National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health News

OSHA And NIOSH Highlight Heat-Related Occupational Risks Faced By Workers And The Key Methods To Mitigate Them

It’s tougher to beat the heat on job sites than at backyard barbecues. Teammates need to be informed and equipped to take preventative measures against heat stress, such as finding shade, drinking plenty of water, wearing loose and light clothing, and/or taking regular breaks. Heat-related occupational Risks Safety professionals know that exposure to hot conditions presents a real threat to teammates. According to the most recent U.S. Heat Fatalities Map from the Occupational Safety and...

MSA Safety Incorporated’s Advantage 290 LS Air-Purifying Respirator Without Exhalation Valve Approved By NIOSH

Global safety equipment manufacturer, MSA Safety Incorporated has announced that its next-generation Advantage 290 LS Air-Purifying Respirator (APR) is the first of its kind, designed without an exhalation valve, to receive approval from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Advantage 290 LS APR An elastomeric half-mask device, the Advantage 290 LS Respirator covers a wearer’s nose and mouth and utilizes twin filters to provide respiratory protection. The U....

LION Group Aids The Training And Safety Of Fire Fighters By Providing Superior Quality Liquid Smoke

There are many different types of liquid smoke out on the market, but like most other products, they vary in quality. LION Group’s mission is to keep fire fighters and instructors safe and healthy during training. The company’s smoke liquid produces virtually no traces of toxins or harmful chemicals so the individual and their training team can train as hard as they want without having to worry about any health risks. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recently...

NFPA Annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities In The United States Report Shows 64 On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report, which showed a total of 64 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2018. This continues a five-year trend of fewer than 70 deaths per year. It is also the eighth time in the last 10 years that fewer than 70 on-duty deaths have occurred; the death toll is half what it was in the first five years that NFPA conducted this study. Of the 64 fatalit...

NFPA's Annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Report For 2017 Reflects 60 On-duty Deaths, The Lowest Number In Over 40 Years

NFPA’s 2017 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report reflects lowest on-job deaths in 40 years The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, which showed a total of 60 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2017. This number represents the lowest total reported since 1977, when NFPA began reporting on-duty firefighter fatalities; it is the sixth time in the last seven years that the total has been below 70 deaths....

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