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A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection
Aug 24th 2015

A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous levels of noise according to OSHA. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labour Statistics has reported nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. Surgery and hearing aids can only help with hearing loss, not correct it. OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) is 90 … read more
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Mar 24th 2014

PPE for Oil and Gas Production Workers

With oil production continuing to expand in areas like Midland, Texas and The Bakken, OSHA regulators haven't been far behind. It's not just drillers and chainhands that fall under the protection guidlines, but toolhands and other contractors who need to be fully equipped to deal with the health hazards associated with oil and gas extraction. We're going to take this space to discuss the person … read more
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Sep 24th 2010

Determining Your Size for the 6800 Full Face Respirator

In my last post I discussed the 6001 organic vapor cartridge and the 6000 half face piece and 7500 half face piece masks it is compatible with. I recently had a customer who wanted to step up his protection from one of these half face piece masks to a full face piece mask. Here was his question: Three months ago I bought a 3M half face respirator for working with lead paint work … read more