“New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

The percentage of improperly fitted respirators increases with the length of time between worker fit tests, giving support to the annual fit-testing requirements in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, according to new research from NIOSH. The standard requires fit testing every year and whenever an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious … Continue reading “New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

“N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

On September 5 th the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will celebrate “N95 Day,” a national health awareness day focused on increasing workers’ knowledge of on-the-job respiratory safety and protection. NIOSH estimates that every day over 20 million workers, in dozens of industries, are exposed to airborne health risks. The theme for … Continue reading “N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjNaUHA2KrY OSHA PPE Requirements Nail Gun Safety. OSHA, (2013). Eye and Face Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides a comprehensive hazard assessment, information about selecting protective devices for the workplace, as well as OSHA requirements. Respiratory Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides information on the development of respirator cartridge change schedules. Addresses respirator selection and other requirements of the standard. … Continue reading Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?