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LISA BELL-MILLER JOINS SGS GALSON AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Lisa Bell-Miller recently joined SGS Galson as Business Development Manager for the region that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Bell-Miller has an extensive business background, starting in the banking industry, with the last 20 years spent in strategic and sales management, and business development for environmental services companies including A&B Environmental Services, Total Safety, and Bureau Veritas. She is a graduate of the University of Houston. As an SGS Galson Business Development Manager, Bell-Miller will work with existing and new clients to develop optimal monitoring solutions to meet theirs and their clients’ needs. She has significant experience working with environmental health and safety professionals in the oil refinery industry. “We are extremely excited and privileged to have Lisa Bell-Miller on our team, Cherie Gudz, Vice President, SGS EHS US, said. “She is the consummate professional who...

SGS Galson is Ready to Help You Reach New Lower OSHA PEL when Sampling for Beryllium

To improve worker protection, OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium in general industry from 2 µg/m3 to 0.2 µg/m3 (8-hour TWA). SGS Galson has the capability in place to handle this change, provide defensible data to the detection limit required and make it easy for you to collect samples. HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? According to OSHA, “the new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks.”  OSHA estimates that the rule will save 94 workers’ lives per year from beryllium-related diseases and prevent 46 new cases of beryllium-related disease. TECHNICAL INFORMATION The majority of current worker exposures to beryllium occur in operations such as foundry and smelting operations, machining, beryllium oxide ceramics and composites manufacturing and dental lab...

Welders Exposed to Manganese in Welding Fumes Display Neurological Illness

For many years, SGS Galson has recognized and discussed worker exposure to manganese in welding fumes. We have analyzed, and continue to do so, tens of thousands of samples for manganese over more than 45 years. Once again, this issue is making significant news as new research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis concludes that welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels below federal occupational safety standards exhibit neurological problems similar to Parkinson’s disease.  The study says that current safety standards may not adequately protect welders from dangerous exposure to manganese in welding fumes. More details on the Washington University study is here. Read more from SGS Galson on manganese exposure in welding fumes here and here. SGS Galson offers you the experience to assure your analysis is timely and accurate. For more information, or...

11/21/2016 Additions to SGS Galson SAG

The SAG has been updated to add the following: Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrobromic Acid and Nitric Acid by IC analysis using Method NIOSH 7907 This addition will be reflected on today’s online SAG...

SGS Galson’s Ed Stuber Earns ROH Credential

Ed Stuber, Industrial Hygiene Services Business Development Manager for SGS Galson has added ROH to his credentials, which already include CIH. Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) is the Canadian equivalent of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in the United States. Conferred by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH), a national, not-for-profit organization, Stuber is now authorized to provide oversight for certain Canadian projects that require an ROH. Attaining the ROH credential requires a science degree, five years of practical work experience and passing an exam. The oral exam is conducted by a panel of three ROHs each asking a series of questions. “You must answer them fully and think somewhat outside the box,” Stuber said. “To maintain your credential, you must compile points earned by working in the IH field, attending technical conferences, teaching, and attending professional development courses, and be reviewed every...
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