In healthcare, workers wear filtering facepiece respirators as protection against inhaling infectious particles such as viruses and bacteria, but safe use does not end with putting on, or donning, the respirator.
A new study from Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) on the health impacts of exposure to salon chemicals on the (mostly) women who work in personal care salons is the first of its kind. The study, Beauty and Its Beast: Unlocking the Impact of Toxic Chemicals on Salon Workers, indicates long-term exposure to products routinely used in salons leads to an array of negative health conditions frequently suffered by beauticians and other salon workers.
In the past year and a half, more than 20 weather and climate disasters, each with losses exceeding $1 billion, occurred in the U.S. and Canada. Consisting of 11 severe storms, four floods, a drought, regional wildfires, and a winter storm, these events caused 185 deaths.
The global respiratory protection equipment (RPE) market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.23 percent in terms of revenue in the period 2014-2019. The market is expected to grow at a constant rate during the forecast period due to increased government emphasis on their usage at workplaces in developed economies.
A specially-designed non-toxic air breathing hose that provides good low temperature flexibility with low odor, compared with traditional rubber hose. Heavy wall construction matches the dimensions of rubber hose.
The danger arrives with trucks bearing tons of sand. Off-loading that sand – which may contain up to 99 percent silica – can send clouds of thick dust into the air, exposing the lungs of fracking workers who are performing the task to serious inhalation hazards.