Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How To Get People To Wear Safety Glasses All The Time

3M's "BX" Eyewear

One of the toughest safety battles is
getting people to wear their safety glasses
all day long

Let’s face it, the average pair of safety glasses can be very annoying, if not painful to wear.

Safety glasses fog up in the summer, they pinch the bridge of your nose and they can rub the sides of your head and ears raw.

But worst of all safety glasses can make you look as geeky as Buddy Holly! Some people would rather lose an eye than look like a geek.

The brainiacs at 3M came up with simplest of all solutions- they designed a pair of safety glasses people feel comfortable wearing and look smart in.

3M's BX eyewear system offers all the protection that ANSI Z87.1-2003 requires with style and comfort. (Bean counters put your hands down; the BX is also very economically priced.)

The BX offers:
• light weight frames
• sport style wrap around design
• soft adjustable temples
• anti-fog
• flexible nose bride
• indoor/outdoor mirror
• absorb 99.9% UV rays

Keep safety simple!

Remember, the more a person likes the way a pair of safety glass feels and looks, the more like they will wear them!

Buy smart and be safe.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3M™ Half Mask Air Purifying Respirator

The 3M™ Medium Thermoplastic Elastomer 6000 Series Half Mask Air Purifying Respirator With Two 3M™ 2091 P100 Particulate Filters is an important piece of equipment for the welder or someone who works around asbestos or lead and values their lungs.  Here's what it does:


When properly fitted to a worker, it can be used in a variety of applications including welding, brazing, torch cutting, metal pouring, soldering, and exposure to lead, asbestos, cadmium, arsenic, and MDA for concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).   This is important to know because the dangers that these materials can cause to the human body are not reversible.

There is no good concentration of asbestos or arsenic to work around, but when you have to work near the chemicals above or welding, it's a great idea to protect your lungs or those of the people who work for you.

Monday, November 8, 2010

PHOCHECK Tiger Photoionization Detector

The PHOCHECK Tiger is my choice for a PID detector.

It's a sturdy hand held VOC detector that provides a dynamic detection range of 1 parts per billion (ppb) to 20,000 parts per million (ppm), offering the widest measurement range of any other VOC detector on the market.

It also has the Fence Electrode Technology. What is it and why is better?

"The patented Fence Electrode PID manufactured by Ion Science eliminates problems relative to humidity and accurate VOC detection. Fence Electrode PIDs deliver faster and more dependable readings in varying environments. FirstCheck, PhoCheck and TVOC instruments are more repeatable and have a faster clear down compared to other PID electrode technology."

It's great for head space analysis, indoor air quality, STEL and TWA monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, environmental clean-up, First Response HAZMAT/WMD, arson investigation, leak detection, and monitoring petrochemical industry hazards.