Air Monitoring: Oct 2018 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Provided by the Ohio BWC safety consultants.

Industrial Hygiene Air Monitoring “Rule of Thumb”

Question:  Since my air monitoring results were all below the Occupational Exposure Limits, are there any further actions needed to be taken (other than recordkeeping requirements)?

Answer:  Just because air contaminant concentrations are below the current occupational health standards and guidelines, does not always mean they should be ignored. When evaluating the results of an Industrial Hygiene air survey, a general rule of thumb is often used when attempting to determine whether or not an exposure has exceeded an acceptable risk level.  This rule of thumb states that if a measured exposure level exceeds one-half of the value of the lowest current occupational health standard or guideline, an action level has been reached.  When an action level has been reached, it is time to begin investigating engineering, administrative or personal protective equipment measures to prevent workers’ exposures from reaching harmful concentrations.

October 11, 2018 – Site Security and Vulnerability Assessments

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.

Our topic for this month is…

Site Security and Vulnerability Assessments, David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls.

Dave DiRocco is a law enforcement and security professional with experience dating back to 1986. Since 2013, Dave has been working for Johnson Controls in the complex security group. He works with large companies and government entities to identify risks and provides technology-based mitigation solutions that increase security and organizational resilience.

This training is ideal for safety managers & security staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, October 8, 2018.


Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” If you would like to pay by credit card prior to the event, please email us for an invoice. Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members (who RSVP by deadline) and $20 for non-members or walk-ins (including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

TRUNK OR TREAT DONATIONS: The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a community Trunk or Treat to benefit Miller Community House in Kent (Portage County’s only emergency family shelter). We’ll be taking up a collection in support of this event. Please consider donating personal hygiene products such as deodorant, lotion, body wash, & bath soap as well as individually wrapped Halloween candy.

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