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Wiley X® adds stylish new WX Rebel to its Active Series sunglass family

Stylish new model delivers absolute premium protection that's ready for action
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Active Series sunglasses by Wiley X®, Inc. are designed for active men and women who are up for anything - hiking, riding, climbing, kayaking, fishing and more.


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West Virginia prison employees risk bloodborne pathogen exposure

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Correctional officers and other staff at McDowell medium-security federal prison in Welch, West Virginia were potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards, according to OSHA, which has issued notices to the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons.


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ISEA active in IOM workshop on respiratory protection in health care

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Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are increasingly being used to protect workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The use and effectiveness of PAPRs in health care was explored in an August 7-8 workshop in Washington, DC, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academies of Science.


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BLS study on respirator use and practices

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Respirators had been used by employees in about 10 percent of the private industry workplaces surveyed in late 2001. In nearly half of these 619,400 establishments where respirators were used, they were used by employees on a voluntary basis only, and, in about 12 percent, they were used only when required because of emergencies.


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NIOSH recommendations for properly putting on (donning) respirators

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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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Use of respirators in healthcare settings

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One of the occupational hazards in the healthcare setting is the airborne transmission of certain infectious diseases.1 The potential of exposure is not limited to physicians, nurses, and support personnel in direct patient care. It extends to those delivering food, cleaning patient rooms, and performing maintenance.


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OSHA answers FAQs about respirator use

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Q: What is a respirator? A: A respirator is a protective facepiece, hood or helmet that is designed to protect the wearer against a variety of harmful airborne agents.


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What you should know about respirator change schedules

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Respirator cartridges don't last forever! A change schedule is the part of the written respirator program which says how often cartridges should be replaced and what information was relied upon to make this judgment. A cartridge's useful service life is how long it provides adequate protection from harmful chemicals in the air.


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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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