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?

Be Hard Headed About Head Protection

Workplace head injuries are a very serious safety concern because they can easily be fatal. Are your workers’ heads properly protected against all risks? To be effective, OSHA says all head protection should meet five basic criteria. It must: Absorb the shock of a falling object Prevent an object from penetrating it Resist water Burn […]

FAQs about Hearing Conservation

Review answers to key questions about workplace hearing conservation program requirements. What is the purpose of noise monitoring? OSHA’s Occupational Noise Exposure Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) requires you to place employees in a hearing conservation program if they are exposed to average noise levels of 85 dB or greater during an 8-hour workday. In order […]

Respiratory Protection: An Overview of OSHA Requirements

Medical evaluation is an important part of the respiratory protection standard. Here’s a quick review of requirements. According to OSHA’s respiratory protection medical evaluation requirements (29 CFR 1910.134[e] and Appendix C), you must provide a medical evaluation to determine each employee’s ability to use a respirator before the employee is fit tested or required to […]

Respiratory Protection: An Overview of OSHA Requirements

Take a quick tour of OSHA’s respiratory protection requirements now, and follow up later with a close look at the standard. OSHA’s general industry respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134) applies to virtually any situation that requires respirator use in any industry except agriculture. The standard requires: A written respiratory protection plan with worksite-specific procedures […]

Free Report for Safety Professionals: Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?

The Safety Daily Advisor announced today the release of a free white paper for safety professionals, Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?, which will help safety professionals comply with OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment standards while also keeping their employees safe. “Making sure your employees use required PPE is a tough responsibility that you can’t […]

Step Up to First-Class Foot Protection

Feet may be the lowest part of the body, but they should be high on your priority list when it comes to hazard protection. The National Safety Council reported that in a recent year workplaces across the country experienced a total of 170,000 foot injuries, 130,000 of them involving days away from work. Because foot […]

10 Steps for Selecting the Best Hand Protection

Hand protection starts with information. Here are 10 steps to help you gather and analyze information about hand protection.< Gloves are the primary form of hand protection. But all gloves aren’t created equal, so you have to choose wisely if you want to ensure the best protection for employees’ hands. According to the Canadian Centre […]

Show Workers What They’re Risking If They Don’t Wear Their Hearing Protection

NIOSH has developed a Hearing Loss Simulator that can help your employees understand the impact of workplace noise. Hearing loss is a big problem in many workplaces. Noisy equipment and processes can damage sensitive structures in the ear. Hearing loss usually takes place over time, and once the damage is done, it’s irreversible. Hearing aids […]

Have Your Workers "Seen the Light" About Eye Safety?

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection Since January is National Eye Care Month, this is a good time to think about eye safety. Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of employers don’t think seriously […]

What’s the Scoop on Pigeon Poop?

Workers need PPE to protect against all kinds of hazards. Of course, your employees probably don’t need protection against pigeon poop. But since you never know… A visitor to recently posed an intriguing question in our “Ask the Expert” feature. It went like this: City employees need to access a confined space in a […]