Breathing a Sigh of Relief: The Answers to the CDC’s Top Ten FAQs on Respirator Use

If “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” then the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during this post-pandemic time is beyond critical. Within this category of equipment, respirators are high on the list. However, given that it is quite an advanced piece of equipment (compared to some of its counterparts), users can often have questions in terms of how to best use them.

This brings us to the objective of this blog: to provide you key best practices and the answers to the to the CDC’s top 10 FAQs on respirator use.


What Are Respirators and Why Are They Important?


Let’s take a step back and start from the definition of what a respirator is. Basically, a respirator is a device worn over the face or head which covers the nose and mouth areas. By design, they are also used to reduce the wearer’s risk … Read more...

NIOSH launches Web-Based Training, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • New US Beef Supply Chain Sustainability Round Table
  • NIOSH launches Web-Based Training for Emergency Responders
  • Truck Drivers Need to Buckle Up
  • Canada Announces New Safety Requirements for Rail Industry

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef . Click here
  • NIOSH launches Web-Based Training for Emergency Responders. Click here.
  • CDC’s Vital Signs report on Trucker Safety. Click here
  • Canada Announces New Safety Requirements for Rail Industry. Click here.

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Food Safety in China, Germs in the Office, the Results of EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • China’s supply chain food safety concerns
  • Infographic highlights germs and illness in office environments
  • The CDC’s bird flu investigation, reporting failure
  • Results are in for EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • How Clean Is Your Workspace? Infographic. View it here.
  • EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey. Read about the results here and here.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) August 15th Bird Flu Investigation. Read it here.

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CDC’s Anthrax Scare, EPA’s Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Benefits of Green Buildings, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • CDC’s recent biosafety incidents cause concern
  • Solutions for employees at risk of heat stress
  • EPA releases new SNAP proposal to reduce HFC emissions
  • Studies show green workplaces boost employee engagement
  • OSHA offers new demolition safety resources

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • CDC Director Releases After-Action Report on Recent Anthrax Incident. Read the press release here.
  • Report on the Potential Exposure to Anthrax. Read the full CDC report here.
  • ISEA’s List of Heat Stress Solutions.
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