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  1. Protective Clothing Guidelines from the EPA & OSHA

    Protective Clothing Guidelines from the EPA & OSHA

    When it comes to keeping people safe, whether it’s on a daily basis in the workplace or essential teams responding to floods, hurricanes, oil spills and contagious infectious disease outbreaks, disposable protective clothing can play a vital role. It’s important to know about some of the government protective clothing guidelines to make sure you’re in compliance with applicable regulations. The rules governing protective clothing fall under the wider umbrella of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    The EPA Initiates Government Protective Clothing Guidelines

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a key role in creating regulations to curb pollution and other forms of eco-damage that can affect human health and the health of the environment upon which all life depends. Because a large portion of its work has to do with regulating the use, handling and disposal of hazardous materials and contaminated waste, the EPA decided it nee

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  2. 4 Ways to Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing Protective Clothing

    4 Ways to Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing Protective Clothing

    For all workers, especially during the hot season, heat stress is a real threat. The heat combined with work exertion drains fluids quickly from the body, leading to dehydration. Unless rehydrated, the body will no longer be able to cool itself enough to remain below the healthy threshold of 100.4°F/38°C (according to an OSHA Heat Stress Guide). When this happens, heat stress sets in and if left untreated, it may escalate to heat stroke, a fatal and life-threatening condition.

    The instance described above applies mostly to people working in hot conditions without adequate ventilation and fluid intake. Now, consider those that work in hot conditions WHILE wearing protective gear e.g. worke

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  3. Is The World Prepared for Another Viral Outbreak?

    Is The World Prepared for Another Viral Outbreak?

    Humanity’s fight against bacterial and viral pandemics started a while ago and while we have significantly improved on how we control, prevent and treat diseases, things could be better—as seen with the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

    The bubonic plague, also known as the black death wreaked havoc in Europe in the mid-1300s, taking the lives of almost 50% of the continent’s population at the time, and the lives of between 75 – 200 million people worldwide. Centuries later, in 1918, the Spanish influenza came and it killed hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

    Since then, the world has battled with one pandemic after the other and experts believe that it is only a matter before another contagion—one that may be deadlier than Ebola—attacks life on earth. If this is so, then we have to be better prepared than we were in 2013. Here are some of the areas that need improvement:

    1.     First Resp

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