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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.