Mine & Process Service, Inc. (MPS, Inc.) has introduced the upgraded, ELIPSE Half-Mask Respirator for the mining industry now with grills to protect the filters. Low profile design keeps weight below 5 oz. with filters, and allows maximum visibility.
An OSHA inspection of a wood crate manufacturer found that permanent and temporary employees faced excessive noise, improper hand protection and respiratory irritation due to wood dust exposure at the North American Container Corp. in Adairsville, Georgia.
Welders should understand the hazards of the materials they are working with. OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard requires employers to provide information and training for workers on hazardous materials in the workplace.
Suit stems from 9/11 first responders’ health problems
March 23, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must consider tightening its corrosive dust limits, after a lawsuit filed on behalf of the World Trade Center first responders who sustained lung damage after toiling in heavily polluted air in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.