Tag: PPE

EHS Now: Day 2 Preview

EHS Now’s exclusive online summit is taking place on September 14-15, 2022. Join us for this free virtual event catered to EHS professionals looking to develop and refine their skills on a variety of topics, including management strategies, environmental compliance, psychological safety, hand safety, fall protection, and more. Here’s a look at Day 2. Thursday, […]

A Definitive Guide to PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for contractors is essential to ensure that workers remain safe and minimize any potential harm. It serves as one of the most important steps that enables workers to conduct operations safely and prevent any injury that may result in time off, increased liability, job restrictions, and other productivity-hindering occurrences. Both hiring […]

Back to Basics: Work-Related Asthma

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine work-related asthma and NIOSH’s recommendations for prevention. Asthma is a lung condition in which the airways become narrow and inflamed, and it is accompanied by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness […]

Public Health Experts Urge Action Before Next Pandemic Wave

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should establish federal workplace standards regarding ventilation, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing, and other basic public health precautions in anticipation of future surges in COVID-19 infections, according to a group of public health experts.   In a report titled “Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal: […]

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 […]

Back to Basics: Women in EHS

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 issues that women face in EHS workplaces. In recent years, EHS leaders have been shifting focus towards becoming more sustainable and embracing concepts such as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). […]

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 […]

Back to Basics: PPE for Emergency Response 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 personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency response and recovery workers. Workers typically face many hazards that can be prevented or minimized through the use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and safe […]