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 […]

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 […]

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 […]