New 3M blog provides relevant, easy-to-understand information on worker safety, training & technical resources, and regulatory news
November 2, 2016
When it comes to worker health & safety, information is everywhere, but it’s often very confusing, and hard for people to apply to their own work environment. To help customers cut through the clutter, the 3M™ Personal Safety Division has launched Safety Now & Next, a new blog that can serve as a go-to resource for worker health and safety news, tips and questions.
Striking or scraping: The majority of eye injuries result from small particles or objects striking or scraping the eye, such as: dust, cement chips, metal slivers, and wood chips. These materials are often ejected by tools, windblown, or fall from above a worker.
Two employees of a company that sells and installs fire extinguishers were injured severely on Feb. 12, 2016, when a compressed gas cylinder designed for a fire-suppression system exploded while they were attempting to fill it with compressed air from a high-pressure source.
Safety professionals attending the Safety 2016 show in Atlanta voted Metro™ safety glasses as a favorite among products competing for innovation. The safety glasses, which feature a bold pink camo frame pattern, tied for first place in the ‘Eye/Face Protection - Plano Safety Spectacles’ category of the Attendee Choice Awards.
The following checklists from OSHA might help you take steps to avoid hazards that cause injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Note: conducting audits based on these checklists is not mandatory, though some of the bullet points are drawn from mandatory standards. OSHA states, “As always, be cautious and seek help if you are concerned about a potential hazard.”
For those working in dusty environments, foam-lined safety eyewear is a must. Gateway Safety expands the popular StarLite family and now offers a new foam-lined, anti-fog eyewear solution: StarLite FOAMPRO. These safety glasses are lined with a soft, closed-cell foam to prevent dust and debris from getting into the eyes.