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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 …

What is a Self-Retracting Lifeline?

November 8, 2010 Fall Protection

Over the years we have had a lot of questions about fall protection. It can have disastrous consequences if you don’t have the right type. That being said, fall protection, …

Tyvek Coverall Suits by DuPont

November 2, 2010 Home Improvement

Tyvek 1414 Coverall

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, we received lots of orders for DuPont 1414 Tyvek Coverall Suits. These make great costumes for everything from space explorers to hazmat clean …

Gloves: Finding the Right Fit

October 25, 2010 Hand Protection

Our Ansell Hyflex gloves are some our our most popular safety gloves. They are not only tough but flexible, offering more dexterity than your usual safety glove. I recently got …

How to Know When to Replace Your PPE Gear

October 18, 2010 Fall Protection

When using fall protection, even if you have the appropriate protection for your setup, it is important to know when to replace your gear. I recently got a question asking …

Filters and Lead Fumes

October 7, 2010 Respiratory

I recently got a question about what type of filters should be used for a very interesting project. Although few of my readers will probably have the same exact application, …

Selecting The Right Kind of Fall Protection

September 30, 2010 Fall Protection

On any job where you are going to be working off of the ground, it is important to consider fall protection. Having the right type of fall protection gear can …

Determining Your Size for the 6800 Full Face Respirator

September 24, 2010 Respiratory

In my last post I discussed the 6001 organic vapor cartridge and the 6000 half face piece and 7500 half face piece masks it is compatible with. I recently had …