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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
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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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Clearing the air about powered air-purifying respirators

By Grant Rowe
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Let’s take a look at a few basics that we will call the “ABCs” to help you get started and guide you through the research process.


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Does the oil and gas industry have toxic exposures under control?

By Candace Adrian
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According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, “fatal work injuries in oil and gas extraction industries rose 23 percent to 138 in 2012.”


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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Report calls for measures to protect workers from toxic exposures

Negative effects on human health and the environment need to be reduced
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With the safe use of chemicals at work designated as the theme for this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Workers’ Memorial Day in the U.S. and Canada), the International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a report on steps that can be taken to safeguard workers from toxic hazards.


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Many U.S. health protections lag behind or don’t exist

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Where do U.S. workplace conditions stand among other countries and how do these conditions influence the health of our nation? Let’s take a snapshot of conditions.


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No job is too difficult wearing gloves

By Dave Shutt
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The anatomy of the human hand is complex, exact and intricate — a structure able to allow an unequalled array of movement.


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Science wars: Are you a solider for truth?

Evaluate the evidence and make your risk determination
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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In November 2013 the American Council on Science and Health ridiculed Scientific American for publishing junk science.


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Make time to evaluate your respiratory protection program

By Jeffrey Birkner
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Respiratory protection is covered under 29 CFR1910.134.


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5 gas detection myths you cannot live with

By Russell Warn
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It is essential that oil and gas companies educate their fleets on the proper use of increasingly advanced gas detection technologies


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Options for a zero-tolerance approach to dust accumulation

By Brad Carr P.E.
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Combustible dust risks are not new. In 2003, there were three catastrophic dust explosions that killed 14 workers.


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