FR protective clothing was a HOT topic in 2018 – from how to wear it during extreme heat and extreme cold, to what private industry can all learn from the Navy’s FR program. A back-of-the-hand protection standard for work gloves, how work boots are getting lighter (but staying strong) and the need to protect first responders from fentanyl exposure were among the top PPE stories of 2018:
According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market is projected to reach USD 70 billion by 2024.
Personal protective equipment is used to protect body from infection, injury, and accidental hazards along with workplace safety to the employees. It includes protective helmets, clothing, goggles, gloves, respiratory protection, and footwear.
Enter your best-of-the-best products or services in ISHN’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The program will launch in October 2018 and entries will be accepted online at ISHN.com/awards through January 2019. Here’s how it works: • Enter up to four top products (must have launched on or after Jan. 1, 2018) • ISHN readers vote on their favorite products March 1 - April 30, 2019 • Winners will be announced the week of May 6, 2019.
Radians, a top-tier manufacturer of high performance personal protective equipment (PPE), will introduce over 100 new products at the sold-out 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, which will be held October 22-24th in Houston, TX.
Radians, which is NSC booth number 1935, also has a new 30 x 60 island exhibit this year strategically located on the main aisle of the show.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. OSHA reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and worker compensation.
Contact lenses can't provide significant protection from eye hazards in the workplace. However, there is no evidence that wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye injury.
Contact lenses may actually increase worker safety and productivity because they often provide improved vision in the workplace. Individuals who wear contact lenses usually have a wider field of vision than with eyeglasses.
Yes, smartphones may be causing us vision problems. Staring at those tiny screens can bring on an array of eye issues such as blurred vision, headaches, sore eyes, headaches, muscle strain and dry eye.
Most often, people who have Dry Eye Syndrome are middle-aged or older. An estimated 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 have dry eyes. Although Dry Eye Syndrome is more common to middle age and beyond, younger industrial workers often are subjected to conditions that cause the same symptoms.
Do blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) affixed to forklifts pose an unnecessary risk? Prompted by employee concerns, a client asked me this question. Choose your answer now, and see if it wavers or changes as you progress through this article.
Among the articles in the March 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature a special report on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ways to prevent, we look at the 'fatal four' top causes of construction worker fatalities, read the Q&A with Robin Fleming, CEO of ANVL, about giving frontline workers a voice, and much more.