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Occupational health nurse practitioners (OHNP) are also known as occupational and environmental health nurse practitioners or occupational health and family nurse practitioners. The focus of the OHNP is the prevention and treatment injuries or illnesses resulting from the work environment. The OHNP usually cares for patients/employees directly in an onsite employee health clinic.
The EI Group, Inc. (EI) routinely provides on-site, contract safety management/support services to assist clients in compliance with General Industry (CFR 1910) and Construction Operations (CFR 1926) standards. On-site safety professionals fulfill a variety of...
Environmental Assessments/Audits are completed at industrial and commercial sites for a variety of reasons. Real estate property transactions (e.g., purchase, sale, refinancing) are typically the driver for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). Suspected releases often dictate a need or desire to conduct a Phase II ESA to confirm whether or not the release impacted the environment.
In the rural communities along the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s 303-mile route through West Virginia and Virginia, not much has changed since trees were felled in early 2018.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued the latest version of the Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program – Community Edition ( or BenMAP-CE). An open source computer program, the BenMAP –CE tool calculates the number and economic value of air pollution related to death and illness.
OSHA announced 2019’s Top 10 Violations a few weeks ago with little change in the list from last year. The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) and respiratory protection traded spots on the list, but all other topics remained where they were.
Historically, Steubenville, Ohio has been one of ten areas within EPA Region 5 to have had measured levels of sulfur dioxide concentrations greater than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (also known as “nonattainment”).
SPCC regulations found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 112 (40 CFR 112) were promulgated to help prevent the discharge of oil from non-transportation related onshore and offshore facilities into U.S. navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.
The NPDES Industrial Stormwater Program is federally mandated and covers a wide variety of industrial activities. Most industrial facilities are affected in some way and applicability to the program is dependent upon Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.
OSHA makes it clear at 1910.146(d)(5)(iii) that when testing the atmosphere in a permit-required confined space, testers should check oxygen first, followed by flammables, and finally, toxic gases and vapors. This does not appear to make sense since atmospheric monitors read all gases simultaneously.
Silica is one of the most abundant and complex naturally occurring minerals and the main component of sand. Quartz is the stable crystal form of silica, while tridymite and cristobalite are less stable crystalline forms. Crystalline silica becomes the biggest threat when it is pulverized or changed into very small particles that can become airborne and inhaled.
The 18th Annual EEHS School takes place August 5 & 6, 2019 at the McKrimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The conference features two days of comprehensive courses in subjects that matter to EHS Professionals, Regulatory Practitioners Consultants, and Attorneys.
Since 1989, The EI Group, Inc. has been adapting to the needs of our diverse base of clients throughout the United States and across the globe. We’ve evolved our business model to become the single source for occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering consulting and training services.
njuries and accidents are bad for business.
Consider the consequences. First, operating costs immediately increase. Added expenses might come directly from adjustments to workers compensation rates or arrive in the form of regulatory fines levied by outside agencies. In addition, how much product was destroyed? What are the charges for repairs to the equipment and how long will operations be delayed?
While water and other outdoor activities during the summer are a great way to stay cool and have a good time with friends and family, they are not without danger.
Lead-contaminated dust from chipped or peeling lead-based paint is one of the most common causes of elevated blood lead levels in children. Infants and children are especially vulnerable to lead paint exposure, because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.
Sadly, workplace violence continues to be reported in the news almost every day. While OSHA has no specific regulation addressing workplace violence, a recent court decision supports OSHA’s use of the General Duty Clause in workplace violence cases. OSHA has taken notice and is paying increasing attention to the violence issue, particularly in the healthcare industry.
Compressed air used for cleaning. Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 psi and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment. 1910.242(b). While it is one of the shortest of the OSHA general industry standards, it is also one of the most misconstrued.
Occupational health nursing is a specialty practice that provides a multitude of health and safety programs and services to a company’s employees. The practice of occupational health nursing focuses on promoting and restoring health, preventing illnesses and injuries, and protecting workers from work-related injuries and environmental exposures and hazards.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late March that manufacturers are liable for asbestos-containing materials they did not make, distribute or install, however were necessary in order for their equipment to function properly. The maritime-law ruling involved Navy veterans who were not warned about the danger of asbestos insulation added by a third-party to pumps, turbines and blowers aboard three different ships.
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Training Students in the Era of COVID-19
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