Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs began in the early 1990s with the promise of eliminating dangerous and illegal “sweatshops” in the global supply chains of world-renown corporations selling consumer products like garments, electronics, sports shoes and toys.
Contrary to popular thought, gum does not take seven years to digest, bulls do not hate the color red, Einstein did not fail math — and standard blue jeans do not provide adequate protection against arc flash.
What is the first category that comes to mind when you think about the hazards that miners face? Chances are it's not electrical, yet electrical accidents are the leading cause of mining fatalities, responsible for more than six percent of all mining industry deaths between 2000 and 2009.
Addressing safety and health issues in the workplace saves employers money and adds value to their businesses. According to the National Safety Council's Injury Facts 2017 Edition, estimates place the total costs associated with work-related deaths and injuries at $142.5 billion in 2015.
OSHA has issued a final rule that updates regulation established 40 years ago to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer in American workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds.
Businesses by and large would rather not know about employees’ mental struggles, and related so-called weaknesses and fragility, and employees don’t want managers and supervisors to know out of fear of losing their jobs. This is a dangerous silence all around.
I approached a couple of employees, and asked if one of them would volunteer to wear an air sampling pump. One employee, "If you tell me who you voted for president, I might wear the pump." I knew at that point that I'd get some honest results from industrial hygiene (IH) sampling.
Despite the potential for serious injuries and fatalities, gloves were not considered when arc flash standards for clothing were first developed in the 1990s. For years electrical industry safety experts wanted the same type of rating on gloves as they had for clothing and face shields.
NFPA states that hundreds of deaths and thousands of burn injuries occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast — and most could be prevented through compliance with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.
How many of you have lost your fight and bark for safety? How many of you have dialed back your efforts because you are tired or have been beaten down over the years? But don't you owe yourself and others your best- or a new best?
The AVIVA half mask is the latest innovation from Scott Safety, a manufacturer of respiratory protection equipment. AVIVA ensures workers’ wellbeing is a priority with its low profile head harness offering greater stability and compatibility with PPE.
The new Honeywell Howard Leight™ Sync® Wireless protective earmuffs integrate Bluetooth wireless technology allowing workers to talk on the phone, connect with co-workers, get instructions and perform tasks without sacrificing hearing protection in noisy or dangerously loud environments.
Protective Industrial Products (PIP) announces Ambi-dex® gloves with Grippaz™ Technology. This latest addition to PIP’s recognized product line features a fish scale pattern that provides unparalleled grip performance.
Industrial Scientific introduces iAssign™ Beacons. These beacons use iAssign™ Technology to automatically assign site names to Ventis™ Pro Series gas monitors and other compatible products within a defined range.
Magid®, a manufacturer and supplier of PPE, expands its line of work gloves to include thermal protection for cold weather conditions, paired with the cut resistance that workers need to protect against sharp materials.
Winner of Frost & Sullivan 2016 Best Practices Award the Eclipse™ from Tingley offers revolutionary Quad-Hazard® protection in a high visibility, liquid-proof, arc flash and flash fire compliant, soft, lightweight suit.
A proper IR Thermography reduces risks, downtime, and provides safety and compliance with NFPA 70E and 70B. Our Level III Thermographic Team can design a program for you and offer a discount when you bundle the IR with Arc Flash Services.
FLAMEVision FV-40 flame detectors are a comprehensive line of rugged flame detection solutions designed to respond quickly and accurately in a wide range of challenging applications and harsh environments.
GlenGuard® Style 1400 and 1500 are lightweight Hi-Vis mesh fabrics that are both ANSI compliant and arc-rated. Style 1500 incorporates an anti-static yarn in its construction. Both offer GlenGuard's patented no melt, no drip protection in the event the worker is in an Arc-Flash or Flash-fire incident.
Omega Industrial Products is introducing a first-of-its-kind pedestrian safety barrier in the US: the R U F (Roll-Up-Fence) is an innovative solution to protect dangerous worksites and pedestrian traffic zones.
Wildeck, Inc. announces its NetGateTM Pick Module Safety Gate, which will transform open rack loading zones into protected, safe access areas by providing full height fall protection within the pallet zone.
Fall arrest and work positioning harness that is easy to put on thanks to its EASYFIT design. The vest ensures the harness keeps its shape and the fast automatic buckles (sternal and leg loop) allow the harness to be donned with both feet on the ground.
This tough and reliable 4-gas monitor with proven MSA XCell® Sensors is among the fastest in the world, and when paired with the MSA ALTAIR Connect app, can text alarm notifications to supervisors, team members or other users.
The Safety Knife Company has designed a scalpel knife designed for intricate knife applications. The ReAkta Scalpel is a spring-loaded retractable knife that can be fitted with a wide variety of scalpel blades.
FallTech® has re-engineered and is launching an update to their work-duty harness, the Journeyman FLEX. The Journeyman FLEX harness upgrades deliver comfort, durability and value to workers in both the Aluminum and Steel models.
Expanding its Jet-Kleen™ series of blow-off guns, Specialized Safety Products (SSP), a division of the A.W.T. World Trade Group, introduces the Jet-Kleen Limited, an economical alternative to compressed air systems.
Polar Products, a body cooling manufacturer in Northeast Ohio, developed a portable, collapsible cold water immersion system to facilitate the rapid cooling of persons experiencing exertional heat illness, heat stress and heat stroke.
The StaCool Industrial Vest is a one-size-fits-all vest for extreme heat environments. The StaCool Under Vest is a size-specific vest with a front zipper for easy on/off and is available in a wide-range of sizes.