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Upcoming NIOSH Black Lung Screenings, May 2018

by Stephanie Billing on May 17, 2018

As mentioned earlier this year, NIOSH is providing free lung screenings for coal workers at various locations through West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Below you'll find the remaining dates for May of 2018, all being hosted in West Virginia. Keep an eye out for additional updates on the 2018 Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program.

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Linked to Noisy Jobs

by Stephanie Billing on April 23, 2018

Employers and Employees alike are well aware that noisy work environments can have a negative affect on the hearing health of employees and the overall safety of a workplace. You may be surprised to learn then that a noisy work environment can also cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This is according to a recent study published by the CDC that found both conditions to be more common among workers that were exposed to loud noises at work.

When it comes to workplace safety, knowledge is power. On April 25th there is an opportunity to expand your workplace safety skill set through OSHA's Safe + Sound webinar.

2018 NIOSH Coal Workers Health Surveillance Program

by Stephanie Billing on March 21, 2018

The 2018 Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program will provide a series of free screenings using NIOSH’s mobile testing unit. A total of 12 weeks of screening are planned for this year, featuring locations that are conveniently located in mining communities and mine locations throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.

OSHA's New Silica Standards for 2017 & 2018

by Stephanie Billing on March 09, 2018

Over the past year OSHA has begun to implement two brand new respirable crystalline silica standards. Enforcement for construction began on September 23rd, 2017 and enforcement for general industry and maritime will begin on June 23rd, 2018.

How the Public Can Safely Use Respiratory Protection

by Stephanie Billing on February 23, 2018

Occupational Safety and Health efforts are not only valuable in the workplace, but can be applied to non-occupational situations as well. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently posted an article that covers the use of respiratory protection in non-occupational settings.

The More You Know...

After January 14, Microsoft will no longer administer support or security updates for Windows 7.  How will this effect you?  If your company uses a Benson Audiometer, you will need to make sure your software can support your instrument.  While it may seem like you still have time to get this done, you do not want to become vulnerable to viruses that could spoil data.  Give us a call to purchase your upgrade assurance if you have not already!  We can also answer any questions you may have regarding your instrument and its software.

Check it out....

We are now offering BAT Training and Drug Collector Training courses!  Schedule your spot today by registering online!  Go to our "COURSES" tab for information and schedules.

The deal about online courses...

It seems we are having a few folks both call and search online for online courses.  Unfortunately both CAOHC and NIOSH require a traditional classroom setting in order to become certified.  NIOSH has approved an online refresher course however you'd have to go to NIOSH's website for more information.  Any more questions, please give our office a call 410-360-6120 or email info@cohs.biz.

Breaking News!

As of 1/1/2019, Chesapeake Occupational Health Solutions Inc has separated from Chesapeake Acoustic Solutions Inc and is 100% woman owned.  Stephanie is now the President and Owner of Chesapeake Occupational Health Solutions.

2019 Courses are Posted!

Our 2019 classes are now posted.  We are offering CAOHC and NIOSH Courses in several major cities in the Mid-Atlantic as well as locations such as Texas and Wisconsin.  Let us know if you'd like one in your area or have 5 or more students to hold a private course!

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Upcoming NIOSH Black Lung Screenings, May 2018

As mentioned earlier this year, NIOSH is providing free lung screenings for coal workers at various locations through West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Below you'll find the remaining dates for May of 2018, all being hosted in West Virginia. Keep an eye out for additional updates on the 2018 Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program.

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