Final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
January 1, 2017
In 2013, OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses through the electronic collection of establishment-specific injury and illness data to which OSHA currently does not have direct access.
Employees who will use ASTM F2733 often work outdoors during conditions involving rain and wind. Flame resistant rainwear is required that provides protection against hazards. Most rainwear meeting requirements of F2733 also protect against hot liquid splash hazards.
Approximately 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Over the past 20 years, government agencies have consistently identified noise-induced hearing loss as one of the top concerns of workers.
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. The general industry standard protects the health of employees from harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, and vapors.
Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA estimates that 202,066 serious (lost-workday) injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among workers directly affected by the final standard.
Z88.2 is a new standard that sets the pace for the respirator program for the next decade. The 2015 version incorporates regulatory and national standards changes that have occurred during the past 23 years.
Since the 2010 revision was a dramatic shift away from product configuration requirements and toward a hazard-based structure, much of the revised language in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 reflects the effort to fine-tune this approach.
The assortment and quantity of supplies included in a first aid kit were chosen based upon a review of increased workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current practices in treating injuries.
Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces. Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year.
The new standard covers over 43 million workers who produce or handle hazardous chemicals in more than five million workplaces across the country. The modification is expected to prevent over 500 workplace injuries and illnesses and 43 fatalities annually.
NFPA 70E® includes detailed tables for arc flash hazard identification and arc flash PPE categories in the 2015 edition. These tables require specific levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) for various types and ratings of electrical equipment.
This standard establishes minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment for the emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials.
The standard applies to all general industry places of employment. Among them are Agricultural services, Manufacturing, Transportation and Utilities, Wholesale Trade, Food Stores, Hotels and Other Lodging, Health Services, Museums, Botanical Gardens and Zoos to name a few.
The document classifies a whole glove or material used in the construction of an occupational glove to help people understand glove performance data if they are not familiar with the details of the test methods and the results to be expected when testing.
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.
New year, new rule. As we ring out the old in 2016, we ring in the first major general industry OSHA update since the 1970s for walking-working surfaces (subpart D) and fall protection systems standards (subpart I) when a new ruling takes effect on January 17.1
Foot protection is a general term that covers countless different features of occupation footwear; there’s no one thing that ensures foot protection, but having a boot with the right combination of features and technologies that work together provides the best comfort and protection.
Communication is defined as a connection between two beings. Whether it be ordering at a fast food drive-through, or a healthy debate between friends on why your sports team is the best, prior knowledge and clear communication are key in understanding others.
When an employee can’t hear properly, his or her performance at work declines and the impairment might cause more accidents and injuries to occur. Not only that, but the employee’s entire lifestyle is compromised by the hearing loss.
As we reach the cold depths of winter, it’s important to consider workplace hazards and FR protection. Consider a winter PPE plan for workers in cold-weather areas who may be exposed to arc flash and other conditions that require FR protective clothing.
It has a durable watertight case, operation times up to 25 hours, a sampling pump, data logging capabilities, interchangeable battery packs and a full three-year warranty on the most commonly used sensors.
LENS Wireless is the first technology that allows personal gas monitors and area monitors to share real-time gas readings and alarms
December 7, 2016
Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection, is pleased to introduce LENS™ Wireless. LENS Wireless technology, based on military ad-hoc mesh networking concepts, enables gas monitors to communicate with each other wirelessly with no need for IT setup, infrastructure, or a central controller. Industrial Scientific Ventis™ Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors and Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitors are both available with LENS Wireless.
ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety.
Introducing the SKYLOTEC PEANUT SRD series of ultra-compact, lightweight personal fall protection devices. The PEANUT fall limiting devices come in single leg or Y-type lanyard with a variety of connectors to meet your tie-off needs.
Ergodyne introduced today another strong pair of safety specs to its Skullerz® Eyewear Line: Erda. These large frame safety glasses are designed with the female worker in mind, featuring a slightly softer, more rounded frame design and sleek temples that will not snag in longer hair.
When the job calls for heavy-duty cut protection, handy slip-resistance, and no-smudge surface protection, the Brass Knuckle® SmartCut™ BKCR404 is the glove for you. This glove is ideal for handling finer-surfaces and finished goods, like glass, polished metals, painted or powder coat surfaces, ceramics and more.
Welding can take its toll on your body, not only the occasional burn, but also the sore back, tired arms, tender elbows, and aching knees. Black Stallion® provides relief with their versatile new SmashPad™ Flame-Resistant Welding Mat.
November 29, 2016 – Master Lock Safety Solutions™ has introduced a new series of group lock boxes. All three models of the S600 series – S600, S601 and S602 – offer many significant benefits, including a clear, impact-resistant window that allows users to see keys are secured inside the box during a group lockout.