On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Derek Sang, Senior Technical Training Manager at Bulwark Protection, about how to find the information about FR/AR garments from their labels. Tune in to hear his insights.
Category: Fire Safety
It is important that safety professionals understand particulate matter and wildfire smoke hazards, and how to keep workers safe when outdoor air quality decreases. Here’s what you need to know about protecting workers from smoke hazards.
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine particulate matter pollution and the effects on human health and safety. Due to the recent wildfires and smoke on the East Coast and Canada, OSHA has urged employers to protect their […]
Thanks to those persistent forest fires in Canada, we’ve been hearing a lot about smoke lately. Last Wednesday, New York City was engulfed in smoke that had traveled from the north, giving it a spooky orange glow and leading authorities to warn residents about going outside. And OSHA urged employers to protect outdoor workers from […]
Fire is a hazard that can affect any workplace and have devastating consequences. Here’s what you need to know about workplace fires.
On June 9, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urged employers to protect outdoor workers from the hazards of poor air quality. “Wildfire smoke exposure can create major health hazards for outdoor workers. These hazards can be reduced with knowledge, safe work practices, and appropriate personal protective equipment,” Doug Parker, assistant secretary of labor […]
Fire injuries occur when hands are exposed to direct or indirect flame, and—combined with the heat present—cause burn injuries. The depth of the skin damage determines the severity of the injury, anywhere from first-degree burns to third-degree burns. The key to reducing these types of injuries is by wearing fire-resistant (FR) safety gloves. FR gloves […]
Things are getting hot on this week’s installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week. We’re throwing it back to 1974, a time when lapels were huge and the bell bottoms were huger. The Ohio Players went all the way to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with the supremely funky “Fire,” which still pops […]
As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2022. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Back to Basics articles from this year. The Fundamentals of ESG The modern workplace is changing because of many different factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Resignation, and […]
This week, October 9-15, is Fire Prevention Week. This national week of observance is the longest-running public health observance in United States history, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about fire safety. Check out our Back to Basics: Fire Safety […]