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  • Crystalline Silica: Respiration and Health Risks What is Crystalline Silica? As a basic component of soil, sand and rock, Silica is one of the most widespread minerals on earth. It’s most commonly found in quartz, which in turn is used in products like concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, dental filings, jewelry, tombstones and more. Though it exists in many forms, it becomes crystalline and airborne when exposed to high heat or intense pressure like abrasive cutting, crushing and sawing. That’s when you need to...
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  • What is “prompt” rescue? According to ANSI, the recommended prompt rescue should be less than six minutes (ANSI Z359.4-6.1). Though these standards and regulations have been in place for some time, OSHA and ANSI are bringing this critical subject to the forefront. Why Prompt Rescue Is Critical Without prompt rescue, the worker is at risk of sustaining medical complications or a worsening of injuries from the fall. Keep in mind that injuries can occur before, during and after a fall. A worker might be struck...
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  • “Fall Protection” refers to anything that can fall, whether it’s a person, debris, tool or piece of equipment. For all objects at height—including humans—it’s not about catching the object (a reactive action), it’s about preventing things from falling (a preventative measure). When an object falls from height, it gathers energy and force. Heavier tools, some up to 80 pounds (36.28 kg), can be particularly dangerous. Tools that have pointed attributes, like a nail, screwdriver or spud wrench, can also cause...
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  •   Contender™ para-aramid cut-resistant and heat-resistant knit sleeves   Treen Safety is proud to present the Made-In-Canada KAWC Cut-Resistant Knit Sleeve. These sleeves are made from para-aramid fiber rated at ANSI cut-level A3 are built to last and certified to stand up to the most rigorous of projects. Para-aramid fiber is one of the most versatile, lightweight and comfortable fibers. Soft, comfortable knit provides a snug fit that conforms to your arm contours for stay-in-place comfort....
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  • Cut Resistant Food Service Gloves and Sleeves by Sure Knit® Lineup The new Sure Knit® lineup of cut resistant products offers the S10SXB glove and SLSXB18MC sleeve specifically designed to meet the needs of the food industry. S10SXB Sure Knit Glove Pre-shrunk and sterile, the 10-gauge knit glove is made from a composite engineered yarn that features a high-performance blend of fibers providing excellent protection from the hazards of meat and fish processing. This CFIA approved glove is rated at ASTM cut-...
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  • Biodegradable Gloves by Showa SHOWA’s revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT) glove is biodegradable, nitrile disposable. It delivers comfort, dexterity and performance across a range of applications. EBT has the ability to maintain the same physical properties such as shelf life, texture and appearance. EBT is composed of organic materials designed to make these gloves attractive to microbial activity. The microorganisms upon consuming the EBT material excrete enzymes that depolymerize the nitrile which...
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