walking surface safety Articles

  • Use Articulated Concrete Block Mats for People and Animal Safety

    Cable concrete mat installations are great for using in areas that are close to water in order to prevent soil erosion. Since they offer superior flexibility, they can be customized to fit your specific project needs. And whether you’ve thought about it or not, articulated concrete block mats also play a role in keeping people and animals safe, while at the same time providing structural ...

  • Workplace Falls Get Fresh Attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries – slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Technologies for today's mine emergency responders

    Historically, underground mine rescue teams have only received training in the course of actual emergencies, or in simulated mine environments, usually on the surface, with placards to identify objects and hazards. Also, while US Federal Regulations require all underground miners to walk escapeways and conduct fire drills every 90 days in a smoke-free environment, this does not fully prepare them ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Make Best Use of Carpet Cleaners

    Carpet cleaners are relatively simple. These machines are easy to use too. There are walk behind machines that do not have high level of output power and portable machines for cleaning across a variety of areas. Carpets and mats are soft surfaces. You don't need a machine with a high output pressure level to clean these surfaces. Unlike the use of other cleaning machines such as pressure ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Decontamination showers for the pharmaceutical industry

    Removing contamination from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is part of the daily routine for many workers in the pharmaceutical industry. They shower when leaving laboratories, production or packing areas to prevent the escape of potentially harmful contaminants. In some instances, they may even shower before entering production areas to avoid contaminating vulnerable processes. Hughes has a ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Brighter outdoor lights make people feel safer

    Outdoor lighting is important for ensuring safety and proper illumination. It however becomes a little difficult to install solar outdoor lighting if there is a residential neighborhood right next to the area where the lights are to be installed. The problem arises because installing outdoor lighting that is too bright will affect the neighbors at night since most people prefer minimal ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Green roofs for life

    The planning system, at both local and national levels, is now being used to expand use of green roofs in towns and cities. This policy recognises important benefits including biodiversity, pollution and CO2 removal, thermal insulation and mass, protection of the roof covering and making our cities more attractive places. Measures are also in place requiring sustainable drainage systems (SUDS), ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Innumerable Benefits of Choosing Carpet Washing Systems from Leading Suppliers

    Whenever people make a purchase, their primary concern is the quality of the product. This is true in the case of almost anything you purchase, be it footwear, electronics, clothing, food, or home furnishings. Quality does matter. Turning to reputed brands while making major purchases, such as carpet shampooers, is therefore sensible. The best quality rug washing systems offer an entire range of ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • GTI Supplies Innovative Cover for Waste-to-Energy Digester

    The Customer: LaForge Bioenvironmental operates a waste-to-energy facility in a northwest farming community of New Brunswick, Canada. The system is located on a 1,000 acre (405 hectare) mixed farming operation, which includes the LaForge Holsteins dairy. LaForge planned to expand its 500kW combined heat and power (CHP) system to more than double the capacity by converting an existing holding ...

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • 12 Tips for Safer Winter Driving

    Driving requires all the care and caution possible any time of year. But winter driving has even greater challenges because of wet and icy road surfaces, longer hours of darkness and poor visibility because of snow, rain and fog. Here are twelve tips to help you drive more safely this winter. Allow enough time to get to your destination. Rushing in difficult driving ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Advanced Carpet Cleaners from Daimer® to Ship with Stain Dissolver

    U.S.A.  - Daimer Industries, Inc.®, which is among the Internet's most heavily trafficked web vendors of high-end carpet cleaners, plans to ship a biodegradable stain solvent with its most advanced 60 Hz machines. The machines, which will bundle the chemicals for free, include the XTreme Power® XPH 9600, XTreme Power® XPH 9650 and XTreme Power® XPC 12000. The stain dissolver, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Good Advice for Winter Travel

    No Nonsense Safety during the Season of Slip-ups As many will be aware from unfortunate experience and bad news, Winter can be a very dangerous time for roads and footpaths. A multitude of risks threaten life and limb; aside from snow and ice, falling leaves mixed with wet weather are a recipe for slippery surfaces, while damp mud is another serious problem exacerbated by tractor ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Giant FRP Cooling Towers Built for Zinc Refinery Modernization

    Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ont., had previously built zinc sulfate cooling towers of FRP for various zinc refineries in North America when it was awarded a contract to produce six of the giant cooling units for a refinery in Tasmania, Australia. Each 5.9 m (19'4") in diameter and 18.3 m (60 ft.) high the Australian towers are major components of the plant which transforms raw zinc ore ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Reducing your CO2 Footprint by Advanced Global Trading

    A CO2 footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activities. Of course most of us are aware that we can now calculate our CO2 footprint online. It’s largely just a matter of totting up our electricity and fuel bills. To then mitigate our personal contribution to global emissions we can purchase Emission Trading Permits (ETP). An ...

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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