Dust Mask vs Respirator Masks

By | 2018-01-08T21:21:33+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Chemical Safety|

Dust Mask Dust masks are not NIOSH* approved disposable filtering facepieces. They can be worn for comfort against non-toxic nuisance dusts during activities like mowing, gardening, sweeping and dusting. These masks are not respirators and do not offer protection against hazardous dusts, gases or vapors. Dust masks can be mistaken by NIOSH approved N-95 respirators. [...]

NFPA 704 – Chemical Marking and Fire Diamond

By | 2017-10-31T21:09:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Chemical Safety, Main|

"NFPA 704: Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response" is a standard maintained by the U.S.-based National Fire Protection Association. First "tentatively adopted as a guide" in 1960, and revised several times since then, it defines the colloquial "fire diamond" used by emergency personnel to quickly and easily identify [...]

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