Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Scott sight: A review after a week at HazMat training

Scott Sight: A review after 1 week at HazMat training.     Recently, a friend of ours, Sonny Coffey, from Lake Charles, Louisiana,  was asked to test out one of the new Scott Sight masks.  These masks come equipped with a mounted thermal imaging camera, and viewfinder inside of the mask.  This allows the user to see in real time ...

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Chemical spill in Riverside County injures 16, including firefighter

HMN-Dateline Riverside California, more than a dozen people from one incident were transported to local hospitals during a chemical spill. Most suffered respiratory irritating complaint according to the LA Times. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the spill and origin of the irritant. Sixteen people, including a firefighter, were injured Thursday in a chemical spill at an Eastvale food distribution ...

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Weed killer spill prompted hazmat call

HMN- Ohio hazmat team responds to chemical spill by contractors hired to kill weeds that ended up in nearby drains.  Check out The Haz Mat Guys podcast Episode #3  on Toxics.      MANSFIELD – Hazardous materials crews responded to a spill of 100 gallons of weed killer Thursday morning at the city garage on Park Avenue East. According to Mansfield ...

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Hazardous materials team tackles chemical spill at Medical Center

HMN- Medical treatment facilities can be a challenge for pre planning and responses. Know your local facilities and work with their subject matter experts!   ST. GEORGE — A chemical spill in Dixie Regional Medical Center’s 400 East Campus laboratory brought a quick response from a hazmat team Wednesday evening. The St. George Fire Department and hazardous materials team responded ...

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New study out of the Bay Area confirms wearing your PPE is cool.

Kid Agrees – Wear your PPE throughout an incident, Cancer Sucks. CA – We received an unbiased report today from Conor, age 10, who says ‘HazMat is cool’.  Earlier this week Conor caught our attention as a Fan of the Fire Service, specifically HazMat, so we decided to send Conor his own HazMat Suit.  Our new fan recognizes that wearing PPE ...

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Overtime at knockdown: Hidden IDLH game begins.

Under active fire conditions the dangers are extreme and the stakes are high. Upon the declaration of knock-down the fire should be out, victims saved, and acute hazards controlled. The game is not over. The long term carcinogenic by-products of combustion remain and may even be worse than under active fire conditions. When overhaul begins think of it as the ...

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Warwick chemical company pleads guilty to environmental violations

Source: Providence Journal by Tracee M. Herbaugh Posted May 6, 2015 at 12:34 PM Updated May 6, 2015 at 4:17 PM Warwick-based Mann Distribution, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Providence’s U.S. District Court to violating the Clean Air Act by not following regulations for storing 46,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The company, also known ...

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Ebola puts new focus on PPE by Health Care Providers

The arrival of the Ebola virus in the US last fall caught the healthcare community by surprise and unprepared. A single case diagnosed in Dallas, TX, followed by the cases of two healthcare providers connected to the original case, dramatically illustrated this reality. The analysis and criticism from the media coverage of those events did not help to resolve or ...

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