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Hand Protection Standards and Ratings

There are various standards and resultant ratings hand protection or gloves need to conform to depending on the intended use of the glove. Know your standards and ratings to select the appropriate glove for your specific work tasks.

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The Basics of Hearing Protection

Hearing protection is provided in order to prevent noise induced hearing loss which can result from the prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. Any area where the exposure to noise is at or above the noise-limit rating, which is the value of the 8 hour rating level – 85 decibels (dB) or over is considered a noise zone.

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High Visibility Clothing Classes and Standards

Reflective or high visibility clothing is required to comply with the International Standards Organisation (ISO), the definition of the standard is ISO 20471:2013. The standard specifies requirements for high visibility clothing. which is capable of visually signalling the user’s presence.

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Reusable Respirators and Choosing the Correct Filter

Reusable respirators make use of replaceable filtration cartridges to filter hazardous substances and protect the wearer. There are various respirator filters available, each designed to filter different substances. It is important to know what is the appropriate cartridge to adequately protect employees from sustaining temporary or permanent respiratory conditions. This article shall provide information to assist in this regard.

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Know your Fire Extinguishers? It May Save Your Life

Fire extinguishers are mandatory safety equipment in all workplaces. The quantity and type of fire extinguisher depends on the size of the building and nature of work being performed on site or materials being used. There is no one fire extinguisher to put out all fires. Using the incorrect fire extinguisher may cause more harm than good.

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