Respiratory Protection

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2021

Every year OSHA publishes the top list of 10 most frequently cited standards so that employers can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards. Review the 2021 list and download our infographic here.

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Reusable Half-Mask Respirators: A Safe Solution to Address the Challenges with Disposable Respirators

Elastomeric half-mask respirators, such as the new Advantage® 900, can serve as a solution to many of these challenges while providing healthcare professionals and other essential workers with secure respiratory protection.

Are You Prepared with Respiratory Protection For Confined Space Applications?

Hazardous atmospheres are often found within confined spaces. Hazardous conditions can include oxygen deficiency and atmospheric concentrations which make a confined space an immediately dangerous to life and health. Read the full article to learn how to select the right respiratory protection for a confined space environment.

What To Know About the FDA’s Reissue of Emergency Use Authorization of NIOSH-Approved Respirators

Read the full article to understand the latest updates of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for various types of personal respiratory protection for healthcare workers.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What To Know About the More Than $350 Billion in Funding for State and Local Governments

As part of the ongoing health and economic recovery effort from the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Included in the stimulus package are allocations of funds for state and local governments to support these recovery efforts. Read the full blog for more information.

Respiratory Protection for Today’s Needs – EHS Today eBook

Staying informed on facial coverings and breathing apparatus is more important than ever. Download the MSA-sponsored Respiratory Protection eBook from EHS Today to learn more.

Executive Order Provides State and Local Governments with 100% Reimbursement for COVID-19 Related Costs, Including PPE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidential administration has issued an executive order, “Memorandum to Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Increase Reimbursement and Other Assistance Provided to States,” effective January 21, 2021. Read the full article for more details.

How to Meet OSHA Training Standards During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognizing the challenge of meeting training standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has announced that Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) should “evaluate whether the employer made good faith efforts to comply with applicable OSHA standards during the course of an inspection.” Read this blog article to learn more about “good faith” efforts and how MSA can help you and your team meet training requirements.

Why Facepiece and Cylinder Compatibility Matters for SCBA

SCBA that allow for the use of the same cylinder across multiple platforms throughout your fleet, can be integrated with other NFPA products, and a facepiece that allows for APR use is key to ensuring your respiratory protection program is comprehensive. Read this article to learn more about facepiece and cylinder compatibility.

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.