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CODEL International Release the EnergyTech 301

CODEL International has just released the EnergyTech 301, a new and advanced tribo-electric dust monitor evolving from tried and tested technology. The new EnergyTech 301 has dual capability as it can be used as an indicative monitor and also be calibrated in mg/m3 as a quantitative monitor. The sensor features an integral control unit with a display and input keys for set up. The quantitative version has an automatic zero and span checking system to ensure drift is kept to a minimum. Cal...

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Can You Hear It? It’s here!

Castle Group Ltd (UK) is delighted to announce their latest new product – the Castle dBAir Sound Meter. Making the most of state-of-the art technologies such as Wi-Fi, Cloud software and ultra-powerful processors, this development looks like it will set a new benchmark in sound monitoring. Coming in 3 models, there’s a Safety, Environmental, and Safety & Environmental version, all of which encompass every noise parameter you could possibly require for that application. Castle have th...

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New Noise Measurement Meter - in a Class 2 of Its Own

Cirrus Research (UK) is offering a “One Product/One Price” package that covers all Noise at Work requirements through its Optimus Red noise measurement meters. With no hidden extras at hidden costs, the Optimus Red can claim to be the industry leading product that covers ALL areas of UK and European Noise at Work legislation, taking away any uncertainty for professionals looking for a Class 2 sound level meter. A sound level meter used for Noise at Work measurements should ideally meet...

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CODEL International Announces Success at MCERTS

CODEL International has recently obtained MCERTS Certification for the DCEM 2001 Opacity monitor and VCEM 5100 flow monitor. Both analysers were tested by TUV Rhineland at sites operating under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive; they are both certified by MCERTS and TUV under EN 15267 QAL1 for use on all EU IED processes. The DCEM 2100 represents the latest evolution of CODEL’s world renowned Opacity monitors. The analyser has been significantly improved with new optical benches, up...

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Say Hi to Wi-Fi – Instant, Wireless Data Transfer

With Wi-Fi as standard in the all new dBAir from Castle Group ltd (UK), the world of sound is set to change forever! No more fiddling around for the right cable, failed connection to a PC or out-of-date software, the dBAir sends measured data directly to the Castle Cloud software platform, where the user simply logs in from any computer or mobile device and all the data is at hand. One of the most tedious aspects in the process of carrying out Noise Assessments is transforming your measure...

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Workplace Noise Monitoring, Air Quality & Assessments

R&B Industrial (UK) undertake Workplace Noise Assessments, meeting the requirement of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), in order to evaluate and advise on appropriate measures to manage the risk. The R&B Engineering team have particular expertise in providing design, installation of LEV Systems & Noise Control Solutions.Their approach can reduce costs as duplication of engineering design and consultancy across multiple organisations is avoided, facilitating efficient communi...

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Low-Cost Optical Dust/Smoke Monitor Range Released

EnergyTech is a new range of gas and particulate analysers focused on power generation process, safety and efficiency. The EnergyTech 101 is a low cost optical dust/smoke monitor, the 301 is a new tribo-electric dust monitor that can be used in indicative and calibrated modes. The EnergyTech 200 series is a new range of mill, silo and other combustion process monitors configurable from 1 to 4 channels. This analyser has both Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen measurement capability. The key innovat...

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Noise Exposure Monitoring Services

Exposure to noise can pose a variety of health and safety risks to workers including hearing loss, physiological effects and stress. Alcumus (UK) have the experience, tools and knowledge to help you not only reduce your exposure to noise, but provide meaningful and practical advice on your next steps. After an initial walkthrough survey of your premises, Alcumus perform a full noise survey, providing all the information you need to manage noise properly in your workplace. Alcumus can...

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5 Mistakes Not to Make When Dealing with Noise at Work

By James Tingay, Quality & Product Development, Cirrus Research Plc. It’s 10 years since the UK Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced covering all industry sectors and bringing us in line with the broader EU Directive. With a few overall exemption it meant extra protection for the UK workforce but has the legislation actually achieved what it set out to do a decade ago? According to official figures released by the HSE the UK still has around 18,000 people suffering deafn...

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British Design Helps Safety Professionals Meet Compliance with Noise at Work Regulations

NOVA, Pulsar's (UK) latest safety professional handheld sound level meter is a perfect tool for compliant noise testing and sampling around the workplace as it is designed to provide busy HSE professionals with the main parameters required under the Regulations quickly, on one screen at all times. The meters are perfect for monitoring noise levels in a variety of work environments, with the view to collecting evidence and helping to address any noise at work issues. When it comes to experti...

