Category: Personal Protective Equipment

No safety technology is changing as fast as that employed in PPE. The devices of just a few years ago are now obsolete by replacements that are lighter, easier to use, and more protective. These resources alert you to developments in the field, and equally important, supply training ideas to get your workers to use their PPE, and use it correctly.

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Opal wearables

Safety Wearables: Their Impact and Their Future

Wearables are a hot topic in workplace safety, but there is some skepticism among EHS professionals. To get a first-hand look at a solution that is making waves in the market today, the EHS Daily Advisor talked with Timothy A. Risser, co-founder of the Opal System brand of wearables.

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Respirator

Respirators: Do You Know the Difference Between Fit Tests and Seal Checks?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently issued an FAQ on seal checking respirators. Seal checking a respirator is required by 29 CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(iii), which states: “For all tight-fitting respirators, the employer shall ensure that employees perform a user seal check each time they put on the respirator using the procedures in […]

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Dust mask

Dust Masks: When to Reuse, When to Toss Out

Disposable filtering face piece respirators (FFR), more commonly called dust masks, are the respiratory protection most used by employees in the workplace. Disposable FFRs are not intended for repeated or extensive use; yet, for reasons of expense, convenience, and supply, they often are. At what point does a disposal FFR begin to fail to protect […]

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Businesses Create Interactive Protective Equipment

Two Minnesota-based companies are working to help safety professionals predict and prevent possible job hazards. Safety gear maker Ergodyne and platform developer Corvex Connected Safety are connecting smart personal protective equipment (PPE) to a platform that shares real-time data, insights, and safety risk concerns from and with workers connected to the gear.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: An Irreversible Health Issue that Is Preventable

At least 22 million employees will experience workplace noise at potentially damaging levels this year. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is the most common U.S. work-related illness in manufacturing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that $242 million is spent on workers’ compensation for […]

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