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When should a respirator be used?

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Workers should use respirators for protection from contaminants in the air only if other hazard control methods are not practical or possible under the circumstances. Respirators should not be the first choice for respiratory protection in workplaces. They should only be used:


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Top products of the week

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Hazardous-area gas detection, explosion-proof lighting and comfortable respiratory protection were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Dial down the decibels: How to reduce noise exposures in construction zones

By Katherine McCarthy
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Every year, about 30 million people in the U.S. are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.


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Brand-new technology in a familiar package

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 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, is happy to present the latest developments in respiratory comfort and effectiveness. 


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Workplace PPE Infographic: PPE - The Basics

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This infographic is about devices or equipment worn to minimize specific hazards and protect against injury or illness.


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ANSI OKs updated limited-use and disposable coveralls standard

Expanded sizing chart accommodates majority of the working population, standard provides detailed tests that users can perform to further validate size selection
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The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 101-2014, American National Standard for Limited Use and Disposable Coveralls - Size and Labeling Requirements.


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How to choose the right gloves for the automotive industry.

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Check out this infographics from Superior Glove.
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Top products of the week

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Fall protection, head protection and eye protection products were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week:


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OSHA recommendations to protect workers from hydrogen sulfide exposures

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Evaluate exposure to know whether H2S gas is present and at what levels. Eliminate the source of hydrogen sulfide whenever possible. If the source cannot be eliminated, control exposures by:


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Inventor of Kevlar dies at 90

Ultra strong fiber revolutionized hand protection, other products
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Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont chemist best known for inventing Kevlar, died June 18 at the age of 90. Kevlar is considered a “happy accident” within the scientific community. Kwolek and her colleagues at DuPont were attempting to develop a strong synthetic fiber that could be used in tires when she noticed a mixture of a polymer and a solvent that appeared cloudy – quite different from the usual translucent appearance of conventional polymer solutions.


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