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Ergodyne debuts new head protection line with launch of two new bump caps

November 6, 2013

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.


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Smart gloves signal end of useful life and need to discard immediately

November 5, 2013

“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.


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OSHA fall protection regs are a baseline: ANSI standards represent current best practices.

November 4, 2013
OSHA regs are mandatory, but are only baseline standards and do not necessarily represent the most current thinking. ANSI voluntary standards represent the best of today’s thinking and each of us should keep “up to speed.”


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A bump cap protects workers from knocks to the noggin

November 4, 2013
This article, however, aims to address injuries not necessarily accounted for in the above statistics — the countless bumps, cuts, scrapes and bruises that might not require a hospital visit but still are recordable injuries.


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Quality hand protection carries cost advantages

November 4, 2013
To choose the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in terms of hand protection, one must begin with defining need, choosing a high-quality product with longevity, performance, comfort and fit


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Effectiveness of respirator programs make all the difference

November 4, 2013
When effective engineering controls and work practice control measures are not feasible, or while they are being implemented or evaluated, respiratory protection may be required to achieve this objective.


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Hand protection

No glove may be used as protection from all chemicals

October 31, 2013

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.


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Nanotechnology at your fingertips

October 30, 2013

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.


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Snapshot of the U.S. personal protective equipment market 2013

What is the most important trend in PPE distribution in the last five years?
October 30, 2013

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.


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OSHA’s pithy hand protection requirements

October 29, 2013

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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