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  • What is Fit Testing? In order to protect the wearer, a respirator must fit properly. A respirator fit test is used to determine the correct size of facepiece for each individual.The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard Z94.4-11 requires that all fit testing be performed in the negative pressure mode. Masks that are dedicated to a positive pressure respirator, such as a supplied air respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus that are only used in a positive pressure mode, must either be...
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  • We all know that Poutine was made in Canada, so was peanut butter, telephone, Justin Bieber and majority of submarines that are available in the world. Among these diverse list falls our very own industry, there are numerous Personal Protective Equipment and clothing that are manufactured in Canada by Canadian companies. Being Canadian makes us proud and Canadian made products add on to that patriotic pride. Products manufactured in Canada are a great way to use our spending power to support our local economy...
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  • There has been an incline in female workers entering the trades and construction industry. The industry, however still has limited focus on health and safety work wear lines for Women employees. The lack of a dedicated ladies footwear is a prime example of this situation. Work boots play an extremely important role in protecting a worker from a potential hazard in any given industry. Most work boots designed for women are heavy, uncomfortable and bulky looking. Oliver 2400 series is determined to provide women...
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  • Many women in non-traditional jobs, such as construction and trades encounter improperly fitting personal protective clothing (PPC). The health and safety product lines designed for women workers are limited in stocks and sizes. Ill-fitting or lose clothing get caught in machinery or cause tripping. Additionally, many women may find the poorly fitting clothing uncomfortable and not wear it, putting themselves at risk of injury and chemical exposure. Lack of knowledge in employers to seek proper PPE and PPC...
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  • Gas Detection: Understanding Ammonia Gas Ammonia (Nh3) made headlines with the infamous gas leak that claimed 3 lives in Fernie, BC in October 2017. Ammonia leaks occur more often than we know, but only the cases that result in serious casualties are often reported in the news. However, with this incident, organizations are realizing the importance of gas detection devices. Although implementing the correct gas detection devices is a crucial step, understanding Ammonia and its properties is as important...
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