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Respiratory protection in U.S.: A billion-dollar market

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U.S. manufacturers of industrial respiratory protection equipment, including respirators, masks and accessories, gas masks, respiration air supplying self-contained breathing apparatus and accessories, respirator filters and accessories, protective films, and powered air-purifying respirator systems (PAPRs) and accessories generate annual revenues of $1 billion, according to market researcher IBISWorld.


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Select the right respirator for safe breathing in explosive environs

By Grant Rowe
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In the business world, some locations are appropriate for residential construction, some for industrial and some for retail, but in each case, appropriate classification of the location is critical to success.


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ANSI fall protection standards: Keep up with changing practices & equipment

By Mark Conover
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Are you aware that fall protection standards are changing? If not, you are not alone. Since 2007, the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code Committee has been pumping out new fall protection consensus standards.


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How to handle eye & face protection resistance

By Hardy Sides
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OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective


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Long-lasting arc flash PPE requires inspections & good maintenance

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While arc flash clothing and personal protective equipment (or PPE) play a significant role in protecting workers from burns, preventive measures don’t end with simply putting on the right equipment.


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Reduce pain & fatigue as your protective footwear ages

By Dr. Kevan Orvitz
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Criteria for replacing shoes and boots due to excessive wear and tear are very subjective. However, it is recommended to replace all types of industrial footwear every six months and, in some cases, even sooner.


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Elliott Berger to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Elliott H. Berger, M.S., Division Scientist for 3M’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, will be presented with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Lifetime Achievement Award in St. Petersburg, FL, in February, 2013.


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ISEA presents Distinguished Service Award to North Safety executive Charles S. Ellis

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Charles S. “Sid” Ellis is the recipient of the 2012 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award from ISEA.


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Safety equipment manufacturers and distributors named Qualified Safety Sales Professionals

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The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announces that 35 safety equipment marketing and sales professionals have been awarded the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation.


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Selecting PPE for wild weather

By Ken Cox
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The situation is a common one: your workers need to be outfitted for a job in cold weather.


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