Current recommended values for the ERPG® and WEEL® series are contained in this handy booklet, along with background information, an extensive glossary and user guidance. In addition to the values provided,you will find ERPG® rationale, WEELs® under review, and more. This quickreference should always be used in conjunction with the documentationprovided in each full set of ERPGs® and WEELs®.
Awareness of PCBs as a potential contaminant of concern in the built environment continues to grow. There is increasing evidence that many public, residential and commercial buildings built or renovated between 1950 and 1979 may be impacted by the unauthorized use of PCBs in caulks, paints, mastics and other building materials. This guideline is intended to provide guidance on the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of PCBs in the builtenvironment.
This guideline discusses this emerging problem in communities with respect to environmental health and safety issues that can affect a wide range of individuals and organizations. AIHA has developed this guideline in collaboration with the Office of the Fire Marshal, Province of Ontario, Canada to address the ever-increasing health and safety hazards associated with clandestine marijuana grow operations.
This timely guide explores clandestine meth labs and the hazards these labs present to occupants, first responders, property owners, industrial hygienists and all others involved. It also discusses the many challenges these labs present to urban and rural areas nationwide. Industrial hygienists and other health and safety professionals will be fully equipped in recognizing, assessing, and abating the hazards associated with clandestine meth manufacturing and production.
Industrial hygienists and safety professionals will benefit from this guideline that ensures an effective and safe decontamination program. It offers methodologies for decontaminating CPC and equipment, including regulatory compliance, decontamination work plans, waste management, hazard and risk assessments, CPC re-use, quality assurance, and training.
Disinfection is recognized as an important aspect of infection prevention, especially for Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) caused by certain microorganisms such as Clostridium difficile on environmental surfaces. Determining appropriate disinfection of environmental surfaces requires balancing several factors including risk, efficacy, patient and worker safety and comfort, surface and process compatibility, and cost. New products and processes for disinfection are creating opportunities for industrial hygienists to apply their expertise.
Industrial hygienists and environmental health professionals are provided key safety and health planning and execution steps to follow during various disaster response operations. It provides technical information on air monitoring, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment and offers guidelines for an effective response to an all-hazards threat environment.
This document is intended to provide guidance on recognition, evaluation and control of Legionella colonization and amplifi cation in common building water systems, both with and without any associated disease (legionellosis). This document expands upon information previously presented in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) publication, Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples, 2nd edition.
Industrial hygienists are provided resources, information, and tools to advise and assist general workers, health care workers, and management to protect workers in the case of a flu pandemic. This guide identifies hazards, risk groups and recommended controls; offers a communication plan; describes the impact of a flu pandemic on organizations, and lists key resources to contact for further information.
Wildfire impact assessments are complex by nature and can involve the investigator, property owner, laboratory, and insurance company adjuster. The OEHS professional conducting a wildfire impact investigation must define its purpose and objectives and develop a working hypothesis to drive all phases of the assessment from initial inspection, to sampling, analysis, and data interpretation. Properly documenting the extent and impact helps to evaluate a range of reasonable options for restoration to return the structure and the indoor environment as close as possible to its pre-wildfire condition, while also protecting the health and safety of restoration workers and returning occupants. This guide will assist OEHS professionals in conducting defensible wildfire impact assessments, and to evaluate restoration options to promote a safe and healthy indoor environment.
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