PPE

What you should know about respirator change schedules

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?

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

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

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

 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

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

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.

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

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

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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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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