Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

A Bed at the Power Plant – For Quarantine

July 19, 2021

By Natascha Plankermann, journalist and author for health, education and science-related topics, Düsseldorf (Germany) Since colleagues are afraid of infecting each other with a dangerous virus, the working world has changed for good. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, protection and hygiene at the workplace play a more important role than ever in companies – in some…

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Nilfisk: Why Cleaning is Now Business-Critical for All Industries

April 23, 2021

Workplace Material Handling & Safety spoke with Sarah Metz, Field Marketing Manager at Nilfisk about pandemic-related cleaning trends that aren’t going to go away. In fact, says Sarah, they will define the future of cleaning. Sarah has more than six years of industrial industry experience and specializes in campaign marketing highlighting Nilfisk’s complete range of…

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Employers, What’s Your Vaccination Strategy?

March 23, 2021

An Employment Lawyer Focused on COVID-19 Issues in the Workplace Shares His Insights Soon, the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available to most employees. Is your organization ready to help them get vaccinated and back to work? Attorney Rick Grimaldi shares insights to help employers get a plan in place now.  At long last the…

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Protecting Workers from The Dangers of Welding Fumes

February 22, 2021

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor Clothed in protective gear, surrounded by flying sparks, the welder wields a powerful energy source and generates heat up to 15000°F in order to fuse two materials together into a strong joint – called a weldment – that will be permanent once the parts cool. An economical and efficient process, welding…

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Should an employer require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees?

February 19, 2021

By Neal Langerman, PhD Vaccines approved under Experimental Use Authorizations (EUAs) will be available soon. In theory, this should make re-opening businesses easier. As immunity develops within the population, the case count will drop, and the many restrictions will be eased. Realistically, individual immunity will require about 2-3 months following the initial vaccine dose to…

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State of the Industry: What We Can Expect from A Biden Presidency

January 14, 2021

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor With the new year comes a new presidential administration – one likely to make significant changes in the environmental health and safety landscape in the U.S. It is impossible to say with certainty what those changes will be, but based on past actions and statements by President-elect Joe Biden, we can…

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COVID-19 Update: Still Keeping Your Employees and Your Company Safe

January 14, 2021

Darlene M. Clabault, Contributor Welcome to 2021, where we find ourselves about a year into the pandemic. We’ve learned a lot, but the learning is not over. As scientists continue to learn more about the virus, we need to assimilate that learning to help continue keeping employees and our organizations safe. While the Occupational Safety…

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Hyster Takes Home Two Reader’s Choice Awards for Lift Truck Solutions

January 14, 2021

The high-capacity Hyster® J155-190XNL lift truck with factory integrated lithium-ion power and the company’s lift truck sanitization program, HY-Shield Clean, each won Products of the Year Awards as voted on by readers of Material Handling Product News and MaterialHandling247.com. The Hyster J155-190XNL series earned the top spot in the lift trucks and accessories category as a high-performance,…

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Steel Curtains Help Protect Against Flying Debris Ejected from Hydraulic Presses

January 7, 2021

The potential for catastrophic injury when operating a hydraulic press is great. Its operation requires a worker to feed, position and remove stock in the area under the powerful ram or near the bending point, exposing him or herself directly to danger. Each year an estimated 250,000 industrial workers are struck by ejected debris such…

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New Frameless Cough & Sneeze Shields Fill Need for COVID-19 Mitigation in Reopening Schools and Businesses

January 7, 2021

All across America, parents, teachers, administrators and students are getting a first glimpse of what school might look like this fall. Thanks to Rockford Systems and its new line of economically-priced frameless cough and sneeze shields, it may be a safer learning environment than otherwise expected. In response to the reopening of schools and businesses,…

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