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Cannabis Industry Safety Concerns and PPE Considerations

As of April 2021, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and 36 states have legalized marijuana to some degree under state law, typically for medical reasons and/or recreational use. There are 12 other states that have decriminalized certain levels of possession. Nebraska, Kansas, and Idaho are the remaining states that do not have any type

Cap 1 vs. Cap 2 Cartridges for CBRN – Tips to Help You Make an Appropriate Choice

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the ever-present possibility of acts of terrorism, natural disasters, chemical releases, epidemics and mass casualty events, the personal protection equipment needs of first receivers and emergency response teams continues to be a priority. In 2006 the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a protocol for the certification of powered air purifying respirators

Case Study: Green Bay, WI Metro Fire Department and 3M™ PELTOR™ Electronic Earplugs

Situation: The Green Bay Metro Fire Department needed a solution to help their teams communicate and coordinate during noisy events such as Green Bay Packer games and live music concerts. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department provides emergency response services during special events and it has always been difficult to communicate amongst their team due to crowd and music noise.

CBRN PAPR: Be Prepared, Breathe Easy

ST. PAUL, Minn. – First Receivers, emergency response teams, military personnel, safety managers, as well as others who handle patient decontamination. All these groups may require specialized respiratory protection when encountering particularly dangerous conditions brought on by exposures to chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear  (CBRN) hazards. From preparation to clean-up, you need leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and tools for

Changes to Certain Intrinsically Safe Standards and How Harmonization Works

Over time there have been a number of revisions to Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards for Intrinsically Safe (IS) equipment. Here are some insights into how the latest standard impacts new intrinsically safe products. This article also addresses how the process of harmonization can affect product development efforts for manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE). Recent Changes to Intrinsically Safe Standards

Check out our Complimentary Silica Regulation Online Resources

ST. PAUL, Minn.— As you probably know by now in March 2016, OSHA launched the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation (29 CFR 1926.1153). The new regulation states that employers in the construction industry are expected to continue to take steps either to come into compliance with the new permissible exposure limit or to implement specific dust controls for certain

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