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Ten Considerations when Selecting Respiratory Protection

When choosing respiratory protection in the United States, there is a lot to consider. Are respirators required by your employer and/or the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? Has the respirator been certified by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)? But even once you select the appropriate respiratory protection given your job and application, another important

Stand Up to Falls: Learn the ABCD’s of Fall Protection

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A fall at work can be terrible. But, a fall from heights in the midst of an already dangerous job can be devastating. Do you know how to properly inspect your fall protection gear to ensure it is secure, compliant with OSHA regulations and comfortable? A typical Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) incorporates three components often

Some Tips for Selecting a New Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet

Heavy-duty welders working at high amperages have specific needs. They want personal protective equipment (PPE) that offers: Good protection against radiation Clear visibility of the welding spot Effective respiratory protection capabilities Comfortable to wear Protection against welding spatter and grinding sparks Based on these needs, heavy-duty welders should look for an integrated helmet system that has the following features: An

OH&S Magazine Spotlight: Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. There are many different hazards and risks that may exist. For instance, workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers can be exposed to conditions that can cause heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided

Let's Learn More About How to Evaluate Respiratory Protection Choices

Wearing a respirator, whether by choice or because of the requirements of your job, is about protection. There are also other considerations that go into choosing what type of respirator you end up using. Protection, fit, comfort, quality and durability – these are all key criteria that should be considered. Whether you are an expert in making these decisions or

Have You Considered the Possible Benefits of PPE Standardization?

Selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) can be a daunting experience to some. Does the PPE meet regulatory requirements? How much does it cost? What are the overall benefits? Will it help protect workers from short and long-term hazards? But there are other considerations that health and safety managers, leadership and end-users should take into account when deciding what PPE is

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