Tag: Personal Protection

Validation: Beyond the Hierarchy of Controls

Jon Redmond /September 29, 2021

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?

Jon Redmond /September 22, 2021

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…

Adaptive Reuse of Commercial Buildings

Jon Redmond /September 13, 2021

As we continue to grasp the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives, the closure of thousands of businesses across the United States is a stark reminder that…

Study Finds Wildfires Amplify Effects of Short-term Exposure to Particulate Matter on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Jon Redmond /August 18, 2021

As of August 17, 2021, nine new wildfires were reported across Montana, Washington, California, and Idaho which adds to the 104 active large fires throughout the US. In 2021 (year-to-date),…

OSHA Announces Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for Noise

Jon Redmond /July 7, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region V office in Chicago has announced a Regional Emphasis Program (REP), a targeted outreach and enforcement of OSHA’s occupational noise exposure standard…