Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Build your Business
Advertise Here

From Government, Legal and Policy - Class Actions / Lawsuits

Brought to you by LaMar's Donuts

Our donuts are the ultimate indulgence. Visit us at our 1781 Hamric Drive E. location in Oxford. Call 256-832-4353.

Commitment

Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:38:01 EST

Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.
 
Crystalline silica, a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and other minerals, has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Breathing the dust can also cause silicosis, an incurable condition in which silica dust enters the lungs and creates scar tissue. The scar tissue reduces the lungs' ability to take in oxygen, which can eventually be fatal. Moreover, silicosis makes the lungs more susceptible to other lung conditions, such as tuberculosis.
 
As a result of the findings, OSHA has fined three contractors, who have until April 20 to appeal. Silica dust is a significant occupational health hazard, impacting nearly 2 million American workers. Particularly high risk jobs are abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunneling.
 
People living and working near the Second Avenue site are worried about the risk of exposure above ground. The MTA insists that this is not a hazard, despite neighborhood residents complaining of respiratory problems that have been dubbed 'Second Avenue Cough.'
 
'As one of the nation's foremost environmental testing laboratories, EMSL Analytical has the expertise to help government agencies and industry monitor for crystalline and amorphous silica to prevent illness and even death from prolonged exposure,' states Jian Hu, Ph.D., Senior Laboratory Scientist at EMSL. 'We test air and bulk samples using NIOSH Method 7500, NIOSH Method 7501, and OSHA Method ID-142.'
 
For more information on EMSL's testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com, or email info@EMSL.com.
 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is the nation's leading testing laboratory with over 30 locations throughout the United States and Canada. We are a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microbiology, radon, food, and materials testing services to professionals and the general public.  Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

$17.33 Per Hour = Happiness?

New Research Shows Happiness Doesn't Increase over $69,300 in Alabama

Help Kids Stay Organized for a Fresh Start this School Year

By studying smarter, staying organized and keeping motivated, students can learn to juggle it all.

Quick and Tasty Lunch Ideas to Take to Work

Find yourself other quick and tasty lunch ideas that are satisfying and have nutritional value.

National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

August marks the first National Curb Appeal Month


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

The Party Center

Everything you need for your next party! Specializing in items for your birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and all holidays and special occasions. Located at 1716 Hamric Drive East in Oxford. Call 256-831-4449.

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at golf.transformationsolutions.com

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250