Operators of facilities that generate dust during manufacturing processes often rely on high-efficiency cartridge-style dust collectors. Here are key actions to keep employees safe when operating an industrial dust collector.
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.
Broadly speaking, a confined space is an area that is large enough for a worker to enter and do work, but that is difficult to get in and out of easily, and not designed or intended for regular occupancy.
Respiratory Protection (1910.134)- OSHA’s respiratory protection standard was the fourth most-frequently cited agency standard in FY 2018.
January 7, 2019
OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard applies to general industry, construction, shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring. The OSHA respirator standard applies to all occupational airborne exposures to contaminated air where the employee is.
An OSHA health compliance officer (an industrial hygienist -- IH) recently put me in an ethical dilemma. While conducting “side-by-side” air sampling as the employer’s representative during an OSHA inspection, I observed that the OSHA IH was not sampling for asbestos correctly.
Respiratory protection is arguably the most vital, potentially life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE), along with fall protection gear. And protecting your employees against respiratory hazards is challenging.
Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Indianapolis based Slade Associates, Inc, provider of industrial air filter solutions have entered into a cooperation. Slade will distribute ULT’s air purifiers and take care of customers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.