In addition to traditional commercial new product development, there is growing involvement by government agencies and the military to help stimulate and support research to bring better tools to practitioners entrusted with worker safety and health outcomes.
When your workplace is noisy, your first reaction is to have affected employees wear hearing protection devices (HPDs). But you need details on each employee’s exposure and the effectiveness of the HPD you provide before you can know for certain that each worker is protected.
Tired feet in and of itself is not a medical condition, though it can lead to medical problems. This article focuses the role proper industrial footwear plays in reducing the hurt of tired or fatigued feet.
Fortunately, while no regulations or laws require them to do so, top-tier protective glove manufacturers provide comprehensive instruction and training in those how-to disciplines as a matter of course.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 70 percent of workers who experienced hand injuries in 2015 were not wearing gloves. The remaining 30 percent of injured workers wore gloves but the gloves were inadequate, damaged or the wrong type of the hazards that were present.
Can hand protection cause a respiratory hazard? That’s the question scientists from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) set out to answer when they conducted a Health Hazard Evaluation at a steel mill in Pennsylvania.
Whether you’re de-icing a plane in Chicago, or you’re a snow blower in upstate New York, or a commercial fisherman in Alaska or Canada, all outdoor workers must be aware of the risks and dangers associated with cold weather.