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 what the PPE requirements are for employees cutting stainless steel without adequate ventilation. See what the experts had to say. Q: What are the PPE […]
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 […]
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 whether employees can bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE) to work. See what the experts had to say. Q: Can an employee bring into […]
Employers in New York state must have an infectious disease exposure prevention plan in place by August 5, according to a state Department of Labor spokesperson. However, the precautions under the plans only go into effect when state public health authorities make a “highly contagious communicable disease” declaration. At the moment, there is no such […]
An EHS Hero® subscriber is having trouble persuading painters to use eye protection during spray painting operations, who claim that the PPE gets in the way of the task. This led the subscriber to ask our experts: Is eye protection a compliance requirement for spray painting? See what they had to say on the matter.
An unprecedented near miss is a once-in-a-work-life occurrence for most. Although they aren’t positive experiences, they should always be used as a positive learning opportunity to eliminate future risk; the incident described within should not be treated any differently. “It’s always good to share these types of incidents. Hearing about others’ experiences provides insight and […]
If you require employees to wear protective footwear, you as the employer must provide and pay for it unless the PPE is non-specialty safety-toe protective footwear that you allow employees to wear off the job site.
On January 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission vacated an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation in a fatal attempted robbery of a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collection van. The cited employer disputed the agency’s citation for a serious violation of the personal protective equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132(a)). An armed guard […]
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic as both individuals and business people, protection is top of mind. Corporations across the globe are prioritizing protection for their employees in ways they may not have had to before. As someone who’s spent his career focused on materials and products designed to enhance end-user comfort and safety, high-performance […]
Filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) with exhalation valves, as well as a surgical mask or an unregulated face covering, can reduce a wearer’s aerosol emissions, according to a report released on December 9 by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). With modifications, the respirators can offer the same level of source control as […]