Volatile Compounds in the Workplace: Part 1 VOCs

I have previously posted about particulate air pollutants in the workplace: Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 1: Dust and Particulate Matter Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 2: Smoke, Aerosols, Fumes and Mist I’ll continue the theme of potentially harmful air pollutants with a look at […]

Take a Break and Cool Down!

It’s hot!  Scorching Hot! Last week, record high temperatures were recorded in Kuwait and Iraq, where temperatures reached 54 degrees Celsius and temperatures across much of the middle east approached 50 degrees Celsius.  This is not a local phenomenon, the first half of 2016 has blown away temperature records, capped off by a record hot June; […]

Say it Ain’t So… Interest in Health, Safety and Environment is Declining!

I’ve been associated with the environmental consulting sector since the 1980s and more generally with HSE consulting and management for the last twenty years.   Over the last couple of decades, I have noticed a steady, albeit subtle, decline in awareness and interest from both the corporate and public perspective in environmental issues (and I also […]

One Office Doesn’t Fit All!

An ergonomically designed workstation does wonders with employee productivity and directly improves business outcome. Now the question to be asked: does the same workstation equipment or design fulfill the need of everyone at the office? Or is it okay to use the same equipment or workstation for graphic designers or for a data entry operator […]

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All? Those with Mercury Poisoning from Skin Lighteners, That’s Who!

I am shifting gears with this blog post, away from HSE issues to discuss an easily preventable health issue, namely that associated with the widespread use of skin whitening products containing mercury. My close friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Murphy, recently published an interesting paper on this subject entitled Mercury Contamination of Skin Whitening Creams, […]