Industrial Hygiene

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    Would this help them? http://www.ncindustrialventilation.com/ Ncindustrialventilation North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Course Schedule & Other Details Click to view the brochure with ...

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    Training and certification for HVAC hygiene can be found on the National Air Duct Cleaning Association website. From my experience in conducting IAQ investigations for over 20 years, there is not enough resources being placed in maintaining and addressing ...

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    Our HVAC supervise asked me to ask around to see if anyone knows of any IH-ish courses for HVAC techs. Anybody ever heard of such a beast? -- Robin

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    Hi Everyone! Thanks to all who joined the IH CoP call today! I encourage all of you to check out my friend and fellow CIH Mwangi Ndonga's new podcast, Probability Matters.They have released two episodes already and it's not everyday that you find a podcast ...

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    ​ Mark your calendars and join us for our upcoming meeting! WHAT:  Industrial Hygiene Community of Practice Meeting WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 13 th   @ 3:30 ET / 2:30 CT WHERE:  Your desk via ZOOM                   https://iu.zoom.us/j/858557783  ...

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    Here's PSU's Shop Safety Program and contact person: https://ehs.psu.edu/machine-shop-safety/overview ------Original Message------ Shop safety is a challenge in an academic setting. Drama / theater shops tend to be even more challenging owing ...

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    Shop safety is a challenge in an academic setting. Drama / theater shops tend to be even more challenging owing to having unusual, unpredictable projects and deadlines. UW has been working with the various campus shops for quite a while, and it is always ...

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    Hello Colleagues, I am wondering if anyone can provide some guidance on standards to apply to a Carpentry shop, essentially a full scale wood working operation with all the traditional saws, sanders, planers, drills, etc. that support our film-making ...

  • RE: Oxygen Monitoring

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    Oh yeah, we actually did have one of those in one of our cryogen storage rooms. I actually wasn't aware they were "10 years with no calibration," which sounds pretty nice. We had a corporate policy requiring that oxygen sensors be calibrated/serviced ...

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    Thanks Andrew.  I will check into the options you have provided.  Do you (or does anyone else) have experience with Pure Air ( TX-1100-DR)?  I'm being told this unit has zero required annual maintenance or calibration necessary and has a cell life of ...

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    Kinda depends on what exactly you're looking for. At my previous job, we had two different types of O2 sensors Fancy sensor that can integrate into a building management system and be remotely monitored: Honeywell Sensepoint sensors (> $1,000), ...

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    Robin, Some others we have encountered are concerned students / parents / visitors. Other than enrolled students they could also be external drivers, more or less. Thanks ------Original Message------ For the record, ...

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    For the record, our internal drivers are: Risk tolerance (or lack thereof) Internal Audit Internal customers Access & Equity Legal Counsel Risk Management Human Resources Employee expectations Management expectations -- ...

  • Internal EHS Drivers

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    All, Identifying external drivers (regulations, standards, etc.) is easy enough, but I'm looking to make a list of internal EHS drivers at various institutions. What are the internal drivers at your institution? ------------------------------ W. Robert ...

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    Hello IH CoP,  Does anyone have any recommendation for an oxygen monitoring system for use in a cryogenic storage area.  The room will be approx. 25 ft. x 10 ft. x 10 ft.  Thanks. ------------------------------ David Hall Director, EH&S La Jolla Institute ...

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    Hey, Megan! Long time no see! Hope you're enjoying Buffalo. Unless you have particular models of biosafety cabinets with built in airflow monitors, it would take a person familiar with biosafety cabinet certification to monitor the airflow. I've included ...

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    Hi Megan, I'm not familiar with any flow measurement/certification requirement for a biosafety cabinet beyond the annual certification.  Was the flow location and velocity specified for your daily readings? Such as .... requires average 100 linear feet-per-minute ...

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    All, As you've doubtless observed in your own institutions, we sometimes become the de facto technical consultants on subjects that are not necessarily in our area of expertise. So having said that, anyone have any experience with MIC in ...

  • BSC Airflow Monitoring

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    In our clinical labs, we need to document daily that the airflow in our BSC is appropriate.  Does anyone else do this and if so how are you doing it? Thanks all. ------------------------------ Megan Jacus Safety Program Manager Roswell Park Cancer Institute ...

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    Mark your calendars and join us for our upcoming meeting! WHAT:  Industrial Hygiene Community of Practice Meeting WHEN:  Thursday, Dec. 12 th   @ 3:30 ET / 2:30 CT WHERE:  Your desk via ZOOM                   https://iu.zoom.us/j/858557783   (the ...

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    We use SharePoint and Excel. In Excel I manage the information in the data model and power pivot system that works like a traditional database allowing you to link tables. SharePoint is used to easily share and protect the data. There is no shared computer ...

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    We use FileMaker, which works seamlessly with Excel (and other spreadsheets)but we're a Mac shop. Not sure if there's a Windows equivalent. -- Robin

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    Hi Kate, BLUF*: Mike's advice was spot-on. Next step - ask IT which d-bases they will support and then hunt down info on just those because you do need an actual d-base (Excel isn't one) and your IT is evidently a gatekeeper or key ...

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    Maybe Oracle or something that your IT will support. Our IT won't support Access either but one of our students created it in the 90's and we've been using since. I can send a blank copy if you want to take a look. ------Original Message------ ...

