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June 14, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

How to Handle Heat Stress on the Construction Site

Heat stress occurs when the body’s natural cooling mechanisms are overwhelmed by the ambient temperature and warm up too quickly as a result.

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June 1, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.

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May 25, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

12 Types of Hand Protection Gloves (and How to Choose the Right One)

When selecting a safety glove, the fit, function, and required level of protection all have to be taken into consideration.

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May 23, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

India Battles Fatal Fungal Threat as Virus Deaths Near 300K

Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000.

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May 21, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

Deadly Fungi is Becoming the Microbe Threat All Over the World

Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients.

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April 13, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What To Know About the More Than $350 Billion in Funding for State and Local Governments

As part of the ongoing health and economic recovery effort from the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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March 26, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

The Basic Types of Respirators – And How to Select the Right One for Your Workplace

Respirators are a critical piece of personal protection equipment, and using the wrong type can have serious consequences.

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March 26, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

How often should I replace my respirator cartridge/filter?

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. You should change your filter if it ever goes past its stated expiration date.

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March 12, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

Buyer’s Guide to Construction PPE

If you were to walk onto a construction site 40 years ago, you might have seen workers going about their tasks in hardhats, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

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February 26, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool – School Buildings

In 2019, NIOSH released the Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for both general buildings and schools to help assess areas of dampness in buildings and to help prioritize remediation of problems areas. These assessment tools have been validated and...

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