OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog

Gas Meter Calibration Requirements - OSHA and Technical Considerations

Gas Meter Calibration Requirements - OSHA and Technical Considerations

Why do gas monitors need to be calibrated? Hasn't technology advanced enough that calibration requirements are overkill? These questions are common. We hope to convince you that calibration is essential (and required, of course) for the safety of any confined space entry program.

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When Use an Airline Respirator?

When Use an Airline Respirator?

When it comes to the use of an airline respirator, there seems to be a lot of confusion. Typically the thinking is, "this application seems a bit more dangerous, so maybe an airline respirator is needed." In this article, we will give you some basic guidelines for the use of an airline respirator. We hope this will cut through some of the confusion and indecision.

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3 Reasons To Stop Using Leather Palm Work Gloves

3 Reasons To Stop Using Leather Palm Work Gloves

Leather palm work gloves are, from a technological perspective, old as dirt. If you are a leather palm glove holdout, it is definitely time to consider making the switch to nitrile coated microfoam grip work gloves. Here are 3 reasons why.

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Tips on Choosing a Davit System or a Rescue Tripod

Tips on Choosing a Davit System or a Rescue Tripod

Is a davit system for confined space worth the extra money? What are the benefits and what are the negatives when compared to a tripod rescue system? In this article we will help you navigate these questions.

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Tips For Getting the Right Safety Equipment for Confined Space Entry

Tips For Getting the Right Safety Equipment for Confined Space Entry

Confined space entry is a complicated endeavor. The risks are real. The right equipment is essential to do the job safely. How can you be confident you are getting what you need?

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How to Get Your Gas Detector Serviced and Repaired

How to Get Your Gas Detector Serviced and Repaired

Your gas monitor stopped working. You can't send your employees into a space without checking the gas levels first. And now the job has to be postponed while you deal with this latest headache. What do you do?

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How To Simplify a Fall Protection Harness

How To Simplify a Fall Protection Harness

Anybody who has worn a fall protection harness knows it presents challenges. Putting on certain harnesses can be difficult. Fitting harnesses to your size and shape can be difficult. Even more so, hooking up a lanyard or self retracting lifeline to a back D-ring presents all sorts difficulties.

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Inspect Your Fall Protection Equipment

Inspect Your Fall Protection Equipment

Fall protection equipment needs inspecting. Inspections are required by the manufacturer and OSHA before each use. These inspections are to be performed by a competent person.

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Fall Protection Rails for Roof Top Ladders

Fall Protection Rails for Roof Top Ladders

The roof top access and exit point for roof top ladders requires fall protection. This is an often overlooked fall hazard. The solution to this fall hazard is so simple. There is really no need to neglect it any longer.

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How To Choose the Correct Lanyard for Fall Protection

How To Choose the Correct Lanyard for Fall Protection

Fall protection equipment is also referred to as a fall arrest system. Knowing what the proper safety gear is can help save you from a fall at work.

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