The Safety Emporium Blog
Ansul has updated their venerated CleanGuard clean agent fire extinguisher line with a new lower-cost, safer, and more environmentally friendly extinguishing agent, FK-5-1-12, effective immediately!
The FK-5-1-12 agent in these extinguishers has a low (effectively zero) ODP (ozone depletion potential), a low GWP (global warming potential) and an atmospheric lifetime rating of approximately one week, compared to a year or more for traditional agents. In addition, according to Cardiotox LOAEL and Cardiotox NOAEL Acute Toxicity rankings, exposure to FK-5-1-12 is five times lower on the toxicity rankings than Halotron-1®. That means FK-5-1-12 can be safely discharged in considerably smaller spaces than traditional agents. FK-5-1-12 is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive "clean" agent which discharges as a liquid and flashes to a gas, providing an increased effective firefighting range. FK-5-1-12 will not cause thermal shock damage to delicate electronic equipment.
This is YOUR extinguisher of choice for computer centers, data/document storage areas, communications facilities, control rooms, electronics manufacturing, museums, art galleries, laboratories, and many others.
We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Advanced Concept Innovations' Model 3120 Surgical N95 Respirators which are both FDA and NIOSH-approved. They are manufactured in the USA in Lakeland, Florida (with global materials, of course). They are ideal for use in medical clinics, operating rooms, surgical applications, laboratory procedures, infection control protocols, emergency planning/preparedness as well as [...]
We are still seeing a lot of well-intentioned but outdated articles that claim N95 masks are in short supply and should be reserved for health care workers. While that might have been true in April of 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic first struck, this advice is seriously outdated.NIOSH-approved N95 and N99 masks are in ample [...]
We've seen dozens of tech sites, syndicated media companies, mommy blogs and others create posts titled along the lines of "The Best KN95's" which feature links directly to those products on Amazon and sites with "N95" (but not "KN95") in their name, most of which never existed before the pandemic. Many try to create a [...]
Yes, we've all had about enough 2020. Which is why we're happy to announce that our dated 2021 tamper seals (item # 09776) are now IN STOCK. Our ever-popular 4 year metal extinguisher inspection tags (item # 09375) that are dated 2021 through 2024 are also now available:
We have a one-time supply of 23,000 safety signs that just came in. All made in USA from UL-certified recycled materials to support LEED initiatives. Classic OSHA/ANSI signs, biohazard, no smoking, eyewash, shower, concealed weapons, radiation, recycling, exit/egress etc. Some are glow in the dark, some are window decals, some are wall-projecting etc. Mostly plastic [...]
These 3/4" (1.9 cm) wide wristbands are made from premium grade Tyvek® and feature tamper-proof security slits with a serial number, making these virtually impossible to remove or transfer. Use them to oversee and monitor the health and safety of your guests, workers, or customers. They are ideal for hospitals, clinics, transportation boarding areas, rallies, [...]
Our customers are loving our new MADE IN USA NIOSH-Approved N95 folding masks which are now IN STOCK for immediate shipment. These masks are assembled in Paterson, NJ (using globally sourced materials, of course), in a factory that just opened this month and we're among the first to be able to bring you this sought-after product. We [...]
We are now gearing up to supply NIOSH-approved N99 and N95 particulate respirators. N99's are even more effective than N95, and ours have an exhalation valve which makes breathing easier and much more comfortable during hot weather. We expect to start shipping the N99's around May 4. N95's and additional N99's should arrive around the [...]
As an "essential business", Safety Emporium continues to serve the public need during this difficult time. We and our upstream suppliers are continuing to ship products with the exception of respirator hoods and Tyvek clothing which are indefinitely backordered. We have removed the ability to purchase these two product lines until we can get firm [...]