Product Case Studies

Mercury Vapor Analyzers: Finding the Right Fit for Your Needs


This paper will explain differences between gold film sensors, atomic absorption spectroscopy and atomic fluorescence spectroscopy, focusing on how these technologies work, what interferences they have and how sensitive they are to low levels of mercury vapor.

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Healthcare Professionals Can Trust Quantitative Fit Testing


There are two OSHA-accepted QNFT methods for N95 respirators: Generated Aerosol (complex and lack portability) or Ambient Aerosol (simple and portable). 

Simple and portable, the Ambient Aerosol method of QNFT is the most economical and industry preferred method along with being the best OSHA-accepted fit test method.


New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems for Today's Workplaces  

In the fall of 2013, OSHA endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. The new OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats use nationally and internationally standardized elements to better convey safety messages in today's workplaces.

This whitepaper, developed by the experts at Clarion Safety Systems, will:

  • Explain the new 2013 OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats
  • Help you understand what the changes mean to
    your organization
  • Give you a clear, 4-step guide to building your
    new sign system
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Skylights Screens - Amazing Photo From Our Buffalo Plant


Two men, exceeding 400 pounds, standing on 4' wide skylight screen, little deflection.  Fact:  numerous workers die and countless are injured plunging thru skylights.  They trip, sit & back into them.  Easy to fall thru but easy to prevent with skylight screens and railings.  Safety Rail Source skylight fall protection exceeds OSHA Standards and building codes.  Screens are galvanized or stainless.  Railings have "green" recycled PVC bases.  Call Safety Rail Source experts 877-723-3766.

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How Clean Are Your Gloves  

Hand protection should function to guard against cuts, chemicals or to shield hands from the general wear and tear associated with repeated exposure to a variety of hazards. However, are the gloves workers use actually safe, clean and fit for use or are residual chemicals such as DMF or ammonia present?  Not all gloves come with the fresh-out-of-the pack cleanliness that forms the integral part of the ATG® HandCare® program.

  In this context, “clean” should signify the absence of residues of potentially harmful chemicals improperly used in production and the long-term confidence that comes with Dermatological Accreditation by the Skin Health Alliance.

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Is your facility dangerous because you are not labeling all work areas properly?
Aside from your facilities, the place where the work actually gets done,
your employees and workers are your most valuable asset. And as their
employer, it is your responsibility to take care of them, providing them
with the safest environment possible to work in.
A facility that has been properly outfitted with visual safety elements can greatly reduce not only fatalities from bad accidents, but lesser injuries as well. Visual safety is all about having the right message in the right place at the right time. And with our LabelTact printer series, that is an absolute no-brainer for today's busy floor or facility managers.
For a good example of some labeling that many in your industry can print
on our LabelTac Printers, Download Your Free GHS Guide Here.

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Springfield DH Dual-Hazard FR Fabric  
It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability. Springfield logo

The 10-Second Race: Better Eyewash Stations Reduce Injury

Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That’s why the standard for eyewash stations dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected. speakman company

The Truth About Flame resistant Fabric Terms:
What’s Really Behind the “Inherent” vs. “Treated” Debate

In the protective clothing industry, there has been substantial debate about the merits of two types of flame resistant (FR) fabrics — “inherent” and “treated.” These two terms are commonly used to describe different approaches to producing the
FR properties of a fiber.

Unfortunately, much of what has been written about the distinctions between “inherent” and “treated”  fabrics has been inaccurate, incomplete or misleading. This paper seeks to set the record straight
by exploring: The unscientific origin of the terms — “inherent” and “treated” , The evolving meaning of these terms over time, Why “proven” vs. “unproven” is a more
useful basis for comparison. 


Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-held Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluoresence  
Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area.[1] It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and
shellfish.[2] With the presence of running water in our buildings, school yards, and outdoor fountains, it may be easy for people to believe that all water we encounter in our daily lives is abundant and usable. The fact is only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and only a small
percentage of that is both usable and easily accessible.[3]
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Maintenance workers in refineries regularly use stainless steel slotted shims to level andlogo
maintain pumps, motors, and machines. While steel shims provide optimal efficiency in
maintaining equipment, they also create a dangerous hazard for hands at work. Since pump and
machine maintenance is an ongoing process, workers are constantly handling shims, which
increases the potential for injury.
Why Choose Custom-Moulded Over Disposable Earplugs?
Dr. John Franks former head of the Hearing Loss Prevention Section of the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health prepared the attached “White Paper”. custom ear logo

Fit Attenuation Estimating Systems
What is hoped that the reader will obtain from this white paper is a sense of whether the uses of these types of assessment of PARs are consistent from method to method.  custom ear logo

Analyzing Electrical Hazards in the Workplace
This article will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject. AVO logo

Arc Flash Qualifications
This guide will help you to plan and execute a successful arc flash hazard analysis, by showing you how to: Build internal support for your analysis, Identify the components necessary for compliance, and Compare bids equally and effectively. AVO logo

Culture Change
This article will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical maintenance hazards, along with a discussion of the standards and regulations pertaining to the subject. AVO logo

The Missing Link in Arc Flash Analysis - Risk Assessment
This information allows for the establishment of a boundary known as the arc flash boundary and PPE and arc rated clothing selection for working inside the arc flash boundary.  AVO logo

Springfield DH Dual-Hazard FR Fabric
It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability. Springfield logo


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