The Real Danger of Welding Fumes

Published on 10/27/2020
The Real Danger of Welding Fumes

Welding fumes are known to be a serious threat to anyone who inhales them. It made headlines back in 2017 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified welding fumes as a Class 1 carcinogen, based on new evidence of the harm it can cause.

5 Benefits of a PAPR System

Published on 10/1/2020
5 Benefits of a PAPR System

A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective respiratory equipment designed to protect workers from breathing contaminated air. PAPRs, also known as blowers, usually feature the same four components: a hood (headtop), a powered fan, a filter, and a battery. These respiratory protection systems are engineered to take contaminated air, remove a sufficient proportion of the hazard, and deliver the clean air to the worker.

The Right Way to Clean Your Gas Detector Devices

Published on 8/28/2020
The Right Way to Clean Your Gas Detector Devices

Gas detector devices are life-saving instruments that detect the presence of gases in a determined area. To be effective, personal gas monitors must be worn near your breathing zone, defined by OSHA as “a hemisphere forward of the shoulders within a radius of approximately 6 to 9 inches”.

N95 Masks: All About Their Fitting

Published on 5/4/2020
N95 Masks: All About Their Fitting

Major world health organizations recommend the use of waterproof respirators and N95 protective masks. The N95 is a protective mask with a fine mesh synthetic polymer filter. The number 95 means that the mask filters out 95% or more of airborne particles, including splashes that may contain bacteria or viruses such as COVID-19.

How to don on and don off a disposable N95 respirator

Published on 3/30/2020
How to don on and don off a disposable N95 respirator

Many individuals and workers are now wearing disposable masks on a daily basis to protect themselves during this pandemic. At this time when protection is essential, it is crucial to adopt good practices to maximize the effectiveness of the disposable mask to protect you or your workers.