Following Investigation of Worker Fall and Death, OSHA Cites Phoenix Industrial Cleaning

OSHA has cited Phoenix Industrial Cleaning for 28 alleged serious safety violations following the death of Bernardo Martinez, who died when he fell from a ladder inside of a storage tank at Sunnyside Corp. in Wheeling, Ill. OSHA has cited Phoenix Industrial Cleaning for 28 alleged serious safety violations following the death of Bernardo Martinez, 37, who fell from a ladder inside of a storage tank at Sunnyside Corp. in Wheeling, Ill. – a manufacturer of paint removers, paint thinners and wood care products – on Nov. 29, 2012. OSHA has proposed fines of $77,200. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled in November 2012 that Martinez fell […]

AIHce 2013: Diversity Drives Innovation

Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group Diversity drives innovation. That’s the message Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group, offered during his May 20 keynote presentation at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) in Montreal. “If you combine ideas from different industries, disciplines and cultures, you’ll have a better chance of breaking new ground,” Johansson told the thousands of AIHce attendees who gathered for the conference’s opening session in the Monteral Convention Center. In his high-energy, fast-paced presentation, Johansson, author of The Medici Effect: Groundbreaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures, stressed that innovation is critical to any business’s success. “The world is […]

AIHce 2013: AIHA and ACGIH Celebrate Professional Excellence and Contributions

Dr. David Michaels of OSHA is the recipient of the William Steiger Memorial Award, which honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational health and safety. The best way to start off AIHce 2013 in Montreal is  a celebration of industrial hygiene professionals and others who have made significant contributions to EHS. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists announced the following 2013 Award recipients: The William Steiger Memorial Award honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational health and safety. Initiated in 1979, this award is not limited […]

AIHce 2013: The Art and Science of Professional Judgment

Bonjour! EHS Today is in Montreal for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce), where thousands of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals have convened to discuss the latest trends in industrial hygiene innovation. In Montreal, it’s all about three words: joie de vivre, the joy of living. But when attendees aren’t enjoying this international city’s world-class restaurants, arts and culture offerings, shopping and attractions, AIHce attendees will have a range of education sessions and networking opportunities at their fingertips. AIHce, co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), features a theme this year of “The Art + Science […]