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Vêtements de protection en salle blanche, une performance parfois compromise
Une étude récente révèle que que les vêtements réutilisables sont vulnérables aux dommages causés par le blanchissage et la stérilisation. Les vêtements réutilisables utilisés dans la production stérile et aseptique nécessitent des cycles répétés de lavage et de stérilisation pour maintenir leur efficacité, en utilisant des techniques telles que l'irradiation gamma. Les données de propriétés physiques sont souvent disponibles pour les nouveaux...
Firefighter attitudes, norms, beliefs, barriers, and behaviors toward post-fire decontamination processes in an era of increased cancer risk
Firefighters' are exposed to carcinogens such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) during fires and from their personal protective equipment (PPE). Recent research has shown that decontamination processes can reduce contamination on both gear and skin. While firefighter cultures that honor dirty gear are changing, little is known about current attitudes and behaviors toward decontamination in the fire service. Four hundred eighty-five firefighters from four departments completed surveys about their attitudes, beliefs, perceived norms, barriers, and...
ASTM F1461 - 17 - Standard Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing Program
This practice is intended to promote the proper selection, use, maintenance, and understanding of the limitations of chemical protective clothing (CPC) by users, employers, employees, and other persons involved in programs requiring CPC, thereby limiting potentially harmful and unnecessary skin exposures. Source:
Z94.3.1-16 - Guideline for selection, use, and care of eye and face protectors
This is the second edition of CSA Z94.3.1, Guideline for selection, use, and care of eye and face protectors. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2009 under the title Selection, use, and care of protective eyewear. The Guideline covers the selection, use, and care of eye and face protectors and provides advice for the proper selection of eye and face protection for specific hazardous activities. Major changes to this edition include the following: a) added terminology on compliance and certification of eye and face protectors (see Table 1); b) revised the laser classes in accordance...
Z94.1-15 - Industrial protective headwear
Performance, selection, care, and use The latest edition of CSA Z94.1 – Industrial Protective Headwear – Performance, Selection, Care and Use joins our suite of Personal Protective Equipment standards and applies to protective headwear for industrial, construction, mining, utility, and forestry workers. It defines the areas of the head that are to be protected and basic performance requirements. According to OHS Regulations – Section 12.4, only when there is a foreseeable danger to a worker's head at a work site is industrial headwear required. Employers can help to reduce...
Oregon OSHA Posts Respiratory Program Guide for Small Businesses
A new publication titled Breathe Right! from Oregon OSHA is an easily understood guide to developing a respiratory protection program for owners and managers of small businesses. It covers Assigned Protection Factors and different types of respiratory hazards, fit tests, seal checks, respirator cleaning and disinfection, voluntary use, employee training, and respirator use by bearded workers. Source:

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