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An N95 Respirator and a Dust Mask Walk Into a Bar

There is a clear difference between a mask and a respirator. 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 to see you; you haven’t changed a bit. DM: Yep, still

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

OSHA Top Ten Violations: Are You on the List?

Every year OSHA puts out their top ten list of violations that they have issued. For 2018, the list includes: Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7,270 violations Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,552 Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,336 Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,118 Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,944 Ladders (1926.1053): 2,812 Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,294 Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,982 Machine Guarding (1910.212):

Keeping the Chill Out: Advice for Preventing Cold Stress

Baby, it’s cold outside. But for anyone who works outside or in a cold environment, this is no joke. You may be at risk for cold stress. This includes outdoor jobs involving construction or agriculture as well as indoor jobs that involve things like cold storage. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a specific standard that covers

Connect with 3M at the 2019 World of Concrete

The OSHA Silica standard has been in effect since September of 2017—learn more about it at 3M's booth at World of Concrete. The standard is detailed, and you may still need to make adjustments to your company’s safety plan as well as update your personal protective equipment inventory. Do you still need help accomplishing these tasks? Since 1975 World of

Five Things to Consider When Implementing Your Ladder Safety Efforts

The OSHA regulations and ANSI standards impacting ladder safety are changing. Specifically, the requirements for cable sleeves used on climbing ladder fall arrest systems, the fall protection equipment needed for these applications, and other elements of a vertical climbing system. If you use a climbing ladder system then these changes likely apply to you. Additionally, industries not previously required to

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