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Category Archives: Industrial Hygiene Articles and Facts

Local Exhaust Ventilation – Protecting the Worker from Exposure to Air Contaminants

Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President January 15, 2020 If you need assistance with Local Exhaust Ventilation 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. Options to Protect a Worker from Exposure to Air Contaminants There are a variety … Continue reading

Is Your HVAC System Operating The Way It Should?

If you need ventilation assistance 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 January 14, 2020 HVAC Definition ‘HVAC” refers to the system that supplies heating or air conditioning to the occupied spaces of the … Continue reading

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; Updated August 2021 OSHA’s Beryllium Standard In August of 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, … 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

Recycling Facilities Can Be Hazardous to Workers’ Health

If you need assistance related to Health Hazards at Recycling facilities, contact us a t 1-800-344-4414 or info@atlenv.com. Written By:  Robert E. Sheriff, CIH, CSP, President March 6, 2020 Recycling Facilities Can Be Hazardous to Workers’ Health A great majority of municipalities and private companies in the United States have recycling facilities where metal, glass, … Continue reading

Welding Fume Health Hazards – There are Many!!!

If you need assistance with welding fume testing/sampling 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, CIH, CSP, President February 17, 2020 The Hazards of Welding Fume Welding fumes contain a variety of metals, gases, and chemicals that … Continue reading