America’s workforce is aging. According to AARP, nearly half of new jobs in the U.S. last year were filled by workers 55 years or older. Due largely to ongoing labor shortages, this disproportionately small demographic accounted for more than 1.4 million of the 2.9 million new jobs in 2018, many of them in the fast-growing sector of warehousing and distribution centers.
The improved Eclipse® shelter blocks daylight and seals gaps at the loading dock, creating a new industry standard for sealing efficiency
November 1, 2019
Rite-Hite introduces improvements to the Eclipse shelter, the first system to block light and seal gaps where previous enclosures have failed, providing a dark, environmentally-secure dock.
“Loading dock enclosures are designed to create a barrier between interior and exterior environments,” says Kyle Justice, Product Manager. “But, even the best seals and shelters sometimes leave gaps. Gaps allow contaminants to enter your facility and expensive energy to escape.”
New hand and sleeve protection from Ergodyne, breathable boots with arch support from Tingley and color-coded gloves from Honeywell that helps match the cut resistance level to the application were the top occupational safety and health products featured on ISHN.com this week.
Ergodyne expands their lineup of innovative protective gear with the release of their new ProFlex® A4 Moisture-Wicking Cut Resistant Sleeve. This sleeve offers ANSI A4 level cut protection, moisture-wicking capabilities and breathability the entire length of the sleeve.
“So many cut-resistant sleeves out there are actually pretty uncomfortable,” says Aaron Skemp, Product Manager, Ergodyne.
Ergodyne announced the launch of their new ProFlex® Coated Series Work Gloves, introducing several first-of-their-kind innovations to a competitive – but sometimes hard to distinguish – product category in the process.
The expansion of the ProFlex® line of hand protection gives workers a range of ANSI-level cut resistance (A2, A3, A4), grip (for wet/oily or dry surfaces) and dexterity to satisfy the needs of those working in everything from small parts manufacturing to heavy construction.
Tingley announces the addition of the Badger Boots™- a line of footwear in plain and steel toe styles that works as hard as you.
The Badger features a soft, flexible, and breathable neoprene upper that will protect your legs from foul weather without causing discomfort. Removable insoles help to wick moisture and absorb shock, while steel shanks are ideal for all day arch support especially when climbing ladders or digging with shovels.
Rockford Systems today announced the expansion of its industrial safety portfolio with the addition of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) designed to reduce the wearer's exposure to job-related hazards. The new PPE line will include cut-resistant gloves and sleeves, safety goggles, hearing protection, respirators, and reflective clothing, along with other protective equipment worn to comply with OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
Color-coded marking system matches glove with EN/ANSI standard so workers can use the right protection for the job
October 18, 2019
Honeywell has launched a new line of industrial work gloves—CoreShieldTM— with a color-coded marking system that makes it simple to choose the correct cut protection for the work application according to the new EN/ANSI standards.
Opti-Vu® platform elevates Industrial Internet of Things technology with data analytics to help managers improve productivity, energy, safety and asset management
October 11, 2019
In today’s busy warehouses and other industrial facilities, what might seem like small events can add up to big impacts on efficiency, productivity and safety.
A door activates, but no one goes through. A forklift collision is narrowly avoided at a busy intersection. A loading dock sits empty, while a full trailer waits to be unloaded.