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3M Earmuff Series to provide hearing protection up to 31 decibels

3M Peltor X Series Earmuffs offer unparalleled noise reduction and comfort
March 14, 2013

3M™ Peltor™ X Series Earmuffs are the first earmuffs on the market from 3M to provide workers with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) values up to 31 decibels (dB). Built with innovative foam cushion technology and ear cups that tilt for optimum comfort and efficiency, the Peltor X Series earmuffs offer a new standard in design, comfort and protection.


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Respiratory PPE for Wet Well Applications new white paper now available from MSA

Includes site assessment, respirator types
February 15, 2013

Respiratory PPE for Wet Well Applications white paper presents an overview of wet well types and related potentially hazardous situations. Topics discussed include site assessment, regulatory requirements, respirator types, and recommended respiratory PPE (personal protective equipment).


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Catching the Flu: NIOSH Research on Airborne Influenza Transmission

A sneeze in progress. Need we say more? Cover your mouth!
January 18, 2013

As we enter another influenza season, one question continues to vex medical and public health professionals: How do you stop people from catching the flu? The best way to prevent the flu is by getting an influenza vaccine every year. However, in the event of a large-scale influenza outbreak of a new virus strain or a pandemic, when influenza vaccine may not be promptly available, we will see tremendous demands on the health care system and its workers.


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New OSHA fact sheet emphasizes proper PPE use in disaster recovery

January 8, 2013

As part of its ongoing efforts to educate workers and employers about hazards associated with cleanup work in the aftermath of weather calamities, OSHA has issued a new fact sheet highlighting the need for employers to provide their workers with appropriate personal protective equipment and the training to properly use that equipment.


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Respiratory protection in U.S.: A billion-dollar market

January 3, 2013

U.S. manufacturers of industrial respiratory protection equipment, including respirators, masks and accessories, gas masks, respiration air supplying self-contained breathing apparatus and accessories, respirator filters and accessories, protective films, and powered air-purifying respirator systems (PAPRs) and accessories generate annual revenues of $1 billion, according to market researcher IBISWorld.


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Gateway Safety hires product development manager, emphasizes quality and innovation

December 6, 2012

Gateway Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Schmidt to the newly created position of Product Development Manager. In this role, Schmidt will manage product development efforts in all of Gateway Safety’s product categories, including eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection.


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Mobile app From 3M helps occupational health and safety professionals select respiratory protection for faster and easier decision making

November 28, 2012

With busy schedules and a myriad of job demands every day, there is precious little time to pore through reference materials to find the right respirator to protect worker health and safety. That is one of the reasons 3M developed a new mobile application that serves as a respiratory one-stop shop for industrial hygienists and safety professionals who want information via iOS devices.


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Gateway Safety launches new website featuring interactive, product-centric design

November 15, 2012

In coordination with the 100th anniversary of the National Safety Council, Gateway Safety has launched a new website at www.GatewaySafety.com. The site is heavily focused on the company’s products, presenting them in a clear, easy-to-navigate format.


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OSHA’s interpretation: Air testing not only means to evaluate exposures

August 28, 2012

Dear Mr. McCullough: Thank you for your October 21, 2011, letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You requested an interpretation of OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, specifically concerning the general requirements at §1910.134(d)(l)(iii), regarding identifying and evaluating the respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace.


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Respiratory protection fourth most-cited OSHA standard

August 28, 2012

1926.451 – Scaffolding, 1926.501-- Fall Protection.


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