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Internet Resources to Assist in Responding to Biological Threats

By | Article, Occupational Health and Safety

Jay Brakensiek, President Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association Industrial Hygienists may be called upon to provide assistance in the area of bioterrorism. Issues of Homeland Security, the security of mail, and general responses to potential biological agents are new areas for most industrial hygienists. There are a number of organizations that have guidance on their websites regarding the biohazards…

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What the EHS Professional Needs to Know About Bioterrorism

By | Article, Risk Assessment Management

“Business as usual” no longer applies to companies worldwide struggling with the effects of the latest bioterrorism threat. Providing a safe environment for employees has become top priority, with information being channeled to us through media outlets around the clock. Understanding the real threat, preparing for evidence of exposure, and providing a straight forward remedy that will ensure a healthy…

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Proactive Training and Planning in Alaska

By | Article, Training

Provided risk communication training and developed crisis response that allowed facility to quickly resolve issues surrounding a urea barge spill in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Provided for effective communications with both internal and external audiences, including emergency responders, to manage the crisis and mitigate its impacts on the organization.

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Mold Remediation: A Practical Approach

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MARCOR Remediation, Inc. The Environmental Support Zone Three elements are required to support mold growth — water, food, and a stable environment. Aside from water leaks, water in this case can refer to high relative humidity. If humidity is higher that 60%, mold spores can grow spontaneously in the area, and carbon-based materials such as paper and wood products will…

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Mold – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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The Phylmar Group, Inc. Please feel free to use this straight forward dialog to address issues dealing with mold in your organization: MOLD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. What are molds? Molds are simple, microscopic organisms, present virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds, along with mushrooms and yeasts, are fungi and are needed to break down dead material and recycle nutrients…

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Multi-Site Bank Mold Remediation

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Mold Removal Project A major bank company contracted MARCOR Remediation, Inc., (MARCOR) to perform mold remediation at nearly two-dozen branch locations in California. The amplified mold growth was primarily caused by water infiltration from irrigation and roof drains, as well as from other piping. At one location, the toxic mold contamination levels were such that CalOSHA “red tagged” the facility….

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Online EH&S Marketing: Virtually An Audience of Millions

By | Article, Occupational Health and Safety

The Phylmar Group, Inc. Understanding the value of the Internet for businesses selling products has yet to be fully calculated, however for industrial hygiene consultants this new medium of distribution has instantly created another stream of revenue from clients who may have otherwise been unaware of their existence. The Internet has opened up an entire prospect pool for small to…

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Effective Risk Communication Strategies Course Outline

By | Article, Risk Assessment Management

The Phylmar Group, Inc. COURSE DESCRIPTION Risk communication is part of the science of risk assessment and the process of risk management. This course is designed to assist those responsible for environmental, health or safety issues effectively communicate risk information to employees, community members, and the media. You will gain an understanding of how risk is perceived and learn the…

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