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The Importance of Respiratory Protection at Every Fire and why FIT TESTING Matters.

Mar 11, 2019

The Alarm tones go off in the Fire Station about 2:45 pm – the voice says 3 and 1 dispatch (3 engines and 1 ladder) electrical fire in garden office complex. The firefighters head to the apparatus bay, jump in their turnout pants and boots that have been placed near the truck and head to the call lights and siren. When they arrive on scene, the initial report is that a construction company hit an electrical line nearby which resulted in a small explosion and a small fire in this garden office complex. The engineering system extinguished the fire as per design and fire code.

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OHD Donates Quantifit to Respiratory Protection Center of Chun Shan Medical University in Taiwan

Feb 21, 2019

OHD has recently partnered with the Chun Shan Medical University and provided them with an OHD Quantifit mask fit testing device. Providing these up and coming students with the capabilities to see and test with OHD's controlled negative pressure technology will further enhance their knowledge on the importance of fit testing when they enter the workforce.

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New ISO Standards for Mask Fit Testing

Aug 16, 2018

 

In March 2018, after a five-year process involving more than 60 countries, a brand new international safety and occupational health standard, ISO, was published. The standard works to set a new benchmark in worldwide occupational safety by providing effective, real-world solutions for worker safety. On a global scale, the new ISO standard will continue to shape the health and safety profession and directly impact how all organizations manage their health and safety programs through hazard controls and risk reduction.

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Fit-Testing Definitions - Everything That You Need to Know

Jul 27, 2018

Fit-testing has changed over the years. For a while, there was only one accepted technology and method for testing the fit of masks. Those processes have changed (for the better) as we provide an OSHA and ISO-approved method for fit-testing. Our patented controlled negative pressure (CNP) technology lets you perform a simple fit test in only 3 minutes!

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We're Here to Help - Because YOU Protect Us

Jun 18, 2018

Here at OHD, we strive to provide exceptional customer service for you and your employees. Whether it be fit testing, noise monitoring programs or any of our other safety products, we have deemed it our goal to inform, guide and protect you all along the way.

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Fit Testing: A Complete Return on Investment Breakdown

May 30, 2018

It is respirator fit-testing season. You have only a few days to test several hundred employees and their equipment. You are pulling essential personnel out of the field and inefficiencies in your testing process are expensive. And, if we’re honest, no one is all that happy about having to be there. But respirator testing is a mandatory investment of time and resources, essential to the safety of your employees. You want the maximum return on your investment, in terms of process efficiency, improved results and lower costs. After years of helping clients conduct thousands of respirator fit tests, two factors determine the success of fit-testing programs...

Click Here to download the complete ROI analysis whitepaper.

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OHD Partners with Marshall University with Donated Quantifit

Apr 6, 2018

OHD is committed to the research and future development of Respiratory Protection. That is why we have recently partnered with the Marshall University and their Safety Department.

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OHD Partners with the University of Minnesota

Feb 16, 2018

OHD is committed to the research and future development of Respiratory Protection. That is why we have recently partnered with the University of Minnesota and their Environmental Health and Safety Department.

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OHD to Partner with the University of West Virginia with use of Quantifit

Jan 8, 2018

OHD is committed to the research and future development of Respiratory Protection. That is why we have recently partnered with the University of West Virginia and their Department of Industrial and Management Systems.

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Effective Protection: Selecting a Respirator

Dec 12, 2017

What is the relationship between OSHA permissible exposure limits/maximum use concentrations and assigned protection factors?

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