personal protection Articles

  • Personal protective equipment against nanoparticles

    Nanomaterials manufacture and use are in full expansion. With them comes an increasing risk for human health, especially at the workplace. Indeed, the early signs of potential toxicity associated with nanotechnologies are piling up. Even if they must be considered as a last resource in a traditional occupational Health & Safety approach, personal protective equipment (PPE) against nanoparticles ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating the Reduction of Hazardous Waste Contact in Tabriz Petrochemical Complex, Focusing on Personal Protective Equipment Method

    Tabriz petrochemical complex is located in northwest of Iran and west of Tabriz oil refinery and mostly produces raw plastics. In this study the implementation of Reduction of Hazardous waste Contact in this Complex with special emphasis on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is discussed. Accordingly different hazards threatening personnel, indoor and outdoor environment were ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Medical Surveillance of Search Dogs Deployed to the World Trade Center and Pentagon: 2001–2006

    In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, almost 50,000 rescue workers and approximately 300 search and rescue dogs participated in rescue and recovery operations. The dogs were exposed to the same hazards as the human workers, but did not have any of the personal protective gear. This prospective double cohort observational study compared ...

  • Seven Questions Any PPE Training Program Should Answer.

    Personal Protective Equipment training programs; we all need to have them for any protective equipment we require our workers to wear. No matter how great we think our training programs are, the proof of the proverbial pudding is in the eating. The measure of a good training program is whether all the workers actually wear the equipment at the right time, in the right place and use it ...

  • Seven questions any PPE Training Program should answer

    Personal Protective Equipment training programs; we all need to have them for any protective equipment we require our workers to wear. No matter how great we think our training programs are, the proof of the proverbial pudding is in the eating. The measure of a good training program is whether all the workers actually wear the equipment at the right time, in the right place and use it ...

  • General Public Health Considerations for Responding to Animal Hoarding Cases

    Animal hoarding is an under-recognized problem that exists in most communities and adversely impacts the health, welfare, and safety of humans, animals, and the environment. These guidelines address public health and worker safety concerns in handling situations where animal hoarding or other dense concentrations of animals have caused unhealthy and unsafe conditions. Because animal hoarding ...

  • Workplace Falls Get Fresh Attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries – slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Risk behaviors and self-reported illnesses among Pacific Northwest surfers

    Although surfers have high incidental exposure to marine waters, no studies have investigated if surfer risk behaviors (such as surfing during advisories, near an outfall, during a rain event, or use of personal protective equipment) increase or decrease the risk of acquiring waterborne illnesses. We used a web-based survey to assess the association between risk-based behaviors and self-reported ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Environmental Health Practice

    Abstract Environmental health practitioners deal with assessing risk of potential environmental contaminants from a variety of sources, including infectious disease such as Ebola virus disease (EVD). Therefore, they are uniquely qualified to contribute to epidemiological discussions of the interactions between agent-host-environment and how those interactions might be disrupted to stop ...

  • Industrial hygiene case study

    Service performed: Industrial hygiene monitoring at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility Summary: Our environmental staff performed testing and consulting to determine employee exposure levels to hazardous chemicals at a large manufacturing facility. Engineering controls and personal protective equipment were also evaluated for its effectiveness during the ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • The Cost Effective Solution Case Study You’ll Never Forget

    Thern divisions work together to provide a cost effective solution. The Client: Pinnacle Polymers is a manufacturer of polypropylene pellets, based in Garyville, Louisiana. Polypropylene pellets are a common thermoplastic resin typically used for injection molding applications in various industries such as the manufacturing of person protection equipment for first respondents ...


    By Thern Inc

  • Understanding COVID-19`s Impact on Wastewater Budgets

    Wastewater industry professionals have carried on much the same during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that essential services are getting the attention they need to provide for communities. But while the specific needs of sewer systems haven’t shifted much, the industry’s financial situation has, forcing departments across the United States to reevaluate and rebudget. Adjustments in ...


    By CD Lab AG

  • Using Web-Based Collaboration to improve Job Hazard Analysis

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a hazard analysis of jobs to ensure mitigating controls such as engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) are applied to protect workers from harm. The Departments of Energy, Defense, and Interior have specific standards that require performing hazard analyses.  As an Environmental ...


    By Alliant Corporation

  • Biomedical Waste Generation in Puducherry Government General Hospital and Its Management Implications

    In India, not much attention has been paid to the management of biomedical waste (BMW). The present paper describes the collection and disposal of BMW in the Government General Hospital (GH) of Puducherry, India. The authors document (a) the lack of segregation between infectious and noninfectious BMW as well as a failure to implement the prescribed rules for proper management of BMW; (b) ...

  • Proper Cleaning of Gas Detector Instrument

    This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of Gas Detector equipment. We recommend you use personal protective equipment (PPE) when operating and cleaning your instrument to help reduce risk of infection and contact with viruses.Approved cleaning methods are as follows:Instrument should be powered off when cleaning. Dampen a soft or disposable cloth and clean all ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Emergency PPE Production - Edge Trim Material Handling

    In this Material Handling installation, we expedited the development and delivery of two fans for emergency production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically medical masks, to help meet increased demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. These material handling fans were among the first to ship with our new Gold Standard ...


    By AirPro Fan & Blower Company

  • EPA Mandates Skin Absorption Tests

    On April 26, 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers and processors of 34 chemicals to conduct in vitro dermalabsorption-rate testing. OSHA has identified the data necessary for these chemicals and intends to use the data obtained under the rule to evaluate the need for 'skin ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Personal Ear Protection – PPE for noise at work

    Personal Ear Protection – the last resort PPE should always be regarded as a ‘last resort’ to protect against risks to safety and health in the workplace. The provision of personal hearing protection is no different.  You may find resistance from your workforce using them and they can be costly to maintain and replace.   They can also interfere with ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • OSHA Updates PPE Standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA updates PPE standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL 02-01-050, is the latest ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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