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Earmuffs: Versatile Protection for Worker Satisfaction

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 29, 2018 10:15:00 AM

PELTOR Earmuffs

Workers in all types of challenging and sometimes dangerous environments continue to demand high-quality, robust solutions that will meet their needs. PELTOR headsets are designed to meet this challenge by providing protective communication solutions that workers can rely on. Learn more about their history by reading this blog by the Personal Safety Division at 3M.

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Topics: "personal protection equipment", "benefits of using earmuffs", "ear protection"

Portable Gas Detection Facts: What You Need to Know

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 21, 2018 9:15:00 AM

There are two types of gas detection instruments: portable and fixed. Portable gas detectors are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that come in handy for low populated environments and emergency situations where monitoring gas detection levels is critical. There are a few factors that will call for nothing less than a portable detector.

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Topics: "harmful gases detector", "portable gas detector", "gas detecting instruments"

3 Tips to Selecting the Right Gas Detection Solution

Posted by Daric Simons on Mar 16, 2018 12:15:00 PM

When it comes to purchasing the optimal type of gas detection solution, it may appear that all types work the same way. However, there are gas detectors designed with specific functionality features that result in a significant difference in how they operate. Depending on the design, the need, and the number of inspection processes it goes through, the applications of a gas detector can vary widely.

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Topics: "gas detection solution", "purchasing gas detector", "proper gas detection"

Suit Up With The Proper Attire

Posted by Stephanie Sarbacher on Dec 29, 2017 2:37:41 PM
Wearing the appropriate suit on the job is extremely critical. You always want to make sure you are wearing the proper safety attire, whether it is for manufacturing, waste management, painting, construction, public administration, etc.
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Explore the Possibilities with the MSA ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector

Posted by Stephanie Sarbacher on Dec 28, 2017 3:51:04 PM

Purchasing a new gas detector takes time, research and a lot of consideration when ensuring your employees are safe on the jobsite. Let's explore the possibilities of the ALTAIR 5X and why it should be seriously considered.

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Real-Time Monitoring With AreaRAE Pro & Plus

Posted by Daric Simons on Dec 22, 2017 4:52:34 PM

The newest in the line of portable area monitors, Honeywell’s AreaRAE Plus and Pro gas detector models bring a solid history of detection excellence to the job. Innovative features built to address new challenges faced by today's responders make both designs ideal for low and high-end detection. These are the top-of-the-line tools when you need to protect life and physical assets, keep production levels high, and reduce downtime.

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Topics: gas detection, arearae

The life of a chemical suit

Posted by Daric Simons on Dec 22, 2017 4:47:39 PM

What is the shelf life of a chemical suit? The truth is, there is no accepted industry standard for determining the shelf life of a suit. Products or materials that contain components made from various polymer or rubber materials are expected to degrade or lose performance effectiveness over time. In the case of chemical suits, the data regarding the amount of time for this loss to occur in chemical suits is not consistent.

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Topics: Chemcial Suits, Zytron 500

Staying Safe with Gas Detection

Posted by Daric Simons on Dec 22, 2017 4:24:30 PM

The federal government has developed strict confined space laws to protect workers in a confined space. OSHA also requires worker protection from other chemicals in hazardous environments. Gas detection is imperative to worker safety and the company’s overall well-being. We can't say it enough: You have to promote gas detection safety throughout the workplace so that workers, supervisors, and managers are aware of the dangers and consequences of harmful gases and the benefits of gas detection, and invest in a gas detector, or detectors, that you and your workers can rely on, day in and day out—like the QRAE 3.

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Safety in Numbers: Confined Space

Posted by Steven Thomas on Aug 8, 2017 2:30:00 PM

This past January, three workers in Florida died from toxic gas after entering a manhole. One man entered the hole and lost consciousness which prompted two others to follow in an attempt to rescue him. A firefighter on the scene attempted to rescue the men, but due to him having to remove his gear before entering the manhole, he lost consciousness himself. Luckily he was able to be airlifted and is expected to make a full recovery. The company and contractor who hired the men are now looking at around $120,000 in fines for OSHA safety violations.

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Topics: dangerous chemicals, chemical protective clothing, fall safety, personal safety, gas detection, four basics of gas detection, safeware gas detectors, confined space

No Melt, No Drip, Next to Skin FR Clothing

Posted by Steven Thomas on May 8, 2017 12:01:14 PM
Moisture-wicking clothing. Designed to pull sweat and perspiration away from the skin, these articles of clothing are ideal for those in high action scenarios. But for those who go above and beyond sport, the wear falls short of what is really needed in the field. Police Officers and Fire Fighters all wear a layer under their uniform that usually is made from synthetic fabric. That fabric will melt in high heat and adhere to the skin causing extreme burns and although they provide comfort and durability, they don't quite reach today's standard. Armadillo has stepped forward and produced natural FR wear that goes above and beyond your normal base layer clothing. We are talking about Merino. 

    • Natural Fiber from Merino Sheep
    • Naturally Fire Resistant
    • Keeps you warm in the cold and cool in the heat
    • Natural UV of SPF40+
    • Retains no odor when worn for days in a row
Every piece of Merino wear has those attributes. The shirts, pants, socks and even the balaclava are tested tough so you can work hard and be comfortable at the same time. 
 
In short, Merino is what synthetic fabrics wish they could be. Comfortable, next-to-skin, reliable clothing that won't cause further injury if faced with a fire or heat related threat. In due time, this will be the standard for Law Enforcement, Military, and Fire Professionals.
 
Check out the video here and listen to Andy Caughey (Co-founder of Armadillo Merino) break down why Merino is beneficial to so many people.
 

 

 

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Topics: fire, firemen, fireman, safety, law enforcement, police officer, officer, firefighting, LE, equipment, personal protective equipment, safety gear, police, cop, personal safety, job site safety, does my ppe protect me?, fire safety, FR Gear, riot protection, flame retardant

US Dept. of Labor: Heat Exposure Guide 

Occupational Heat Exposure is serious business. Hundreds of people suffer from overexposure every summer, but avoiding it is easy! Protect yourself with the appropriate clothing.

Occupational Heat Exposure Guide from the US Department of Labor

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/

Workplace Safety and Health Topics - NIOSH Fast Facts
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/

 

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