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3M and the Science of Fit Testing

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Did you know that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) has an “N95” Day? One of the past themes has included “The Science behind Respirator Fit Testing in the Workplace: Past, Present, and Future.” You may not also know that is that 3M has been applying fit test science to respirator wearers’ life for years.

A Helpful Guide to OSHA's New Silica Standard

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  If your crew works with silica, you've probably heard about OSHA's updated construction regulation that goes into effect starting mid-2017. However, you may not be clear on the details and what it means for your team. If you're a little confused or simply haven't had time to dig into the flurry of technical documents on the topic,

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/ISEA 107-2015 Made Easier

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  ANSI/ISEA 107 - the US standard addressing low worker visibility as an occupational hazard during the day, low-light conditions and at night, by ANSI direction is updated every 5 years. The most current edition published February 1, 2016. There are four main topics covered in today’s standard: garment design, performance of both retroreflective and background materials,

Building a Culture of Safety and Health at Your Worksite

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The goal of every occupational safety and health (OSH) professional is to maintain a safe and productive work site and avoid accidents, injury and illness. To ensure worker safety, professionals must be responsible to assess all on-site safety hazards, follow current regulations and safety standards, implement engineering and administrative controls and provide training, to name a

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

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