Respiratory Protection

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

MSA’s C.A.R.E. Training Program: What You Need to Know

Education and training play an integral part in helping to keep you safe. The SCBA C.A.R.E. program is specially designed and developed to address the MSA Air Mask repair and maintenance requirements. Read this article to learn more about MSA’s C.A.R.E. program.