Items Tagged with 'Personal protective equipment'

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CDC updates Ebola care guidelines

Atlanta – Following two cases in which U.S. nurses were infected with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its infection-control guidelines for health care workers.
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Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Washington – The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking innovators who can help improve personal protective equipment and tools used by health care workers who are fighting what is being called the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
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Hand protection

How can workers stay safe when wearing gloves around rotating machinery?
How can workers stay safe when wearing gloves around rotating machinery?
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Personal protective equipment

How will recent revisions of certain OSHA rules affect my existing PPE program?
The personal protective equipment program requirements previously based on 1910.269, as well as those contained in the previous 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment, are still valid. However, the April 1, 2014, final rule revisions of OSHA 1910.136, 1910.137, 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V, as well as the new 1926.97, include requirements that must be incorporated into PPE programs.
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Women and PPE: Finding the right fit

Employers need to keep women in mind when purchasing PPE
For personal protective equipment to adequately protect female employees, it must be designed so that they can fit into it. This article explores the challenges women workers still face regarding PPE, and asks them how they believe PPE can be improved.
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Eye protection

Should a safety director be concerned about employees taking safety glasses home?

Safety directors should be concerned if their employees are not taking home their safety glasses. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states in “Eye Health Statistics at a Glance” that 44.1 percent of eye injuries happen at home.


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