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What is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial hygiene (IH) is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention and control of workplace hazards.  These basic principles are applied to all safety programs at some level, but IH delves deeper into hazard analysis through data collection by various sampling techniques. 

Thanksgiving Safety Tips!

Thanksgiving is here and it’s time to reflect on all of the great things that happened throughout the year.  We are thankful for all of the wonderful people that we get to work with day-in and day-out!

Cambridge Biosafety Permitting Has Gone Online!

The Cambridge Public Health Department has unveiled their new permitting platform for new Cambridge Biosafety permits and renewals. The transition to the online system requires that each currently permitted company enter all the required information in a new record for that company

October Safety Tip Recap

October came and went.  Now that we are safe from Halloween spooks and all the candy is either passed out or eaten (yum!) we can look back at some of our Safety Tips from last month!

Do you need to generate an SDS?

Are you required to generate a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for your newly synthesized chemical, investigational new drug, or drug intermediate?  If you will be shipping any of these materials, or otherwise distributing them to another workplace, the answer is yes. Even if only small quantities are being shipped, an SDS is required if the material meets OSHA’s definition of hazardous.

National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, an annual event sponsored by the CDC to raise awareness about hearing protection.  Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States?

Is Online Safety Training Compliant?

OSHA acknowledges that computer-based training can be a useful component of an overall safety training program. However, OSHA does not consider the use of online training alone to be sufficient to satisfy safety training requirements unless that training contains interactive components.

October 6th – 12th is Fire Prevention Week!

This year’s NFPA Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The goal is to educate people about the small but important steps they can take to keep themselves, their family, and those around them safe.

September Blog Recap

Woah!  Can you believe how fast September came and went?  October is here and it’s brought some beautiful fall weather, spooky haunted houses and exciting Halloween tricks and treats!