Respirator Certification – What Does N95 Really Mean?

Respiratory Protection

Selecting respirators appropriate for your workplace can be a daunting task. Respiratory protection program managers need to understand the airborne hazards in their facilities, determine the required assigned protection factor for a respirator, choose what type of respirator is needed (air-purifying or atmosphere-supplying, tight-fitting or loose-fitting) and make sure each employee’s respirator fits properly. The term

Crystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

In the United States alone, millions of workers per year are exposed to a threat that many of us don’t even know about, let alone have the proper information to accurately address and prevent. In fact, silicosis is a relatively unknown condition due to the long dormancy period that usually occurs between affliction and the

Long Term Effects of Silica Exposure

With the beautiful weather of spring and summer often come the construction crews who like to take advantage of the seasons for completing projects. Whether it is a couple of guys putting up a custom wall made from leftover concrete, or major construction companies building a new office building, they can all make a mess.

The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure

Exposure to the common silicon compound “silica,” which makes up much of the rocks, sand, and earth we stand on and use every day, has been slowly killing workers for years now. Also known as silicosis, exposure occurs when silica-containing materials are blasted, scraped, cut, or pulverized, and can be lethal. Silicosis, which has no

Guest Post: High-Visibility Workwear

a4 apparel workwear

Keeping your employees, vendors and customers safe in a warehouse environment can be a challenge. Heavy equipment is handled every day and accidents can happen at any time. Employees safety training, supervising visitors and vendors, keeping a watchful eye on the warehouse can help limit injuries and accidents. Additionally, warehouse workwear can also help keep

Preventing Construction Falls

Infographic on fall protection

The peak of the construction business season is rapidly approaching. While we embrace and enjoy the many benefits of the construction season, it should also serve as a reminder to the many risks associated within the industry. Even with all the information and safety devices available, falls are still the leading cause of injury and