Respirators and Seal Checks for Safety

Exposure to fumes, dust, silica, asbestos and other toxins are a common occurrence on construction sites. Unchecked, exposure to these toxins can result in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer and silicosis. Knowing the basics of respiratory protection can go a long way toward preventing these ailments and keeping workers safe onsite. When ... [Continue Reading]

Fitting is Everything: Know Respiratory Requirements

OSHA has recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the construction industries. Some important parts of the standard contains mandatory respirator fit-testing methods that employers must use to ensure their employees' respirators fit ... [Continue Reading]

Respirators and Lung Safety on Construction Sites

An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard ... [Continue Reading]