Wearable technology could alert construction workers to nearby vehicles or equipment, preventing caught between and struck-by injuries, a recent study found. A prototype belt with vibrating motors alerted participants to the presence of vehicles and equipment in research performed by CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training.
Category: Personal Protective Equipment
No safety technology is changing as fast as that employed in PPE. The devices of just a few years ago are now obsolete by replacements that are lighter, easier to use, and more protective. These resources alert you to developments in the field, and equally important, supply training ideas to get your workers to use their PPE, and use it correctly.
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A California appeals court upheld the citation of Home Depot USA, Inc., for violating state safety standards after a warehouse employee suffered a serious foot injury.
Are your workers and business protected against the potential dangers of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exposure? It may surprise you that subjection to the toxic “sour” gas remains one of the leading causes of workplace gas inhalation deaths, and OSHA recently cited a Texas employer after H2S exposure in a confined space resulted in a fatality. There […]
When an employer provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to all onsite workers (including contractors and subcontractors), does it have any liability or exposure if the PPE fails? Does the fact of whether the PPE was provided for free come into play? This question was recently posed to experts at Safety.BLR.com®—read on to see their response.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.
On September 26, OSHA added two new protocols for ensuring employees’ respirators fit properly. When employers are required under personal protective equipment regulations to provide respiratory protection, they also are required to ensure the respirators properly fit each employee.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to workplace safety, but it can also be uncomfortably hot—and warm weather doesn’t help. New research and products are looking to keep workers cool while wearing PPE without compromising on protection.
Hard hats have become the PPE that is particularly emblematic of safety, and head protection systems are evolving to meet the needs of modern workers. Read the transcript of our recent conversation with Chris Cota and Aaron Skemp from Ergodyne®, where we took a special look at the most recent developments in head protection.
California employers are not required to pay for slip-resistant shoes their employees must wear for work, a state appeals court affirmed. Similar exemptions exist at the federal level.
With a National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction happening this week, we’re taking a look at some fall protection questions recently answered by our experts at Safety.BLR.com®. Do you need a plan or personal fall arrest systems if you have adequate railing and protection from hazards? What about scissor lifts? Read on for the […]