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Risk Communication Training Program

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

McDaniel Lambert, Inc Risk Communication Training Program Industrial facilities, Agency Representatives and others Worldwide Occupational physician and toxicologist developed a risk communication training program which they have conducted for industrial facilities and agency representatives worldwide. The training includes discussion of such topics as risk perception, the importance of trust and credibility, public meeting preparation, and media training. The course provides…

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Comprehensive Semiconductor Processing Facility Industrial Hygiene Surveys

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

The consultant has performed comprehensive industrial hygiene sampling during normal processing, routine maintenance, and special investigation activities at numerous semiconductor manufacturing and assembly facilities. A typical project includes development of a detailed sample collection plan based on process information, predictive by-product chemistry, and potential exposures. Company then assembles a matrix of operations, equipment, and materials to prioritize monitoring activities. Hazard…

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Risks Due to Lead Exposure

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

Plunkett & Associates Lead Exposure and Risk Various Clients National Expertise on issues of lead toxicology and health effects as well as the disposition of lead in both animals and humans has been an important resource for various clients that must address issues related to lead exposures. Experience in this area includes: Critical examination and extensive use of the bokinetic…

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Petroleum Products: Toxicology and Risk

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

Plunkett & Associates Petroleum Products: Toxicology & Risk Major Oil Company Southeastern U.S. Provided consulting support to a major oil company involved in litigation at an old oil storage and refining site. The case involved hundreds of plaintiffs claiming a wide variety of health effects as well as fear of future effects. The characteristics of the very weathered petroleum materials…

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Pharmacokinetics and Dermal Exposure Assessment

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

Plunkett & Associates Pharmacokinetics and Chemical Exposure Various Industrial Clients National The consultant’s expertise in pharmacokinetics has been a useful tool in re-creating chemical exposure situations or in predicting the impact of a chemical on a population. An example would include work on the dermal exposure to PCBs and predicting safe surface levels of this chemical based on the pharmacokinetics…

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Pesticide Regulatory Database

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

Plunkett & Associates Pesticide Exposure and Toxicology International Food Company Worldwide An extensive Microsoft ACCESS database of pesticides used on a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables was developed and is currently maintained by the consultant. This database tracks pesticide toxicology, worker safety concerns, and acceptable residue levels for over 200 chemicals on a number of crops as established in…

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Chemical Risk Assessment: Lead Exposure

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

Plunkett & Associates Chemical Risk Assessment Small Municipality North Central Texas A comprehensive assessment of lead exposure in a small city with an active battery recycling facility was performed. The study was designed to determine if there were any potential health risks that could be attributed to lead emissions from the facility. The study was prompted by concerns voiced by…

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A Comparison of Worker Exposure to Inhalable and Total Dust, Inorganic Arsenic, and Borates in a Borate Mining and Processing Facility.

By | Case Study, Occupational Health and Safety

The Phylmar Group, Inc. This study describes a comparison of worker exposure to total and inhalable dust, inorganic arsenic, and borates as part of a comprehensive industrial hygiene evaluation in a borate mining and processing facility. Employees were segmented into similar exposure groups (SEG) based on work location within the facility, job category and agent. At least 10 percent of…

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Development of Indoor Environmental Management Plans for Office Buildings, Retail Space, and Public Buildings

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc. The Phylmar Group, Inc. has developed, and assisted in the implementation of, a indoor environmental quality management plans (IEQMP) for office buildings, retail space, and public buildings. These plans are designed to help prevent indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues and resolve such issues promptly if they do arise. The plans are intended to integrate indoor air…

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An Indoor Air Quality Evaluation at a southern California Junior High School

By | Case Study, Indoor Environmental Quality

The Phylmar Group, Inc. An insurance carrier retained the Phylmar Group, Inc. to investigate a number of indoor air quality complaints at a southern California junior high school following the filing of 25 worker’s compensation claims and a $900,000 tort claim by a student. A series of faculty interviews were conducted along with an evaluation of the school’s heating, ventilation,…

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