Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. Depending on the severity, not only do these injuries have a huge medical cost associated with them but are also expensive in terms of lost productivity and wages. Believe it or not, reducing these […]
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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This month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its latest enhanced program of safety outreach and enforcement: a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for falls from height across all industries. Is your industry a focus for OSHA enforcement? Are you ready if it is? Construction sites are at risk for falls. Besides construction, however, […]
This week is OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is a voluntary event for employers to discuss fall hazards and prevention directly with their employees. OSHA recognizes that fatalities caused by falls from elevation are the leading cause of death for construction employees, and that those deaths are preventable. Here’s what […]
By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Not surprisingly, injuries caused by knocks, bumps, and pinches are among the most common across various industries and can cause a wide range of hand injuries. When an object strikes or pinches a hand, the force is transferred directly from the object to the hand and can lead […]
On episode 150 of EHS On Tap, Alejandra Ramos, field administrator at Skanska, talks about the need for properly fitting PPE for women.
By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Every year, millions of workers are injured on the job with a significant number of reported occupational injuries being hand related. Many of these injuries occur because workers either remove their safety gloves or are not wearing any hand protection at all. If you want your workers […]
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine noise exposure and OSHA’s recommendations for exposure reduction. All of the human senses must be protected from hazards and damage in the workplace, including hearing. According to OSHA, the CDC estimates […]
You must provide your employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) when other methods higher in industrial hygiene’s “hierarchy of controls” like elimination, substitution, engineering controls, and administrative controls are not enough to protect their health and safety. PPE protects workers’ eyes, faces, feet, hands, and heads, and protective clothing may protect the entire body from […]
By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator For over 100 years, Superior Glove has engineered and manufactured innovative, high-quality hand and arm protection and complementary PPE for every major industry. Based out of Acton, Ontario in Canada, Superior Glove has grown from humble beginnings to a global leader. At Superior Glove, we believe workers should […]
Demolition is a dangerous process that yields many worker injuries and fatalities. According to OSHA, the hazards of demolition work can be controlled and eliminated with proper planning, the right personal protection equipment (PPE), the necessary training, and compliance with OSHA standards. Here’s what you need to know about demolition safety. Check out our Back to Basics: […]