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Casella’s dBadge2 ‘Gets Connected’ with the AirWave app

As technology surges into almost every aspect of our daily lives, it’s unlikely that you haven’t already used an app today, be it to organise your daily routine or monitor your sleep pattern. So it’s no surprise that Casella has joined the app market with its new AirWave app which allows Casella’s dBadge2 noise dosimeter to #getconnected. The impact of occupationally-induced long term illnesses, such as hearing damage cannot be stressed enough. Now Casella, designers and producers o...

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Has Fracking Caused Earthquakes in Texas?

The small town of Denton in Texas is the birthplace of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which has been something of a double-edged sword for the state. Whilst on the one hand providing a much-needed boost to the Texan economy, the health and environmental risks associated with the practice have been the grounds for complaint for many disgruntled local residents. As well as potentially compromising the cleanliness of local water supplies, there are also widespr...

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BMW Chiefs Claim EPA Have not Been in Contact over VW Scandal

Car manufacturer BMW has attempted to distance itself from the scandal which has engulfed German company Volkswagen and rocked the automotive industry as a whole. In a statement released by BMW, they said that the allegations of rigging emissions tests did not apply to them and that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the body which was responsible for discovering VW’s transgressions, had not been in contact with them. A Conclusive Statement Earlier this week, news agency Reute...

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Northern Rail Gains ISO Accreditation in Environmental First

The ISO-14001:2015 [https://ilmt.co/PL/JDqd], the latest environmental standard to be issued by the global certification body NQA, was barely a few minutes old when Northern Rail qualified for accreditation last month. The standard was issued on 15th September and the very same day, NQA announced that the rail company had complied with its stringent regulations and achieved the first certificate for the newly-created ISO.     “Exceptional Corporate Leadership”        ...

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"What's Next in Safety" Defined at A+A 2015

With the mission to define ´what´s next in safety?´, Scott Safety (UK) is back at the A+A trade fair in Dusseldorf (27th - 30th October 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany) to showcase the latest technologies, concepts and future-thinking surrounding industrial gas detection and breathing apparatus solutions (Hall 06, Stand F33).The event, which attracts over 63,000 global industrial professionals, will be the launchpad for Scott Safety´s latest addition to the Proflow Powered Air Purifying Respir...

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Compact New Drug Testing Solution to Protect Workers in Utilities Sector

One of the leading manufacturers in safety technology, Dräger, is expanding its drug testing portfolio for the utilities sector, with the launch of its DrugCheck 3000. With decades of experience in the fields of drug and alcohol testing, Dräger compliments its wide portfolio of oral drug testing equipment for the sector with the new screening device. The launch follows a successful year for Dräger in the field of diagnostics, with Dräger’s DrugTest 5000 becoming one of the only piec...

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Hygienic Measurement in Explosive Environments

The resistance thermometer GA2730 Minitherm of LABOM (Germany) has a matching range of thermowells for hygienic temperature measurement and is approved for use in explosive environments. In addition the Pt100 element meets the SIL2 safety requirements of EN 61508 for functional safety. The unique combination of equally high hygienic and safety standards qualifies the type series GA2730 Minitherm for the thermowell system HP1200 for demanding measurement tasks in the fields of pharmaceutics,...

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Smart Matatus to Launch in Kenya?

The same smart technology which Google, Apple and other manufacturers are looking to incorporate into their cars could be used to greatly improve public transport in Kenya. Currently, just under 1.5 million people use “matatus” (shuttle buses) to navigate Nairobi on a daily basis. Among other problems, these commuters face overcrowding, congestion and reckless driving, making matatus a dangerous but necessary menace for getting around the city. However, implementing smart technology in...

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What Are Waste Fire Tests? And How Can They Help?

Waste fire tests are controlled experiments in which large quantities of different types of waste material will be purposely combusted to determine proper conditions for waste storage. As well as providing an insight into optimum stack sizes, distances and ignition temperatures, the tests will also yield valuable information about the emissions given off by different materials. The tests are due to take place sometime in the autumn of 2015, with the results being fed back into existing leg...

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PEFTEC Conference - "New Environmental Guidelines for Facilities Storing Bulk Quantities of Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Other Fuels"

Ms Katy Baker, from Arcadis/Energy Institute, presents "New Environmental Guidelines for Facilities Storing Bulk Quantities of Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Other Fuels" The need for good environmental performance has always been a requirement within the oil industry. Moreover, actions to minimise the release of hydrocarbons to the environment can also lead to improvements in safety performance, healthier working conditions for employees and more cost-effective operations. The operati...

