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PPE February 1, 1998

Proper Steam Hose Selection Leads To Performance, Safety, And Economic Benefits

There are powerful economic and safety reasons for properly specifying and handling steam hose assemblies.

By Howard Aspinall
PPE February 1, 1998

New OSHA standard requires employers to develop a written respiratory program

Under a revised respiratory standard published Jan. 8 by OSHA, employers will have to develop a written program to protect workers that wear respirators.

By Staff
PPE February 1, 1998

Readers make noise about noise

In your December 1997 Human Side of Engineering article, "Is Hearing Loss Due to Job Noise Compensable?," I believe that the company involved is making a serious mistake if they simply "reassign him and hope that's the end of it.

By Staff
PPE February 1, 1998

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You — How To Reduce Risk In Confined Spaces

Confined spaces are an exception to the rule that you should never assume anything in life. In this case, always assume the worst -- that the space contains an unseen, unexpected hazard.

By Stephen Bayer, Product Group Manager, Portable Instruments, MSA, Pittsburgh, PA; and Stephen Bayer; Alfred W. Keiss