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    Unfortunately, our organization has stated that they won't support any databases in Access, so we can't use that... I wish we could, but there's just not the IT support we'd need for it to work well, and my supervisor won't allow us to use it because ...

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    Hi Kate, Microsoft Access is usually used for databases like what you're describing. You can either enter all data or link files to it. If you already have it started in Excel you should be to upload into Access. Thanks ------Original ...

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    Hello all, My department is currently looking to re-vamp how we handle our historical sampling data, reports, etc. Right now, all of our sampling data (our final written reports, lab results, field notes, etc.) is stored in a Windows directory, organized ...

  • RE: Blood Lead Levels

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    I would only worry about exposure monitoring and engineering control evaluations if they were using an indoor range located in your area of coverage. ------------------------------ Charles Hutton Senior Health & Safety Specialist University of Tennessee ...

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    Hi Ron, Our Police officers do not participate in blood lead monitoring. They qualify twice a year and at that level of exposure I would not expect to see any blood lead levels. They shoot at an off-campus range, much of it is outdoors. ...

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    Are other institutions enrolling their police officers, that must be trained and qualified on firearms, in a blood lead level (BLL) monitoring program?  If so, are all the officers or just those who conduct training in the program?   What are the range ...

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    Hi folks, I'm looking to know how do other EHS departments store and manage their medical records?  Currently we use Microsoft access for maintaining a list of who participates in medical surveillance such as those who need hearing conservation, fit ...

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    Here's an OSHA interpretation for tight-fitting face piece question ( https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2016-05-09 ). If you mean PAPR's that are "hoods" my concern has always been what happens when the battery dies in the middle ...

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    Does anyone have a policy in place for employees that have facial hair but are required to wear a respirator? Is it mandatory that they shave or do you offer them the use of a PAPR? We have some areas where a PAPR may not be feasible so I wanted to see ...

  • RE: IAQ Webinar

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    Please find a recording of the presentation in the CSHEMA Library here along with a few resources. ------------------------------ Ryan Lickteig Director, Environment, Health and Safety University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City KS 913-588-1081 ...

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    I would be interested in knowing if the webinar was recorded? I could not attend live. Thanks. Gary W. Bangs, MPH, CIH Clinical Industrial Hygienist Harborview Occupational Medical Clinic (206) 744-0638 ------Original ...

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    From Kelsie: *** Hi Everyone, Thank you for registering for today's online learning program, Indoor Air Quality: Best Practices, Case Studies and Future Initiatives, beginning at 2:00pm EST. There was an error in yesterday's email with ...

  • IAQ Webinar

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    Did the IAQ webinar today get rescheduled for November 13?  I can't seem to access it. ------------------------------ Ryan Lickteig Director, Environment, Health and Safety University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City KS 913-588-1081 ------------ ...

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    Robert, Don't forget NFPA 45, 55, ANSI/AIHA Z9.2 &9.5 Best, Mike Sent from Mail for Windows 10 ------Original Message------ I'm working on a presentation about Academic EHS for some upper management types and I need ...

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    Hi Robert, How about NFPA 45! ------------------------------ Joan Wickersheim Assistant Director - Research and Academic Safety University of Texas Dallas Richardson TX ------------------------------

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    No just thinking off the top of my head. That's all I have. ------Original Message------ The DEA licenses we have are for our Vets, MDs, and pharmacy - no research licenses. Homeland security - CFATS isn't lab specific; did you have something ...

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    The DEA licenses we have are for our Vets, MDs, and pharmacy - no research licenses. Homeland security - CFATS isn't lab specific; did you have something other in mind? -- Robin

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    DEA for controlled substances? Homeland Security? ------Original Message------ Yes - regs that apply only to wet labs, and have no application outside of the lab. I was just kind of surprised that I could come up with so few lab only regs. ...

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    Yes - regs that apply only to wet labs, and have no application outside of the lab. I was just kind of surprised that I could come up with so few lab only regs. -- Robin

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    Got it. Lab safety not my program so just guessing ------Original Message------ Hi Mike, I believe that Robert meant he was compiling those reg's, etc. which only apply in a wet lab setting and don't also apply outside ...

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    Hi Mike, I believe that Robert meant he was compiling those reg's, etc. which only apply in a wet lab setting and don't also apply outside of labs. So, just the few that are specific to labs with no further applications elsewhere. ...

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    OSHA toxic chemicals (lead, cadmium, chromium, etc.)? Silica if they're mixing high temp cement for ovens? How come the others are "outside" the wet labs? Not sure what you mean by that one. ------Original Message------ I'm working ...

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    I'm working on a presentation about Academic EHS for some upper management types and I need to quickly go over which regs apply only to certain groups, and which are broadly applicable. In thinking about regs that are *exclusive* to labs and bench research ...

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    Hi Susan, Assuming a screen would be allowed I would think it would need to be made of stainless steel and even that might corrode over time. Good luck on this one ------Original Message------ Out of dozens of conversations ...

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    Out of dozens of conversations about why a fume hood/system is in some version of dysfunction and troubleshooting failure modes, I have fantasized...what if fume hood design included a screen that caught the kim wipes, paper towels, foil flask tops, etc ...

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    Hi Brandon, I am gifted with the responsibility annually certifying and making sure the fume hoods on our campus are operating properly.  One of the most common and expensive problems that we see is when dust collects onto the rods that actuate the valves ...