VelocityEHS upgrades Industrial Hygiene software

By |  March 12, 2021

VelocityEHSVelocityEHS, a provider of cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software, updated its Industrial Hygiene software.

The updates aim to make it easier for mine operators to comply with the permissible exposure limits (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica enforced by the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), VelocityEHS says.

Metal, nonmetal and coal miners exposed to silica in respirable dust risk developing several short- and long-term health effects, the company says. The new update to VelocityEHS Industrial Hygiene now accounts for MSHA’s existing standards limiting U.S. miners’ exposures to silica in respirable dust, which differ from those established by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

While OSHA’s silica standards apply to general industry and the maritime and construction industries, MSHA enforces different silica exposure limits for mining. The enhancements to VelocityEHS Industrial Hygiene now account for this difference, the company says, enabling U.S. mining operators to more quickly and easily input data and calculate MSHA silica PELs.

“Designed by our in-house team of certified industrial hygienists, VelocityEHS Industrial Hygiene software simplifies complex IH data to provide users with rapid access and actionable insights necessary to effectively control potential exposure risks,” says Dave Risi, principal solutions strategist of Industrial Hygiene at VelocityEHS. “With expert-designed IH capabilities – like the new MSHA silica enhancement – available right out of the box, U.S. miners instantly gain greater visibility of accurate IH PEL data, while reducing the time, effort and cost required to manage their IH program.”

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