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Author Archive: Matthew Kane

Working With These Materials? You May Need an Eyewash Station

eyewash stationSome hazardous materials almost automatically warrant the installation of eyewash stations. In this blog post, we’ll review a few of these materials and some the industries and processes in which they’re commonly found and used.

Sulfuric Acid

Sulfuric acid is also known as battery acid. It’s a highly corrosive mineral acid that, at high concentrations, can cause serious damage on contact. If splashed in the eyes, it can lead to permanent blindness.

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Matching FR Clothing to your Workplace

fr clothingSo you know you need to purchase flame resistant clothing for your employees. But how do you know what kind of clothing to buy? To help you match the right FR clothing to your workplace, it helps to follow these steps:

  1. Identify your hazard type
  2. Review applicable standards
  3. Determine the level of protection needed
  4. Research FR clothing
  5. Evaluate FR clothing
  6. Make clothing available to employees
  7. Train employees on use

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Disposable Versus Reusable Protective Clothing

protective clothingOver the past few years, there’s been a growing debate over the pros and cons of disposable versus reusable protective clothing. While critics of disposable clothing point to growing landfill sites, supporters cite its convenience and reliability.

But before you decide whether single- or multiple-use protective clothing is the best choice for your workplace, you should consider a number of factors:

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Qualities to Look for in Flame Resistant Clothing

flame resistant clothingAll flame resistant clothing is NOT created equal. When you need clothing to protect your employees from fire hazards, such as flash fires, momentary electric arcs or molten metal splashes, you want to make sure it’s up to the task. But with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the best flame resistant clothing for your workplace?

To help you with this important decision, we’ve outlined a few qualities to look for in flame resistant clothing:

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Which Eyewash Station is Right for Your Workplace?

eyewash stationEvery year, thousands of people are blinded from work-related eye injuries. While hazard removal and personal protective equipment are the preferred methods of avoiding eye injuries, eyewash stations are an important way of treating eye injuries if they occur.

If you need to put eyewash stations in your workplace, you have two basic types to choose from:

  1. Plumbed stations
  2. Portable stations.

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