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Fire and Emergency Response
Fire and Emergency Response staff require protection from harmful vehicle exhaust. Hastings offers Plymovent products for the removal of vehicle exhaust and our systems are designed to meet or exceed health & safety standards.
We work with you to design systems that:
- Reduce firefighter exposures to carcinogenic contaminants.
- Eliminate air contamination in fire stations and improve housekeeping.
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Product Configurations include:
SBT - Sliding Balancer Horizontal Track System
STR - Straight Rail Vehicle Exhaust System
VSR - Vertical Stack Rail System
Exposure to vehicle exhaust emissions can cause serious health problems for your employees.
We understand the dangers of exposure to hazardous exhaust fumes. We continuously review safety management guidelines and listen to what the independent experts have to say:
- OSHA – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set a permissible exposure limit of 1 part of benzene per million parts of air (1 ppm) in the workplace during an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek.
- EPA - The EPA has classified benzene as a Group A carcinogen.
- The CDCs – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that exhaust from any incorrectly maintained vehicle can pose serious hazards. The most common source of carbon monoxide is automobile exhaust vented in confined spaces. Correct ventilation and prevention of carbon monoxide build-up in confined spaces must be assured.
- NIOSH – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, states that there can be no safe level of exposure to a carcinogen; the NIOSH Threshold Limit Value is therefore the “lowest feasible level.”
Plymovent systems are designed to meet or exceed the standards of the most exacting health and safety codes –worldwide!
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OSHA Diesel Exhaust Standards
"Workers exposed to diesel exhaust face the risk of health effects ranging from irritation of the eyes and nose, headaches and nausea, to respiratory disease and lung cancer."
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Carcinogenic Effects of Exposure to Diesel Exhaust
"...NIOSH recommends that whole diesel exhaust be regarded as "a potential occupational carcinogen," as defined in the Cancer Policy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)..."
North American Diesel Exhaust Emission Standards
Summary Table of Emission Limits
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*** World Health Organization Upgrades Diesel Exhaust to "Carcinogen" list.
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