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Asbestos Contamination: Examining Take-Home Exposure Risks

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  • 10:00AM May 14, 2014
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Asbestos contamination has been a prominent inhalation hazard in many occupational environments and, as a result, many studies have been undertaken to measure airborne asbestos concentrations associated with the manufacture and use of asbestos-containing products in hundreds of workplace settings. In addition to concerns about the workplace, exposure to asbestos has been reported for individuals […]

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AIHA Celebrates 75 Years on the Journey to a Safer Tomorrow

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  • 3:42PM May 08, 2014
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The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will celebrate 75 years of protecting worker health and serving the industrial hygiene community at AIHce 2014 (+ Stewardship) “Evolution & Journey to a Safer Tomorrow,” May 31 – June 5 in San Antonio,TX.  The conference will host 135 technical sessions on the latest technologies and presentations relevant to […]

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Game Changing Regulation for Respirable Crystalline Silica? New Industries and New Challenges

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  • 9:23AM Sep 16, 2013
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OSHA has proposed new standards for respirable crystalline silica exposure and a new uniform airborne permissible exposure limit (PEL), calculated as an eight-hour time-weighted average. The agency has identified 25 industry subsectors encompassing approximately 130 industrial and maritime operations in which exposure to respirable crystalline silica is common during operations such as cutting and grinding […]

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Establishing the WTC Dust Signature: Managing Post 9/11 Environmental and Damage Assessments

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The collapse of the World Trade Center Towers following the catastrophic events of 9/11 produced a dust cloud that covered much of lower Manhattan. Thousands of private and public buildings were contaminated by the dust. Building owners in the vicinity of the collapse, worried about environmental impact to their damaged buildings, retained RJ Lee Group […]

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Industrial Plants Can Face Costly Nuisance Dust Claims

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Industries whose production or manufacturing facilities emit particulate are subject to EPA and other regulatory standards. To meet these standards, industry carefully regularly monitors the amount of particulate produced and is concerned with any residue generated by their facilities. A citizens group (plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against an industry defendant claiming that nuisance particulate from […]

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A Test Chamber Designed to Measure Respirable Dust for Product Stewardship

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A construction materials manufacturer needed to label its products and provide guidance for safe work practices when using its products. To do that, the manufacturer needed to know the amount of respirable dust that could be generated by workers using the products under various conditions. Workers use a variety of different tools and follow various […]

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Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group Designs and Conducts a Multiphase Study

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Nanotechnology – the Good and the Unknown Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This technology has already improved our lives with cleaner and more cost-effective energy sources and more efficient drugs. However, the unique properties exhibited by unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP) can also potentially cause adverse health effects to workers […]

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Hazardous Drugs and Worker Safety: Emerging Regulations

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  • 1:27PM Apr 12, 2013
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In February, California introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1202 that would require its state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to promulgate a standard for hazardous drugs, which includes antineoplastic agents or “chemotherapy.” If enacted, California will become the second state to regulate hazardous drug handling in the workplace, as the state of Washington passed a […]

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DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar

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  • 2:15PM Nov 08, 2012
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RJ Lee Group will be serving as a sponsor for DRI’s Asbestos Medicine Seminar that will take place in Miami Beach, FL.  DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, has prepared the Asbestos Medicine Seminar to include sessions led by both scientists and legal experts, and the sessions will focus on providing […]

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