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Safe Work Practices

An operations and maintenance (O&M) program should focus on a special set of work practices for custodial, maintenance, and construction staff. This page describes the types of safe work practices and when they should be applied. Many of these activities are also covered under the ...

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This is the NIOSH 582 course: “Sampling and Quantitating Airborne Asbestos Dust”.

The NIOSH 7400 method is detailed, including means for QA/QC procedures.

At the conclusion of the course, students are able to: properly calibrate and use the sampling equipment; align and calibrate the microscope and apply the NIOSH 7400 protocols; prepare samples for ...

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~ David Charlesworth,  a note from the EPA on ways to reduce your carbon foot print,

"Did you know that the average home has approximately 30 light fixtures and spends about 12% of its electricity bill on lighting?

Replace your five most frequently used light fixtures or light bulbs with Energy Star qualified products, and you ...

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Respirator fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting facepieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(f) states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is ...

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