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Category Archives: Respiratory Protection

New proposal from OSHA on respirators

October 12, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. In a press release, the safety agency stated it was introducing two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the current Respiratory Protection Standard.

OSHA issues warning about dangerous chemical

September 1, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a warning about methylene chloride.

OSHA citations emphasized importance of respiratory protection and chemical safety

June 29, 2016

Protecting workers from chemical exposure is very important and OSHA offers several guidelines to ensure employers understand its requirements.

Effect of new OSHA regulation on construction, oil and gas industries remains unclear

April 6, 2016

Industry leaders and safety officials are taking a look at how OSHA new silica exposure guidelines will affect the construction and oil and gas industries.

OSHA, NIOSH issue hazard alert for oil and natural gas industry

February 29, 2016

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have issued a hazard alert to the oil and natural gas industry.

NIOSH study emphasizes importance of respirator fit testing

January 20, 2016

A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found the percentage of improperly fitted respirators increases with the length of time in between fittings.

Evacuation procedures and respirator use crucial to fire safety

January 11, 2016

Failing to train employees on fire safety and respirator use can result in OSHA citations, injuries and even fatalities. 

OSHA citations underscore importance of respirator safety

December 11, 2015

An estimated 5 million U.S. workers wear respirators for protection against hazards, but OSHA is finding frequent safety violations related to poor respiratory safety. 

OSHA unveils new proposals on beryllium exposure

September 16, 2015

New workplace proposals regarding beryllium exposure were recently unveiled by OSHA.

Rig operators cannot relax

August 18, 2015

Oil rigs have to maintain safety even as the industry fluctuates.