Although confined space rescues comprise a relatively small percentage of the operations performed by fire departments in the U.S., they are among the most challenging and dangerous. In fact, as hazardous as confined spaces are for the people who initially become trapped in them, they are even more deadly for would-be rescuers, who account for nearly 60 percent of all confined space deaths.
Highlights respirator trial kits at FABTECH Expo to demonstrate PAPR masks optimized for welding helmets
November 7, 2017
CleanSpace Technology, a global manufacturer of powered air purifying respiratory protection, today announced that Central Welding Supply, the Pacific Northwest’s largest reseller of welding products, has joined its growing distribution network. Furthermore, the company is highlighting its CleanSpace2 Power Unit Respirator Trial Kit at the FABTECH Expo this week.
Firefighters aren’t the only workers who are exposed to smoke from California’s wildfires. Employees who are working in outdoor areas in proximity to wildfire smoke – which can contain chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health – must also be protected, according to Cal/OSHA.
Next-generation PAPR offers ergonomic advantages, ease-of-use and maintenance for enhanced wearability and safety
October 17, 2017
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today the launch of the Honeywell North Primair PA700 Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), a next-generation, belt-mounted safety device that protects against airborne particulates while adding a new level of comfort, ease-of-use and easy maintenance for industrial workers.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) paired with new T94-R Series Welding Helmets – engineered for comfort to keep the system on, driving productivity, safety and compliance.
It’s a big day for some teeny tiny particles. Today has been designated “National Technology Day” by the U.S. nanotechnology community. The goal, according to Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): to inform the public about nanotechnology, share scientific accomplishments that benefit industry and society, and promote its future possibilities and benefits.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – the federal agency charged with developing new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and helping to transfer that knowledge into practice – is currently active in a number of areas, including:
Respiratory protection is one of the most critical jobs supervised by safety and health professionals. In situations such as confined space work and exposures to extremely toxic substances, respiratory protection can mean the difference between life and death.
While OSHA’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations is usually filled with familiar violations names, this year’s rundown contains a newcomer: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503).