When effective engineering controls and work practice control measures are not feasible, or while they are being implemented or evaluated, respiratory protection may be required to achieve this objective.
A glove may protect against a specific chemical, but it may not protect the wearer from another. If a glove protects the wearer, it will not protect the wearer forever, as the glove material will deteriorate. Therefore, the following must be considered when choosing which gloves to be worn to protect against chemical exposures.
The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. The devices, shown to be capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement, are a step towards the creation of surgical gloves for use in medical procedures such as local ablations and ultrasound scans.
Undoubtedly the fact that almost everyone is now in the PPE distribution business. W.W. Grainger has vastly expanded its safety services, training, checklists, white papers, hotlines, etc. Fastenal, at one time a strictly or almost strictly an industrial fastener company, now markets vending machines of all sizes with all varieties of PPE.
1910.138(a): General requirements. Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.
Revco Industries Inc. is giving welders more FR options with new pants choices and their new arc rated welding jacket. Revco is now offering orange FR pants for the safety industry, as well as green pants with hook and loop leg slits for easy on and off with boots.
Lehigh Outfitters, an online retailer of work and safety footwear serving companies nationwide, has launched a kiosk program that allows workers to order footwear from the workplace for themselves or their entire staff with just the push of a button.
Contaminants can remain even after a fire is extinguished
October 25, 2013
In honor of Fire Protection Month, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging firefighters to better protect themselves against the countless hazardous exposures associated with the profession.