respiratory protective system Articles

  • Protect Your Respiratory System

    The air around you keeps you alive. But in certain circumstances, it can cause you serious injury, illness or death. To stay alive and healthy, you need air which is clean, free of toxic gases and other contaminants, and contains the right amount of oxygen. Most of the time, the air around you at home, on the street and at work fills the bill. But under certain circumstances, the air contains ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Nitro Beer Tastes Better

    If you've ever remarked on the smooth creaminess of a pint of Guinness, you've picked up on the key difference in its carbonation: Nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide. Such "nitro" beers have become a trend in recent years, with major U.S. breweries and small startups alike offering nitro products. Nitrogen keeps bitterness in check and balances out the hops to make drinkable craft brews, but it ...

  • PureAire Universal Gas Detector Offers Protection Against Toxic Levels of Ammonia

    In March of 2016, an ammonia gas leak at a seafood processing plant in Boston left one worker dead. The fumes at the plant were so powerful that firefighters could not promptly enter the scene to mitigate the gas leak and try to save the staff member until much later. Reports show that 5,300 pounds of ammonia gas leaked out of the plant. If you work with ammonia at your facility, learn ...

  • Chlorine Safety and Prevention: How to Protect Yourself from Chlorine Leaks

    While chlorine gas is widely used in swimming pools, water treatment facilities, cleaning products, pharmaceutical products, and in many other industries, the gas is highly toxic when handled improperly. Training your workers on how to safely use chlorine is one part of health and safety best practices; monitoring your workplace for chlorine leaks is another. Learn about the hidden dangers in ...

  • How to Protect Against Colds and Flu: The Facts that you Need to Know About.

    Seasonal flu is not only unpleasant for employers and employees, it’s expensive. Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of the flu, the US Department of Health & Human Services has found. That represents approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. Most of us have seen a sick co-worker trying to make his way through the workday instead of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Protecting your Building and Employees from Pest Birds

    It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about avian flu and the possible pandemic it may cause. Concerns about the potential threat are on the forefront of Americas mind, and it has taught us to be more conscious about the way disease is transmitted. “Indeed Avian Flu is a recent concern” says Bruce Donoho owner of Bird-B-Gone, Inc, “however I believe that there is a wide range of ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Storing Liquid Nitrogen in Laboratories: Which Safety Precautions and Sensors Will Protect your Employees?

    Storing Liquid Nitrogen in Laboratories: Which Safety Precautions and Sensors Will Protect your Employees? Liquid nitrogen is frequently used in scientific research, chemistry classes, and even culinary arts nowadays. The substance is safe when properly stored, and as long as everyone follows safety protocols while handling the liquid nitrogen. As part of an environmental health and ...

  • Hong Kong Hospital Authority selects IQAir filtration systems for the fight against SARS

    In February of 2003, newspapers began reporting a rapidly spreading atypical pneumonia. Now identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS, this highly contagious condition is caused by a new coronavirus for which there is no specific antiviral treatment. While the epicentre of the outbreak was China, the disease spread quickly across Asia and to North America (especially Canada) with a ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Development of emission factors for the control of lead and other metals during bridge construction work

    This study was conducted to develop emission rates and emission factors for lead and other metals during abrasive blasting and power tooling operations. Emission factors are useful in controlling process emissions since it allows for the extrapolation of emissions from one process to another related process. Area samples were collected inside the bridge containments and emission rates were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • OH&S salutes 2010 product of the year award winners

    Editor Jerry Laws and other staff members from Occupational Health & Safety  presented trophies and gold ribbons Tuesday to representatives of the 16 companies that won the magazine's 2010 New Product of the Year Awards. This second annual contest attracted a new high of 42 products in 17 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • The Daytona Beach Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant Finds On-Site Generation to be a Safe and Economical Solution for Water Disinfection

     ABSTRACT For many years the use of gaseous chlorine at water treatment plants has been an effective and widely used method of disinfection. It is still the most commonly used disinfectant treatment in water treatment plants in the United States. In recent years however, the safety of chlorine gas has come under increased scrutiny. The side effects to chlorine gas exposure at low levels ...

  • Daily measures of microbes and human health at a non-point source marine beach

    Studies evaluating the relationship between microbes and human health at non-point source beaches are necessary for establishing criteria which would protect public health while minimizing economic burdens. The objective of this study was to evaluate water quality and daily cumulative health effects (gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory illnesses) for bathers at a non-point source subtropical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mental health status of employees in substations of electromagnetic fields at extremely low frequency in tehran

    Today with the industrialization of communities, electromagnetic fields have much more intensively entered to human life and work place. Increasing number of these fields may account for studying the potential development of biological system impairments much more robustly than before. The impacts of unwanted exposures to such fields have been addressed in the literature, but studying on the ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Removal of arsenic from an aqueous solution by pretreated waste tea fungal biomass

    Arsenic exists in natural waters both in inorganic and organic forms. The inorganic form of arsenic is more toxic compared to its organic form. Inorganic arsenic is the predominant form in contaminated groundwater. Arsenic exists in two,oxidation states: arsenite, As (III) and arsenate, As (V) (Pokhrel and Viraraghavan, 2006). It is introduced in the aqueous system through geochemical reactions ...


    By University of Tehran

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Technology: clean air’s unsung hero

    Last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Clean Air Act (CAA) and the 20th anniversary of the 1990 Amendments to the CAA. The CAA has been a huge success. From 1990 to 2008, emissions of six common pollutants were down 41%, while gross domestic product grew 64%. Emissions of volatile organic compounds dropped 31%, carbon monoxide dropped 46%, and sulfur dioxide dropped 51%. Lead ...

  • Who Needs Continuous Emissions Monitoring?

    Continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) is about monitoring air pollutants generated by a specific activity and emitted to the ambient air, typically through a tall stack or other exhaust pipe. The “activity” can be some industrial process like a power plant or a waste incinerator, but it can also be on a much smaller scale such as a car equipped with an internal-combustion engine. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Fungal Pathogens Identified by PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Aspergillus is a type of fungus that is commonly found in the environment and in buildings that have suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels.  For people with weakened immune systems, breathing Aspergillus spores can lead to infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a fungus called ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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