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Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for a Healthier Environment

In today’s world, where we spend the majority of our time indoors, ensuring clean and healthy air quality is essential for our well-being. At Health Science Associates, we are committed to improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to create healthier environments for homes, offices, and public spaces.  Let’s explore what IAQ is, its significance, and how… Read More

Silica – LA County Supervisors Take Initial Step Toward A Ban On Artificial-Stone Countertops

Los Angeles county is ground zero for silicosis, a fatal disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust unleashed when the countertops are cut or ground. Public Health Watch, LAist and Univision first reported the existence of what’s believed to be the nation’s biggest cluster of the incurable illness in December. Last month, Public Health… Read More

Ensuring Safety through Thorough Asbestos Building Inspections

Asbestos, a hazardous material commonly found in buildings constructed before the 1980s, poses significant health risks when disturbed. Health Science Associates, a trusted provider of occupational health and safety services, offers comprehensive asbestos building inspections to identify and assess the presence of asbestos-containing materials.  With their expertise and commitment to safety, Health Science Associates helps… Read More

Your Trusted Partner for Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene & Safety Services

When it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, Health Science Associates is the trusted partner for comprehensive industrial hygiene and safety services. With its expertise in occupational health and safety, Health Science Associates provides a wide range of services designed to identify and mitigate workplace hazards, promote employee well-being, and ensure compliance… Read More

Heat Illness Prevention

Join Cal/OSHA’s 2023 Heat Illness Prevention (HIP) Network Call The HIP Network Call includes an overview of heat illness prevention requirements, 2023 regulatory updates, how to get free heat training materials, and more. Friday April 28: 10:00-12:00 Free to register and join. Register on Zoom https://tkoworks.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-CoqzotE9Rl_AICRBIeUNpQEHES7xLx

NIOSH Issues Guidance on Verifying Respirator Shelf Life

In March, NIOSH published a new fact sheet (PDF) on assessing the shelf lives of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs). Although the agency does not currently require providers of approved FFRs to designate shelf lives for their products, a recent NIOSH study has “noted numerous challenges that the PPE community experiences when trying to locate FFR… Read More

Silica Trending in the news

The hazards of silica have been know for decades, that it completely true. Francis Perkins, the first female cabinet member of the United States, serving as the fourth Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945) was part of an exhaustive investigation of the hazards of silica and was responsible for a report issued in… Read More

Cal/OSHA Will Have Silica ETS

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board, overruling its staff recommendation, has approved promulgating a controversial emergency temporary standard. The standard requires the fabricated stone industry to protect employees from silica exposure. The industry has seen dozens of silica injury cases over the past five years and at least ten deaths. The Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association… Read More

Occupational Health and Safety Litigation Support and Expert Witness

In the complex world of occupational health and safety (OHS) litigation, having an expert witness can be a game-changer. These professionals bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the courtroom, providing crucial insights and clarifications on intricate OHS matters.  At Health Science Associates (HSA), we offer comprehensive OHS litigation support and expert witness services to… Read More