Articles by Fred Ravetto

Permanent & irreversible

But noise-induced hearing loss is 100-percent preventable
October 1, 2011
Occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States. 


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"Hard-boiled" hard hats have evolved into integrated systems

May 31, 2011
Thanks to advances in safety, the hard hat has evolved over the decades. There have been many improvements in the last decade, but the story began almost 100 years ago.
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Keep an eye out

January 5, 2011

Whenever practical, avoid the use of straps to create pressure against the worker’s face. The worker will often take the goggle off and allow it to hang around his neck to relieve the...


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Flash & Blast

August 7, 2010
In addition to safety clothing, today it is required that electrical workers also use face protection that meets similar standards for protection against arc flash.
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"What did you say?"

June 4, 2008
How can you protect hearing but still allow communication in noisy environments?
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Protecting the eyes

January 1, 2007
Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. Workers not wearing eye protection and wearing the wrong kind of eye protection are the primary causes of such injuries.
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