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No glove may be used as protection from all chemicals

October 31, 2013

A glove may protect against a specific chemical, but it may not protect the wearer from another. If a glove protects the wearer, it will not protect the wearer forever, as the glove material will deteriorate. Therefore, the following must be considered when choosing which gloves to be worn to protect against chemical exposures.


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Nanotechnology at your fingertips

October 30, 2013

The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. The devices, shown to be capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement, are a step towards the creation of surgical gloves for use in medical procedures such as local ablations and ultrasound scans.


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Snapshot of the U.S. personal protective equipment market 2013

What is the most important trend in PPE distribution in the last five years?
October 30, 2013

Undoubtedly the fact that almost everyone is now in the PPE distribution business. W.W. Grainger has vastly expanded its safety services, training, checklists, white papers, hotlines, etc. Fastenal, at one time a strictly or almost strictly an industrial fastener company, now markets vending machines of all sizes with all varieties of PPE.


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OSHA’s pithy hand protection requirements

October 29, 2013

1910.138(a): General requirements. Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.


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Record exhibitor registration at A+A 2013

October 28, 2013

Some 1,600 exhibitors from 55 nations have booked more space than ever before in the history of A+A, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work.


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FR pants and arc rated welding jacket

October 28, 2013

Revco Industries Inc. is giving welders more FR options with new pants choices and their new arc rated welding jacket. Revco is now offering orange FR pants for the safety industry, as well as green pants with hook and loop leg slits for easy on and off with boots.


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Lehigh Outfitters launches CustomFit workplace kiosk

October 28, 2013

Lehigh Outfitters, an online retailer of work and safety footwear serving companies nationwide, has launched a kiosk program that allows workers to order footwear from the workplace for themselves or their entire staff with just the push of a button.


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AIHA urges firefighters to better protect themselves against toxic exposures

Contaminants can remain even after a fire is extinguished
October 25, 2013

In honor of Fire Protection Month, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging firefighters to better protect themselves against the countless hazardous exposures associated with the profession.


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Hearing protection

Honeywell Safety Products introduces New Max® Small Pink earplugs for people with smaller ear canals

October 23, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced new MAX® Small Pink earplugs — a bright pink version of its popular orange MAX Small single-use earplug for people with smaller ear canals. MAX Small earplugs were introduced in 2011 in response to reports from people with smaller ear canals about having trouble obtaining a good fit — and adequate protection — from other high-attenuating roll-down foam earplugs.


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New Elipse® Half Mask

October 22, 2013

GVS is a worldwide leading Manufacturer for filters in the Medical, Automotive and Industrial sectors. GVS has been launching in the US Market a very innovative new Half Mask, the Elipse® , claiming to be the most compact one of the market.


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