Innovation and safety solutions provide the power to protect workers
August 27, 2014
3M has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of 3M’s Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela will oversee 3M’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective eyewear, head and face protection, and reflective materials.
Protective Industrial Products, Inc. is proud to introduce its latest product innovations: PIP’s has partnered with Hellberg Safety AB to produce its exclusive line of SECURE™ Hearing Protective Ear Muffs. Our goal is to offer customers a lineup of products that are comfortable, affordable and stand up to the task.
ISEA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Eads, president and chief executive officer of ERB Industries, to the ISEA Board of Trustees. Ms. Eads will serve a one-year term filling a vacancy left by Bob Gaither of Ansell Healthcare.
N95 Day Twitter chat, webinar will focus on preparedness
August 22, 2014
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has designated Friday, September 5 as N95 Day and will use the event as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of properly using NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) to substantially reduce the risk of injury, illness and death.
Innovation, durability and comfort are the cornerstones of Cestusline, Inc. gloves and, along with user feedback, have led to the development of industry-leading hand protection across a variety of trades. Since hard-working hands don’t stop laboring with cold weather, Cestus® has created the MicroSable™ Liner to extend the life of gloves already in-use to the winter months or cold-weather environments.
Correctional officers and other staff at McDowell medium-security federal prison in Welch, West Virginia were potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards, according to OSHA, which has issued notices to the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are increasingly being used to protect workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The use and effectiveness of PAPRs in health care was explored in an August 7-8 workshop in Washington, DC, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academies of Science.
Respirators had been used by employees in about 10 percent of the private industry workplaces surveyed in late 2001. In nearly half of these 619,400 establishments where respirators were used, they were used by employees on a voluntary basis only, and, in about 12 percent, they were used only when required because of emergencies.