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The ABCD's of Fall Safety
Feb 13th 2020

The ABCD's of Fall Safety

You can never be too careful when it comes to fall safety. Protecting your fellow workers from possible falls, slips, and trips when they’re working on elevated surfaces or around holes in the ground is just too important. Falls are the most common type of workplace injury. Protect your employees by making sure they have the right fall safety equipment.Fall protection requirements vary from job si … read more
Respiratory Basics: N95 vs P100
Feb 4th 2020

Respiratory Basics: N95 vs P100

For a lot of job sites, safety masks and respirators are an essential piece of PPE. The lungs are delicate, important organs that are hard to repair if they get damaged, and inhaling the wrong chemical can have devastating effects on other areas of the body as well. Protect yourself from invisible airborne particles by investing in a respirator or mask suited to your job.How Masks and Respirators … read more
Coronavirus and Other Respiratory Illnesses: How to Stay Safe
Jan 31st 2020

Coronavirus and Other Respiratory Illnesses: How to Stay Safe

Infectious diseases can easily spread between employees and throughout your workplace. If one member of your team gets sick, they’ll need to take precautions to make sure they don’t infect the rest of your staff. Some diseases can spread faster than others, especially during a massive outbreak when scientists are still trying to figure out how to best contain the virus.China is currently dealing w … read more
The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders
Jan 28th 2020

The Best EMS Carbon Monoxide Detectors for EMTs and First Responders

Carbon monoxide poisoning remains all too common throughout the U.S. Fire smoke, portable generators, gas stoves, water heaters, pumps, blowers, and other gas-powered equipment can easily lead to dangerous and deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.As an EMT, first responder, or ambulance driver, it’s important to be aware of the risks and warning signs associated with carbon monoxide. You may encounter … read more
What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?
Jan 22nd 2020

What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?

Breathing is an automatic process and a part of our everyday lives, but we don’t think too much about it until we need to. Improper ventilation in a confined space means that workers may breathe in gases and toxins that can cause illness and death. The proper sizing of a blower unit can help you comply with confined space ventilation requirements.When Does Confined Space Ventilation Matter?Confine … read more
How to Stay Warm During Winter Storms?
Jan 16th 2020

How to Stay Warm During Winter Storms?

Winter storms can wreak havoc on your local community, but you still have a job to do. If you and your team need to step out in the cold, you’ll need outdoor winter work clothes to keep you warm, including insulating gloves, protective goggles for harsh, icy winds, and high-visibility clothing to keep your team safe and seen at night. Learn about some of the best clothes for working outside in win … read more
 What You Need to Know When Purchasing Gas Monitors for Your Business
Jan 7th 2020

What You Need to Know When Purchasing Gas Monitors for Your Business

When most people think of gas detection, they probably picture petroleum production facilities. However, oil and gas workers aren’t the only ones that need to keep an eye on the air quality: putting on personal protective equipment like portable gas detectors is a part of the workday for sewage treatment plant workers, maintenance engineers, firefighters, and many other workers across a variety … read more
Which Respirators Protect Against Mold and Asbestos?
Jan 2nd 2020

Which Respirators Protect Against Mold and Asbestos?

Exposure to mold and asbestos can wreak havoc on your health. Encountering these substances can lead to a range of health concerns. Breathing in asbestos can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, while exposure to mold can lead to throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing and other respiratory issues, and skin irritation.As an employer or someone at risk of encounte … read more
 What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?
Dec 30th 2019

What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?

Fall protection is crucial for any job where you’re working at heights. Fall protection equipment has made significant improvements over the years, which means safer workplaces. Among those advances are improvements in self-retracting lifelines, which have helped workers in a variety of industries stay safe.What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline? Fall arresters, retracting lanyards, fall arrest blocks … read more
Why Do Winter Months Hold Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Dec 13th 2019

Why Do Winter Months Hold Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

As a colorless, odorless gas, carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer.” Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can lead to a range of health effects and illnesses, including headaches, dizziness, vomiting, unconsciousness, and even death. This is what’s known as carbon monoxide poisoning.Risk of carbon monoxide poisoning tends to be highest during the winter months. All over the country … read more
What Is the Proper Way to Size a Respirator?
Dec 10th 2019

What Is the Proper Way to Size a Respirator?

Respirators are designed to protect you from all sorts of potential airborne hazards, including lead and silica dust, mold, asbestos, and toxic gases. But a respirator mask won’t protect you from these hazards if it doesn’t fit your face properly. If there is any distance between the mask and the sides of your face, these toxins and hazards could easily slip inside the face mask.Exposure to these … read more
When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector
Dec 9th 2019

When and How to Install an RKI Beacon Fixed System Gas Detector

When it comes to monitoring and detecting hazardous gases like carbon monoxide, chlorine, nitrogen dioxide, and phosgene (for example), there are two kinds of monitors: portable gas monitors and fixed system gas monitors. The user will wear a portable gas monitor on their lapel, or near what’s known as the breathing zone when working in potentially hazardous environments. Another choice would be a … read more