Tag: PPE

3 Essential Tools for Maintaining Air Quality in Mold Remediation

Although molds are an important part of the environment, their growth indoors can wreak havoc and cause serious issues. And these problems happen fast. Unforeseen incidents like pipe leaks, and natural disasters like floods, can create standing water, which enables mold to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Because of its rapid […]

Navigating the Cold: A Comprehensive Guide to Winter Worker Safety

Introduction Winter brings to mind a picturesque landscape blanketed in snow, but for workers, it also poses unique challenges to safety. The cold temperatures, icy surfaces, and unpredictable weather conditions demand heightened vigilance to ensure the well-being of both workers and the projects they undertake. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the critical aspects […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ensuring Your Employees Have and Use PPE

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 […]

Contractor Management: 5-Step Contractor Safety Orientation

Of the many intricate steps involved in a complete contractor lifecycle, onboarding and orientation are one of the first and most important steps. Getting your orientation right the first time around can secure a successful trajectory for your contractors and the project they’re working on. The nature of a contractor orientation is dependent on many […]

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 […]