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Hidden Hazards That Bite

October 20, 2022 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Speaker Gerry Luther, OHST, CIT, CIE – Chief Operating Officer of Caliche Management, LLC, will be presenting “Hidden Hazards That Bite” at the American Society of Safety Professionals North Section Meeting

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September 2022, Volume 14, Issue 3

“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 to publish a notice stressing

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VPPPA® Presents Safety+ Event

VPPPA® Presents Safety+ An Integrated Safety & Health Management Systems Symposium, Tuesday, August 23 – Thursday, August 25, 2022 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C. More Information – https://www.vpppa.org/events/safety-symposium/

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Hello Summer

Volume 14 | Issue 2 | June 2022

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:

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Training Completed

April 2022 – Completed Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) air monitoring, respirator training, quantitative fit-testing, and UAN Hazard Awareness training for one of our maritime clients.

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Issue No. 1 | March 2022 | 14th Volume

“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.”

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CIH Completed Review

January 2022 – CIH completed review and submitted comments of a company’s Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan designed for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Superfund Site Discovery and Assessment Program (SSDAP) and Remediation

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Issue No. 4 | November 2021 | 13th Volume

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:

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Issue No. 3 | July 2021 | 13th Volume

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.

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Issue No. 2 | April 2021 | 13th Volume

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.”

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Frank Parker Received Award

Mr. Frank Parker CIH, CSP, PE, BCEE awarded The George and Florence Clayton Award!! The Yuma Pacific Southwest (YPSW) section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association awarded Frank The George and Florence Clayton Award for

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