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NIOSH: To Beard or not to Beard? That’s a good Question!

Posted on November 10, 2017

Posted on NIOSH Science Blog November 2, 2017: “So, you want to grow out your beard, but wear a tight-fitting respirator at work? Ensuring the respirator seal is a vital part of respiratory protection practices. Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator, such as beards, sideburns, or some mustaches, will interfere with … Read More

OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training, and ASSE Resources

Posted on November 10, 2017

From ASSE’s 11/02/2017 blog post  In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency’s Walking and Working Surfaces rule. Both ASSE and … Read More

Storm Cleanup – Using PPE to Help Protect Cleanup and Restoration Workers After the Storm

Posted on October 2, 2017

The recent tropical storms left widespread damage along the storm’s path, leaving  “unprecedented” flooding, and “massive” damage to areas. Residents and emergency preparedness and response personnel continue to cope with the weather disaster affecting thousands of square miles and millions of people. The destructive power of severe weather has the ability to create hazardous and … Read More

Seven Elements for a Hearing Conservation Program & You

Posted on September 1, 2017

Follow these steps to ensure you have an effective hearing conservation program. Article by: Laurie Wells and Ted Madison with 3M Personal Safety Division Article origination: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Magazine At least 22 million employees will experience noise at work at potentially damaging levels this year. And the cost for failing to protect … Read More