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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Petzl’s ASAP fall arrester provides crucial backup system with many benefits
November 18, 2021
Every year, OSHA announces its top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards, and fall protection has remained at the top of that list for 11 years in a row, including the most recent preliminary data released by the agency in October for fiscal year 2021.
Flame resistant clothing is an essential piece of safety gear, but these items get dirty just like any other piece of clothing. Washing and sanitizing FR clothing isn’t the same as doing a load of laundry at home.
National Safety Apparel (NSA) continues to increase their House of Brands with the launch of their newest line of safety products, AG Safety™. This new electrical safety line features products that protect against arc flash and voltage hazards to complement their existing ArcGuard® safety apparel.
OSHA outlines a protocol, as well as general requirements for fit testing in Standard 1910.134 App. A. As part of the policy, employers are required to fit test employees which are required to wear an FFR to do their job. So, what is a fit test?
If foot support and protection is ignored, then these employees’ health and wellness is left to chance. In the workplace, slips, trips and falls are seemingly innocent hazards. However, these incidents are some of the leading contributors to injury and even death in the workplace.
When new materials and innovations are introduced to an industry, it’s important for companies to embrace and utilize them to their advantage. According to Business Unit Director Bruce Todtfeld, that’s exactly what Keen Utility is doing.
Work in the skilled trades is often looked at as an unviable long-term career path. Brian Ciciora, founder and CEO of the performance workwear company Truewerk, is looking to change that narrative and empower new segments of workers to join the skilled trades.
New technologies in hand protection with unique yarn blends, coreless yarn with strength-enhancing microparticles, and special fabric weaves are bringing you a whole new level of cut, abrasion, and puncture protection without the bulk or stiffness.
The difference between flame resistant (FR) and arc flash or arc rated (AR) clothing is clear, but many professionals make the mistake of choosing FR clothing with the assumption that they will be safe should a fire occur.
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.