Archive for May 2012

Complimentary Webinar on 6/6/12: “Fungal Data Interpretation”

EMLab P&K’s complimentary Fungal Data Interpretation webinar (a $95 value) is being offered free on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (9:00am-11:00am, Pacific; 12:00pm-2:00pm, Eastern).

Topics include:
• Common methods of interpreting airborne fungal data
• Data from “false positive” events
• Discussion of typical outdoor data
• Many sets of data for discussion and interpretation

Additional details can be found on the ACGIH LinkedIn page.

To register or for more details, please go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/922281514

Free Online Training Module for Industial Hygiene/Occupational Hygiene

The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), has created a website, www.OHLearning.com, where free course materials for international occupational hygiene training modules are posted. Find training materials, learn about occupational hygiene, or develop your existing skillset.

This may prove to be very helpful to our clients that have operations in over 60 courntries.  Securing qualified training in remote locations around the world is challenging!

The Toll of Loss of Sleep

For the past few years, the Sleep in America polls — conducted on behalf of the National Sleep Foundation – have found that about 20% of Americans report that they get less than 6 hours of sleep on average, and the number of Americans that report that they get 8 hours of more has decreased.

There’s strong evidence that lost sleep is a serious matter.  The result is impaired sustained attention, with adverse, occasionally disastrous consequences in the classroom, workplace, or the highways. It is likely that more than 100,000 crashes occur annually in the U.S. due to driving while drowsy.  With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, it is a perfect time to de-stress and catch up your rest!  Becareful out there on the rodes while enjoying your time with family and friends and remind your employees to do the same. Click here to read the rest of the article from WebMD!

Managing Workers’ Comp: The Workers’ Comp Perfect Storm

Hang on to your wallets. Employers already are seeing the tip of a very nasty iceberg as the insurance industry feels itself reelin’ and rockin’ on a number of different fronts, all adding up to the “perfect storm.”

Combined ratios for workers compensation are hitting upwards of 112 percent. This means the insurance industry isn’t making any profits on workers’ compensation this year as every dollar coming in is going out at $1.09. This is worse than 2011, when it was $1.02 going out.

Read more at the EHS Today website.