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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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Respiratory Protection: OSHA’s 1910.134

August 3, 2021

“The purpose of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 is to provide a guideline in establishing an effective, written respiratory program. Where engineering controls are not feasible or are not sufficient to maintain compliance, respirators are an effective method of protection when properly selected and worn. Currently listed as #3 on OSHA’s Top 10 most…

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Crystalline Silica General Industry and Maritime Standard

August 3, 2021

“HafcoVac’s pneumatic-certified combustible dust vacuums, along with specially designed accessories, help prevent health hazards associated with silica dust. The use of our Essential Overhead Tool Kit, in combination with the powerful suction and HEPA filtration of our certified vacuums, protects against silica inhalation by vacuuming them before the particles are disturbed in the workplace. Coupled…

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Heat Stress Guide for Employers

August 3, 2021

“Heat-related illnesses are preventable with the right tools and controls. At TSI, our mission is to provide trusted measurement, application guidance and data analysis analytics that enable our customers to make informed decisions. QUESTemp° Heat Stress Monitors deliver high-performance monitoring of heat stress factors using Wet Bulb Globe Temperature sensing technology.” Steve Graf, Quest Global…

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Chemical Protective Gloves

August 3, 2021

“ChemRest makes navigating the challenges of chemical resistant hand protection easier for safety professionals by providing an entire chemical resistance portfolio of products, resources and tools in one platform. Based on well over 70 years of product trials, market and customer research, and the joint experience of our 6000+ global employees, ChemRest offers 3 key…

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Occupational Exposure Limit Values

August 3, 2021

“At ACGIH, we push OEHS professionals to utilize the most up-to-date and scientifically sound information when making decisions. To draw parallels with compliance and the progress toward worker health protection, we offer the Occupational Exposure Values guide: a side-by-side comparison of our industry-leading Threshold Limit Values and those occupational exposure values mandated and recommended by…

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