Selecting the Right Personal Protective Equipment for Wildfire Cleanup

Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris.

Hurricanes: Be Prepared with Your Respiratory Protection Ahead of Time

Meeting respiratory protection needs when a hurricane hits – inspection, restocking, respiratory protection program.

VLOG: California’s OSHA Emergency Rule – Respiratory Protection Requirements for Wildfires

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.

Flood Protection and Above the Shoulders PPE

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.

Volcanoes: Protecting Yourself from Ash, Gases and Other Hazards

While volcanic eruptions are rare, the impact can be severe not just on everything it touches, but on the people living near the volcano.

After the Earthquake: Personal Protective Equipment for Cleanup

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.

Protecting Yourself from Mold During Hurricane Cleanup

Choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect yourself from mold that might be growing in hazardous areas is an important decision.

Choosing the Right Respirator for Hurricane Cleanup Efforts

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.

Protecting Yourself Properly During Hurricane Cleanup

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.

The Differences Between Disposable Respirators and Surgical Masks

While disposable respirators look similar to masks used during surgery and other medical procedures, the two are designed for very different purposes.