Resources on Industrial Process Health Hazards

Regulatory Agencies UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Safe Work Australia USA Occuaptional Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) USA NIOSH – Industries and Occupations International Labour Organisation ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety Campaigns BOHS – Breathefreely Breathefreely Australia Industry Organisations TWI (Welding) ECFIA (Ceramic fibre) CONCAWE (PetroleumContinue reading “Resources on Industrial Process Health Hazards”

Information on hazardous substances–some useful websites

There is a lot of information on hazardous substances the Internet, but not all of it is properly validated. Finding the information you need just by carrying out a search using a search engine can be frustrating as it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. However, there are a number ofContinue reading “Information on hazardous substances–some useful websites”

Android Apps for Occupational Hygienists

  In my last post I listed some free to download apps for the iPhone and iPad that can be useful for occupational hygienists. Here are some free apps that can be downloaded on Android phones. Wiser Also available for the iPhone/iPad, Windows and online. Designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents thisContinue reading “Android Apps for Occupational Hygienists”

IPAD Apps for Occupational Hygienists

In a previous post I looked at some websites that I use regularly to find information on chemical hazards. I suspect that many occupational hygienists have an Android phone, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet that they carry around with them. Although these can be used to access the websites I mentioned in my post, thereContinue reading “IPAD Apps for Occupational Hygienists”

Finding out about hazardous substances

It’s a long time ago now, but when I was a young occupational hygienist working in a large in-house department employed by a major manufacturer, our boss used to encourage people to visit the department to find out about what we did. He always used to start his tour at our comprehensive library of books,Continue reading “Finding out about hazardous substances”

Listing ingredients on safety data sheets

I received the following query from a client recently: “At what point does a chemical have to be named as an ingredient on a safety data sheet (SDS)?” It’s a simple question but it requires a complicated answer!! Users of substances and products that are mixtures of several different substances need to know what theyContinue reading “Listing ingredients on safety data sheets”

HSE publications now online

When I was a young junior occupational hygienist working in industry (a long, long time ago!) one of my bosses’ favourite sayings that an occupational hygienist is only as good as his information sources, and, consequently, he always emphasied the importance of having a good library of books and other documents. Of course, in thoseContinue reading “HSE publications now online”