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Ergodyne has announced today the expansion of their Skullerz® Head Protection Line as well as the first products to be introduced under this new brand: the Skullerz® 8950 Bump Cap and 8960 Bump Cap with LED lighting technology.
“New Developments to Improve Safety and Health at Work” was a research paper prepared by Daniel Podgórski, Katarzyna Majchrzycka & Andrzej Grabowski of the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland, at the 3rd International Scientific Conference, Safety Engineering 2012, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 17 October 2012.
A glove may protect against a specific chemical, but it may not protect the wearer from another. If a glove protects the wearer, it will not protect the wearer forever, as the glove material will deteriorate. Therefore, the following must be considered when choosing which gloves to be worn to protect against chemical exposures.
The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. The devices, shown to be capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement, are a step towards the creation of surgical gloves for use in medical procedures such as local ablations and ultrasound scans.
Undoubtedly the fact that almost everyone is now in the PPE distribution business. W.W. Grainger has vastly expanded its safety services, training, checklists, white papers, hotlines, etc. Fastenal, at one time a strictly or almost strictly an industrial fastener company, now markets vending machines of all sizes with all varieties of PPE.
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.
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