Over the past 20 months, many industrial facilities have implemented a variety of intensive cleaning and disinfecting regimens to keep their facilities and their staff healthy. But as we move into 2022 and with the pandemic ebbing, some administrators are reconsidering these measures, wondering if they are still necessary.
Many industries once used asbestos in a wide range of products, from insulation to fire retardants. It is now understood that exposure to this dangerous mineral can lead to fatal diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Safety is the number one priority for any manufacturing company and, as such, your equipment should be safe to use and produce a high-quality product. But even if you're already keeping an eye on the condition of your manufacturing equipment, that might not be enough to keep your workers safe.
Many organizations are now actively working to improve community relations and prove to their neighbors, vendors, and customers that they are striving to be environmentally sensitive and promote sustainability. Reducing water consumption is one way they are accomplishing this.
Painting is common across many manufacturing facilities and doesn’t appear to be particularly dangerous on the surface. Despite all appearances, workers in these areas may encounter more health hazards than they realize.
It cannot be denied that many industrial facilities in the U.S. have stopped or reduced the number of cleaning products and paper goods they purchase through distributors, often referred to as "jansan" distributors.
OSHA outlines a protocol, as well as general requirements for fit testing in Standard 1910.134 App. A. As part of the policy, employers are required to fit test employees which are required to wear an FFR to do their job. So, what is a fit test?
Purge testing is the process of purging an area of all gases to make sure you know which gases are moving through your gas delivery system. This is the air your gas detection equipment will test when workers are inside the space.