Tag: PPE

What is Respirator Fit Testing and Why is Fit Testing Important?

Jon Redmond /October 7, 2021

According to NIOSH, over 3 million employees in 1.3 million workplaces in the U.S are required to wear respiratory protection. In the construction industry, healthcare, and general industry, workers don…

Study Finds Wildfires Amplify Effects of Short-term Exposure to Particulate Matter on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Jon Redmond /August 18, 2021

As of August 17, 2021, nine new wildfires were reported across Montana, Washington, California, and Idaho which adds to the 104 active large fires throughout the US. In 2021 (year-to-date),…

OSHA Announces Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for Noise

Jon Redmond /July 7, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region V office in Chicago has announced a Regional Emphasis Program (REP), a targeted outreach and enforcement of OSHA’s occupational noise exposure standard…

CDC Interim Mask Guidance Update

Jon Redmond /May 20, 2021

On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued updated guidance, “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People”. With this updated guidance ”fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: Navigating Stimulus Packages for Keeping Buildings Healthier

Jon Redmond /March 25, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the US government has enacted three stimulus packages into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) in March 2020; the Coronavirus Response…