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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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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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Drywall Safety Act of 2012: Increases Regulations on U.S. Manufacturers, but May Not Improve Safety

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  • 1:50PM Feb 05, 2013
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Amidst the Post-Katrina housing boom in the mid-2000s, a domestic shortage of drywall led the United States to import Chinese-manufactured drywall to meet demand. Only months after installation, homeowners who built or remodeled using imported Chinese drywall encountered sulfur-like odors, failed air conditioning systems, and blackened metal surfaces within their homes. Many affected property owners […]

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PADEP Proposal Would Limit Liability for Using Mine Influenced Water in Fracking Process

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  • 1:54PM Feb 01, 2013
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Based on a recommendation by Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) published a white paper in January detailing how the agency intends to review proposals from Oil & Gas drillers on use of Mine Influenced Water (MIW) for drilling operations. MIW includes either water contained in a […]

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Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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  • 1:59PM Dec 05, 2012
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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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New and Old Diesel Components Under Scrutiny

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  • 2:08PM Oct 15, 2012
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Statements by an international agency and recently published research have focused attention on the health and environmental effects of diesel fuel exhaust, opening the door for legal action associated with traditional (pre-1988) exhaust and prompting a closer look at nano-additives in modern, cleaner burning diesel. Recent litigation is related to diesel emissions based on the […]

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Symposium on Microscopic Methods and Applications to Ultrafine Particle/PM2.5/PM10 Characterization and Source Apportionment

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  • 2:32PM Jul 18, 2012
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Mr. Gary Casuccio, Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc., will conduct a number of sessions at the Symposium on Microscopic Methods and Applications to Ultrafine Particle/PM2.5/PM10 Characterization and Source Apportionment in Xi’an, China.  The symposium, sponsored by The Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, RJ Lee Group, Desert Research Institute, and The […]

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Expert Analysis: The EPA’s Regulatory Changes Regarding Trichloroethylene & Safe Environmental Levels

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  • 3:15PM May 21, 2012
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VOCs may be found in soil and groundwater near industrial plants using solvents and in a variety of industrial and commercial processes including chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining. In September 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE), a chlorinated hydrocarbon commonly used in industrial degreasing solvent operations such […]

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Hospital Employee Health Interviews Matt Zock on Monitoring Chemotherapy Drug Exposures

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  • 11:03AM Apr 02, 2012
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In the February 2012 issue of Hospital Employee Health, an industry journal focusing on effective administration of hospital employee health programs, RJ Lee Group Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Mr. Matt Zock, was interviewed about the risk of contamination from antineoplastic (chemotherapy) agents and other hazardous drugs in hospital pharmacies and oncology units. The journal article, […]

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