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Respirators, Masks and Filter Types, Organized & Explained

  Very Real Risks Many respiratory diseases are almost exclusively caused by workplace exposures, including silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis, and chronic beryllium disease. There are currently approximately 12,000 deaths each year in the UK due to occupational respiratory diseases, about two-thirds of which were due to asbestos-related diseases or COPD. In Ontario, COPD prevalence increased by …

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3 Reasons Skipping Safety Training Can Cost You Big-Time And One Simple Way To Fix It

The Unnoticed Cost of Skipping Safety Training While their deaths may not make the news, 12 people die every day from workplace accidents. According to statistics released by the Department of Labor, there are usually over 4 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported annually. Employers pay over half a billion dollars in workers’ compensation wages …

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