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Keeping Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Clean

Worker wearing clean PPE

Personal protection equipment, or PPE, is critical for keeping people safe in the workplace. There are many different types of PPE available, each of which is designed to provide a specific type of protection to the person wearing it. While some PPE items is designed to be used once and then disposed of, most of

How to Clean Contaminated Work Clothing

Laundry

In many industrial and construction workplaces, contaminated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) are an everyday occurrence. Dust, dirt and more hazardous contaminants such as lead and asbestos can cover workers, making their protective gear or clothing dangerous. Too often, employees carry these contaminants home on their clothing, getting the materials into their cars and homes

PPE for Winter That’s Also Flame-Resistant

Winter PPE

Yesterday, we took a look at flame-resistant (FR) clothing for the workplace. This clothing can protect workers against fires because it is either made from naturally flame-resistant materials or materials treated with flame-retardant chemicals. This discussion touched on the importance of finding FR clothing that isn’t too stiff or too thick, as this clothing can

Flame-Resistant Clothing

Fire, Fire Resistance

Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is either made of materials that are naturally flame resistant (such as wool or cotton) or that are treated with a flame retardant. These materials, used to make shirts, pants, jackets and coveralls, protect people performing work around potential fire and electrical hazards. This type of personal protective equipment (PPE) falls under OSHA

Ototoxic Substances – Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

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Noise exposures in the workplace can lead to hearing loss for workers down the road, and companies and regulatory agencies have focused for quite some time on limiting noise levels through the use of quieter equipment and appropriate protective measures. Noise isn’t the only threat to your workers’ hearing, though. Certain substances used in the workplace,

Buy Quiet Program Can Prevent Hearing Loss

hearing protection, Buy Quiet

Did you know the most common work-related injury in the United States isn’t back injuries or sprains? It’s actually noise-induced hearing loss, and 22 million workers experience noises in the workplace that are loud enough to cause hearing damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When noise levels in the workplace

Cleaning Chemical Safety Information

cleaning chemicals

When you think about hazardous chemicals in the workplace, the first ones that come to mind may not be cleaning chemicals. Chemicals used for cleaning, though, can pose a number of hazards to worker health and safety, especially for workers who use them on a daily basis like janitorial staff. According to the Environmental Protection

Respiratory Protection 101

A rescue worker wears a respirator in a smokey, toxic atmosphere. Image show the importance of protection readiness and safety.

What you need to know: Respiratory 101 Respirators are a worker’s first line of defense against areas with insufficient oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Without the proper protection, these can all lead to fatal situations. Workers that have been exposed to these hazards have suffered from lung impairment, diseases, cancer,