NIOSH Alert Addressing Dampness in Buildings

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks of Palmetto EHS, LLC.   Dampness in office buildings, nonindustrial buildings, and schools can create mold ¬†growth which can lead to respiratory issues for some susceptible building occupants.Read more >

OSHA Issues Directive on Road Construction Sites

Contributed by Laura Comstock, CSP of SCANA On October 16, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a directive that details how compliance officers should check road construction projects.Read more >

Protecting Workers from Mercury in Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks, CIH, CSP of Palmetto EHS, LLC. Although fluorescent light bulbs may be more energy efficient, they do contain mercury, which can pose serious health effects to workers depending upon exposure route, duration and level of exposure.Read more >

OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2012

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks, CIH, CSP of Palmetto EHS, LLC. Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs announced the top 10 violations for fiscal year 2012 on October 23, 2012 for Federal OSHA.Read more >