CDC Issues New Guidelines Recommending Masks That Meet NIOSH & ASTM F3502 Standard

In response to the discovery and subsequent rapid spread of the COVID 19 Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance regarding selection of…

Worried About Your Office’s Air Quality?

Office Building Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to the air quality within a building or structure, particularly important for the health and safety of the occupants. Understanding…

Perrin Conferences National Construction Defect Conference: ‘COVID-19 and the Lasting Impact on the Litigation’

RHP Risk Management’s Jacob Persky, MPH, CIH spoke on a panel at the Perrin Conferences National Construction Defect Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined by Stephanie M. Chesney, Esq. (MG+M…

Biden Administration Announces Two Major Vaccination Policies

The Biden Administration has announced the details of two policies that would potentially drive millions of America’s work force to get vaccinated as part of the administration’s six-part strategy to…

PFAS: Important Update on a Growing Concern

In August 2021, RHP Risk Management discussed heightened concerns surrounding PFAS and the rapidly evolving regulatory climate related to the “forever chemicals”. On October 18, 2021, the EPA released its…

OSHA Moves to Revoke Workplace Safety Oversight from Arizona, South Carolina, Utah

Citing deficiencies in COVID-19 safety policies and a failure to adopt the federal COVID-19 safety plans for healthcare workers, the U.S. Labor Department announced it is starting the process to…

EPA Releases Draft Scope Document for Risk Evaluation of D4 Chemical

In accordance with implementing regulations for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on the draft scope document of the risk evaluation to…

What is Respirator Fit Testing and Why is Fit Testing Important?

According to NIOSH, over 3 million employees in 1.3 million workplaces in the U.S are required to wear respiratory protection. In the construction industry, healthcare, and general industry, workers don…

Validation: Beyond the Hierarchy of Controls

Anticipating and controlling exposure to hazards is a fundamental component of safeguarding public and worker health.  In both occupational and non-occupational settings, common hazards range widely, from trip hazards to…

What is a Hearing Conservation Program?

Workplace Hearing Conservation Program High levels of occupational noise exposure can be linked to direct impacts on human health, including permanent hearing loss and psychological stress. These impacts can lead…