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Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

OSHA requires employers to identify and protect against breathing hazards. Engineering controls are the preferred form of protection, e.g., ventilation, using less toxic measures, and enclosing operations that create air contaminants. When air measurements reveal that engineering controls haven’t brought air hazards to safe levels, employers must provide employees with...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Air that’s contaminated or lacks oxygen can be very harmful to your health. Inhaling chemical vapors, gases, or fumes and dust can irritate and even seriously damage the lungs, respiratory systems, or other organs, sometimes fatally. Lack of oxygen can cause death in minutes. Wear the respirator designed to protect...

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Protection

Air that’s contaminated or lacks oxygen can be very harmful to your health. Inhaling chemical vapors, gases, or fumes and dust can irritate and even seriously damage the lungs, respiratory systems, or other organs, sometimes fatally. Respirator Basics: Respirators must always be inspected prior to donning. The inspection should check...

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Care

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Care

Your respirator may be the most important tool of your job. It protects your most precious asset, your health. Yet more often than not, respirators find their way to the bottom of tool bags where they become damaged and/or very dirty inside and out. Both of these conditions compromise the...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Care

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Care

OSHA requires employers to identify and protect against breathing hazards. Engineering controls are the preferred form of protection, e.g., ventilation, using less toxic measures, and enclosing operations that create air contaminants. When air measurements reveal that engineering controls haven’t brought air hazards to safe levels, employers must provide employees with...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Concrete

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Concrete

Inhalation of cement dust may occur when workers empty bags of dry cement material to make concrete, cut concrete work tiles, or use jackhammers to break up a sidewalk or road during repairs. This exposure can cause nose and throat irritation. Long-term exposure to concrete dust containing crystalline silica can...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Respirator Change Schedules Respirators are among the most important pieces of safety equipment available. With chemical cartridges, they can be used to filter out and protect workers from many different hazards It’s no longer acceptable to rely on odor thresholds and other warning properties as the primary way of determining...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Respirator Change Schedules

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Change Schedules

 Respirator Change Schedules Respirators are among the most important pieces of safety equipment available. With chemical cartridges, they can be used to filter out and protect workers from many different hazards. OSHA states, “If there is no ESLI [end-of-service- life indicator] appropriate for conditions in the employer’s workplace, the employer...

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Silica Dust Hazards Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by...