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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 13, 2020 11:05:00 AM

17 Tips for Chemical Safety

Guest Blog By: Jessica Clifton with ReAgent  |  August 13, 2020

Not all chemicals need special handling or storage because not all chemicals are harmful, but toxic, corrosive, flammable, and explosive chemicals, for example, need special care and the proper safety precautions.

Extremely hazardous chemicals might require handlers to wear personal protective equipment such as goggles, rubber gloves, and aprons, and storing hazardous chemicals can also require special types of containers as well as environment control. This type of chemical is typically only handled in the workplace.

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Topics: cleaning chemicals, safety, cleaning tips

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 18, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Guide to Selecting the Right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guest Post By: Impact Products  |  October 18, 2018

For industrial employers and workers selecting respiratory protection, there is good news. The National Personal Protective Technologies Laboratory, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tests all respirators used for a variety of situations and if they meet specific performance standards and criteria, certifies them. Once certified, workers wearing using these respirators can rest assured the respirator selected should meet their needs under specific conditions.

However, when it comes to selecting protective clothing, making a product selection is not as easy. For one reason, protective clothing has different meanings for different workers in different professions and situations. 

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Topics: safety, workplace wellness, personal protective equipment

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 21, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Ten Things to Know When Selecting Chemical Resistant Gloves

Guest Post By: Impact Products  |  September 21, 2018

Often cleaning workers and their employers think work gloves are about the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cleaning pros work with chemicals, so knowing how to select the right chemical resistant glove for the task at hand is crucially important.

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Topics: safety, gloves, personal protective equipment

Posted by Briana Smith on Dec 6, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Ask Sadie: Holiday Safety Precautions

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Topics: safety, holiday, work, home, childen, pets, Ask Sadie

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 20, 2012 1:11:00 PM

Practicing Home Chemical/Hazardous Materials Safety

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  September 20, 2012

“Practicing home hazardous materials safety is important in preventing home fires. Many people use chemicals in their homes safely every day, but as the number of chemical products increases, the risk for improper use and injury also increases.”
–Source: US Fire Administration1

There are many things that are important in keeping yourself and your family safe, the proper use and storage of everyday household cleaning chemicals is one of them. The Mesa Fire & Medical Department in Arizona has produced numerous videos on Fire Prevention in their wonderful What’s on Fire series, which everyone should see. WAXIE has been featured in their September episode #3 on proper chemical usage and storage procedures.

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Topics: safety, education, cleaning tips