Low respiratory hygiene compliance among health care workers of emergency departments has become a major concern in the spread of respiratory infections. In one study, the objective was to determine the compliance with respiratory hygiene of triage nurses at two university hospital centers and to identify factors influencing compliance to the respiratory hygiene principles of emergency health care workers.
Firefighting operations can inadvertently increase the chance of a combustible dust explosion if they: Use tactics that cause dust clouds to form or reach the explosible range; use tactics that introduce air, creating an explosible atmosphere; apply incorrect or incompatible extinguishing agents; use equipment or tools that can become an ignition source.
Thousands of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News subscribers jumped online to vote in ISHN’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards between March 1 and May 1, 2013. The results are in, and ISHN Publisher Randy Green has released the list of winning entries.
More than seven months after a train derailment and chemical spill forced more than 700 people from their homes in Paulsboro, N.J., the borough remains ill-prepared to respond to a similar or worse accident, officials told federal investigators, according to various news reports.
Radians, Inc., a leader in the personal protective equipment industry, announced today that its acoustical testing laboratory has been accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 500090-0). The accreditation, which is issued by the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST) allows Radians to perform accredited acoustical testing of hearing protective devices to the ANSI/ASA S3.19 and S12.6 standards.
Expansion includes groundbreaking gold catalyst technology & innovative twists on classic designs
July 19, 2013
3M Personal Safety Division has expanded its personal protective equipment portfolio with new disposable respirators, stylish welding helmets, anti-fog safety eyewear, a rescue device and a breakthrough air filtration system.
Technology, comfort and durability for outdoor job environments
July 18, 2013
Timberland PRO® expands its industrial work boot line this season, with the launch of a new style created with outdoor professionals in mind. The Timberland PRO® Rip Saw provides state-of-the-art technology and out-of-the-box comfort to workers in the most demanding conditions. Key attributes include the brand’s exclusive Anti-Fatigue™ Technology, which absorbs shock and returns energy back to the foot, as well as abrasion-resistant Ever-Guard™ leather with a waterproof membrane to keep feet dry.
The Federal Occupational Health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designates July as Eye Injury Prevention Month, meaning now is the ideal time to reinforce for employees that eye protection is a lifestyle rather than a workplace dictate.