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What Are Fugitive Emissions?

Fugitive emissions are accidental emissions of vapours or gases from pressurised apparatus, either due to faulty equipment, leakage or other unforeseen mishaps. It can also occur through evaporation, in such sources as storage tanks or wastewater treatment facilities. Though not limited to industrial settings, the vast majority of fugitive emissions take place in factories, power plants and the suchlike. Due to the fact that many power generation stations have an incredibly high potential...

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Noise Monitoring Station Ideal for Ports

An increasing number of UK ports, including Felixstowe, Port of Tyne and Peterhead, are benefiting from high performance environmental and occupational health noise measurement instrumentation from Svantek UK Ltd (UK). This includes the SV200 outdoor noise monitoring station which offers reliable, accurate and continuous operation in the harshest conditions. A fully integrated solution for unattended long or short-term noise monitoring applications, Svantek’s weatherproof SV200 enables po...

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NASA to Build Air Traffic Control System for Drones

NASA has announced plans to develop an air traffic control plan for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – more commonly known as drones. The news comes after a Twitter message by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which claimed that in June a fixed-wing aircraft was forced to abandon fighting a fire in the San Bernardino Mountains by a hobbyist drone.   Furthermore, back in April a manned gyrocopter was able to successfully land at the White House without alerting the...

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UK Gas Detection and Occupational Health Specialist Announces Recruitment Drive

Leading designer and manufacturer of gas detection equipment for the environment and occupational health, Ion Science (UK) has announced a recruitment drive across a number of departments at its facility in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire as a result of recent growth. Ion Science is immediately looking to recruit a number of key positions including Trainee Production Assistant, Company Buyer, Quality Control Technician, Trainee Marketing Assistant, Trainee Accounts Assistant, Customer Services Adm...

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In response to the Supreme Court ruling on the US MATS rule

What is going on with the US Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)? Dr Lesley Sloss, IEA Clean Coal Centre www.iea-coal.org News broke recently concerning the Supreme Court ruling on the US MATS rule: MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard), the legislation which has been bounced back and forth between the US EPA and the law courts for several years, has been hit out of bounds again. Whilst far from dead in the water, MATS will require some re-writing before it takes its final and perma...

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Mercury Vapour Indicator for Accurate Results in the Most Challenging of Environments

The Ion Science (UK) Mercury Vapour Indicator (MVI) has surpassed customer expectations at mercury decontamination specialist company No Heat Resources, achieving outstanding results out in the field in the harshest of environments, even with extremely high levels of mercury vapour. Robust and reliable, and without the need to stop for regeneration, the MVI units are providing fast and accurate mercury vapour readings, ensuring the health and safety of workers. No Heat Resources provides...

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The Forefront of Mercury Measurement Equipment

Mercury is a global pollutant. Mercury is known to cause health issues when ingested. Power Generation, Cement and incinerators are leading sources for mercury emissions. These emissions reside in the atmosphere and are returned to the earth via rain. Once in the soil, the mercury is consumed by insects which are consumed by fish and other animals. Once consumed by fish the mercury becomes Methyl Mercury which is toxic.     The US has promulgated rules to measure and reduce mercury comin...

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Introducing Environmentally-Friendly Asphalt!

With an increasing preoccupation about the damage we are wreaking on our environment, a heavy emphasis has been placed upon the vast system of road networks which criss-cross the United Kingdom and the world as a whole. However, such a focus normally concentrates on improving air quality and reducing transport-related pollution, particularly that generated by the combustion of traditional crude-oil fuels. The roads themselves are often neglected as generators of waste or ecological factors...

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Lone Worker Mobile Capability Expanded with a New Wearable

Blackline Safety (Canada) today announces Loner Duo—the latest addition to Blackline’s lone worker safety monitoring portfolio at the Safety & Health Expo 2015, the largest UK event driving excellence for global health and safety. Loner Duo is a compact wearable device that greatly enhances the recently-announced Loner Mobile worker safety monitoring app for leading smartphones. Loner Duo connects to Loner Mobile via Bluetooth low energy communications, and together form th...

