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.

Free Special Report: Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?

How to Choose Cut-Resistant Safety Gloves

Over a third of workplace hand injuries involve cuts and often occur because workers are wearing the wrong hand protection—or worse, no hand protection! Unfortunately, the countless options on the market can make it difficult to choose the right cut-resistant gloves. So, how do you select safety gloves that will protect your workers’ hands from […]

5 Ways To Avoid Buying Substandard PPE Gloves

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and other healthcare entities seeking to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) gloves for their frontline healthcare workers have faced numerous and complex challenges. Overseas supply chain disruptions led to surging prices and supply shortages when PPE was needed most. Seizing on desperate buyers, some less scrupulous PPE manufacturers and suppliers […]

Glove 101: Types of Safety Gloves

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator The sheer number of factors to consider when choosing safety work gloves can be a daunting task. This is where some basic knowledge on gloves can really come in handy. Let’s start with the basics—categorizing the different types of safety gloves. In this article, we will take a […]

Study: Mask Supplies, Policies Lowered COVID-19 Risks

National COVID-19 occupational safety and health guidelines that include providing face coverings or personal protective equipment (PPE) and instituting face covering policies were associated with lowered COVID-19 risk, according to a new study. Brigham Young University researchers looked at how closely COVID-19 occupational safety and health guidelines in 36 countries conformed to recommendations from the […]

How Are Your PPE Programs?

When you hear “personal protective equipment” (PPE), do you automatically think “respirators”? Respiratory protection has dominated everyone’s attention over the past 2 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you even found yourself locked in competition with consumers and other employers for existing supplies of N95s in early 2020. Spikes in demand for respirators during the […]

EHS On Tap: E102 SHOWA Group on Boosting Domestic PPE Glove Production

On episode 102 of EHS On Tap, Gil LeVerne Jr., director of marketing for glove manufacturer SHOWA Group in the Americas/Oceania/EMEA, talks about lessons learned from the pandemic and expanding their domestic PPE glove production.

Infographic: OSHA’s Workplace PPE Requirements

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of attention has been called to personal protective equipment (PPE), both in the general public and in the workplace. However, PPE has been required in many types of industries for years, and it is important for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) leaders to understand PPE standards. […]

Ask the Expert: PPE for Changing a Propane Tank

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed when changing a propane tank. See what the experts had to say.  Q: Are a face shield and gloves […]

Back to Basics: OSHA PPE Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of attention has been called to personal protective equipment (PPE), both in […]

NAS IDs Regulatory Gaps in Respiratory Protection

The respiratory protection needs of many U.S. workers are not being met, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published February 10. Many independent contractors and self-employed and “gig” workers are not considered employees or employers and are not covered by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, […]