as a liquid, whereas formaldehyde exists under those conditions as a gas, which can easily be dissolved in water. … Continue reading

Using an Infrared Camera to Detect Moisture and Mold Problems

Published on August 29, 2019, Updated December 6, 2019 Infrared Moisture Detection A low-temperature range infrared camera is a very useful tool in detecting the presence of water or moisture that ultimately leads to mold growth. An infrared or thermal inspection does not directly identify the presence of mold, but it may be used to … Continue reading