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ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014: Head Protection Guidelines

July 19, 2022

“The ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Standard for Head Protection is vital to Bullard’s design and manufacturing process for head protection; it’s used to measure and ensure that our products mitigate the impact, penetration, and electrical hazards today’s workers face. With market emphasis on enhanced head protection, it’s important the standard include these points so manufacturers can produce…

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Respiratory Protection: OSHA’s 1910.134

July 19, 2022

A proper respirator fit test is a critical component of employee respiratory protection. At TSI, PortaCount® Respirator Fit Testing equipment measures the fit of the respirator, while the user performs a series of moving, breathing and talking exercises designed to simulate the same movements made in the field. The PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester can test…

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OSHA’s National Emphasis Program–Outdoor & Indoor Heat-Related Hazards

July 19, 2022

“Heat stress related injuries can occur under almost any scenario and can be dependent on many external factors along with the health/fitness of the individual. One important preventive measure often overlooked is proper hydration. Implementing this National Emphasis Program using a healthy hydration approach encourages workers to drink more water and ultimately saves lives.” Janet…

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NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry & Work

July 19, 2022

Confined spaces are challenging working environments. Identifying the hazards involved then taking proactive steps to prevent them and minimize risks is paramount. Minimizing risks starts with knowing who’s inside a confined space, for how long, and monitoring the atmospheric conditions within it. This guide outlines many of the best practices we recommend with our own…

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Navigating Combustible Dust

July 19, 2022

“Proper housekeeping is a powerful and essential line of defense against many types of workplace hazards, and combustible dust is no exception. NFPA 652 recommends cleaning methods, such as vacuuming, but also outlines specific design requirements to ensure the equipment can meet the demands of collecting combustible dust. In the absence of a formal OSHA…

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ANSI 105/EN 388 Standards for Hand Protection Cut Resistance

September 21, 2021

Important to Know: Two global standards are used to evaluate the protection levels of work gloves: the ANSI/ISEA 105 (U.S.) and EN 388 (EU). EN 388 is also commonly cited in other parts of the world (i.e., Canada, AUS/NZ and South America). A cut is usually considered to be a wound caused by a sharp…

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The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor

August 3, 2021

By: Edward Stern, Contributor OSHA has a powerful, free tool to help employers (and employees) understand the Recordkeeping Rules. It is the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor, available at https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/osharecordkeeping.htm.  Why is it needed? A good clue is the text of the first page of the Advisor. It says, “… The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is intended to…

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Testing of Showers & Eyewashes

August 3, 2021

By: David Withee, Contributor Test showers and eyewashes how often? Short answer: weekly. Middle answer: testing annually, activating weekly. Long answer: as often as needed to meet OSHA requirements and expectations for your circumstances. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.151 (C) words it simply: “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to…

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Limits for Air Contaminants: 1910 Subpart Z

August 3, 2021

By: Bob Henderson, Contributor “Federal and state regulations define the PEL for toxic contaminants, but do not specify how to set the alarms. Gas detection customers depend on manufacturers for guidance. The annotated Z-1 tables provide a side-by-side comparison that allows GfG to provide advice based on best practice as well as minimum requirements specified…

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Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment: ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014

August 3, 2021

“Standards provide guidance so various groups understand both expectations and their purpose. ANSI Z358.1 explains what is needed to provide a safe environment and the minimum [required] to maintain that safety. Green Gobbler Safety is grateful to play a small part in making the work environment a safe environment.” Green Gobbler Safety, greengobblersafety.com History Emergency…

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