Before COVID-19, the acronym PPE was not known by most people. Industrial workers, first responders, and healthcare workers are familiar with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) because they use it every day. However, on an ordinary day, using the PPE acronym in a conversation, usually required some sort of explanation.
An estimated twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. For employers, worker exposure to damaging noise could result in catastrophic penalties and compensation for hearing loss disability.
As a safety professional, you’re no doubt familiar with the industry-guiding standard of NFPA 2112. This crucial set of guidelines ensures that workers are protected from flash fire in an industrial environment by flame resistant (FR) work wear.
Claudio Dente is a 40-year veteran of the safety industry, and he’s never seen anything like the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a matter of months it’s wreaked havoc with the PPE market.
According to OSHA, arc flash burns are one of the top three most common hazards when working with energized electrical equipment. Every day in the U.S. there are up to 10 arc flash incidents, totaling more than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries each year.
Today’s consumers are no strangers to wireless technology. We can send and share updates with the touch of a finger. Automatic alerts and notifications remind us to pay our bills, lower the thermostat, and even take our medication. So why not apply the same technology to the portable gas monitor industry?
Employee exposure to airborne contaminates in the working environment and an insufficient respiratory program, or the lack of one, may result in OSHA violations and fines. It is essential as an employer to understand the importance of respiratory protection and when a Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) is needed.
From protective clothing and gloves to facility identification and more, the Nelson-Jameson Safety & PPE Catalog is 256 pages of personal protective equipment and facility safety products designed to keep employees safe in the food industry.
Among the articles in the June 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we offer a detailed analysis of different types of face masks, discuss long-term solutions for businesses figuring out their COVID-19 response plans, focus on hand protection, and much more.