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3 Mindblowing Controlled Guidance Factors They Won’t Talk About
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

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A look at control banding

Typically used to protect workers from chemicals, the process has potential use in other areas


David Zalk first became acquainted with control banding in the late 1990s as an industrial hygienist. When his work shifted to environmental, health and safety management in 2007, he started thinking that it could have uses beyond its usual realm of bulk chemicals. At its heart, control banding – a qualitative system of risk assessment – is about using what is known to try to manage the unknown. It's often used for potential hazards surrounding chemicals – almost 99% of which do not have occupational exposure limits, according to NIOSH – because of the regular production of new chemicals. "I thought there must be a way to take that mindset and see how else it can apply," said Zalk, deputy EHS team leader at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Exposure and Control Banding Committee. Since then, Zalk has proposed ways to use control banding in areas such as construction and nanomaterials.

How it works Source credits: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/19704-a-look-at-control-banding



Kirsten Koehler and Ana Rule, faculty experts from the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, answer questions about the revised CDC guidelines on masks and gloves

In early April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidance to recommend that in addition to social distancing measures, all Americans should wear masks when leaving the house for essential trips such as going to the grocery store or the pharmacy. Thursday, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported that new COVID-19 infections among hospital staff dropped by half after instituting a universal masking policy. As best practices for limiting the spread of the coronavirus continue to evolve, the Hub spoke with Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Kirsten Koehler and Assistant Professor Ana Rule, both of the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. They helped clarify how the "hierarchy of controls"—a prioritized method of controlling workplace hazards through actions such as social distancing and masks—can limit spread of the coronavirus. They also discussed the CDC's recent guidance and other questions related to mask use. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

Why did the CDC change its guidance to recommend that everyone wear a mask or face covering when leaving home? Source credits: https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/04/24/covid-19-mask-glove-use/


In First Month of COVID-19 Guidance, the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards Have Issued Hundreds of Approvals for Compliance Extensions Submitted by Regulated Entities

On March 20, the California Water Boards issued guidance about complying with regulatory requirements during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. We summarized that guidance here. In short, the guidance directs regulated entities to "immediately" notify the Board if compliance is not possible and to seek appropriate relief. Water Board staff committed to "do their best to respond within 24/48 hours." It has now been a month, and preliminary data about the extent to which regulated entities have sought relief, and how the Regional Water Boards have responded is available. The following information was presented today in a Bar Association of San Francisco's Environmental Law Section Master Series Roundtable providing detail about extension requests and delays by regulated entities as of the week of April 20 (i.e., at the conclusion of the first month of the policy): Source credits: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/first-month-covid-19-guidance-california-regional-water-quality-control-boards-have



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