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What Is Respirator Fit Testing (and Why It’s Important for Your Workers)

November 22, 2022

By: Jason Rutz, Contributor With the increased awareness and importance of respiratory protection, elevated with the seriousness of health risks like COVID-19, choosing the right respirator is more top-of-mind than ever. A respiratory protective device (RPD) is an essential piece of PPE to protect workers from harmful particulates, vapors, gases and other hazards that OSHA…

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A More Effective Silica Exposure Monitoring Approach

November 22, 2022

By: Logan Myers, Contributor If you work in an industry like construction, mining, oil and gas, or concrete, you have probably asked yourself the question: “How can I be sure that I am protecting my coworkers and myself in an environment that poses a variety of different health risks?” One health risk of growing concern…

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The “New Asbestos:” Protect Workers from Silica Dust

November 22, 2022

By: Tim Turney, Contributor In terms of public perception of health and safety hazards in the workplace, few are as well-known as the risks associated with asbestos. Until the 1970s, asbestos was a word synonymous with safety. The mineral was used in the automobile, construction, power and chemical sectors, among others, as part of the…

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Breathing Easier with Digital Solutions

September 4, 2022

By: Sean Baldry, CRSP, Contributor Some jobs are inherently risky. And, while employee risks manifest in a variety of forms, those that are not easily visible or are hard to detect are arguably some of the most dangerous. A detailed and sobering report released in late 2021 by the World Health Organization and the International…

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Best Practices for Effective Respirator Fit Testing in a Post-COVID World

July 19, 2022

By: Rob Brauch, Contributor Respiratory protection equipment (RPE) is a subset of PPE that has undergone rapid evolution and mass adoption during the recent global pandemic. New styles and types of RPE have been added to an already vast array of available products. When the SARS CoV-2 virus began circulating the globe, killing thousands of…

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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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Breathing Safely: FDA’s Reissue of Emergency Use Authorization of NIOSH-Approved Respirators for Healthcare

May 11, 2022

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of various types of personal respiratory protection for healthcare workers, primarily due to the shortages of disposable face mask options. The exact details of this EUA has changed a number of times, with the most recent updates going into effect…

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Upgrade Respiratory Protection—Now!

February 7, 2022

By: Dentec Safety, Contributor COVID is not going away any time soon. Omicron cases continue to surge in the U.S. and other countries worldwide. On January 23rd, 2022, an article in cityam.com announced: “Various media across Scandinavia and the UK are reporting the emergence of a new Covid variant that is so infectious and spreading…

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CleanSpace Respirators invite you to visit us at A+A Trade Fair, 26-29 October, 2021 – Dusseldorf, Germany

October 26, 2021

CleanSpace is very excited to be exhibiting at A+A, the largest international trade forum for safety, security and health at work. CleanSpace will be show-casing all of our products for Industry, Healthcare, Laboratory and Pharmaceutical. We can be found at HALL 6 STAND 6B42 ABOUT CLEANSPACE TECHNOLOGY CleanSpace is a global designer and manufacturer of respiratory protection…

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Dentec Safety Specialists – US Government Award For Comfort-AirNxMD® Reusable Half Mask Respirator to Protect Healthcare & Frontline Workers

September 26, 2021

Dentec Safety is proud to announce that they have been awarded a portion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response contract for their reusable elastomeric respirator without an exhalation valve to protect the healthcare and frontline workers. In October of 2020, the CDC announced…

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