The topic of worker heat exposure has made headlines across the country in recent years. In January of this year, OSHA leveled a fine of $149,664 for violations of the General Duty Clause in response to the 2018 death of a California Postal Worker.
To borrow a phrase from the Wizard of Oz, we in the safety industry are “not in Kansas anymore.” Those old familiar spreadsheets, processes, and equipment that got us to where we are today, are not going to get us where we’re going.
Early welding was dirty work. Welders of the past were exposed to flying sparks, harmful fumes, and high temperatures with very little protective gear. From when welding processes were first used in the Middle Ages to the modern, innovative welding helmets of today, personal protective equipment for welding safety has come a long way.
From November 5 – 8, 2019, occupational safety and health take center stage in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The increasing level of international interconnectivity and networking is accompanied by new company structures and production conditions. These in turn mean employees have to master new challenges. To do this successfully, we need modern occupational safety and intelligent concepts.
Interview with Wolfram N. Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf
April 23, 2019
A+A 2019, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health, will be held from November 5 – 8, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since October 1, 2018, Wolfram Diener has been the new Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf and responsible for A+A. Diener is enthusiastic about his new job.
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled a new lineup of three self-retracting lifelines (SRLs). The SRLs are part of the company’s robust schedule of new product launches in 2019, during which it will release more than 20 new products for keeping workers at height safe in construction, oil and gas, energy, utilities, telecom, mining and transportation situations.
Vibram® Technology creates a workboot for the industrial athlete’s hand
April 22, 2019
Ironclad Performance Wear, the leader in high performance hand safety, has won the Edison Awards top honor of Gold, in the category of Tools of Tomorrow, for innovation on the Oil Based Mud Glove, created in partnership with Vibram®.
The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.
"Knowingly and repeatedly" ignored fall protection requirements
April 22, 2019
OSHA has cited framing contractor Navy Contractors, Inc. for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards at residential construction sites in Royersford, Collegeville, and Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The company faces $603,850 in penalties.
The agency initiated inspections at the three jobsites after inspectors saw employees performing framing work without fall protection.
During recent disease outbreaks, most notably the 2014 Ebola epidemic, the importance of effective personal protective equipment (PPE) was emphasized once again. When designed and used properly, PPE can protect healthcare workers from potentially deadly infectious diseases and viruses, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Ebola, and HIV.
The International Glove Association (IGA) is pleased to announce that glove expert Matt Piotrowski has been named president of the association, effective March 17, 2019.
Matt is a Product Manager for Showa Group, one of the world's leading producers of hand protection products. Known globally as pioneers and innovators in the glove industry, Showa is solely focused on the start-to-finish manufacturing of household and industrial hand protection.
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.