PPE

  • Noise Hazards in the Workplace: How to Quiet the Risk

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    Is your workplace harming the hearing of your workers? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers spend each workday in “damaging noise” and that 22 million are exposed to that damaging noise every year. NIOSH suggests that workers are not exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dBa) for eight hours. To prevent exposing workers to dangerous noise Read More

  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be Read More

  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

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    Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Several companies were recently fined for a variety of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) violations. Retailer Cited for Multiple Safety Violations A national retailer faces penalties of $217,000 after being cited for four safety violations (three willful and one repeat) in a Montana location. The willful violations were failure to keep exit routes free and unobstructed, storing materials in unstable and unsecured ways, and using space around electrical Read More

  • July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

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    Did you know that more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day? That is over 80 injuries an hour and more than 1 per minute! But there is good news. An estimated 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented when the proper safety eyewear is used. Since July is National Eye Injury Prevention Month, it's a good time to review your Read More

  • The History of GHS Classification

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    As the world is currently focused on the World Cup and its host country, Brazil, it's interesting to note that Brazil was also the site of the creation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). More than 20 years later, implementation of GHS, an internationally recognized system for the classification and labeling, continues. In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known Read More

  • Selecting Protective Eyewear for the Modern Worker

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    In today's active workplace, it isn't unusual for workers to move from task to task, using the same safety equipment, such as eye protection.This means that whatever safety equipment they're wearing should not only be good for protecting the individual wearing it, but also be comfortable enough for everyday wear. While the amount of protection safety googles provide is paramount and should Read More

  • The Fatal Four of Construction and Mining

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    When working in industries such as construction and mining, accidents are bound to happen. The presence of hazardous conditions and use of heavy machinery increases the risk of injury and even death for workers. According to the latest data of Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 4,400 fatal injuries were reported in 2012 alone. In the construction Read More

  • Personal Protective Equipment: The State Of The Art

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    Personal protective equipment or PPE has been around, in one form or another, for centuries.  And with good reason: a lot of human endeavors throughout history carried the risk of injuries or even death. Today, government safety agencies like the Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA) acknowledge the importance of using PPE in a facility setting so much so that these are required under penalty of Read More

  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month: Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe

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    March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, an initiative started by the National Safety Council. This is the perfect opportunity to look (no pun intended) at the different ways we can keep our eyes in tip top shape and review what to do when an accident happens. According to the 1910.133 OSHA eye and face protection standard, employees exposed to eye and Read More

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