Safety Supplies & Equipment FAQ

Why are smoke detectors and alarms necessary?
What are the key features to look for when purchasing a smoke detector?
Where should smoke detectors be installed in a home?
What is a heat detector? Do I need one?
Is a battery powered smoke detector better than an AC powered one?
Why is my smoke detector making noise?
How often should a smoke detector be tested and cleaned?
What type of fire extinguisher is good for home use?
What type of fire extinguisher should I use?
What do the numbers and letters mean on a fire extinguisher?
What type of maintenance do fire extinguishers require?
Where should a fire extinguisher be stored?

What is an APW fire extinguisher?
What is the best type of fire extinguisher for the car? Where should it be mounted?
What is a multi-purpose ABC fire extinguisher?
Where can I get my fire extinguisher refilled or recharged?
What are the different classes of fire?
What is carbon monoxide?
What causes carbon monoxide?
Where should carbon monoxide detectors be installed?
How many carbon monoxide detectors should I have in my home?
What is radon?
Why should I test for radon?
How do you test for radon? Can I do it myself?
What is LEL? What is UEL?
What are aluminized welding gloves?
What is Kevlar?
How is Kevlar used in welding gloves?
What is Nomex?

What are OSHA’s requirements for employee work gloves?
What is the difference between full-grain, top-grain, and split leather?
What size work gloves do I need?
How large should a workplace safety sign be?
What are the main objectives of a safety sign?
What messages can be added to my safety sign under the header?
Where should safety signs be posted?
When should bilingual or multilingual safety signs be used?
Where should I hang my safety poster?
What are the benefits of a safety poster?
What is a first aid kit?
Where should first aid kits be located?
What contents should be contained in a home first aid kit?
What is the MUTCD?
What is the best thickness for a traffic sign?
What makes a traffic sign reflect light?
What are traffic signs made from?
What type of safety goggles do I need?
Can safety goggles fit over prescription glasses?
Why do my safety goggles keep fogging up?
What is the best way to clean and store safety goggles?
What are Z87 safety glasses?
What are the lenses of safety glasses made from?
Do safety glasses offer protection from UV light?
What attributes does a gradient lens provide?

When should someone wear safety goggles instead of safety glasses?
How do you stop your safety glasses from fogging up?
What types of frames are used for safety goggles?
What is the difference between plastic and polycarbonate in safety glasses?
What are the common causes of eye injuries?
What is the best way to prevent an eye injury?
Which is better, flushing solution or regular tap water in an eyewash station?
What types of eyewash stations are ANSI approved?
What are personal eye washing squeeze bottles?
How long should the eyes be rinsed if they are exposed to hazardous chemicals or debris?
What materials are hard hats made from?
Can a hard hat be worn backwards?
What does the “LT” stand for on a hard hat?
What does “HV” stand for on a hard hat?
Can hard hats be painted?
How long can a hard hat be used for? When should they be replaced?
Can stickers or decals be added to a hard hat safely?
Can anything be stored inside a hard hat when in use?
How dark do lenses on welding helmets need to be?
What is an auto darkening welding helmet?
What is the difference between a fixed shade and variable shade on a welding helmet?
What is a passive lens on a welding helmet?
What is the shell of a welding helmet made from?