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PPE at the point of use

What are the benefits of having personal protective equipment at the point of use?
What are the benefits of having personal protective equipment at the point of use?
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Trends in ... hand protection

An industry insider shares his views
Cuts, chemical burns, broken fingers and amputations are some of the hand injuries that commonly occur on the job. In fact, 121,860 nonfatal hand injuries involving days away from work were recorded in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Trends in ... respiratory protection

‘Be serious about it’
OSHA estimates that 5 million workers in 1.3 million workplaces are required to wear respirators. These devices protect workers from “insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays,” the agency notes, adding that compliance with its Respiratory Protection Standard “could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.”
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Facemask use can reduce hog workers’ exposure to MRSA: study

Baltimore — Hog farm workers who regularly wear facemasks on the job may significantly protect themselves and those in their households from exposure to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The basics of high-visibility safety apparel

Workers in a wide variety of jobs and industries wear high-visibility safety apparel to alert others of their presence, particularly in dark or dim places. Users include utility linemen, construction workers, police officers and school bus drivers, to name a few.
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Trends in ... Women’s PPE

Just say ‘no’ to alterations
Faced with wearing personal protective equipment that was designed for men, some women may make the decision to alter PPE to achieve a better fit. If you’re one of those women, stop right there. Experts say PPE never should be altered.
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At-height helmet

The VERTEX BEST helmet for workers at height features a strong chinstrap and an unventilated shell that protects against electrical hazards and molten metal splash.
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