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Why Is An ABIH Certification Important?

The goal of industrial hygiene (also known as occupational hygiene) is to protect the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community – which is no small task.  An industrial hygienist performs and manages services including: Evaluating your workplace and surrounding community for chemical, physical and biological hazards Developing recommendations and a… [Read More]

New Construction Standards for Crystalline Silica in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has announced new construction standards for Crystalline Silica scheduled to take effect in Virginia June 23, 2017. Circle Safety and Health Consultants can help your organization understand these new regulations and implement a training program to ensure compliance. Learn more about the new Crystalline Silica Standards… [Read More]

Get The Facts on Falls

This week begins OSHA’s 4th  annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down initiative to raise awareness and help prevent falls in the construction industry. The week long initiative encourages employers and workers to discuss common fall hazards, safety measures and how to prevent falls from from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. OSHA provides a variety of educational… [Read More]

The Difference Between Safety Culture and Safety Climate

The difference between safety culture and safety climate: A glimpse beneath the surface of your operation. The first time the term safety culture appeared it was in a report written by the International Atomic Energy Agency following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.  The term was used to collectively describe the catastrophic failures in company-wide attitudes… [Read More]

What Is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene refers to the practice of evaluating a work environment to anticipate and prevent factors that  could cause sickness, stress or negatively impact an employees health and well being. Industrial Hygienists, like those at Circle Safety & Health Consultants, will analyze exposure levels, worker’s tasks and where they are performed to identify potential risks… [Read More]

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