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Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?
Jan 24th 2018

Radiation Suit - Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?

What is Radiation? Radiation is “ the energy radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles.” Protection against radiation is a complicated task. Scientists differentiate ionizing radiation hazards from radioactive, contaminated particle or liquid hazards. Particle radiation includes electron, proton, and neutron beams produced by splitting unstable atoms from plutonium and … read more
Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment
Nov 27th 2017

Prevent Lung Cancer with the Proper Safety Equipment

By Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we want to remind you about the hidden dangers of asbestos. It is estimated that of the homes built before 1980, about 80% currently contain asbestos. It can be found in exterior materials such as roofing and siding, but can also be found inside the home in certain types … read more
How to Choose a HazMat Suit
Nov 20th 2017

How to Choose a HazMat Suit

When working on jobs in hazardous environments with particles and chemicals, having a hazmat suit is often extremely important. One of the top brands of hazmat suits, Tyvek® by DuPont, ensures protection against substances like spray paints, sanding and grinding waste, lubricants, dirt, grime, oil, grease, animal waste, and fertilizers. They are also extremely effective against hazardous partic … read more
The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects
Aug 30th 2017

The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

By Alison Grimes, Health Advocate, MAA Center Although there are federal and state laws in place to restrict the use of asbestos in products and materials, the dangerous carcinogen has still yet to be banned in the United States. With six different types of asbestos, the natural mineral takes many dangerous shapes and forms. As a result, certain types of asbestos are more lethal than o … read more
Avoid Heat-Stress Related Injury and Non-Compliance
Aug 8th 2017

Avoid Heat-Stress Related Injury and Non-Compliance

By NSA Marketing team What is Heat-Stress? Heat stress refers to the body’s inability to perform its natural cooling process, resulting in a failure to regulate body temperature. This can result in fatigue, dizziness and ultimately, heat stroke. While heat stress can be attributed to external factors like temperature, other factors such as workplace uniforms and work environment can also … read more
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs
Jul 31st 2017

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal prot … read more
How to Easily Protect Yourself With ANSI Compliant High Visibility Gear
Feb 14th 2017

How to Easily Protect Yourself With ANSI Compliant High Visibility Gear

If you or your employees are working in conditions with low light or poor visibility and are not wearing appropriate high visibility clothing, the risk of being struck my moving equipment or vehicles is much higher than when you are. Hi-vis garments include vests, shirts, jackets, coveralls and rainwear made with yellow-green, orange-red, or red ANSI-compliant fabric. These pieces of high visib … read more
Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation
Feb 8th 2017

Valuable Tips for Effective Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold and repairing mold-related damage in buildings. There are two important things to remember when dealing with mold: it is easier to prevent mold by controlling moisture and monitoring humidity levels; and when you face the mold danger, it is urgent that you take care of it immediately since it is harmful and is able to spread very fast. Studies ha … read more
Feb 6th 2015

Do You Have A Permit-Required Confined Space Checklist?

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Oct 15th 2014

Ebola Protection With PPE in Short Supply

We get so many questions these days about how best to protect families from Ebola. We all know even basic protective clothing is in short supply because of the worldwide reaction to this frightening disease. But let's not give up all hope just yet. If you are worried about protection from infectious diseases - this is code these days for Ebola - there are simple ways to protect yourself a … read more
Aug 26th 2014

Earthquake Preparedness Tools

EARTHQUAKE! “A well my hands are shaky and my knees are weak I can't seem to stand on my own two feet Who do you thank when you have such luck? Oh San Andreas, I'm all shook up yeah, yeah, yeah” All Shook Up – 1957 written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley. (Cleverly modified 8/2014) In the breaking dawn of August 17 th, 2014, a 6.0 earthquake struck Northern Cali … read more
Aug 7th 2014

How To Safely Remove Contaminated PPE Clothing

In order to get out of your protective clothing without subjecting yourself to the materials you've been so careful to avoid, field decontamination procedures should be followed carefully. This process does not make the garment safe for re-use. Rather it is a way to extricate yourself from the clothing that has protected you before it is discarded. DuPont's protective Tychem garmen … read more