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Venting Paint and Varnish Fumes – Best Blowers

February 16, 2015 Respiratory

As a guy who has lost a fair amount of brain cells to paint and varnish vapors I know better than most that many projects aren’t properly ventilated. (Yes I …

Full and Half-Face Respirator Mask from Moldex

January 5, 2015 Respiratory

Ebola was exciting wasn’t it? I’m not talking about the terrible disease that some African countries are still struggling with. I’m talking about those amazing news reports getting everybody all …

What Does P100 Mean?

December 15, 2014 Respiratory

Respirator filters are rated according to how much particulate matter they can reliably block. A P100 rating is the highest for personal respiratory protection. As long as your mask fits properly a …

How To Clean Your Respirator

November 3, 2014 Respiratory

Yes, people do actually clean their respirators. And it’s a good idea for you to do it too. Not only can some bad microbial monsters take up residence in an …

Fit Testing Critical for Hospital Worker Protection

October 20, 2014 Respiratory

Protection from the Ebola virus continues to dominate the news. More agencies and individuals are discussing full-face and half-face respirators as solutions for care givers. But without proper fit testing, …

How To Safely Remove Contaminated PPE Clothing

August 7, 2014 General Safety

In order to get out of your protective clothing without subjecting yourself to the materials you’ve been so careful to avoid, field decontamination procedures should be followed carefully. This process …

OSHA Respirator Fit Testing for a Large Organization

March 19, 2014 Respiratory

Fit testing your company employees for respirators can be thought of the same way the Chinese symbol for crisis incorporates the characters for danger as well as opportunity. Sure there’s …

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Poses Serious Air Safety Issues

April 18, 2013 Respiratory

The deadly explosion of the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas is still in the search and rescue stages, but serious air quality risks may now be affecting local residents …

Disposable Respirators Indispensable in Some Asian Cities

January 28, 2013 Respiratory

Don’t forget your jacket and your face mask. These words are more likely than ever to be spoken as people leave the house in major cities in China and other …

How to Administer a Respirator Fit Test

January 14, 2013 Respiratory

It’s an employer’s responsibility to fit test workers with the respirators used on their job sites. Most folks don’t think about this unless they are in highly regulated fields. But …