PPE (personal protective equipment) deals with information regarding eye/face protection, fall protection, respiratory protection, hearing, head, hand and foot protection, FR, hi-visibility and other protective clothing.
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Industry safety regulations and the evolution of voluntary performance standards have ensured that fire-resistant (FR) clothing is more readily available. For many industries, FR gear is a requirement to ensure worker safety, and keeping FR clothing in good repair is crucial for reducing on-site injuries and extending the life of the garments.
Adjusting to the “new normal” during the Covid 19 pandemic means implementing new safety practices or improving those you currently have in place. Most of us are already following guidelines from the CDC and WHO such as wearing masks, washing and sanitizing hands more frequently and practicing social distancing. But have you evaluated your current spill response plan?
The market for safety footwear has expanded over time as more workplaces have required foot protection from impact, electric shock and chemical hazards as well as enhanced slip resistance in both indoor and outdoor work environments.
You don’t need a vivid imagination to picture the dangers of a falling tool. A small 1” socket falling from a height of only 30 feet can cause great bodily injury, or even death, if it strikes someone.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any more stressful, experts predict it will be the hottest year on record for atmospheric temperatures. The heat comes at a time when managing productivity and safety to maximize revenue for struggling industries is paramount.
The ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 standard fills a critical gap in the industrial glove standards infrastructure. One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for application needs?
This paper is intended to educate the reader about Springfield’s new, inherently flame-resistant (FR)
fabric. Springfield DH is engineered to provide permanent protection against flash fires and electrical arc
flashes. It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to
the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric
provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability.
Among the articles in the August 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have information on creating a spill response plan, reopening workplaces amid COVID-19, advice on choosing EHS software, tips on caring for FR clothing, and much more.