PPE

  • 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

  • Safety Vests: High Visibility for Highlighting Safety

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      Safety vests are the safety gear necessary to keep personnel visible to other people especially when working along roads. Federal agencies, such as the American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA) has time and again enacted requirements to promote high standards for protective clothing. The standards for safety vests are no different. One such standard is the ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 standard. Read More

  • Some Tips for Choosing The Right Hearing Protection for Your Workers

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    According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders or NIDCD, about 17 percent or 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. This statistic is troubling for two reasons; first, hearing loss, particularly the sensorineural type is permanent and secondly, hearing loss is preventive in a manner that’s cost effective. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its part acknowledges Read More

  • Heat Stress and Construction Sites: Dealing with the dangers

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    A lot of safety consultants talk about heat stress and the danger it poses to our workers and staff in a construction site. While we do take notice of it, it’s hard to really fully grasp the danger until it happens to one of us.  Hopefully, this article will help you understand the dangers better as well as Read More

  • Keep your construction site safe with Emergency Kits

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    Post first aid signs to facilitate a quick response There is one thing every construction site should have, and that’s an emergency kit for first aid. While we take every precaution we can - from providing our personnel with the best PPE gear, to the formulation and enforcement of effective safety policies - accidents Read More

  • Top 3 OSHA Violations

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    Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its list of top 10 most frequently cited violations. Compiled from various inspections that were carried out in the previous fiscal year, these compilations serve two purposes. Firstly they serve to inform both employers and employees about the most common requirement violations. Secondly, to alert both parties to the quality of and adherence to the safety measures Read More

  • A Case for Fall Protection Education

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14% of all fatal work injuries. Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities. In 451 of those cases, the height of the fall was reported. Of those 451 cases, about one in four (115) occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another Read More

  • Fall Protection and Scaffold OSHA Violations

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    Roped onto safety If you are in construction, some of the things you should always place an importance on are fall safety and the use of fall protection equipment.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that a total of 7,250 fall safety infractions occurred in 2012. This Read More

  • OSHA Electric Power Transmission and Protective Equipment Updates

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has a new set of updates that will be coming in this year. This seems to be a big one and you should be checking these out. These updates cover the final ruling on Electric Power Transmission and Distribution as well as Electrical Protective Equipment. In case you haven’t been following this (which is understandable, since life Read More

  • What you need to comply with ANSI A10 Standards

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    According to the Organizational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 4.1 million workers suffer from job-related illnesses and injuries in a year. Construction Industry Standards Released In reaction to these numbers, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ASSE recently added two A10 safety standards that are directly related to the construction and demolition industries. These standards, “Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Read More

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