The Gemstone® Y12CFC “Mini” Myst is perfect for women and
other workers with narrower facial profiles. At only 1 ounce, the
Y12CFC are lightweight, yet provide heavy duty impact protection. Each pair includes a one piece, hard coated, polycarbonate
clear lens with a molded in nose bridge and deep non-adjustable
temples that provide great side protection and a snug fit.
Superior® Smoke Generators are used to find leaks in plumbing,
drain, vent and collection systems. Superior® Smoke is also used to
test furnaces, smoke-evac systems, and alarms. It meets WEF and
NASSCO standards and is used in tests to meet NFPA, OSHA, EPA
and ASHRAE standards. Sizes to meet any need, from 30 ft to
500,000 ft. — Superior Signal Company LLC, 800/945-8378,
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Compact Fan for Air Circulation
— Rite-Hite, 800/465-0600 Circle 120 on Card
A Single Revolution SP Fan circulates a large volume of air up to 50
feet from the fan’s center in all directions in a 7,800 square feet
area. Available in 8-, 10-, and 12-foot diameters, the fan has
adjustable speed and can operate in reverse. Mounting heights
range from 10 to 30 feet from the finished floor to the bottom of
the fan blade.
Wall Chart on Sodium Hypochlorite
This wall chart is a general reference to promote safe handling of sodium
hypochlorite. The 24-by-36-inch, full color “Handling Sodium Hypochlorite”
chart should be posted as a supplement to employee training. Chart sections cover: Chemistry and physical properties of sodium hypochlorite;
Emergency procedures, including spill response; Safe handling; Personal
protective equipment and First aid. — The Chlorine Institute Inc., 703/894-
4140 Circle 121 on Card
APG safety visors and inner blast helmet lenses meet OSHA standards and are capable of
withstanding specific impact resistance tests without breaking. APG safety visors, headgear, Hard Hat Adapter, and Inner Blast Helmet Lenses meet or exceed the requirements
of ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3-02. The company maintains large inventories of high quality
replacement lenses and visors. — APG, 800/888-5223 Circle 122 on Card
Roc-Bloc™ Debris Containment Nets prevent construction material
and tools from falling to the ground below. Roc-Bloc™ Personnel
Safety Netting provides debris protection and fall arrest protection
for personnel - all in one system. Made of high tenacity synthetic
diamond mesh Roc-Bloc™ Personnel Safety Nets meet or exceed
ANSI A10.11-1989. — InCord Custom Safety Net Solutions, 800/596-1066
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The iVISOR mentor EI65 indicator system for mobile cranes provides a
continuous display of actual and allowable load, boom angle,
boom length, radius, parts of line, and alerts the operator to an
impending two block condition. All setup and calibration is done
through the user-friendly console. The operator can preset limits for
all geometric and load variables with an audible and visual warning
when these limits are reached. — Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc.,
Versatile Noise Panels
QABA Composite Sound Panels can be fashioned into separator
walls, divider partitions, and wall linings and can withstand temperatures between - 22°F (- 29°C) and 180°F (82°C). The composite
panels are a combination of sound absorber and barrier technology with an NRC absorption coefficient of 0.85 and an average STC
blocking rating of 33. — Shaver Industries Inc., 519/894-4800 Circle 127 on Card
Baffles for Large Open Spaces
RONDO Baffles offer sound absorption across all frequencies with a noise
reduction coefficient (NRC) of 0.75 and 2.72 sabins per unit. Class 1 fire-rated RONDO Baffles are made of willtec® foam. Offered in lengths up to
24 inches and in diameters of 6 inches, or in custom sizes, they can be
configured vertically or horizontally, above or below ceiling lights. Wall-to-wall cable or ceiling-mounted cable installation. — pinta acoustic Inc.,
800/662-0032 Circle 124 on Card
Cellular Solution Monitors Energy Usage
By integrating the Sierra Wireless AirLink intelligent gateways, powered by ALEOS™ intelligence, with the Pulse™ Connector, Pulse
Energy has created an environment where customers can deploy
an energy management solution without having to run new data
cabling or install additional IT infrastructure. Once the solution is
deployed, data is analyzed and archived, allowing end customers
to monitor energy usage and efficiency in real-time with the Pulse™
Web Application, a Software as a Service (SaaS) tool. — Sierra Wireless, 604/232-1488
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OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting Jan.
18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the
Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip,
trip, and fall hazards.
Proposed revisions will include specific criteria for personal fall protection equipment that are consistent with
industry voluntary consensus standards. Revisions will
also better align OSHA’s general industry walking-work-ing surfaces standards with the Agency’s construction and
shipyard industry standards.
The hearing will begin at 9: 30 a.m., at the U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20210.
Individuals interested in testifying at the hearing must
submit a notice of intent to appear by Nov. 30. Only those
persons submitting notices will be permitted to present
testimony, questions witness and OSHA, and participate
in the post-hearing comment period. Individuals who
request to testify for more than 10 minutes or who intend
to submit documentary evidence at the hearing must submit the full text of their testimony and evidence by Dec.
21. See the hearing notice for submission details.
Technical questions and public hearing inquiries should
be directed to Virginia Fitzner, Office of Safety Systems,
at 202-693-2052. Individuals requesting special accommodations to attend or testify at the hearing should contact Veneta Chatmon, Office of Communications, at 202-
OSHA seeks comments on its official interpretation of
workplace noise exposure controls OSHA issued a
notice in the Oct. 19 Federal Register proposing to issue
an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or
engineering controls” as used in the general industry and
construction occupational noise exposure standards and to
amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation.
OSHA’s noise standards specify that feasible administrative or engineering controls must be used to reduce noise
to acceptable levels and that personal protective equipment, such as ear plugs and ear muffs, must be used only
as supplements when administrative or engineering controls are not completely effective. The preference for
engineering and administrative controls over personal
protective equipment is consistent with the approach
taken in all of OSHA’s health standards and reflects the
fact that such controls are generally more effective. Under
the agency’s current enforcement policy, however, the
agency issues citations for failure to use engineering and
administrative controls only when they cost less than a
hearing conservation program or such equipment is ineffective.
OSHA proposes to interpret the term “feasible” in conformity with its ordinary meaning and with the safety and
health purposes of the OSH Act. OSHA intends to change
its noise enforcement policy to authorize issuing citations
requiring the use of administrative and engineering controls whenever feasible.
Comments on the proposed interpretation should be submitted before the Dec. 20 deadline either online, by mail
or by fax. See the Federal Register notice for more information.
OSHA recently revised its policy for all Outreach
Training Programs to address the number of hours each
day a student may spend in OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes. OSHA revised the length of daily classroom instruction to prevent workers from being saturated with so
much information that they may miss content that could
prevent injuries, illnesses and death.
Revised program policy now requires OSHA trainers to
limit worker training classes to a maximum of 7 hours per
day. Before OSHA made this change, there were no limitations on how long these classes could last each day.
With 10 hours of training, along with necessary breaks
and lunch, students could sit in classes for up to 13 hours
Another concern was that, in some cases, one- and three-day training classes were not meeting 10- and 30-hour
program time requirements. This concern became evident
after OSHA conducted random records audits and unannounced monitoring visits.
To address these issues, the agency now requires OSHA
outreach trainers to conduct 10-hour courses over a minimum of two days and 30-hour courses over at least four
days. The agency also set up an outreach fraud hotline at
847-725-7810 to which the public can call to file complaints about program fraud and abuse.
This policy change is effective immediately and will be
reflected in the next revision of the Outreach Training