How To & Best Practice

Respirator Instructions and Safety

Helpful instructions for properly putting on, taking off and seal checking two of the most common types of respirators.

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The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks

A surgical mask is not a respirator and that’s an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So lets review the significant differences between the two.
You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. Whenever respiratory protection is required to be worn …

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Breathe Easy – Respirator Safety

Oregon OSHA 2007
Oregon  OSHA 72B
Revised in 2007.
A training program covering respiratory  protection for agriculture workers in nurseries. Sponsored by Oregon  Association of Nurseries.

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Breathe Easy – Respirator Safety (Spanish)

Oregon OSHA 2007
Oregon OSHA 72B
Revised in 2007.
A training program covering respiratory protection for agriculture workers in nurseries. Sponsored by Oregon Association of Nurseries.

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Falls in Construction: Reroofing – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job.

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Excavations in Construction: Soil Classification – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.

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Excavations in Construction: Trenching – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.

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Carbon Monoxide in Construction: Portable Gas-Powered Equipment – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.

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Struck-by Accidents in Construction: Vehicle Back-Over – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.

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Sprains and Strains in Construction: Laying Stone – USDOL

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.

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