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New App Transforms Smartphones into Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Devices

Blackline Safety (Canada) today announces the immediate availability of Loner Mobile, a feature-rich employee safety monitoring app, on leading iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Blackline offers the most diverse range of employee safety monitoring solutions that address work-alone safety scenarios faced by organisations in every industry. Loner Mobile allows employers to monitor the real-time safety of their smartphone-equipped personnel with the goal of managing an efficient e...

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Sound Level Meter Earns its Wings at British Model Flying Association

Svantek (UK) – world leading manufacturer of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation –  has supplied a compact, ultra-lightweight SVAN 971 sound level meter to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) where it is being used to help assist clubs with environmental noise related issues and to ensure the long-term protection of model aircraft flying sites. Andy Symons from the BMFA comments: “The purchase of the Svantek SVAN 971 sound leve...

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Nepalese Earthquakes Cause Increased Risk of Landslides and Flooding

The two earthquakes which have devastated the country of Nepal over the last month might hold even farther-reaching consequences for its people in the upcoming months. The larger quake, back on April 25th, claimed the lives of 8,000 people and destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands of others. It also caused serious landslides and these were exacerbated last week by the second tremor, which led to many more. With so much displaced land entering into streams and reservoirs, and the mon...

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Growing Number of Waste Recycling Plants Are Enhancing Fire Safety and Removing False Alarms with New Aspiration Smoke Detector

As the market-leading Aspiration Smoke Detector (ASD), it’s no wonder Honeywell’s (USA) FAAST is being implemented by a growing number of recycling and waste management plants. Offering the earliest, most accurate smoke detection, class-leading filtration and system design that removes both dust-stimulated false alarms and problems arising from environmental fluctuation, FAAST provides the highest provision of safety. Despite the WISH guideline release in 2014, fire events are still h...

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UK Distributor of Personal Air Sampling Pumps Appointed

Svantek (UK) has added Gilian personal air sampling pumps from US-based Sensidyne to its portfolio of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation. Reinforcing the company’s commitment to further growth in the UK, this expanded product range will include the high performance GilAir Plus, specially designed for simultaneous high and low flow personal measurement of particulates, vapours, gases and metal fumes. Widely recognised as the most versatile...

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Warning Instrument Manufacturer to Take Part in First NFPA Show

On Booth 1162 at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago, 22 – 25 June, E2S Warning Signals, the independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, will be showcasing its comprehensive product portfolio. On display will be a selection of devices suitable for use in Class I & II Division 1 and 2 areas amongst which there will be the new D1x series, available as combined horn and strobe units, horn sounders or PA loudspeakers. Headquartered in London, UK, E2S has been manufactur...

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Operations Merger Will Lead to New Name and Upcoming New Hazardous Locations Testing Laboratory in North Wales 

CSA Group (UK), a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organisation, announced its UK acquired operations, SIRA Test & Certification and mi Technology Group, will be merged under the new name CSA Group Testing UK Limited. “CSA Group is committed to delivering exceptional testing and certification and conformity assessment solutions that help our customers ensure their products meet global standards and requirements,” said Ralf Schunk,...

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Get Connected to New Solutions at Safety and Health Expo 2015

Casella (UK) will be showcasing a selection of its next generation occupational hygiene monitoring solutions at Safety & Health Expo 2015, on 16-18 June at the ExCel London convention centre. At the event, Casella will be launching its innovative new Apex2 range of personal sampling pumps for dust, whilst also giving visitors the opportunity to interact with the recently launched dBadge 2 noise dosimeter and HAVex Tri-Axial Hand Arm Vibration Meter. The Apex2 is the new generation of Casell...

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Critical Final Link for the Philippines’ Tsunami Warning System Provided by UK Company

The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries, and swamped coastal communities with waves up to 30 metres high. Following this tragic event, the UN set up the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System, and although not directly affected by the 2004 disaster, the Philippines have set up a similar early warning system. Areas on the west coast of the islands, which face the Manila trench located between The Philippines and Vietnam, are at particular risk and the proje...

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Mini Flame Detectors Protect Singapore Mall

The small and compact 20/20MI IR3 flame detector, from Spectrex (USA), that is almost unnoticeable and able to detect a wide area is the perfect solution for commercial applications, such as shopping malls. The large field of view allows a small number of detectors to be installed for a large area. The Jem Mall in Singapore has recently employed the 20/20MI detector, benefiting from fast, long distance, accurate flame detection at distances of up to 133ft (40m). The 20/20MI has the highest...

