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Urban Exploration Safety Equipment

April 13, 2011 Respiratory

Our customers encounter all sorts of things while out working, exploring, and home improving. Here is a recent question I recently got demonstrating just that: I am excited to start …

Hearing Protection for High-Pitched Sounds

April 4, 2011 Hearing Protection

We recently got a question about hearing protection, and the answer could be useful for all of our customers. I need hearing protection for a variety of high-pitched noises. My …

Hard Working Respirators for Rugged Work Sites

March 11, 2011 Respiratory

One question I am constantly getting is which filter and mask to use in a particular application. The answer to this depends highly on what the context is, but this …

Selecting a Fall Protection Harness

March 3, 2011 Fall Protection

I often get questions about which fall protection harness is the best. Although the answer may depend on the application, there is one line that seems to stand above the …

The Right Respirator Mask for Sensitive Skin

February 16, 2011 Respiratory

Finding the right filters for your job can be challenging, especially for those who are more sensitive. Take, for example, this question I recently received: I do house cleaning and …

Airline Respirators for Urethane Painting and Avoiding Exposure to Isocyanates

January 5, 2011 Respiratory

I wanted to follow up on my recent post on isocyanates, in which I recommended an airline respirator, and discuss airline respirators in a little more detail. What is an …

RAE Systems Gas Detection Tubes – How to Use Them

December 27, 2010 Confined Space

I recently got some questions regarding RAE Systems Gas Detection Tubes and I wanted to clarify their use. First, what are they? Gas detection tubes offer a quick way to …

What Does DBI Stand for?

December 14, 2010 Fall Protection

Here is another question I recently received. I thought it might interest my readers: What does DBI stand for? DBI stands for Duncan & Buck Industries. Their story, however, does …

Car Painting, Urethane Paints, Isocyanates, and Respiratory Protection

December 2, 2010 Respiratory

When working with dangerous chemicals, you should always research what you will be exposed to and how to best protect yourself from it. Here is a question about working with …

How Long Does My 3M 2091 Filter Last?

November 30, 2010 Respiratory

When using a 3M 2091 Particulate Filter in the field, it is important to change it frequently enough to ensure that you are still getting the necessary protection. I receive …