2011-02-01 12:00 - Messages

OSHA Issues PPE Enforcement Guidance

OSHA recently issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA PPE standards. The directive was effective Feb. 10.

Assessment of inward leakage tests for air fed suits

This report describes work carried out as part of an inter-laboratory round-robin exercise to investigate the practicality and usefulness of a simultaneous multi-point in-suit sampling protocol for the assessment of inward leakage into air fed suits proposed for the revision of the relevant European Standard. HSL had concerns that this revised protocol would not produce the optimum level of information on suit performance, and would limit the highest levels of protection that could be measured.

Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr824.pdf

CSA, feds launch first standard on protective equipment for first responders

CSA Standards and the federal government have launched CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610, Canada's fist national standard on protective equipment for front-line fire, police and paramedic workers.
To help protect Canadians, it is essential that first responders right across Canada have access to the right protective equipment in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident, a CSA statement said.

Source : http://www.cos-mag.com/201101272086/emergency-management/emergency-management-stories/csa-feds-launch-first-standard-on-protective-equipment-for-first-responders.html

Norme : http://www.shopcsa.ca/onlinestore/GetCatalogItemDetails.asp?mat=2020955&product=Z1610&source=Shopcsa_homebanner-br-FR

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