The COVID-19 pandemic is causing businesses to take extra precautions for the well-being of employees and customers. Rockford Systems is helping organizations protect employee health and safety by launching its new GermBlock™ line of cough and sneeze shields for industrial, commercial, clean room and retail settings.
Welding and welding safety are nothing new to us all. While welding equipment today has dramatically improved, the fumes generated remain hazardous and are classified as a carcinogen. Has respiratory protection for welders improved to the same degree?
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.
Workers should use respirators for protection from contaminants in the air only if other hazard control methods are not practical or possible under the circumstances. Respirators should not be the first choice for respiratory protection in workplaces. They should only be used: