Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris.
Meeting respiratory protection needs when a hurricane hits – inspection, restocking, respiratory protection program.
CalOSHA has adopted an emergency rule requiring employers to provide respiratory protection to all employees working outside for longer than one hour when the air quality index (AQI) reaches 151 or greater.
With floods come hazards such as mold or airborne dusts containing harmful substances. Consider what personal protective equipment (PPE) you may need to help safely clean-up after the storm.
While volcanic eruptions are rare, the impact can be severe not just on everything it touches, but on the people living near the volcano.
There are few natural disasters more devastating in terms of potential loss of human life and property damage than earthquakes. Moreover, after the shock wears off, an earthquake’s aftermath presents serious hazardous conditions to both victims and rescue workers.
Choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect yourself from mold that might be growing in hazardous areas is an important decision.
The work after a hurricane includes rescue and recovery, demolition and remediation, and construction. Respiratory hazards may be and often are present during each of these phases.
You protected yourself from the storm, now how do you protect yourself from the aftermath, including mold, exposed materials such as asbestos and other factors such as noise from machinery that may be used to help with the clean-up efforts? Consider what personal protective equipment you may need during clean-up that can go a long way towards helping prevent injury.
While disposable respirators look similar to masks used during surgery and other medical procedures, the two are designed for very different purposes.