Industry News

  • Integrating IH into Healthcare

    The employment of healthcare-related professionals is expected to grow almost 20% from 2014 to 2024, placing an even larger emphasis on the importance of healthcare facility safety for not only its patients, but the healthcare workers themselves. In the article “Integrating IH into Healthcare“, AIHA Infection Control Subcommittee members explore many of the risks that […]

  • Healthcare Facilities and Wildfire Smoke Impacts

    Wildfires continue to ravage the west coast. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered, properties have been destroyed and the toll on human lives and wildlife has been devastating. In times of disaster, as people seek relief and a sense of safety and security, questions about outdoor and indoor air quality often arise. Healthcare facilities are a […]

  • Harmful effects of flood water

    Our thoughts are with the victims of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. If you are in the affected areas, we encourage you to limit your contact with flood water, and if you do encounter it, there are necessary steps to follow in order to reduce chances for infection and contamination, as outlined in the article […]

  • 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 […]