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Two-Handed or One-Handed Earplug Insertion? Consult Your User Instructions.

Hearing protection devices (HPDs) are worn for the purpose of reducing noise. From construction to food processing to manufacturing, HPDs can help reduce noise exposure and thereby could help reduce noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Traditionally, earplug manufacturers instruct the wearer to use a two-handed insertion method. But what about one-handed insertion? Let’s learn more…. But How Do You Know How

Tips on How to Write your Respiratory Protection Success Story

ST. PAUL, Minn. - You might be doing everything right when it comes to following respiratory protection regulations, but without good records it can be difficult – if not impossible! – to prove it. Better records also mean peace of mind, since you always know you’re on top of training and testing. Don’t be caught playing catch up. Make sure the records

Three Things to Know About the New ANSI Fit Testing Standard

ANSI/ASA has published the first standard-setting the criteria that fit-test systems should meet to improve accuracy and reporting of fit test results. This new standard is titled ANSI/ASA S12.71-2018, American National Standard Performance Criteria for Systems that Estimate the Attenuation of Passive Hearing Protectors for Individual Users. This standard is the first of its kind worldwide. 1. What Does this

Think Coveralls and Breathability Don’t Go Together? Think Again!

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Workers who are required to wear protective apparel such as coveralls often state that comfort and ‘moveability’ are paramount. Moreover, they express that their number one complaint is heat buildup since wearing protective suits over their clothes can result in hot conditions. The challenge lies with having a breathable coverall that is also highly protective. Balancing the

The Value of Advancing Workplace Safety and Health

Providing a safe workplace should be a goal for all employers. While this can entail significant investments, the value of advancing workplace safety and health is well worth it. A strong workplace culture of safety and health can enhance product quality and business reputation, help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and improve micro- and macro-economic indicators. Safety and operational

The Surge for Tower Climbers to Build a 5G Network

5G, one of the next-generation of mobile communications networks, will dramatically change the way network infrastructure is designed and deployed. This new wave of technology is going to require many newly qualified engineers and technicians with the proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to help them get the job done safely. But what exactly is involved and who is

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