Senate Confirms Head of OSHA Study Finds Association Between Shift Work & Risk of Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity “Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.” – Author unknown
20 Years and Counting! Caliche, Ltd., a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Consulting and Management Firm, is pleased to announce our 20 Year Anniversary. On November 12, 2003, Caliche, Ltd. completed the purchase of Environmental Technologies, Inc. and immediately stated providing HSE professional services throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Florida, and globally.
The European Commission has issued a series of reports and a proposal concerning the current status of asbestos in the European Union. In summary, the EC reports some 4.1 million workers are occupationally...
“NIOSH: Approved Respirators Cannot Be Altered to Improve Fit” “Concerns regarding statements in the user instructions for several filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) manufactured by NIOSH approval holders prompted the agency…
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists 2022 guidelines for Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) have identified the following proposed changes to the chemicals or implemented changes to stressors listed below:
“More than 50 percent of workers exposed to noise in 2014 did not wear hearing protection consistently, a study conducted by NIOSH researchers has found. Published earlier this month in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the study shows that inconsistent use of hearing protection was more prevalent in industries that have fewer noise–exposed workers.”
US 2019 SAFETY AND HEALTH STATISTICS By: Frank M. Parker, III – CIH, CSP, PE, BCEE The US Bureau of Statistics has published its summary of injuries, illnesses and fatalities reported by private industry for the year 2019 [bls.gov/iif/oshsum.htm#19Summary_Tables]. In summary:
Welcome, Mr. David Lucas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Texas Asbestos Individual Consultant We are happy to share with you the newest addition to Caliche, Ltd. Mr. Lucas has been involved with industrial hygiene sampling, primarily with asbestos related projects, since the state licensing conception. He is experienced with numerous asbestos removal projects and has worked with many individual asbestos contractors and building representatives through the years. In the 1980’s, Mr. Lucas worked with our CEO, forensic expert, and ex Magnolia City Mayor, Mr. Frank Parker III. Together they co-invented the PL1 sampler.
THE ‘FIRST STEP’: OSHA UPDATES COVID-19 GUIDELINES AS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FOCUSES ON WORKER SAFETY Updated COVID-19 guidance for workplaces has been issued by OSHA as a “first step” in the Biden administration and OSHA leadership’s attempt to address the pandemic. “The updated guidance, titled Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace stems from an Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden on Jan. 21. In addition to issuing the updated guidance, the order directs OSHA to consider an emergency temporary standard related to COVID-19. If an ETS is considered necessary, the agency is instructed to issue one by March 15.”
NIOSH Finds Inconsistent Use of Hearing Protection Among Noise-Exposed Workers “More than 50 percent of workers exposed to noise in 2014 did not wear hearing protection consistently, a study conducted by NIOSH researchers has found. Published earlier this month in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the study shows that inconsistent use of hearing protection was more prevalent in industries that have fewer noise–exposed workers.”