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?

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 Safety.BLR.com 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 […]

PPE: The Real World Perspective

Yesterday, we talked about OSHA’s PPE requirements. Today, we focus on management of PPE programs in the real world, where compliance isn’t something you can take for granted. OSHA standards are one thing, but what’s really happening in your workplace? That’s where the rubber meets the road when it comes to PPE compliance. The idealized […]

PPE: Your Commitment Is Their Protection

Those heads, eyes, ears, and lungs you’re protecting with your PPE program are attached to men and women who keep your business alive. Return the favor by providing effective PPE and making sure employees use it. In the eyes of many people, personal protective equipment (PPE) is workplace safety. A hard hat, steel-toed shoes, and […]

PPE: Your Commitment Is Their Protection

Those heads, eyes, ears, and lungs you’re protecting with your PPE program are attached to men and women who keep your business alive. Return the favor by providing effective PPE and making sure employees use it. In the eyes of many people, personal protective equipment (PPE) is workplace safety. A hard hat, steel-toed shoes, and […]

Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements? Part II

Yesterday, we presented PPE essentials 1 and 2 for compliance with OSHA’s PPE standards. Today, we conclude with essentials 3 and 4, and a review of a BLR product that covers PPE from head to toe.  (As a reminder, PPE essential 1 is hazard analysis and essential 2 is equipment selection.) PPE Essential 3. Employee […]

Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?

Your PPE program should be reviewed periodically to make sure it still meets your needs as well as OSHA requirements. When you review, look for the four essentials described in the Advisor today and tomorrow. OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls […]

Just Try Tying Your Shoes with One Hand!

Hand injuries can be especially traumatic, stripping away not only an employee’s ability to work, but also the ability to perform activities of daily living. Yet, workplace hand protection often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. OSHA’s hand protection standard (29 CFR 1910.138) is short and sweet: 1910.138(a) General requirements. Employers shall select and require […]