“This year we’re getting particular about protection against particulates,” declares the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on its N95 Day 2018 web page, which it is using to promote the proper use of the widely used NIOSH-certified respirators.
If there is any one thing that creates a win-win with respiratory protection, especially in terms of return on investment, it is comfort. We will discuss how comfort improves safety and productivity, and explore some of the best ways to ensure comfort.
OSHA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the general, shipyard and construction industries.
Appendix A of the standard contains mandatory respirator fit-testing methods that employers must use to ensure their employees' respirators fit properly and protect the wearer.
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. The general industry standard protects the health of employees from harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, and vapors.
Z88.2 is a new standard that sets the pace for the respirator program for the next decade. The 2015 version incorporates regulatory and national standards changes that have occurred during the past 23 years.
Here are NIOSH’s top 5 reasons to tune into N95 Day this year: 1. Using social media for respiratory protection resources – it’s like a breath of fresh air If you’re all about respiratory protection, then it’s all about #N95Day on September 6th.
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.
Respirators, safety glasses, and other PPE become ineffective when they are soiled with smudges, grease and grime. Now you can conveniently and economically wipe away grease and grime with Radians’ new respirator wipes and lens cleaning towelettes which are made in the USA.
Among the articles in the May 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on the world of safety technology, the latest innovations in PPE and we offer safety tips on robotics, PPE, metal fabrication, and much more.