OUCH! Laceration Prevention

Statistics The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that in 2020, there were over 59,000 cuts and lacerations involving time away from work sustained by private employers in the U.S.  A large majority of these lost time injuries involved the hands and fingers. These injuries are painful, impact employees and their families, and […]

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Common Misinterpretations of OSHA’S Process Safety Management Standard

Who must follow Process Safety Management regulations? Companies processing “highly hazardous” chemicals must follow the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard to assess the risks of processes and establish a series of controls to avoid catastrophic consequences. Does OSHA consider common flammable materials “highly hazardous”? Many chemical companies have assumed […]

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USEPA Updates Regional Screening Levels with 14 PFAS

USEPA’s May 18, 2022, Regional Screening Level (RSL) update included the anion and acid forms of several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), providing residential and industrial soil screening levels; soil screening levels for protection of groundwater; and tapwater screening levels. 14 PFAS included in USEPA RSL Update ammonium perfluoro-2-methyl-3-oxahexanoate hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA) (aka, […]

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Storms and Safe Rooms and BARAs … Oh My!

Dorothy got swept up in a twister and transported to the land of Oz, but we all know we wouldn’t be so lucky.  Watching the weather channel this time of year is enough to make anyone in a tornado-prone area consider building a safe place at their home.  But we can’t all build a storm […]

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EnSafe’s PFAS expert, Dr. Ioana Petrisor, to Address Complexities of PFAS Fingerprinting Investigative Techniques

EnSafe’s very own PFAS expert Dr. Ioana Petrisor will be speaking at the 2022 AEHS Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air, which takes place virtually this year. Her talk, Challenges and Advances in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Fingerprinting, is scheduled for March 17 at 8:30 AM Pacific time (11:30 AM EST), and will […]

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