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W.Pa. Company Draeger Safety Defends Its Air Packs

By Tony LaRussa A South Oakland company that makes air packs for thousands of fire departments in the United States and abroad says reported breakdowns of its gear that left firefighters gasping for air resulted from improper maintenance, not design or manufacturing flaws. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, under the Centers for Disease … Continue reading »

3M’s Qualitative Fit Testing Workshop

This program is an intermediate level respiratory protection course. It is intended for individuals who will be responsible for conducting qualitative fit testing within their workplace. Many workers deal with conditions that expose them to poisonous gas or airborne contaminants, and may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as Full Face or Half Face Respirators … Continue reading »

Learn About Respirators; their care, maintenance, and more

Massive resources are available on the OSHA site managed and maintained by the US Dept of Labor. Canadian regulations are also very similar, if not often to the same standard.  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, … Continue reading »

North Shore Skate Club cited for health and safety violations

The winter sports club where Karen Magnussen was injured after inhaling ammonia gas was cited by inspectors for 12 occupational health and safety violations, according to WorkSafeBC. Magnussen, an Olympic silver medallist and longtime North Vancouver figure skating coach, has been suffering from severe respiratory problems since she inhaled ammonia that escaped during a mishap … Continue reading »

Respiratory Gas Protection Specialist – Horizons Oil Sands

WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE.  ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS.  CREATE YOUR CAREER PATH. At Canadian Natural, we are proud of the achievements of our people. Our goal has always been to run our business and run it well, executing on our projects and creating value for our shareholders. That is what we have focused on for the … Continue reading »

Blitz Targets Personal Protective Equipment

Ontario will focus on personal protective equipment during an enforcement blitz at workplaces across Ontario. In October, Ministry of Labour inspectors will check on head, eye, foot, respiratory and other protection worn or used by workers at industrial and health care workplaces. They will check that the equipment is: the appropriate choice for protection used … Continue reading »