Respiratory Protection, General Industry – Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134

August 31, 2021

Ranking: 3 A Workplace Story A California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (CA/FACE) Program report: A bathtub refinisher, working alone in a small apartment bathroom, died of methylene chloride exposure while using the chemical to remove paint from a bathtub. The victim was not wearing any respiratory protection. The bathroom had a small, open window…


OHD to Increase Health and Safety while Fit Testing with Release of PURE Adapters

August 23, 2021

OHD, LLLP is proud to present the next generation of fit test adapters for users who utilize OHD’s controlled negative pressure technology (Fit Tester 3000, Quantifit®, QuantiFit2®). The OHD PURE Adapter allows users to dial up their program based on the specific situation, climate and application. The revolutionary new PURE Adapter allows users to fully…


Casella Announces 2021 Webinar Series for Dust, Noise, Vibration and Asbestos Monitoring

April 23, 2021

Global occupational health and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has announced its schedule of industry leading webinars for 2021. The schedule of free to attend, virtually accessible webinars cover Casella’s areas of core competency, including workplace monitoring for dust, gas and vapour hazards, as well as instrumentation usage and best practice. The sessions will also cover monitoring…


Protecting Workers from The Dangers of Welding Fumes

February 22, 2021

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor Clothed in protective gear, surrounded by flying sparks, the welder wields a powerful energy source and generates heat up to 15000°F in order to fuse two materials together into a strong joint – called a weldment – that will be permanent once the parts cool. An economical and efficient process, welding…


Introducing the Revolutionary QuantiFit2TM – True Advancement in Respirator Fit Testing

January 7, 2021

OHD, LLLP is proud to present the next generation of fit testing instrumentation, the QuantiFit2TM, which utilizes OHD’s scientifically proven and patented Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) technology. The revolutionary QuantiFit2 allows users to break free from traditional respirator fit testing restraints. The QuantiFit2 reportedly offers battery power for ultimate portability, AutoStart functionality for touchless testing,…


Top OSHA Workplace Violations – Respiratory Protection, General Industry – Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134

December 8, 2020

Enforcement from Oct 2018-Sept 2019 Total citations: 2,931 Total inspections: 1,298 Total proposed penalties: $3,808,871 Most Frequently Violated OSHA Standard Ranking – Number 4 Industries most often violating the respiratory protection standard: Fabricated Metal Product Mfg. $359,052 (in proposed penalties) Specialty Trade Contractors $329,422 Chemical Mfg. $227,992 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg. $213,493 Transportation Equipment Mfg.…


Five Things to Know for an Effective Written Respiratory Program

June 22, 2020

Robin Regan, Contributor Whether you work in construction, chemical/pharmaceuticals, healthcare or confined spaces, the risk of exposure to respiratory hazards is inevitable. Just because it’s not always visible, protection against these hazards is more than a nuisance—exposure to dust, gases and vapors can lead to serious, life-threatening diseases. There is no “one-mask-fits-all” approach to respiratory…


Voluntary Use of Respirators: Making Sense of OSHA Regulations

October 15, 2019

It is not uncommon for employees to approach their supervisor or safety manager and ask about wearing a respirator, just because they will “feel more comfortable” doing the work. It is also not uncommon for the supervisor or safety manager to be unclear on whether to allow this type of voluntary use and, if so,…


CleanSpace Respirators – a Breath of Fresh Air for Stonemasons

October 2, 2019

Most people would have heard about the dangers of respirable crystalline silica exposure and its potential to cause silicosis, a debilitating lung condition that can lead to death. Respirable crystalline silica also causes lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease. Silica dust is harmful when inhaled into your lungs. As it is…


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Casella Unveils New VAPex Pump

July 24, 2019

Casella, a leading provider of air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring solutions, announced today its new VAPex, an advanced and lightweight low flow pump. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee levels of chemical exposure, resulting in significant timesavings for occupational hygienists. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates…