Personal Protective Equipment Articles

  • Silver Membranes in Monitoring Respirable Crystalline Silica

    Crystalline silica, most commonly found in the form of quartz, is a basic component of the earth; it’s found in soil, sand granite, and other minerals. During many industrial processes, crystalline silica is released as particles that are 100 times smaller than beach sand.1 Due to their size, these mineral particles cannot easily be cleared by human lungs. Instead, they persist in the ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • doseBadge and optimus red – experts in their field! - Case study

    The largest greenfield festival in the world posed a challenge where innovative tactics were employed to ensure that noise measurements were accurate and valid. End user Richard Willson, Noise at Work Consultant for TESS, The Event Safety Shop. Richard is one of the UK’s most experienced festival noise specialists having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New Trend: Fidget Spinners

    What EHS legal requirements does a fidget spinner manufacturer need to comply with? ...

  • What is Incineration?

    What is incineration? “Everything you ever wanted to know, but never dared to ask!” In its most basic form, it is the destruction of something, especially waste material, by burning. Incineration is a thermo-decomposition process where the components present in the waste stream are ionized into harmless elements at a higher temperature in the presence of oxygen. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Protective Eye Gear for Laser Viewing and Applications

    Some high-grade lasers can damage the eye and burn the skin. Most lasers that are capable of inflicting such injuries are categorized under Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4. For example, UV lasers that emit wavelengths between 180-400nm can cause corneal damage; while some near-IR lasers, ranging between 780-1,800nm, may burn one’s retina. On the extreme end of injuries related to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • ANSI Compliant Safety Showers in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries

    How you react in the first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a toxic substance, particularly if it is corrosive, is crucial. A delay in treatment, even for just a few seconds, can lead to serious long-term health issues or painful injuries. As such, emergency safety showers must be situated within any hazardous or industrial workplace. Manufacturing Industry ...

  • People Power Leads to Shower Power at Thames Water - Case study

    Thames Water purchased a large number of Emergency Tank Showers from Hughes Safety Showers. And who better to make the decision as to what showers should be installed than the users themselves. Learn more about their unique decision making process. Article originally written for the Thames Water ...

  • Concrete Construction Health Effects

    It’s no secret that working in Concrete Construction is dangerous. The immediate safety hazards are well known. Getting speared or cut on rebar, sore from the hard physical labor; cuts or punctures from nails; and struck by tools, materials or equipment can all cause injuries. Add to that possible falls especially at the leading edge; cuts or shock from powered equipment; burns or explosion ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 5 Essential tips about snowmobile safety

    Extreme conditions and fast speeds are what make riding so much fun, but they come with risks. When you ride with your family and friends, you need to be aware of potential risks.  A modern snowmobile can weigh over 600 pounds and travel up to 90 mph. Due to poor judgment, excess speed, and alcohol — approximately 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries occur every year. But this does not mean ...


    By AKE Companies, LLC

  • New test, new best practice to reduce hearing damage risk

    The availability of this new test will have a dramatic effect on the management of hearing loss prevention programmes… New technology has become available that provides companies with data that they can use to check the real world performance of their hearing conservation programmes very quickly and very easily. It is a development of otoacoustic emission ...

  • Extension ladders - best practices

    What’s at Stake? Every year more than 18,000 workers are injured in falls from ladders. Many die. Would it surprise you to know that most victims fell from heights we would think of as “safe”? How to Protect Yourself? First, always choose the right material, strength and weight rating when using an extension ladder. For example, metal ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 10 Questions young and new workers need answered

    What’s at Stake Workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are the largest percentage of the part-time, temporary, contract, casual and seasonal workforce. They’re a tremendous asset to many organizations, tackling jobs with energy and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, though, these workers also face unique and substantial risks for work-related illnesses and injuries. In 2008, more than ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Women in safety: one size does not fit all

    Ill-fitting protective clothing and equipment is a critical problem in workplace safety. It deters workers from performing job-related tasks safely and efficiently. This problem is especially reliant for women in safety. More often than not, women who work at sites that require them to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) ‘make do’ with clothing and equipment designed for men ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Tower rescue: first-in operations and the IAP

    Across the country “tower” type rescues are becoming more and more common.  Accordingly, there is a growing need for local rescuers to be aware of these sites in their response areas, pre-plan for different rescue scenarios, and train their specialized rescue personnel to the appropriate level in order to facilitate the rescue in a safe manner.  Tower rescues have become so ...


    By Elevated Safety, LLC

  • Chainsaw Operating Tips and Chainsaw Safety

    Although chainsaws are excellent tools for wood cutting, the potential for accidents is high and severe injuries can result from improper use. Chainsaw safety should always be your first priority. By taking the necessary safety precautions, you will avoid serious injury. Take some time out before you use your new chainsaw to read the owner’s manual. If you’re very familiar with ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

    Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs. As we talked about in our first post in this ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    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.

  • Zika Virus: WHO announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    The first meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 February 2016. According to the Pan American Health Organization the Zika illness is caused by the ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

    Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale themselves.  All of these have been ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • IRSST Studies Efficacy of N95 Respirators in Conditions Representative of Human Breathing

    On June 28, 2016, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) issued a press release announcing the availability of a study on “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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