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New Hand Arm Vibration Meter Launched

Casella’s (UK) new Hand Arm Vibration Meter has been developed to monitor those susceptible to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). This serious condition affects one in ten people working with hand-held, vibrating power tools¹, such as hammer drills, chainsaws and concrete breakers. Encompassing a number of conditions including Raynaud’s Disease and White Finger, without proper workplace precautions and monitoring in place HAVS can cause irreversible and painful damage to the blood ve...

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E2S Warning Signals appoints Joachim Ebert as Central Europe Sales Manager

E2S Warning Signals (UK), the independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices for hazardous areas, fire & industrial and wide area applications, has appointed Düsseldorf-based Joachim Ebert as Central Europe Sales Manger, replacing Wolfgang Pfanner who has retired after seven years. His key tasks are to build on the strong business base developed by Wolfgang through strengthening relationships with established channel partners, spearheading penetration into new geographies an...

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New Intrinsically Safe Personal Noise Dosimeter Launched

Svantek (UK) manufacturer of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation – has launched the new ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments. To support this high performance instrument, the company is offering free octave band and audio record until the end of the year. Svantek’s IS SV104 is a cable-free personal noise dosimeter and can be easily attached to the user’...

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12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend our warm welcome and invite you to the 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) to be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea during June 14-19, 2015. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is finally adopted in October 2013 as a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Through this conference, with theme of 'Today's Action, Saving the Future' our wish is to enhance underst...

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New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders and Horn/Beacon Units

The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals (UK) is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone 4-stage horn sounder, which can be combined with a powerful 5 or 10 Joule Xenon strobe in a compact 130 mm wide, 125 mm deep die-cast marine grade aluminium housing. Designed for use in Zone 2, 22 and Division 2 hazardous locations, the D2x is a truly global product range, with multiple approvals permitting use in regions covered by IECEx, ATEX, NEC and CEC regulations. With four remotely trig...

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Experience New Noise Solution at Health and Safety Scotland

Casella (UK) will be showcasing its next generation noise dosimeter at Health & Safety Scotland, on 22-23 April 2015 at the SECC in Glasgow where visitors to the show will get the chance to interact with the new technology. At the exhibition, Casella is also hosting a seminar offering tips and best practice guidance for conducting noise surveys. The noise dosimeter from Casella has been designed following invaluable feedback from users, and includes a number of new features that will ensur...

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New Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Solutions to be Showcased at IOHA 2015

Casella (UK) will be presenting its new, next generation noise, dust and vibration monitoring solutions at the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) Conference in London on 25-30 April 2015. Designed to simplify the measurement and monitoring of agents that cause work-related diseases, Casella’s latest hand-held and bodily worn instruments offer scalable solutions to those responsible for occupational hygiene and health. Taking into account critical feedback from users, t...

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Soap Containing Mercury Seized

Soap containing toxic mercury was seized in England by Enfield Council's (UK) Trading standards team The soaps were spotted at a shop in while officers were carrying out a London wide sampling project to assess how common the sale of skin lightening creams are. Exposure to high levels of mercury can cause damage to the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system, and the kidneys. Symptoms of high exposures to mercury include: skin rashes and dermatitis; mood swings; memory loss; mental di...

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New Personal Electronic Dosimeters Released

Tracerco (UK) has increased its range of award-winning radiation monitors with the release of a new collection of Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs). With the launch of the new PED Blue and PED+ devices, the leading industrial technology specialist will now have a solution for whichever radiation monitoring task needs completing. Andy Hurst, the Managing Director of Tracerco, commented: "This new range of monitors will allow monitoring activities to be undertaken across a broad range...

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Canadian Hospital Uses VOC Detector to Ensure Safe Working Environment for Employees

In a move designed to help ensure the on-going health & safety of its 4000-strong workforce, especially those with known chemical sensitivities, Canada’s St Boniface Hospital has ordered a handheld Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detector from Ion Science (UK). The high performance PID instrument is being used by the tertiary care facility to monitor levels of potentially harmful emissions from housekeeping products such as paints, adhesives, floor coatings, new furniture and saniti...

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Wide Range of Noise & Vibration Monitors Plus New Android App on Show at The Health & Safety Event 2015

Svantek (UK) will be showing a wide range of high performance noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation at The Health & Safety Event 2015, including the SV103 personal vibration dosimeter; SV104 personal noise dosimeter with octave band analysis; SV971 sound level meter and SV106 eight-channel human vibration meter. The company will also be highlighting its newly launched Android ‘app’, SvanMobile, specially designed for use with the SVAN 977B and 979 sound level meters.   Using...

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