Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Overtime at knockdown: Hidden IDLH game begins.

Under active fire conditions the dangers are extreme and the stakes are high. Upon the declaration of knock-down the fire should be out, victims saved, and acute hazards controlled. The game is not over. The long term carcinogenic by-products of combustion remain and may even be worse than under active fire conditions. When overhaul begins think of it as the ...

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Warwick chemical company pleads guilty to environmental violations

Source: Providence Journal by Tracee M. Herbaugh Posted May 6, 2015 at 12:34 PM Updated May 6, 2015 at 4:17 PM Warwick-based Mann Distribution, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Providence’s U.S. District Court to violating the Clean Air Act by not following regulations for storing 46,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The company, also known ...

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Ebola puts new focus on PPE by Health Care Providers

The arrival of the Ebola virus in the US last fall caught the healthcare community by surprise and unprepared. A single case diagnosed in Dallas, TX, followed by the cases of two healthcare providers connected to the original case, dramatically illustrated this reality. The analysis and criticism from the media coverage of those events did not help to resolve or ...

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Nurse Sues Dallas Hospital Where She Contracted Ebola

Reposted from Dallas Morning News By Caroline Bankoff Follow @teamcaroline As panic over Ebola swept the United States last fall, Nina Pham became the American face of the disease. Pham, a 26-year-old nurse,contracted the virus while caringfor Ebola-stricken Thomas Eric Duncan at Dallas’s Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Her plight was highly publicized: animal lovers worried that her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel would be ...

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Overtime at knockdown: Hidden IDLH game begins at overhaul

Under active fire conditions the dangers are extreme and the stakes are high. Upon the declaration of knock-down the fire should be out, victims saved, and acute hazards controlled. The game is not over. The long term carcinogenic by-products of combustion remain and may even be worse than under active fire conditions. When overhaul begins think of it as the ...

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Breaking Bad Hazmat suits for sale

reposted from: By AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 16:39 EST, 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:39 EST, 16 February 2015 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2956174/Breaking-Bad-Hazmat-suits-sale.html#ixzz3RxWpQlW3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookFans of Breaking Bad will have the chance to buy Jesse and Walt’s famous hazmat suits at auction. The show’s production company, Sony Pictures Television, is auctioning off almost 250 ...

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Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids

The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) NIOSH NPPTL Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids Background Selecting Protective Clothing Current Healthcare Protective Clothing Standards and Specifications Background Healthcare workers can be exposed to biological fluids that are capable of transmitting diseases. Those diseases, which are caused by a variety ...

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View from inside the HazMat suit

Video Published on Jan 8, 2014 by HazSimTraining on YouTube Designed to protect the user from the atmosphere on the outside the inside of a Level A suit has its’ own set of issues for the person inside.  Hot and humid even on a cool day the suit provides horrible dexterity and even worse visibility.  The suits are no joke and ...

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