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Inspection and Facility Safety

Inspection & Facility Services

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Keeping your facility and employees safe is essential to avoiding OSHA fines and maintaining effective operations. We provide many assessment, evaluation, repair, and training options that will help you ensure a safe work environment. Whether the work can be done in-house, or it’s necessary for us to travel to your facility, we cater our offerings to your unique needs.

For more information on these services, contact our Certified Safety Professionals toll-free at 800-462-1947 or [email protected].

Safety Assessments

Fall protection violations continue to rank #1 with OSHA—let us help take some of the worry away from your inspection process. Conney will inspect, repair, and certify your fall protection devices such as winches, self-retracting lifelines (SRLs), and other fall protection equipment. We work directly with manufacturers like Capital Safety, Miller Fall Protection, MSA, and others to keep your equipment working safely.

Fall protection manufacturers require that a Competent Person inspect your fall protection equipment at least once per year. Our Safety Services team is trained to provide these inspections for those without someone trained as a Competent Person (we also offer Competent Person training) or when third-party documentation is needed. We can provide a quote to inspect your equipment on-site or devices can be shipped to our Madison, Wisconsin location for inspection/documentation in-house.

Have more expensive SRLs that are damaged or have been involved in a fall? We can facilitate getting these units repaired.

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OSHA requires the repeated inspection of rubber insulating gloves every 6 months, and we are pleased to provide this service. These tests verify the integrity of the gloves so that the electrical safety of the person wearing them is ensured, and that the product meets or exceeds ASTM standards and OSHA regulations. Testing options include:

  • Cleaning
  • Visual Inspection/Air Test
  • Electrical Test
  • Re-Certification Sheet/Packing Slip
We will test your gloves and have them back to you in 7-10 days. To get started, you need to fill out our required work sheet and include a copy of it when shipping to the testing lab listed on the document. Use Conney #298133 for each pair of gloves sent in (Conney #298132 for testing a single glove). A $5 small order fee is added to any electrical gloves testing services less than 9 pairs.

NOTE: If a glove fails, we will identify why and it will still be returned to you.

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How Often Should You Test Gloves?

30 Days 60 Days 6 Months 1 Year Damage Suspected
Optional Optional Required Required Required

We also offer testing services on hot sticks, blankets, sleeves, mats, and line hoses.

Glove Exchange Program

Taking glove testing to another level, Conney Safety has partnered with Hi-Line to bring you the Glove Exchange Program. The program ensures that rubber products, such as rubber gloves, meet or exceed ASTM standards and OSHA regulations while maximizing product usage. Skip the worry about when to send in your gloves for testing—we take care of everything, including:

  • Storing Gloves and Rubber Products
  • Managing Glove Rotations
  • Testing and Shipping
The program includes automated scheduled exchanges of your electrical gloves and rubber products; rotating gloves from your personal inventory; ready-to-use, tested gloves sent to your location when they need to be exchanged in the field. Once your next cycle of gloves arrives, you simply return your current set to our testing lab to be cleaned, visually inspected, and placed into a temperature controlled storage area ready for the next cycle.

In addition to glove testing, this program can also include testing and rotations for sleeves, blankets, hoods, boots, line hoses, and more.

For pricing and additional information, please contact one of our Safety Advisors at 800-462-1947.

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It is critical that sound arc flash risk assessment programs are in place to support employees in making appropriate decisions on a daily basis. Conney Safety partners with Faith Technologies to offer various package options to properly identify and label electrical systems and production control panels to both NFPA 70E compliance and OSHA expectations. Our focus is on safe work practices vs. some common national trends on performing “arc flash studies” which can sometimes leave employers searching for more help.

Properly conducted safety auditing programs can determine the minimum PPE workers must wear when they are near exposed energized equipment, and in many cases, our team can help recommend solutions to lower equipment hazards. We are here to help you build long-term programs that are based on real life practical applications of OSHA codes and NFPA 70E alike.

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Exposure to chemical vapors, gases, dusts, mists, and fumes are a significant threat to worker health and safety. Testing and monitoring of these hazards is an essential part of any good health and safety program—and we can help implement these measures!

If you're seeking comprehensive monitoring services at your facility, look no further than Conney Safety. We'll be able to provide reliable measurements that you can use as a guide to:

  • Selecting personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators and hearing protection
  • Identifying and marking areas where protection is needed
  • Assessing the potential health effects of worker exposure
  • Determining the need for additional medical monitoring or control measures
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OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) requires that employees be both medically cleared through a medical evaluation and fit tested before wearing a respirator, as well as on an annual basis, if your facility's air quality has been tested and respiratory protection is needed. If respirators are not required (due to air testing results) but you require an employee to wear a respirator, then fit testing must also be completed.

In addition, fit tests should be performed whenever a different size, style, model, or make of respirator is used or when any facial changes occur that could affect fit, such as significant weight fluctuation or dental work.

Conney Safety provides Fit Testing Services that will help ensure your facility meets these requirements.

Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT)

A qualitative fit test (QLFT) may only be used to fit test negative-pressure, air-purifying respirators, as long as they’ll only be used in atmospheres where the hazard is at less than 10 times the permissible exposure limit (PEL).

QLFT is pass/fail and relies on the user’s senses using one of four OSHA-accepted test agents:

  • Saccharin (sweet taste); can test respirators with a particulate filter of any class.
  • Bitrex® (bitter taste); can also test respirators with particulate filters of any class.
  • Irritant smoke (involuntary cough reflex); only for testing respirators with level 100 particulate filters.

Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT)

A quantitative fit test (QNFT) can be used to fit test any tight-fitting respirator. It involves using an instrument to measure leakage around the face seal and produces a numerical result called a “fit factor.”

There are three OSHA-accepted QNFT test protocols, including Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP), which we use when performing our QNFTs.

Below is some information on our QNFT process and how we measure for fit:

  • CNP uses a test that creates a vacuum by temporarily cutting off air.
  • QNFTs use similar exercises as QLFTs, plus an additional test where the subject breaks the seal and refits the respirator to the face.
  • A fit factor of at least 100 is required for half-mask respirators and a minimum fit factor of 500 for a full face piece negative-pressure respirator.

Conney Safety has a set fee for single individuals to be fitted in our showroom. Cost-effective fitting can also be provided for your employees at your location at an hourly rate.

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Prior to respiratory protection fit testing, employees need to be medically cleared to wear the device. Only healthcare professionals who are licensed, certified, or registered by the state or certified agencies can perform these evaluations. The cost and time for obtaining a medical evaluation is at the employer’s expense.

Conney Safety offers OSHA compliant online medical evaluations at a low cost of $29.00/employee. This cost-effective option allows employees to complete a questionnaire in the workplace, without needing to be sent to an expensive medical facility for evaluation. It is required to register online (20-minute process) with passwords provided for employees to access the medical evaluation. A 90% pass rate is typical.

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Why do we recommend a site safety audit? Even the most experienced safety manager will benefit from another set of eyes to assess the status of your current safety programs or provide newer safety managers with a priority list on where to begin. Our Certified Safety Professionals will tailor a site walk-through based on the needs and expectations of your facility. We can customize facility audits to focus on specific issues (i.e., hand protection) as well as interview employees to gather valuable feedback. We’ll also provide a detailed report documenting the activity of the auditor. Facility/department safety audits are dependent on the following:

  • What is the size of the facility?
  • Is it a comprehensive vs. topic specific audit?
  • How much time is allowed to tour the facility?
  • What are the expectations of the written report?

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