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Fatal fall shows need for ongoing Safety Stand-down
May 8, 2015
A 30-year-old roofer's life was tragically cut short in November 2014 after a fall caused severe head trauma. The man was found unresponsive below a 32-foot extension ladder he was using to renovate a roof at a two-story building at Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base.
A Republic Steel Corp. employee sustained third degree burns on her hand and first degree burns on her face from an arc flash that occurred at the company’s steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell, New York.
1910.138(a): General requirements. Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.
OSHA proposes to update references to include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z87.1-2010, and to change the language in the standards for construction to match the language in both maritime and general industry.
Industrial glove manufacturer Southern Glove, Inc., has announced the launching of its new website, southernglove.com. The new site details the company’s comprehensive line of industrial work gloves, arm protection, private label lines, custom-design and custom-branding services.
Regulating body temperature in extreme temperatures can be challenging even under normal circumstances. However, situations requiring flame-resistant (FR) garments can create additional obstacles due to the natural insulation properties of FR clothing.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced Uvex HydroShield™ anti-fog lens coating, a groundbreaking technology that delivers up to 60 times longer fog-free protection and two times greater scratch resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products.*