Air-purifying respirators are many types of negative-pressure respirators which include chemical media and mechanical filters. Positive pressure respirators include powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). Air-Purifying escape respirators (APER) are used by the general public for radiological, biological, chemical and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism incidents.
Foot protection is a general term that covers countless different features of occupation footwear; there’s no one thing that ensures foot protection, but having a boot with the right combination of features and technologies that work together provides the best comfort and protection.
In the world of safety lies a plethora of devices and gadgets that offer unique capabilities with the aim of protecting end-users. While these devices can maximize one’s protection, safety goes beyond simply donning a device.
When an employee can’t hear properly, his or her performance at work declines and the impairment might cause more accidents and injuries to occur. Not only that, but the employee’s entire lifestyle is compromised by the hearing loss.
Employees who will use ASTM F2733 often work outdoors during conditions involving rain and wind. Flame resistant rainwear is required that provides protection against hazards. Most rainwear meeting requirements of F2733 also protect against hot liquid splash hazards.
Z88.2 is a new standard that sets the pace for the respirator program for the next decade. The 2015 version incorporates regulatory and national standards changes that have occurred during the past 23 years.
Since the 2010 revision was a dramatic shift away from product configuration requirements and toward a hazard-based structure, much of the revised language in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 reflects the effort to fine-tune this approach.