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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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Breathe Easy: A 10-Step Respiratory Protection Training Plan

September 21, 2021

By: Mark Stromme, Contributor Employees depend on a respirator to keep them safe and healthy when working in a hazardous atmosphere. Make sure they understand how to safely use the equipment. Overview Before you can require employees to wear respirators, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires you to take steps to prevent the…

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Respiratory Protection Program Management & Fit-Testing Update

August 3, 2021

By: Rob Brauch, COHC, Contributor Let’s start with the obvious—the worldwide response against COVID-19 has impacted just about every facet of our daily lives.  At first, there was conflicting information about how the disease was passed from person-to-person and what the death tally might become if the disease was left unchecked. Meanwhile, governments and the…

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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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Respirator Fit-Testing Methods (ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z88.10-2010)

August 3, 2021

“AccuTec-IHS is pleased to sponsor ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z88.10-2010 – Respirator Fit Testing Methods. Now more than ever, it’s critical to employ standards-compliant Fit Tests to protect workers and your organization from airborne hazards. Many new respirators have been developed during OVID, and our AccuFIT® 9000 PRO tests virtually all models/types.” AccuTec-IHS, Inc., 800-896-6959, www.accutec.com History Developed…

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Breathing Safely: Simplifying Complex Respirator Fit Test Requirements & How Technology Can Help

May 18, 2021

By: Dave Risi, CIH, CSP, Contributor Respirators are the last line of defense between workers and harmful air contaminants, irritants and other workplace respiratory hazards. Yet, simply wearing a respirator isn’t enough. If respirators don’t fit properly, they provide little or no protection for workers. That’s why regulations like OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard require employers…

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Is the IH Respiratory Hazard also an Explosion Risk?

May 18, 2021

By: Mark Yukich & Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Contributors As a professional, the importance of identifying respirable industrial hygiene hazards and taking the steps necessary in reducing the amount of exposure to encourage a safe atmosphere for workers is vitally important. However, when tasked with reducing respirable dust hazards within a facility’s process, it is recommended…

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