A Complete Guide to Vacutainer© Tubes

Vacutainer© tubes are test tubes and related accessories designed to collect substances for medical purposes. If you’re interested in purchasing Vacutainer© tubes, you may need a guide to help you tell the different types apart and determine which is best for your specific purposes. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to know.  What […]

A Complete Guide on the Proper Use of Hearing Protection

Hearing protection - CanGard

Even mild damage to your hearing can significantly impact your life. When you’re exposed to loud sounds repeatedly in any workplace or at home, you should wear hearing protection. Anything from some time at a concert to working on a construction site requires hearing protection. Wearing ear protection appropriately is also critical for getting the […]

All You Need to Know About Reusable Respirators & When to Use Them

Male builder on site wearing a respirator

What is a reusable respirator? Reusable respirators are a convenient and necessary way to protect your lungs in many different environments, from industrial workplaces to medical settings. They have mask components that seal around the user’s face, including above the nose. They then use replaceable filters to clean the air. This means that while the […]

The Complete Guide to N95 Mask Fit Testing: Tips, Procedure & Benefits 

Woman wearing N95 mask outdoors

N95s are exceptional masks that can help you avoid airborne contaminants and concerns. However, they only work if they fit properly. Even small gaps around your nose, cheeks or chin can interfere with the seal on the mask and significantly undermine its effectiveness. Whether you’re wearing an N95 for work at a hospital or at […]

Comparing 3M’s Top N95 Mask Models: Types, Sizing & Effectiveness 

N95 masks

An N95 is a particulate-filtering facepiece respirator that meets the NIOSH classification of filtering out at least 95% of airborne particulates. Of course, this makes N95s important for environments that require masking, including healthcare and some industrial settings. 3M is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of N95s, and they currently offer several different models. […]

Differences Between Vinyl and Nitrile Gloves: Materials, Uses, Safety

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Are you in the cleaning, food, or medical industry and considering vinyl or nitrile gloves for your staff? These two types of gloves are not interchangeable, and one is not necessarily better than the other. Instead, each offers different advantages and disadvantages that might make them better suited for your task. Discover the difference between […]