Personal Protective Equipment Articles

  • Geoweb System protects utilities & eliminates need for undercut in Bucyrus, Ohio - Case Study

    Project Background Ohio DOT (ODOT) needed to establish a road base in an area that had poorly marked and shallow utilities to eliminate the need for undercuts. ODOT and Presto’s engineers developed a design that eliminated the need for a 12 inch undercut and delays that would occur due to utility relocation. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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

  • Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces Light brightness requirements for common and industrial spaces differ greatly. To achieve consistent, bright environments, the fixture’s luminous flux (or lumen [lm], which is the SI unit of luminous flux) must be taken into consideration. By definition, the term “luminous flux” (lx) refers to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks Provide Much Needed Protection for Your Pipeline

    One of the many ways that articulated concrete blocks can protect pipelines is by adding structural stability in areas that are particularly prone to erosion. This erosion is not the only type of hazard posed to your pipeline, though, and if you don’t have the proper protection in place, your pipeline could be susceptible to deterioration at the hands of these other threats as well: ...

  • 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 ...

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

    In January, 2016, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace. During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Fortesa International Stop It HP - Case Study

    STOPIT HP is a multi-component, yet easy to apply, epoxy composite system designed for high-pressure sealing applications with working pressures up to 2,000 PSI (140 kg/cm2) and operating temperatures to 175° F (79° C) while providing a built in 5:1 safety margin. Fortesa International (Dakar, Africa) In the inhospitible desert of Dakar Africa a high pressure 4" fiberglass pipline was ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls 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 ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Issues involved in the gathering of leading indicators

    In December, 2016, our EHSQ Community had several Leading Indicator Mastermind sessions with Dr Vince Marchesani and Tamara Parris to discuss the use of leading indicators in our community members industrial workplaces. During our sessions we learned of the 56 participants, currently 34 members are collecting leading indicators ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • Pedestrian safety in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? We are constantly reminding our children about pedestrian safety.  We tell them to cross only at designated crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing the street, but often times to forget these safety basics in the workplace. Workplace traffic can be every bit as dangerous as that found on the city streets. In a collision between a 2000-pound ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Symptoms vs. Systems: are we taking safety too personally?

    In the US our fatality rate has been flat (total fatalities are actually up a bit the last couple of years) for a decade despite our incident rate’s steady decline to an all-time low.  In addition recent disasters such as the chemical exposure fatalities at La Port Texas, the Texas City Refinery explosion and the Deepwater Horizon have demonstrated ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Keep your Guard Up around Machines

    What’s at Stake?  Exposure to unguarded or improperly guarded machines causes over 1000 deaths and 20,000 serious cuts, crushing injuries, scalpings and amputations every year. These injuries are gruesome, painful and often disabling and happen when working with any machine or tool that can punch, spin, rotate, shear, bend, cut, roll, grind or slice. ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Heads up! Watch out if you’re working above others, walking below elevated work surfaces

    If you’re working above others or walking below elevated work surfaces, you need to be aware of what’s happening overhead and around you at all times – you could be exposed to falling objects that could strike you. The possibility of being struck by a falling object is one of the reasons you need to wear a hardhat, safety glasses, a high-visibility vest and protective footwear ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?

    The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing. In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an unusual disease in 14 adults. The patients had bouts of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and lesions and scars on the bowel wall. Doctors in other parts of North America ...


    By Ensia

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • Seven safety tips for working in winter

    When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Safety Manual of The Plugco In Pipe Plugs

    Stay Clear While the Plug Under Pressure!!! The End User must read and understand this Plugco Safety Manual before using the plug. The failure of a plug for any reason including improper maintenance, installation or use can result in bodily injury, death and/or property damage! 1-BEFORE USING THE PLUG [1.1] Read and understand this Plugco ...


    By PLUGCO

  • 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

  • Protect Your Respiratory System

    The air around you keeps you alive. But in certain circumstances, it can cause you serious injury, illness or death. To stay alive and healthy, you need air which is clean, free of toxic gases and other contaminants, and contains the right amount of oxygen. Most of the time, the air around you at home, on the street and at work fills the bill. But under certain circumstances, the air contains ...


    By SafetySmart

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