The recent FDA announcement banning the use of powdered surgical and patient examination gloves in the United States, as well as the absorbable powder used to lubricate these gloves, certainly comes as no surprise.
Innovations in anti-fog lens coating improve safety, productivity, bottom line
January 30, 2017
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has published a new white paper, titled, “Think Lens Fogging’s No Big Deal? Think Again: Safety, Productivity and Your Bottom Line Are at Risk.”
Authored by the world leader in personal protective equipment, the 7-page publication reveals the risks of fogging safety eyewear and details groundbreaking innovations that extend fog-free performance for improved overall safety and productivity.
Now that flu season is officially here, we may feel heightened concern about the cause of our coworker’s, friend’s, or elevator mate’s cough. For healthcare workers, this seasonal concern is of year-round importance.
It might be mandatory. OSHA might require that your workplace require its employees to wear steel-toed boots or safety shoes. To be compliant under OSHA standards, some manual labor industries require them to prevent or help injury while on the job.
OSHA ruled in 2008 that employers are required to pay for their employees’ PPE. OSHA does not specify the method that employers must use to pay for PPE. Many employers maintain a stock of PPE and hand it out as employees need it. Other employers use allowances or reimbursement systems. Any of these methods are acceptable, as long as employees receive the PPE at no cost.
In the world of safety lies a plethora of devices and gadgets that offer unique capabilities with the aim of protecting end-users. While these devices can maximize one’s protection, safety goes beyond simply donning a device.