Posted October 9, 2013
AIHA® Government Affairs Director Aaron Trippler was featured in an in-depth report by CQ Researcher on the safety of the American workplace. The article investigates the efficacy of OSHA rules; the recent ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas; and emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology that pose new challenges to regulators. In the report, Trippler states that nanotechnology is “the No. 1 issue” for workplace safety going forward.
Donald M. Weekes, CIH, CSP, a member of AIHA’s Indoor Environmental Quality Committee, was recently interviewed by BLR’s OSHA Compliance Advisor about indoor air quality issues in the manufacturing environment. Weekes, a partner with InAIR Environmental Ltd. in Ottawa, Canada, stated that some of the growing concerns he sees for industrial workplaces are the production and use of nanomaterials and problems with mold, particularly as a result of the intrusion of unclean floodwater from severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy.
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