Winter weather undoubtedly brings new challenges to outdoor job sites. Cold and freezing conditions often require new levels of performance for emergency shower and eyewash equipment, especially for outdoor sites exposed to the elements.
To prepare workers for increasingly unpredictable winter weather, Ergodyne has announced an expansion of its N-Ferno® line of Tenacious Work Gear®, part of a larger campaign focused on educating safety managers and work crews on the keys to preventing, identifying and treating cold-related illnesses.
As outdoor work increases with the temperature, Ergodyne has announced a new addition to its GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel Line to help workers be seen and stay cool.
The new 8009 Hi-Vis Mesh Leg Gaiter compliments the six new GloWear® offerings rolled out by Ergodyne ahead of last construction season, including the 8005 Hi-Vis Mesh Neck Shade, 8280BK Type R Class 2 Black Front Performance T-Shirt, and 8253HDZ Type R Class 2 Heavy-Duty Mesh Surveyors Vest.
Workers spent 61.0 percent of the workday standing or walking in jobs surveyed in 2016, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The average maximum weight lifted or carried as required in all civilian (private industry and state and local government) jobs was about 36 pounds.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found a new way to look at jobs in the U.S.: through their physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training – even their mental requirements.
The result: the first-ever Occupational Requirements Survey.
For many, a sweater or an extra degree on the thermostat is all that’s needed to keep warm at work on a cold day. Not so for those working outside or in an area that is poorly insulated or without heat.
Ergodyne announced today that it has redesigned two products in its N-Ferno® Line: The 6435 Thermal Base Layer Long Sleeve and the 6480 Thermal Base Layer Bottoms. These thermal products were made with enhanced fabrics and features to help workers get the job done no matter what the working weather conditions may be.
A global leader in the development and manufacturing of quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Radians’ new Quilted Reversible 4-in-1 insulated Ripstop jacket provides superior, cross-seasonal comfort and weather protection.
The approach of summer is a reminder to us all of the need to recognize, and act to prevent, the harmful effects of excessive heat. The White House has designated May 23–27, 2016, as Extreme Heat Week, during which Federal agencies will work with community planners and public health officials to enhance community preparedness for extreme heat events. Workers are particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of heat exposure.
Among the articles in the April 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we get some expert advice on how to strengthen safety by emphasizing equipment reliability, discuss the methods that really work to identify hazards, consider ergonomic options in the materials handling industry, and much more.