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A Quick Primer on USP 800 and Respiratory PPE

US Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s General Chapter Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings is no in effect as of December 1, 2019. It is important to comply with this new revised standard.[i] Most notably, USP describes practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs to promote patient safety, healthcare worker safety and environmental protection. This new revision to the USP

Access: Supports for Living and 3M: Hearing the Call to Support Our Military On and Off the Field

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M has built a solid partnership with Access Business Solutions, a division of Access: Supports for Living, a non-profit that helps support military veterans. Access provides much-needed jobs and support for severely disabled people, including disabled military veterans. These disabled veterans are employed to help with the final manufacturing and packaging of 3M™ E-A-R™ Combat Arms Earplugs and

After the Earthquake: Personal Protective Equipment for Cleanup

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The shaking, the swaying, things falling and there is nowhere to go. It happens without warning and it often affects large areas. There are few natural disasters more devastating in terms of potential loss of human life and property damage than earthquakes. Moreover, after the shock wears off, an earthquake’s aftermath presents serious hazardous conditions to both

All Virtual Reality Training is Not Created Equal

As training evolves, more and more people are looking to supplement their traditional training methods with virtual reality (VR) training modules. What are the benefits of virtual reality? Check out some of the benefits of VR in this blog we recently wrote. But, before you invest in VR, it is important to know that all VR is not created equal.

An N95 Respirator and a Dust Mask Walk Into a Bar

There is a clear difference between a mask and a respirator. Check out this technical bulletin, "Respirators and Surgical Masks: A Comparison” or hear more about it from the products themselves as an N95 Respirator walks into a bar to meet his old friend, Dust Mask (DM) and they compare and contrast their uses to each other. N95: Dust Mask, so good

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

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