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Protecting Your Workers Against Exposure to Potent Compounds in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

February 23, 2017   11:12 am
Over the past several years, the pharmaceutical industry has introduced a new range of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients, or HPAPIs. These HPAPIs allow drug manufacturers to create highly targeted drugs that work faster and at lower doses than traditional medicines. They are also extremely toxic. There are several types of drugs associated with HPAPI […] Read More   >

Report: Judges Deny Request to Delay Challenge to Silica Dust Rule

February 16, 2017   5:46 pm
Law book with wooden judges gavel on table in a courtroom or law enforcement office.
According to a report today in PaintSquare, federal judges have denied a request from industry groups to delay a court case challenging OSHA’s new silica dust rule. In the case, industry groups and some unions are challenging OSHA’s logic behind several aspects of the rule, including the protection requirements and the provisions surrounding workers’ exposure testing. […] Read More   >

OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium Cuts the 8-Hour PEL by 90%

January 26, 2017   11:58 am
Foundry workers
Less than a year after the new silica dust standard, OSHA has issued a final rule on beryllium exposure. The new standard cuts the 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium to one-tenth of the previous limit, from 2.0 micrograms/m3 to 0.2 micrograms/m3. It also sets the 15-minute short-term exposure limit (STEL) to 2.0 micrograms/m3. […] Read More   >

Top 8 Vacuum Solutions for the Semiconductor Industry

January 22, 2017   1:23 pm
Semiconductor manufacturing facilities often contain toxic substances as well as combustible dust. Good housekeeping practices can go a long way toward protecting your employees and your buildings from these environmental risks. Here are our top 8 vacuum solutions for the semiconductor industry. 118 EXP Designed for capturing and retaining dry materials, the 118 EXP vacuum […] Read More   >

Top 9 Vacuum Solutions for the Metalworking Industry

  1:15 pm
Metalworking processes generate a lot of dust and debris. This dust can be combustible and toxic, putting your workers and your shop at considerable risk. Fortunately, dust incidents are easily avoidable through proper housekeeping. Here are our top 9 vacuum solutions for the metalworking industry. 118 Our 118 industrial vacuum is a small, easy-to-use machine […] Read More   >

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