Personal Protective Equipment News

  • Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Last week, another major accident at an illegal garment factory in South Asia made headline news. In the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad, India, a workshop fire took the lives of 13 workers and injured nine others. According to local police, the Ghaziabad fire broke out ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Protecting Workers in Industries that Utilize 1-Bromopropane and Other Solvents

    In February, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide. The draft assessment was conducted as part of EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Work Plan assessment effort.  According to the document, 1-BP showed acute risks to ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • NV Energy Announces New Smart Grid Sensor Initiative

    NV Energy has announced a new reliability improvement program that utilizes sophisticated sensing technology comprising smart grid sensors and software to monitor remote substations and distribution power lines throughout Nevada. The aim of the project is to provide greater ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to 1-Bromopropane and Other Potentially Hazardous Chemicals

    The use of the solvent, 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide, has increased over the past 20 years according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). 1-BP is often found in products used in vapor and immersion degreasing operations for cleaning metals, plastics and electronic and optical components; adhesive spray applications; dry cleaning; and solvent sprays ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Cave-in Protection Violations Land Plumbing Company In Severe Violator Program

    Cave-in protection violations resulted in a Chicago-based plumbing company to be placed on the Severe Violator Program. OG Plumbing LLC, was recently cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one serious, one willful, and three repeat violations. ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Work Hard, Play Hard!

    As Jack Nicholson knows, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It can also make you a little crazy, but that’s a post for another day. At Bowen EHS, we believe the learning experience is meant to be enjoyed. How does Bowen make learning fun? We thought you’d never ask! Flash cards are fine and dandy when you’re trying to memorize something, ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • New York Building Science Experts Identify Ventilation Issues that Cause Indoor Air Quality Problems

    Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) of their homes, schools, and work environments is a critical component of their wellbeing.  Unfortunately, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sparta Systems Becomes First Quality Management Solutions Provider to Achieve EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliance

    Today, Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and a global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, announced its certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data protection program. The company—a former Safe Harbor participant—is the first quality management solutions provider to adopt this new framework. Designed by the U.S. Department ...


    By Sparta Systems, Inc.

  • Siemens Introduces Electro Mobility Solutions for Underground Mining

    Expanding its portfolio of electrification, automation and digitalization solutions for the mining industry, Siemens introduces a new drive system for underground mining vehicles, providing a dedicated power range and performance for higher levels of productivity, safety and return on investment. The high-efficiency electric drive system includes Siemens robust and proven propulsion and auxiliary ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Over-the-counter` disinfection – a treat for the eyes and nose

    The superior technical upgrade! ProMinent has further developed its tried and tested Dulcodes product range and is now launching Dulcodes MP, a new UV system for flows of up to 569 m3/h. It comes with powerful medium-pressure lamps for optimum use of energy and a manual stage switch for adaptation to the capacity requirement. Dulcodes MP therefore ensures efficient photochemical breakdown ...

  • Check valves protect Brisbane central district from floods

    Flood prevention in Brisbane, Australia, is paramount to a sense of security for those living in close proximity to the Brisbane River. Kerry Olsson of Wapro AB reports why the Brisbane city council chose WaStop check valves to prevent the reoccurrence of devastating and costly flooding in its central business district after trials, tests, and analysis. Situated inside a bend of the Brisbane ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Check valves protect Florida freshwater ecosystems

    Marsh Landing, a residential community in northeast Florida, relies on Wapro check valves to prevent the Intracoastal Waterway’s brackish water from flooding and damaging freshwater ecosystems within stormwater retention ponds. Marsh Landing, an elegant residential community in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States, uniquely integrates natural beauty and luxurious housing through ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New Head of Sales at H2O GmbH from 1 September 2016

    A new job for a familiar face: H2O GmbH, based in Steinen in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, will have a new Head of Sales from 1 September. Jochen Freund has worked at H2O GmbH as Head of Product and Business Development for nine years and has been working as Head of Sales Force for three years. He will now become Head of Sales and Marketing. He has a diploma in chemical ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • National Emphasis Program Targets Chemical Company

    OSHA’s National Emphasis Program triggered an August 1, 2016 inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It issued a total of eleven safety violations to Solvay Specialty Polymers LLC, a Beligum-based chemical company. The inspection which yielded these violations was conducted at a North American ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Is your company affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

    What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Regulation created by the European Commission  to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU) and addresses export of personal data outside the EU. The aim is to give back control of  personal data to the public and to unify the ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • School Safety – Can More be done?

    When someone mentions school safety without fail Active Shooter and Bully situations are the first thoughts. Both are very important and in many schools are the responsibility of a “Resource Officer”. It is interesting that there does not appear to be a standard on how these officers are selected or utilized. At least we have noticed a difference in districts we have talked to. I ...

  • 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

  • To The Point About Preventing Eye Injuries

    Dust, wood chips, nails, hazardous chemicals, radiant light and countless other items can strike or enter the eye and cause injury.  Taking proper precautions and wearing the appropriate protection against eye hazards can prevent eye injuries.  This program provides an overview of your organization’s plan to protect your sight and points out how the use of ...


    By ERI Safety Videos

  • When It Comes to Tracking Firefighter Training for the NFPA 1401 Standard, TargetSolutions Is ‘Light Years Ahead’

    Not every fire department incorporates the NFPA’s 1401 standard into its training program. Many agencies, in fact, might not understand or even know about the NFPA’s recommended practice for documenting fire service training records. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • New Boiler Safety Report Released

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released a new report detailing How to Maximize Boiler Performance.  Below is a brief synopsis of the report, but the full edition can be found here and, with our permission, may be used as a white paper resource.       ...

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