About Langdon Dement

Langdon Dement is an EHS Advisor with UL Workplace Health and Safety with experience in general industry, healthcare, and Industrial Hygiene consultations. He specializes in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, patient handling, and Job Hazard Analysis within a variety of healthcare and general industry areas. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), and an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for general industry. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Harding University as well as a post-graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University. Langdon has been a presenter at national conferences such as ASSE’s Safety, NSC, and AIHce. He is a member of ASSE, AIHA, and an advisory member of the Healthcare Practice Specialty working group.

Weathering the Winter: Keeping Workers Safe in the Cold

Weathering the Winter: Keeping Workers Safe in the Cold

During the winter and in extreme weather events like this week’s East Coast snowstorm, workers are at risk for health emergencies. Cold weather can lead to danger for workers outside or in poorly insulated or unheated areas, particularly in fields such as sanitation, construction, emergency response, delivery, or transportation. Weather-related conditions can also pose a […]

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Asbestos Remains a Serious Issue for UK Workers

Asbestos Remains a Serious Issue for UK Workers

Occupational disease places a heavy burden on workers and the workplace. Some workers may experience temporary life-changing illness, while others develop life-ending illness. There are many types of occupational disease such as respiratory disease, skin diseases, cancers, asbestos-related disease, musculoskeletal disease, and work-related stress to name a few. Asbestos, specifically, is one hazard that has […]

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Occupational Disease in the UK – a Growing Epidemic

Occupational Disease in the UK – a Growing Epidemic

Every day, some workers in the United Kingdom bring home something extra with them—their workplace exposure to potential health hazards. Many workplace hazards–like chemical spills and motorized vehicle accidents–are easily recognized while some are not even acknowledged. It’s these seemingly, non-serious hazards that have the potential to cause long-lasting adverse health effects. For example, many […]

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Celebrate Safety with N95 Day

Celebrate Safety with N95 Day

Today marks the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) 4th annual N95 Day, usually held on September 5. The focus this year, according to NIOSH, is to “equip you with the necessary tools to provide and/or practice proper respiratory protection when the use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators is necessary.” Respirators are crucial […]

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World Hepatitis Day Calls Attention to Serious Health Threat

World Hepatitis Day Calls Attention to Serious Health Threat

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) made July 28th one of four official disease-specific world health days to be recognized each year. World Hepatitis Day was created to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “Prevent hepatitis. Act now”. Hepatitis […]

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