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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Back to Basics: Foot Protection

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine foot and leg protection standards. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a crucial factor in many industries for keeping employees safe. There are different standards for each piece of equipment, such as […]

How to Choose Cut-Resistant Gloves

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator 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 […]

Ask the Expert: Tips for Flame-Resistant Clothing

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by Bulwark, we hear from Derek Sang, Senior Technical Training Manager at Bulwark Protection, about tips for wearing flame-resistant (FR) clothing in hot weather. Q: What are some tips for wearing FR in hot weather? Heat stress occurs when the body cannot rid itself […]

6 Steps to a Safer Workplace

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator While there is no shortage of safety gloves on the market, workers are still getting injured. In fact, hand injuries are the highest recorded and most common across all industries. Not only do these injuries have physical and mental costs for workers, but they are also expensive in […]

Back to Basics: Wearables, Robotics, and Exoskeletons

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine wearables, robotics, and exoskeletons, and how these new technologies will affect the EHS industry. New technologies such as wearables, robotics, and exoskeletons will likely have a huge effect on the work […]

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Construction PPE Rule

On July 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed revising the agency’s construction industry personal protective equipment (PPE) standard to require that PPE properly fit affected employees (88 Fed. Reg. 46706). OSHA’s general industry and maritime PPE standards explicitly require that PPE fit properly, according to the agency, and the proposal would clarify […]

Understanding the Fundamentals of Arc Flash-Resistant Hand Protection

An arc flash occurs when there is a sudden release of electrical energy between two conductors, causing an explosion. It is a serious hazard in industries such as electrical utilities, construction, oil & gas, and manufacturing, where workers are working around high voltage switches and grounding gear, panel boards, switchboards, and transformers. Arc flash related […]

Why PPE is the Last Line of Defense

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 […]

OSHA’s Latest Enforcement Push: Fall Protection

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, […]