OHD Blog

The Finishing Trades Institute International Partners With OHD

Oct 1, 2018

The Finishing Trades Institute International (IFTI) is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with OHD - a company we have had the pleasure of working with since discovering them while researching ‘best practices’ for the fit testing of our members. Since that initial meeting, they have demonstrated a history of exceptional value and commitment to the health and well-being of those working in the construction industry.

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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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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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Volcano on Hawaii Erupts with Life-Threatening Gases

May 8, 2018

You never know where you might be and what you might be doing when you need a tight fitting mask that has a proper seal. That is where the people on the Island of Hawaii found themselves last Friday when the Kilauea volcano began erupting with yellow and red lava and spewing orange fires with white smoke. But it is the unseen danger that is most crucial to be aware of - sulfur dioxide gas. This type of gas has been said to be an immediate threat to life for all who become exposed.

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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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Now THAT's what you call a great Distributor!

Jan 15, 2018

Every day at OHD we strive to protect those who protect us! We accomplish that by developing and offering industry-leading health and safety instruments that protect the world’s lungs, hearing, and vision. To succeed in this endeavor, OHD developed a national and international distributor network that helps us identify those who need our support. These distributor partnerships play a significant role in OHD’s success and as the company’s Eastern Regional Sales Manager I experience the positive impact of these relationships on a daily basis.

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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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TSI to Discontinue Calibration Services for certain PortaCount® Models

Oct 30, 2017

Have you been waiting for the right time to upgrade your fit tester from the TSI PortaCount® to the revolutionary OHD Quantifit®? Aren't you tired of the inconvenience of sometimes having to ensure or generate particles in a closed room with fog machines, candles, salt fog or other means if you need to conduct a fit test? NOW is the perfect time to convert to the OHD Quantifit® to eliminate the hassle with particles. Move to a system which directly measures respirator leak by taking advantage of OHD's $1,500 Trade-In Offer!

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