Protecting Employee Health And The Environment

We believe that in order to accomplish this goal, maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of its employees is a foundational practice. Home maintenance, painting, and lead paint removal projects all involve activities that bring workers into work situations that involve risk – whether it is the use of a ladder, walking on roofs, or extracting lead paint from home surfaces.

As exterior painters and lead-paint removal experts, quite familiar with the use of Personal Protective Equipment. We use PPE daily. This video explores the topic of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to prevent injuries or exposure to harmful substances or conditions at and around a job site.

Employee Safety Is Our Number One Priority

SFW Painting takes the well-being of its workers to heart by implementing the use of a wide array of PPE in accordance with OSHA and Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations. Much of the work done by SFW Painting revolves around home renovation intended to make homes more beautiful and safe.

Having years of professional experience, SFW Painting is informed and active in implementing all helpful PPE to keep workers safe and ensure efficiency and effectiveness during your home renovation project. Ensuring the safety of its workers with proper PPE is just one of the strategies SFW Painting uses to ensure that the work they do on homes meets the homeowner’s expectations. In this line of work, safety is the number one priority.

Personal Protective Equipment and Workplace Hazards

We’ve heard the term “PPE” in the news lately and how it relates to the battle against COVID-19. It stands for Personal Protective Equipment and is necessary to protect against toxins, and in the case of COVID-19, the virus. As exterior painters and lead-paint removal experts, we are quite familiar with the use of Personal Protective Equipment. There are many workplace hazards, including those that are chemical, physical, electrical and mechanical—which may cause injuries and illnesses. Proper use of professional personal protective equipment helps to safeguard the health of workers who may come into contact with these hazards.

N95 Masks -VS- N100 Masks

The personal protective equipment we’ve been hearing about most lately in the news have been the N-95 Respirator. At SFW Construction, we use the N-100 Respirator on our paint jobs and especially on our lead paint removal projects. A comparison of the two mask is below:

N95 Respirator Mask

N-95 Respirator Mask

An N95 Respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death. The key is to maintain a proper fit.

N-100 Respirator Mask

N-100 Respirator Mask

An N100 Respirator is a lightweight, disposable particulate respirator is well suited for those who want NIOSH’s highest rated filtration efficiency. It provides a minimum filter efficiency of 99.97% against oil and non-oil based particles.  3M uses innovative technologies and features to meet your respiratory protection and comfort needs. The respirator incorporates 3M’s proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media,  designed for ease of breathing.