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Comfort Considerations When Picking Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection may be necessary at your job, but there are many options out there designed to help comfortably protect you from the hazards you face. It’s important to keep in mind that when making the choice of what type of respiratory protection to use that you also select products from a reputable manufacturer that offers science-based, innovative solutions, which

Discover the Firefighter Combat Challenge: Founder Dr. Paul Davis, an Interview

The 3M Scott Fire & Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the 3M Scott Air-Pak™ SCBA breathing apparatus, competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of tasks they could encounter in a live fire rescue

Discover the Science of Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection and safety go hand in hand. Safety is critical. And effective respiratory protection should be engineered by science, in order to help achieve respiratory protection that is safe, effective, fits properly, comfortable, durable, and able to achieve approval by the appropriate regulatory body. When evaluating respiratory protection options for workers in the United States, ask yourself, has the

Disinfection of PPE for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As many countries around the world have begun to return to the workplace, companies, including construction sites, may be considering additional requirements and reevaluating personal protective equipment (PPE) choices to help protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for construction, disinfection of reusable PPE is recommended at

Find Out More About the American Recovery Plan EMS/Firefighter Funding Assistance

As the United States takes the next steps to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the $1.9 trillion emergency stimulus plan known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is the next source of support for COVID-19 pandemic response. But how does this next piece of legislation and spending impact first responders, including EMS agencies and firefighters? Below are major plan

Flood Protection and Above the Shoulders PPE

Flooding. It seems to be a more regular occurrence. But does the meteorological record back that up? Each of the 1982, 1993, and 2015–16 floods resulted in eight peaks of record among the selected stations included in this study, whereas the 2017 flood resulted in 21 peaks of record. By the numbers, drought ($236.6 billion, CPI-adjusted), severe storms ($206.1 billion,

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