PPE

ANSI and EN cut and puncture testing

February 3, 2014
Any glove manufacturer can readily provide testing data on the cut and puncture resistance of its materials.


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Stop on-the-job needlestick injuries

February 3, 2014
When it comes to needles, no matter the size, from the smallest 33-gauge hypodermic needle to the biggest 7-gauge needle, it’s safe to assume that no one wants to accidentally get pricked by one.


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Top products of the week

February 2, 2014

Fall protection innovations, new LED lights and disposable safety gloves are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com.


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Mandating hand and eye protection (a policy example)

January 31, 2014

Currently a large number of staff working on the infrastructure are at risk from injury by not wearing hand or eye protection. To further reduce the incidence of accidents and injury, the introduction of a mandated policy for both hand and eye protection will be developed concurrently.


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PPE or ordinary clothing? Court rules on “donning and doffing” case

January 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that for legal purposes, protective items are not different from ordinary clothing, so workers at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant do not have to be compensated for the time they spend “donning and doffing” them.


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Hand protection tool box talks

January 30, 2014

Hand injuries account for 80 percent of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job. Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hands are so important because of their utility.


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Hand injuries are common, costly and largely preventable

January 28, 2014

Imagine life without the use of your hands. Suddenly, basic tasks in the workplace and at home – from operating a torque drill to turning the ignition key in your vehicle – become major obstacles. Clearly, our hands are vital tools for performing a myriad of essential life and work functions, not to mention the fact that they are one of our primary points of contact with the world around us.


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Cintas introduces comprehensive disposable glove line for multiple industries

January 28, 2014

Cintas, the leader in first-aid and safety products, introduces a comprehensive disposable glove line with latex, nitrile and vinyl options from its private label brand, The Safety Director™. The single-use, natural rubber latex gloves are ideal for handling harsh chemicals, provide protection in wet and dry work environments and offer enhanced comfort and fit. Manufactured without the use of natural rubber, the nitrile and vinyl gloves are recommended for individuals with sensitivity to latex to improve comfort.


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Gloves for hand protection

January 28, 2014

OSHA says that the employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate hand protection and other protective clothing where there is exposure to hazards such as skin absorption of harmful substances, severe cuts or lacerations, severe abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, harmful temperature extremes, and sharp objects.


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Glove selection guideline

January 27, 2014

Skin contact is a potential source of exposure to toxic materials; it is important that the proper steps be taken to prevent such contact. Most accidents involving hands and arms can be classified under four main hazard categories: chemicals, abrasions, cutting, and heat. There are gloves available that can protect workers from any of these individual hazards or any combination thereof.


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