OSHA Safety Standard on Heat Stress

OSHA Safety Standard on Heat Stress   During summer time, it is usual for every person working outdoors to be concerned about hot working conditions that might lead to heat stress related illnesses/injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working… Read More

OSHA Interpretation on silica standard for Construction

OSHA Interpretation on silica standard for Construction  Last March, OSHA released an interpretation letter regarding some aspects of its construction silica standard (“CSS” or “Standard”) 29 CFR 1926.1153. In particular they replied to an inquiry letter on the following topics: Integrated Water Delivery System, Exposure Assessment, Medical Surveillance, and Respiratory Protection     Integrated Water Delivery… Read More

Respiratory Protection: What Do I Need to Know?

In the environmental and general construction industries, breathing hazards are encountered on a common basis. Some examples of respiratory hazards include: Vapors or particulates which are introduced into the air via intrusive work such as cutting or digging Chemical vapors off-gassing from improperly stored chemicals in a non-ventilated area Encountering a low-oxygen environment when entering… Read More

OSHA’s Agenda for 2019

OSHA’s Agenda for 2019 With so much recent talk of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rescinding regulations, Walden is taking this opportunity to review OSHA’s primary agenda items for 2019 with regard to general industry facilities and inspections. There are approximately 2,000 OSHA inspectors nationwide.  Approximately 65% of OSHA inspections are programmed, i.e…. Read More

How to Protect your Family from Lead Based Paint

How to Protect your Family from Lead Based Paint It is no secret that lead exposure causes significant health issues for humans, especially in children. If exposed, children may suffer from neurological and intelligence deficits, stunted growth, anemia, and in rare cases, seizures, coma and death. If a mother is exposed during pregnancy, the fetus… Read More

Cooling Tower and Evaporative Coolers Issues – What You Need to Know about Legionella Compliance in New York State

Legionnaire Pontiac Fever

Legionnaire’s Disease is Preventable Recent outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s disease) have been traced to the uncontrolled release of Legionella Bacteria in mists generated from operational cooling towers and evaporative coolers (cooling units). Respiring or breathing in this bacteria can result in a pneumonia-like infection of the lungs which can prove fatal for people with compromised… Read More