While arc flash is an increasingly well-known phenomena, workers are still suffering injuries on a regular basis. In June 2019, OSHA cited a metal smelting company for electrical hazards after an arc flash caused three workers to suffer severe burns at the ASARCO facility in Hayden, Arizona.
Professional welding can be one of the lucrative and rewarding fields but the welders persistently at risk on the job. Welders are exposed to high temperatures and electrical current for several hours of every day. Therefore, proper safety is a must and finding the best safety equipment is the key.
The International Glove Association (IGA) is pleased to announce that they have a new Glove Selection Guide designed as a resource to aid in proper glove selection and use, available online July 31, 2019.
This Glove Guide was created by multiple members of the IGA, creating an unbiased and well rounded base to build this educational resource.
Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading supplier of protective footwear and clothing, announces the addition of the Pulsar™ PVC knee boots in both plain toe & safety toe styles. “These new knee boots include an ASTM F2413-18 certified composite safety toe and feature Tingley’s Chevron-Plus® tread pattern for a long life and great slip resistance on wet-clean and wet-contaminated surfaces.”
Men and women come in all different shapes and sizes. So does personal protective equipment (PPE), yet too often, workers find themselves wearing ill-fitting protective gear that may be, at best, uncomfortable and at worst, dangerous.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is reminding employers that properly fitting PPE is vital to workplace safety. Why do so many workers end up in protective garments that don’t fit them?
Nearly eight years ago, in its Z359.14 Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices standard, ANSI divided self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) into two classes, Class A and Class B. Although it’s been close to a decade, there is still some misunderstanding as to what these classes mean.
Executives tapped to lead growth in global textiles, sustainability goals, among others
July 29, 2019
Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with specialty chemical, floor covering, healthcare and performance and protective textiles expertise, has named Jeff Price executive vice president of operations for Milliken & Company. Chad McAllister has been named the successor to Price as president of Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division.
Mount Vernon FR is responding to increased demand for flame resistant products by expanding production capacity in its Trion, Georgia, facility.
The additional 4,500 square feet of production space will be home to new state-of-the-art FR treatment equipment that will increase production and finished fabric capacity by 20%.
Among the articles in the August 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on workplace shooting preparation and response, workplace risk management, the latest in saftey technology, and much more.