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Hidden Toxins in School Gym Floors — Mercury Vapor

Hidden Toxins in School Gym Floors — Mercury Vapor

By on Aug 15, 2017 in Air Quality, Blog | 0 comments

Over the past fifteen years, the relatively common occurrence of mercury in rubberized gym floors has been confirmed by several state health departments. The presence of mercury in gyms or other areas in schools that use the same type of synthetic polyurethane flooring is a scary revelation as the mercury will vaporize at room temperature (77°F or 25°C). As a vapor,...

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AHERA Regulations Simplified

AHERA Regulations Simplified

By on Apr 12, 2017 in Asbestos, Blog |

In December 2015, it was determined by United States Senators that the federally mandated Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is basically ignored by most school districts within the country, leaving maintenance workers, contractors and children at considerable risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is considered a carcinogen and scientists believe there is...

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First Aid Requirements for Day Care Centers and Child Care Professionals in Pennsylvania

First Aid Requirements for Day Care Centers and Child Care Professionals in Pennsylvania

By on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog, First Aid, Services |

Imagine you’ve finally sat down after a chaotic and messy lunch time at your child care center. Everything has been cleaned up and your five children are off and busy with play time, out of your hair and you can (sort of) relax now and just observe, making sure every one is safe and happy. All of a sudden you realize your one child is laying face down and...

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The Basics of Asbestos and its Danger to Human Health

The Basics of Asbestos and its Danger to Human Health

By on Feb 2, 2017 in Asbestos, Blog |

Asbestos: What is it? Is it really that dangerous? Why do I always hear about asbestos and mesothelioma on the television? Below you will find the answers to all of your questions regarding asbestos, how it can affect the health of you and your loved ones and how you can reduce your exposure to asbestos fibers during activities such as construction or demolition....

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The Impact of the OSHA and Philadelphia Alliance

The Impact of the OSHA and Philadelphia Alliance

By on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog, OSHA |

Are you aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has teamed up with the Philadelphia (III) region to form an alliance? And the significance of such an alliance? The city of Philadelphia has issued an ordinance (Bill No. 130847-A) that amends Title 4 “The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code.” This ordinance...

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Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

By on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

While attending college, I worked at various manufacturing companies where I, like those around me, worked in tandem with forklift trucks.  Those of us working on the floor were aware of the forklifts but didn’t truly understand the potential hazards.  We would go about the day’s work with the forklifts buzzing around us, horns beeping and engines roaring.  After...

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