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Reducing the Risks of Hearing Overprotection

People in many different types of industries work in noisy environments where they need to wear hearing protection devices (HPDs). Wearing HPDs is critical for addressing hazardous noise levels and helping to protect an individual’s hearing. However, as part of a risk assessment, it is also important to consider how HPDs may affect workers’ ability to hear the important sounds

Some Helpful Tips to Better Understand the Updates to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1

The Z87.1 American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protective Devices is developed by the Z87 Committee on Safety Eye and Face Protection, which is administered by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The most recent changes to this standard were approved in 2015, though the

Cannabis Industry Safety Concerns and PPE Considerations

As of May 2019, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and 34 states have legalized marijuana under state law, typically for medical reasons and/or recreational use. There are 12 other states that have decriminalized certain levels of possession. South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Idaho are the four remaining states that do not have any type

A Quick Primer on USP 800 and Respiratory PPE

Although US Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s General Chapter Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings is not expected to officially go into effect on December 1, 2019, it is important to take steps now to start to understand and comply with this new revised standard.[i] Most notably, USP describes practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs to promote patient safety,

ANSI Approves New ISEA 121 Standard for Fall Protection for Tools

In the United States, the new ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for Dropped Objects Protection was approved on July 02, 2018, by the American National Standards Association. This standard was initially prepared by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), and passed earlier this year, in an effort to provide manufacturers of dropped objects equipment with guidance on testing and performance criteria. This

Is an Integrated PPE Solution the Right Fit for Your Welding Needs?

Have you thought about an integrated PPE solution? This option may help provide safety managers and welders with the confidence and comfort in knowing that as metalworking tasks change, you can remain protected without having to change your gear. If you work in welding, transportation, shipbuilding, energy or other heavy manufacturing industries you know you are exposed to all types

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