Industry News

  • Man With Mesothelioma Awarded $5.4 Million From Portland Jury

    Robert Sprague was exposed to asbestos both while in the Navy and working for John Crane Inc. and has contracted Mesothelioma as a result. He is due $813,000 in economic damages and $1.63 million for pain and suffering. Around 2,000-3,000 people are found to have mesothelioma per year. To read the story, hop over to […]

  • Asbestos found in makeup geared for girls and tweens

    According to an article posted by ABC Eyewitness News 11, an outside investigation was done on a product sold at Justice Stores, called “Just Shine Shimmer Powder”. Lab analysis results determined that four heavy metals along with asbestos were present in the makeup. If a child were to inhale asbestos fibers now, it would remain in their […]

  • Legionnaires’ disease contracted by 2 in Nevada

    A recent article, “2 Las Vegas hotel guests contract Legionnaires’ disease” on CNN showcases two individuals who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Rio. Legionella can be difficult to manage in a hospitality environment, but water management plans can help eliminate the risk and potential for outbreaks.    

  • June 12-18: Safe + Sound Week

    Next week is the Safe + Sound Week hosted by OSHA. Below is an excerpt about the week from OSHA’s website: Join us for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week! What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management […]

  • Delay in the construction industry for enforcing crystalline silica by OSHA

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration just issued a report saying that the enforcement of crystalline silica in the construction industry is delayed by three months. OSHA has stated that additional guidance (in the form of more outreach, educational materials, and employer guidance) is necessary due to “the unique nature of […]

  • Californian Workers Exposed to High Lead Levels

    The Occupational Health Branch posted a report, “Blood Lead Levels in California Workers” on high lead levels workers are exposed to in California in a study that went from 2012-2014. They tested the blood of adults to find out how many workers have elevated blood lead levels, measured at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter and higher. […]

  • Higher Lead Levels Than Flint Discovered in California

    It has been reported that children in several Northern California communities have elevated levels of lead in their bloodstreams as published by Cal Watchdog. The article, “8 CA Zip Codes Have Worse Lead Contamination than Flint“, details that some of these test results exceed those found in Flint, Michigan.

  • Toxic PCBs Are Found in Thousands of US Schools

    In an article featured in the Reading Eagle, “Activists warn toxic industrial PCBs contaminate thousands of US schools“, published in October 2016, concern has been raised at how harmful Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been found in schools across the nation. There is no tally on how many schools may contain these substances; as schools don’t test […]