Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 2: Smoke, Aerosols, Fumes and Mist

Confused about the meaning of dust, combustible dust, particulate matter, PM2.5, PM10, coarse particulates, fine particulates, inhalable particulates, respirable particulates, nanoparticles, smoke, black smoke, black carbon, fibers, fumes, aerosols and mists?  Concerned about how these may affect health and safety of your workers? Uncertain about your legal responsibilities and how to manage these hazards at […]

Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 1: Dust and Particulate Matter

Confused about the meaning of dust, combustible dust, particulate matter, PM2.5, PM10, coarse particulates, fine particulates, inhalable particulates, respirable particulates, nanoparticles, smoke, black smoke, black carbon, fibers, fumes, aerosols and mists?  Concerned about how these may affect health and safety of your workers? Uncertain about your legal responsibilities and how to manage these hazards at […]

The Best On-Line HSE Resources

When I started my career, there were no PCs and no internet.  Our education was obtained by attending classes, reading books, and most importantly though work experience.  Today, one essentially has access via the internet to the collective global HSE knowledge-base.  Unfortunately, direct access to what is practically an infinite resource is not without problems.  […]

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Loss Time Injuries

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics” – Mark Twain   I am very impressed by the large number of construction and manufacturing companies and/or large-scale projects that are celebrating one, two, ten, twenty, thirty… even one hundred million worker hours without a Loss Time Injury (LTI).   Even more impressive is […]