Archives

Toxins in Your Toolbox

According to the CDC, children of lead-exposed workers were 6 times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels (BLL). The study concluded that 1 in 4 children of lead-exposed workers had elevated BLL.Ways to reduce your family’s exposure to lead, asbestos and …

Environmental Awareness-101

DID YOU KNOW? * The average person spends 90% of their time indoors.* The air indoors is 2-to-5x more polluted than the air outdoors.* Children breathe in 50% more air than adults.* According to the CDC, at least 4 million households have children living …

Planning a Home Renovation?

Protect Yourself from Indoor Contaminants If you’re not “in the industry”, not a lead-safe worker, and not properly trained, you are risking your health and the health of those within arms reach of your home renovation. Sure, you could throw on a respirator …

Indoor Plants to Purify Air

Indoor plants clean air naturally and return oxygen to the air. They regulate air humidity, eliminate toxins, and filter chemicals. These ten plants are the most effective, all around, in counter-acting off-gassed chemicals and contributing to balanced internal humidity: * Areca Palm * …

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

The most effective way to avoid VOCs and toxic chemicals is to make your own cleaning products. Most are easy and just as effective: Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours. Soap – unscented soap in liquid form, flakes, powders or bars is biodegradable …

Do you know your RRP?

When you’re not up-to-date on RRP you stand to be severely penalized. Recently, a KC company agreed to pay more than $65,000 in penalties for not following lead-safe work practices as required by the RRP rule. These violations included failure to properly post …

Environmental Asthma Triggers

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. When American’s spend up to 90% of their time indoors, it’s no wonder asthma is on the rise. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you …

Lead Safety and Environmental Regulations Standards

 OSHA’s standard for protecting workers from lead (29 CFR 1926.62) celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.   United acknowledges the NEED to be up-to-date on the many environmental regulations and the standards that keep workers and building occupants safe. The links provided below, offer quick reference …