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Guidance for Schools on Lead in Drinking Water Rule

The Pennsylvania School Code was amended July 1, 2018 to require schools to test drinking water sources for lead, or, discuss and decide options at a public meeting[1].  Childhood lead poison prevention is a serious issue in the Commonwealth, and one that can be positively affected by providing safe drinking water in schools. This guidance document summarizes recommendations for testing and management […]

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Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. Upcoming Events!

  If you’re attending the following events, stop by our booth and say hi!   Keystone Emergency Management Association October 21 – 22, 2018 Altoona, PA http://kemaconference.com/     Cumberland County LEPC SARA Summit October 23, 2018 Carlisle, PA     Pennsylvania GOSH Conference October 29 – 30, 2018 Hershey, PA http://www.pasafetyconference.com/index.htm  

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Cocciardi Consultants Perform Air Sampling At School Districts Across PA

Schools are faced with a special challenge when students and teachers return after the summer recess.   When building ventilation is adjusted due to a return to full occupancy, issues with mold can occur due to warm and humid weather and lack of air circulation within the school over the summer break. Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. […]

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Reports of Worst Mosquito and Tick Season Yet

Mosquito and tick-borne diseases have tripled in the last 10 years in the United States, with 1 in 5 of the recorded cases occurring last year.  A heavy tick season is predicted for 2018 in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Mosquito-borne diseases typically occur between June and September and have been reported in 50 states.  Lyme disease, […]

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Fire Alarm Recall (March 2018)

  Kidde Recalls Smoke Alarms For Risk of Failure to Alert of Fire (March 2018)   Inspect your fire alarms! Nearly half a million smoke alarms nationwide are being recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Wednesday, March 22. Kiddie dual-sensor smoke […]

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AIHA Newswire Newsfeed

The Newswire newsfeed serves as a conduit to reporting on OEHS-related topics by media organizations. The Newswire newsfeed below is a resource that readers can check throughout the week to keep up with what media organizations are saying about IH- and OHS-related topics. Stay up to date on current Industrial Hygiene news…  

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Ruling

In 2016, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule requiring health care providers to develop Emergency Preparedness Plans and establish new Conditions of Participation (CoPs). CMS has updated the Emergency Preparedness standards to establish more consistent planning, coordination, and response to both natural and man-made disasters. Updates are a direct response to […]

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OSHA
OSHA Enforcement Guidance on Silica Standard for Construction

National Safety Council: October 20, 2017 OSHA has released interim enforcement guidance for its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard (1926.1153), which is set to be enforced in full on Oct. 23. The guidance was issued Oct. 19 in a memorandum to OSHA regional administrators from Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency’s Directorate of […]

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Mass shooting at music festival on the Las Vegas Strip

New York Post: October 2, 2017 A gunman opened fire during a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night — killing more than 20 people and wounding over 100 with a high-powered assault rifle before being shot by police, according to officials. Read more…

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