Personal Protective Equipment News

  • Hughes Safety Showers Ltd achieves ISO 9001:2015 standard

    We are proud to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures services meet the needs of clients through an effective quality management system. The standard demands a high degree of leadership commitment and is underpinned by risk- based thinking. Hughes’ successful certification is an accomplishment for colleagues at all levels and ...

  • Theatre Noise - Professional Musicians & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    “If music be the food of love, play on,” William Shakespeare wrote in the play “Twelfth Night.” Indeed, the emotional swell of an orchestra is a wonderful thing to experience. But for musicians, high noise levels during rehearsals and performances could subject them to excessive noise exposure, which could lead to irreversible noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and/or ...


    By Casella

  • Why Can’t I Just Clean Up the Mold Myself?

    Well, of course you can!  Many people find that it is more cost effective to clean up mold problems by themselves and for that reason, NORMI™ provides a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) guidelines at both the www.NORMI.org and the www.NORMIProETF.org websites.  But, let me suggest that you consider these ideas before you begin the process so that you protect yourself and your family from ...

  • NIOSH Publishes New Bulletin about Protecting Workers from Occupational Hearing Loss

    In March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a new safety and health bulletin in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The bulletin, Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure, is not a standard or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Recall Notice for Veriteq Data Loggers

    CAS would like to make our customers aware that Vaisala is issuing a product recall for the old models of the Veriteq compact lithium battery powered data loggers. Veriteq was purchased by Vaisala in 2010.  The loggers in question were manufactured by Veriteq Instruments and sold as either the Veriteq Spectrum/Model 5 or private labeled by dataTaker as the DT1000-4000 Series. In very rare ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • New data protection regulation - DSGVO

    The new European data protection regulation (DSGVO) goes into force on May 25, 2018 and regulates the future processing of personal data by companies in the EU. FLUXANA has always taken data protection and the handling of personal data seriously and has always treated the data of its customers confidentially. With the ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • Safety during Load Securing and Shifting

    Noise induced hearing loss in the industrial sector is a widespread and well understood occupational hazard. Around the world, 16% of disabling hearing loss is attributed to occupational noise. This refers to environments where workers are exposed to ...

  • Understanding Categories of Water Following Property Damage from Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

    Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused damage to countless homes, offices, schools and healthcare facilities across the islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerful winds drove heavy rains into homes and buildings and many properties were also damaged due to flooding and even storm surge in some areas. Whenever any type of flooding or water damaging event occurs, it’s ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Wireless Capabilities, Tepid Water Solutions and a Daily Happy Hour, don’t miss a visit to Hughes Safety Showers at A+A 2017

    WHAT: Hughes Safety Showers, Europe’s largest manufacturer of emergency safety showers, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment, will be showcasing exciting new product innovations at the A+A 2017 exhibition in Dusseldorf. “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our booth” stated Simon Ingham, Head of Sales. “Our newest product features support ...

  • OSHA Announces a New Proposed Rule on Beryllium Exposure

    On Jan. 9, OSHA issued a final rule that established new protections for workers who are exposed to beryllium in general industry, construction and shipyards. Beryllium is a lightweight metal used primarily in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics. It also is present as a trace material ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Hughes Awarded Investors in People Gold Accreditation

    Hughes Safety Showers, Europe’s leading manufacturer of emergency safety showers, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment, has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top thirteen per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management. Established in 1968, Hughes ...

  • Seven steps to successful safety usage and handling of chemicals

    The awareness of dangerous potentials in any field of work acitivity will always help reduce the likelihood of harm to people, when they themselves take appropriate safeguard actions.  Notably this requires effective communication of known phenomena and situations and at a level that persons involved can rapidly associate with their specific work activity and workplace.  The following ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • Staying Safe on Scaffolds

    What’s at Stake? Did you know 90% of all falls involving scaffolds happen while workers are performing routine jobs and the average height of those falls are just 12 to 15 feet? Now consider this, a 200-pound man falling just 6-feet produces 1200 pounds of force upon impact with the ground.  Enough to cause disabling injuries, paralysis, and death. What’s ...


    By SafetySmart

  • OSHA urges recovery workers, employers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards in storm cleanup

    As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to to stay safe and ...

  • IRSST Project Measures Nanoparticle Penetration into Protective Gloves

    The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published a news item on January 16, 2017, entitled “Nanoparticles — to handle with care.”  IRSST states that although research is still in development, it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Three Construction Workers Lose Their Lives after Entering Manhole

    In 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it had issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.  The new rule provides construction workers with similar protections to those of employees from other industries who have had them for over 20 years.  Tragically, three workers in Florida lost their lives last ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Polycarbonate Moisture Matters

    Computrac® by Arizona Instrument LLC is proud to introduce its brand new video series, Moisture Matters! Episode 1 is all about polycarbonate and polycarbonate products. Which do you think has more moisture – a green water bottle, clear safety glasses, or blue polycarbonate pellets? You’ll have to watch to find out. If you have any questions or ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • Accentuating The Differences Between Health And Safety

    Since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, there has been a successful drive to bring a responsible attitude towards fundamental health and safety processes to both employers and employees. As a result we now look on health and safety warnings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as normal, realistic practices that save lives. But is it entirely accurate to assume that ...


    By Casella

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Nanomaterials in New York and the Tri-State Area

    Technology-based companies in New York and the surrounding area often look to advances in materials science to innovate and create new products to sell globally. One of these technologies is the development and advancement of nanotechnologies. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Protecting Workers from Hearing Lose Due to Excessive Noise Levels

    Worker exposure to environmental noise is sometimes difficult to avoid. However, understanding noise levels employees are exposed to is not difficult. The most significant effect of high noise levels is permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss and the degree of loss are directly related to the total energy impacting the ears. Often, the total energy at a noise source cannot be changed. In these ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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