Articles Tagged with ''respirator''

Bullard launches SparxLift welding helmet for supplied air

Bullard’s SparxLift Welding Helmet is NIOSH approved for use as a Supplied Air Respirator (SAR) system. The SparxLift SAR system, offering six flow control options, provides respiratory protection and ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 high impact face protection in a single package for welders and grinders.


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NIOSH recommendations for properly putting on (donning) respirators

Are all brands and models donned the same? No. Not all brands and models are donned (put on) the same way. That is why it is important that you always consult the manufacturer’s user instructions before putting on (donning) a new brand or model of respirator.


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Top products of the week

A durable handheld label printer, a gift card provider and a respirator  that can withstand extreme conditions are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com:


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Voluntary use of respirators

Even when respirator use is not required in certain situations, OSHA  and State OSHA agencies require employers to meet certain obligations for workers who voluntarily wear respirators on the job. Most workers who wear respirators use them because they are required to do so by their employer to protect them from airborne hazards.


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Disposable respirator by Gateway Safety

Gateway Safety’s TruAir® respiratory protection was specifically developed to offer high comfort at an affordable price.


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How to keep your SCBA in good working order

Effective maintenance vital

Those who use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) can run into problems with this life-saving device if it not properly maintained. “Correct inspection, cleaning, upkeep, and service procedures are all vital to ensure optimum SCBA operation,” writes Jaclyn Krah, MA, in a recent NIOSH Science Blog post.


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NIOSH Policy Statement: Respiratory protection recommendations for airborne exposures to crystalline silica

The following describes the NIOSH policy for respiratory protection against airborne exposures to crystalline silica.


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CDC issues advisory on respirator selection and use at home

If you need to collect belongings or do basic clean up in your previously flooded home, you do not usually need to use a respirator (a mask worn to prevent breathing in harmful substances), according to recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Times when you may want to use a respirator are explained below.


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Wild weather presents respiratory health threats

2013 should see a continuation of unpredictable and at times extreme weather conditions. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, www.nycosh.org, warns that hurricane cleanup and restoration work may have serious risks. Doing the wrong thing can endanger your safety, your health, and possibly your life.


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Mobile app From 3M helps occupational health and safety professionals select respiratory protection for faster and easier decision making

With busy schedules and a myriad of job demands every day, there is precious little time to pore through reference materials to find the right respirator to protect worker health and safety. That is one of the reasons 3M developed a new mobile application that serves as a respiratory one-stop shop for industrial hygienists and safety professionals who want information via iOS devices.


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By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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