personal safety

Industrial professionals wearing work gloves that meat the standards of ANSI ISEA 138

ANSI/ISEA 138: Everything to Know About the New Hand Impact Standard

Hand injuries are all too common on the job. For that reason, there have long been standards in place for measuring a particular glove’s resistance to cuts, abrasion, heat, and puncture. These standards help us select the right glove to protect a wearer performing a specific task, in specific conditions, with specific hazards. But when […]

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hard hats being used for industrial head protection

Prevent Brain Injury Incidents with Proper Head Protection

According to the CDC, about 166 Americans die from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each day. While anyone can experience a TBI, people who work in construction, industrial, and transportation settings are among those with a higher risk than average for suffering a traumatic brain injury on the job. For that reason, OSHA mandates that […]

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The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of one of the most recognizable and important pieces of personal protective equipment.  The invention of the hard hat is credited to Edward W. Bullard who developed it in 1919 based on “doughboy” helmets worn by troops during World War I. Worker safety equipment has come […]

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Using Industrial Barriers to Segregate Pedestrians from Danger

While there are many uses for industrial barriers, one of the most important is segregating pedestrians from dangerous equipment, such as forklifts or vehicles. Industrial safety barriers are a useful tool to protect workers, guests, equipment and product. Industrial barriers can mark and defend traffic routes, providing visual guidance for drivers. Conversely, barriers also define […]

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OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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The Responsibilities of Authorized, Competent and Qualified Persons

Like those in any field with its own esoteric language, we in fall protection often take for granted that when we use a term, everyone else knows what we are talking about. For example, if I said, “For that Fall Arrest application, you’ll need an SRL-LE – and make sure the shock-absorber is attached to […]

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Show Your Workers You Care About Their Safety This Winter

In the Midwest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter safety. The upcoming drop in temperatures can cause safety issues for your workers and potential damage to your equipment. Making sure workers are properly equipped and educated in safety precautions to take during cold weather can help reduce accidents and keep your jobsite […]

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Workplace Safety Starts with First Aid

First aid is crucial—especially in the workplace. It’s important to make sure you have the correct supplies stocked to comply with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and keep your employees safe. The ANSI 2015 standards for first aid went into effect summer of 2016, updating minimum performance requirements. First aid kits should be checked […]

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Make Your Workplace Safer with A-SAFE Barriers

Industrial barriers are meant to protect, whether it is racks, pedestrians or equipment, but all too often these barriers just take the damage themselves and need to be replaced, or even damage the vehicle which impacted them.

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PIP Bouton Fuselage™ Line – Protective Eyewear with Foam Gasket

New Foam Gasket in Protective Eyewear Offers Employees Added Convenience Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), is an industry leader in consumable personal protective equipment (PPE). If your safety glasses haven’t been making the cut, look no further than PIP Fuselage. Fuselage glasses feature interchangeable temples and headbands to provide added protection. The soft foam padding […]

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