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Workplace Safety & Health Company IH consultants are trained to inventory and assess confined spaces of various types and sizes.
Industrial Hygienists may wear Hazmat or other chemical protective clothing when evaluating highly hazardous atmospheres or environments.
An IH consultant uses sound level meters to assess noise levels in industrial environments.
Industrial Hygienists place noise dosimeters on factory employees to monitor employee exposure to noise levels.
Lockout/tagout involves assessing a machine’s operation and identifying all energy sources.
Tagout of electrical switches in a control room warns employees not to start equipment.
An Industrial Hygienist uses an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer to determine lead-based paint concentrations on a facility’s exterior.
We do air sampling for airborne contaminants using sorbent tubes.
Industrial Hygienists use a filter cassette equipped with a cyclone to collect respirable dust samples.
Brake Safety Week is an annual weekly event in August focused on inspecting commercial motor vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico for brake-related out-of-service violations. This year’s event happens August 21-27, and it’s a great opportunity for motor carrier companies to educate their drivers and maintenance employees on brake safety. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I and V Inspections, reporting all brake-related data to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Results will be released in the fall.
Brake Safety Week 2021 results:
Preparing for Brake Safety Week
Keep in mind even though brake systems are the focus of Brake Safety Week inspections, any type of critical violation can result in out-of-service orders. The CVSA has a great cheat sheet for roadside inspections in general, which can be found here, and for a more detailed list focusing on what inspectors look for during brake inspections, check out the Brake Inspection Checklist.
Some best practices to keep your commercial vehicles safe and on the road:
Improperly functioning brakes pose a very serious safety risk, and those out-of-service violations come with a hefty fine and lost time on the road. For 2022, let’s play it safe and keep on truckin’ by taking steps today to pass those upcoming possible inspections.