Category Archives: Niosh

History of NIOSH D.R.E.A.M. Initiative

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at intervals the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of twelve cosponsors and over one hundred seventy five participants recently held the Direct-Reading Exposure Assessment Ways (D.R.E.A.M.) Workshop (November thirteen-14, 2008; Arlington, VA; Hilton Crystal City). The purpose of the workshop was to […]

TETRAETHYL LEAD

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/ HEARTH FIGHTING FIRE Combustible. NO open flames. Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide. EXPLOSION Above 93°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Above 93°C use a closed system, ventilation. Combat fire out of sheltered position. EXPOSURE PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF […]

BENZOTRICHLORIDE

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/ FIREPLACE FIGHTING HEARTH Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) during a hearth. NO open flames. Dry powder. Foam. Carbon dioxide. EXPLOSION EXPOSURE PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Shortness of breath. zero Ventilation, local exhaust, or respiratory protection. Fresh air, […]

John M. Howard, M.D.

Dr. John Howard is that the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health within the California Department of Industrial […]

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WORKERS

Emergency medical services (EMS) staff are primary suppliers of pre-hospital emergency medical care and integral components of disaster response. The doubtless hazardous job duties of EMS employees include lifting patients and equipment, treating patients with infectious diseases, handling hazardous chemical and body substances, and collaborating in the emergency transport of patients in ground and air […]

Warns of Sillicosis Risks in Construction, Suggests Measures to Reduce Exposure

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica mud during construction activities will cause serious or fatal respiratory disease. Employers and staff can take many steps to scale back exposures and lower risks. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica mud throughout construction activities will cause silicosis — a serious and probably fatal respiratory disease — however employers and employees […]

Jim Brinkley

Jim Brinkley is that the Director of the International Association of fire Fighters (IAFF) Department of Occupational Health and Safety. The IAFF, headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents a lot of than 298,00zero full-time professional fireplace fighters and paramedics who protect 85 % of the state’s population. A lot of than 3,100 affiliates and their members […]

ISOPHORONE DIAMINE

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/ HEARTH FIGHTING FIREPLACE Combustible. NO open flames. Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide. EXPLOSION In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. EXPOSURE PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! •INHALATION Corrosive. Sore throat. Cough. […]