Articles Tagged with ''Respiratory Protection''

Above-the-neck PPE market recovering from recession

One reason: newer workers expect safer conditions
April 18, 2014

The revenue of the total above-the-neck personal protective equipment (PPE) market has steadily regained lost ground since 2010 due to the slow revitalization of US industrial sectors and greater expectations of safety assurances from their employers from the incoming generation of workers.


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TSI introduces FitPro+ Fit Test Software

April 11, 2014

TSI Incorporated, manufacturer of the only proven quantitative respirator fit testing equipment, announces the introduction of FitPro+™ Fit Test Software for the PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester. The new software is designed for expanded use and ultimate efficiency in respirator fit testing while maintaining the ability to provide the same trusted real-time results.


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Top products of the week

March 30, 2014

Hand protection that takes cut resistance to the next level and respiratory protection that welders can take to a level of 10,000 feet were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week:


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Top products of the week

Larson Electronics, 3M
March 9, 2014

A fall arrest system, respiratory protection for high altitudes and industrial lighting that can illuminate 7 acres of workspace are this week’s top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com:


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Wisc. worker made ill by chlorine gas exposure

After danger was known, company didn’t move other workers out of area
March 4, 2014

An aluminum plant worker sickened by hazardous chlorine gas while changing cylinders brought OSHA inspectors to Beck Aluminum Alloys Ltd., which operates Beck Aluminum Racine, for a close look at the company’s Racine, Wisc. plant.


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3M expands personal safety portfolio with escape & rescue kit and high altitude respiratory protection device

Escape and rescue kit and high-altitude respirator helps protect workers in extreme environments
March 4, 2014

3M has expanded its personal safety portfolio with a new controlled descent device for escape and rescue at height and a high-altitude upgrade for its popular 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator system. The 3M™ and DEUS™ Escape and Rescue System enables workers to steadily descend from heights up to 590 feet, while the 3M™  Adflo™ Turbo Assembly with High Altitude Upgrade can provide continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft.


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Prepare for all confined space rescue scenarios

March 4, 2014
It’s a Saturday night December 21st and the plant is running on a skeleton crew. Operations decides to get a head start on annual preventative maintenance by knocking out several permit required confined space entries before the majority of the work is to be done when the regular shifts return after the New Year.


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La. worker burned in chemical fire; company cited

February 11, 2014

A chemical fire that left an employee at a flavoring manufacturing facility led to 19 serious safety and health violations against Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage. The incident occurred in August 2013 at the company’s Oakdale, Louisiana facility. Proposed penalties total $91,000.


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What you should know about lung disease in fire fighters

January 21, 2014

The normal human pulmonary system is made up of a number of components which work together to provide oxygen to the blood stream which is delivered to vital organs and remove waste products including CO2.  The system includes the diaphragm, a muscle which through it's downward movement increases the size of the pleural (lung) space, allowing inhalation.


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Department of public works employee and a volunteer firefighter die in sewer manhole

January 20, 2014

In September 2010, a 48 year-old male worker (Victim I) employed by a village Department of Public Works (DPW) and a 51 year-old male volunteer firefighter (Victim II) of the village Fire Department (FD) died after entering a sewer manhole.


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