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Dial down the decibels: How to reduce noise exposures in construction zones

August 1, 2014
Every year, about 30 million people in the U.S. are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.


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Brand-new technology in a familiar package

July 29, 2014

 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, is happy to present the latest developments in respiratory comfort and effectiveness. 


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Workplace PPE Infographic: PPE - The Basics

July 22, 2014
This infographic is about devices or equipment worn to minimize specific hazards and protect against injury or illness.


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ANSI OKs updated limited-use and disposable coveralls standard

Expanded sizing chart accommodates majority of the working population, standard provides detailed tests that users can perform to further validate size selection
July 22, 2014

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 101-2014, American National Standard for Limited Use and Disposable Coveralls - Size and Labeling Requirements.


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How to choose the right gloves for the automotive industry.

July 21, 2014
Check out this infographics from Superior Glove.
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Top products of the week

July 20, 2014

Fall protection, head protection and eye protection products were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week:


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OSHA recommendations to protect workers from hydrogen sulfide exposures

July 15, 2014

Evaluate exposure to know whether H2S gas is present and at what levels. Eliminate the source of hydrogen sulfide whenever possible. If the source cannot be eliminated, control exposures by:


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Inventor of Kevlar dies at 90

Ultra strong fiber revolutionized hand protection, other products
July 14, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont chemist best known for inventing Kevlar, died June 18 at the age of 90. Kevlar is considered a “happy accident” within the scientific community. Kwolek and her colleagues at DuPont were attempting to develop a strong synthetic fiber that could be used in tires when she noticed a mixture of a polymer and a solvent that appeared cloudy – quite different from the usual translucent appearance of conventional polymer solutions.


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"Active visibility" work gloves emit a bright glow

July 9, 2014
Everyone recognizes the brightly colored and reflective material apparel worn by roadway crews, on construction sites and in manufacturing plants.


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How to determine the durability of hand protection

July 9, 2014
Abrasion resistance ratings are often used to evaluate the durability of a glove — that is, how long a glove will last in the field, when used for a variety of tasks.


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ISHN Readers' Choice Award Winners

Thousands of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News subscribers jumped online to vote in ISHN’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards between March 1 and May 1, 2013. The results are in, and ISHN Publisher Randy Green has released the list of winning entries. Check out the winning products below!

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Springfield DH Dual-Hazard FR Fabric

January 6, 2014

This paper is intended to educate the reader about Springfield’s new, inherently flame-resistant (FR)
fabric. Springfield DH is engineered to provide permanent protection against flash fires and electrical arc
flashes. It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to
the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric
provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability. 

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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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