The Kimtech Pure A5 Sterile Elasticized Hood from Kimberly-Clark Professional helps prevent gaps in respirator coverage by offering an uninterrupted seal and customized fit for anyone wearing a full-face respirator.
When engineering control measures aren’t possible or sufficient to reduce exposure to harmful contaminants such as dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, OSHA requires – through its 1910.134 standard1 – that workers be provided with respiratory protection.
In addition to protecting against inhalation of harmful airborne particles, sample units from four models of N95 filtering-facepiece respirators (FFRs) were found to be resistant to fluid penetration by synthetic blood in laboratory tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and an independent testing laboratory.
The VeriFit® Irritant Smoke Generator revolutionizes respirator fit testing
February 10, 2016
Nextteq’s VeriFit® Irritant Smoke Generator integrates all the necessary components of a traditional irritant smoke fit testing kit into one convenient device, and offers users cost and safety advantages compared to other qualitative fit test kits.
Connecticut family attraction faces $70K in penalties
January 27, 2016
Employees of Lake Compounce Family Theme Park who sprayed coatings on park equipment and worked with caustic chemicals in the park's paint room were exposed to chemical, burn and respirator hazards, according to OSHA inspectors, who cited the Bristol facility for 18 serious violations of workplace safety standards.
Results of a recently completed National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study confirm the necessity of the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirator fit testing requirement, both annually and when physical changes have occurred.