General Industry

Why Choose a Powered Air-Purifying Respirator

In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, when typical disposable masks are in short supply, you might find yourself considering other respiratory product options. One of those options may be powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR). Read this blog post to learn more why PAPR could be the best choice for you.

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What Are Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators and How Can They Help You?

Recently, everyone has become familiar with N95 disposable half-mask respirators. But you may not realize that there are other respiratory protection options with CDC, FDA and OSHA approval, including elastomeric half-mask respirators. Check out this blog post for answers to some of the top questions about elastomeric half-mask respirators and their benefits.

Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

This blog article covers tips for choosing hard hat accessories for eye and face protection that follow ANSI Z87.1-2020 Standards for design and testing.

What You Need for a Respiratory Protection Program: The Seven Key Elements to Include

The fundamental goal of a respiratory protection program – whether new to your team or not – is to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace. Learn more about the seven key elements to include in your program.

Everything You Need to Know About the Dropped Objects Standard

Any time people work at height, dropped objects are possible – and they can pose a real danger to other workers or bystanders on the ground. In fact, OSHA includes “struck by object” among its “Fatal Four,” the top causes of more than half of construction worker deaths. Read this blog post about the creation of ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions, the guidelines it includes for tool tethers and containers, and how to choose the right equipment for the job.

What is Virtual Safety Training? Understanding the Options and Benefits

With working from home on the rise, the need for virtual options when it comes to safety training is more important than ever. MSA Safety offers Virtual Led Training (VLT) courses with an MSA Training Instructor, giving you the same experience as in-person trainings but from the convenience of home or other remote locations. Check out this blog post for more details about VLT and the courses available.

Respiratory Product Cleaning Guide: COVID-19

It’s critical to keep up with safety and equipment cleaning information for COVID-19. Read our blog post and download the guide for the cleaners that may be used for Respiratory Protection Equipment based on CDC guidance, including SCBA, APR, PAPR, and related accessories.

APR Types & Protection Levels Recommended by CDC for COVID-19

By now most people are familiar with the disposable half-mask respirators commonly called “N95s” in the healthcare setting. But a much broader array of respiratory products are available that meet United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for protection against COVID-19. Download the guide to MSA’s NIOSH-approved respirators and filter configurations that meet CDC’s guidance.

Which Full-Body Harness Features Keep You Coolest?

While environmental and occupational conditions are contributing factors to heat stress, full-body safety harnesses can also be uncomfortably hot. Read this blog article for more about heat stress and what features to look for in a full-body harness to help keep you cool.

How to Help Prevent Workplace Accidents Caused by Human Error

When workplace accidents caused by human error or other reasons occur, a root cause analysis is performed. Human error is often the cause of these accidents. But is the worker involved always at fault?