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3M Personal Safety Division donates nearly 1 million respirators to help fight Ebola Virus

Project HOPE, MAP International and Direct Relief International to distribute 3M respirators in West Africa
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3M, one of the largest suppliers of personal protection equipment, has donated nearly 1 million respirators to help doctors and aid workers contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Project HOPE, MAP International, and Direct Relief International will distribute 3M’s NIOSH-approved N95 respirators to workers in Sierra Leone and surrounding areas.


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ISEA active in IOM workshop on respiratory protection in health care

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Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are increasingly being used to protect workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The use and effectiveness of PAPRs in health care was explored in an August 7-8 workshop in Washington, DC, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academies of Science.


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NIOSH recommendations for properly putting on (donning) respirators

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Are all brands and models donned the same? No. Not all brands and models are donned (put on) the same way. That is why it is important that you always consult the manufacturer’s user instructions before putting on (donning) a new brand or model of respirator.


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OSHA answers FAQs about respirator use

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Q: What is a respirator? A: A respirator is a protective facepiece, hood or helmet that is designed to protect the wearer against a variety of harmful airborne agents.


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What you should know about respirator change schedules

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Respirator cartridges don't last forever! A change schedule is the part of the written respirator program which says how often cartridges should be replaced and what information was relied upon to make this judgment. A cartridge's useful service life is how long it provides adequate protection from harmful chemicals in the air.


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Software update inspired by FDNY

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OHD, Inc., is excited to announce the release FitTrack GoldTM, version 2.0.4.2. FitTrack Gold is software used to operate the OHD Quantifit® respirator fit tester. While many customers have hinted at proactive changes to the software, FDNY was the catalyst for all of the changes in this particular release.
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Truck driver dies from exposure to ammonia vapor cloud

Lack of respiratory protection made tank rupture a fatal event
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Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, OSHA has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations.


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Respiratory protection FAQs: OSHA answers common compliance questions

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According to OSHA, an estimated five million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the U.S.


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Brand-new technology in a familiar package

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 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, is happy to present the latest developments in respiratory comfort and effectiveness. 


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OSHA recommendations to protect workers from hydrogen sulfide exposures

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Evaluate exposure to know whether H2S gas is present and at what levels. Eliminate the source of hydrogen sulfide whenever possible. If the source cannot be eliminated, control exposures by:


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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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Attendees of this webinar will gain knowledge of hazards and appropriate PPE for welding applications, regulatory drivers that are changing the landscape of PPE within welding applications and the latest product technologies being offered in welding PPE.

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