Heat may get the headlines, but a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather. That study corroborates a U.S. study that found cold kills more than double the number of Americans as heat does.
With unprotected nip and pinch points being prevalent in many workplaces, it comes as no surprise that many workers suffer hand injuries. Hand injuries range from minor scratches and fractures to catastrophic injuries such as amputation, loss of digits, or degloving accidents.
Just in time for winter, Ergodyne announced today the launch of the N-Ferno®Disposable Foot Warmer (Model 6995). This disposable, one-size-fits-all foot warming pack will help workers work well and comfortably in any indoor or outdoor jobsite where the thermometer knows only one reading: cold.
Winter weather creates a variety of hazards that can significantly impact everyday tasks and work activities. These hazards include slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Learning how to prepare for work during the winter, protect workers from the cold and other hazards that can cause illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, is essential to maintaining a safe work environment and completing tasks successfully.
OSHA steps on toes with its grain bin safety initiative, demolition specialist exposes employees to asbestos and the year ends with an upsurge in U.S. mining deaths. These are among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week:
With much of the nation in the grip of an arctic blast, many construction sites are shut down. Others, with the aid of new technologies -- like chemical additives that allow concrete to cure in low temperatures – may continue to operate, exposing workers to extreme weather.