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Beyond Cut Resistance: Mechanical Hand Protection Ratings

The 2016 changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) 105 and EN 388—the respective U.S. and European standards for third-party testing of protective gloves—focused mostly on updates to cut-resistance test methods and classifications. But cut resistance isn’t the only protective factor workers need from their work gloves. The ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 […]

Businesses Aren’t Capturing Environmental Value

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and several partner organizations have issued a study showing that 4 out of 10 companies reporting to the CDP fail to capture or report any financial value from strong environmental performance.

Workplace Violence: How to Deal with Conflicting Ideological Beliefs

BLR’s Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium will be in Savannah, Georgia, March 6 and 7, 2018. The conference, geared to both HR and safety professionals, will focus on tactical strategies for reducing the risk of security breaches, workplace violence, and legal liabilities through powerful keynotes, sessions, and workshops.

Deciphering New Standards for Cut-Resistant Gloves

In 2016, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) updated its voluntary standard for hand protection, ANSI/ISEA 105. The standard specifies standardized testing methods for U.S. manufacturers to use in classifying protective gloves, rating them on protective factors that include cut, abrasion, and puncture resistance; chemical permeation; and other factors like flame […]

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Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

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Every organization should have a policy concerning workplace visitors. These policies not only protect the visitors, they also protect the safety and security of your workplace and your workforce. Allowing strangers to wander through company facilities “at will” poses risks. Not only can workplace visitors distract employees, which could cause an accident, but the visitors […]