Items Tagged with 'Personal protective equipment'

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NIOSH launches ‘PPE info’ database

Washington – NIOSH has developed a database it calls a “comprehensive tool” for searching “relevant standards, associated product types, target occupational groups, basic conformity assessment specifications and accredited lab information” related to personal protective equipment.
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Trends in ... foot protection

The importance of ‘common sense and good judgment’
In 2013, foot injuries resulted in 43,570 cases involving days away from work, according to the 2016 edition of “Injury Facts,” a chartbook from the National Safety Council.
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Chemical protective coverall

Tyvek 800 J is a limited-use protective coverall that offers a combination of durability and lightweight comfort in environments that require chemical, liquid or oil protection.
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Caring for respirators

Making sure respirators are in proper working order is critical to ensuring they perform as intended. The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety recommends following a number of steps when caring for your respirator.
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Treating eye injuries

Eye injuries on the job are not uncommon. In 2012, 20,300 eye injuries involving days away from work occurred, according to the National Safety Council chartbook “Injury Facts.” What can workers do to help reduce this number?
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Bulletin warns firefighters about facepiece ‘crazing’

Tumwater, WA – Thermal stress caused by intense heat during live fires, including live-fire training exercises, could cause the facepiece lenses on firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus to worsen rapidly and fail, warns a new hazard bulletin from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
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