August

August 2020

  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY: A Primer Biodegradability Testing Methods
  • IH: CONFINED SPACES: Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries
  • CONFINED SPACE: Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION:The Magic of New Technology
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Re-examining Issues of PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results
  • PPE: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work
  • PPE: HEAD PROTECTION: The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace
  • PPE: HEAD PROTECTION: Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Are you Properly Selecting and Maintaining your Emergency Equipment Selection?
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities 
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Trench Safety Difference Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment 
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond
  • PPE: FALL PROTECTION: The Complexities of Achieving Comfort in Fall Protection Harnesses
  • TRAINING: CHEMICAL SAFETY: Why Effective Chemical Safety Training is More Important Than Ever
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Quick Fixes for a Safe and Healthy Facility 
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

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Features

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

The Hazards You Face: Navigating COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance & FR Hazards in the Workplace

By Catherine Brear, Allie Fletcher

How do face coverings help in the workplace? How should an employer approach mask selection when additional workplace hazards are identified?


Why Effective Chemical Safety Training Is More Important Than Ever

By Phil N. Molé

Despite being a critical component of employee safety, HazCom training is one of the most overlooked elements of employer safety programs.


Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

Protective Guard Rail: What It Is and Why You Need It

By Dave Milner

Guard rail is one of those components in a facility that typically is not top-of-mind with companies until it’s too late.


Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

By Carly Engels Johnston, Steve Kosch

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.


Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

Harnessing IoT to Maintain Occupational Safety, Minimize Risk During COVID-19 and Beyond

By Robert Costantini

Best practices being deployed in construction and industrial environments.


How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

How and When to Clean Your Safety Equipment

By David Ivey

By now we all know to wash our hands, but what should be done with shared PPE, such as full body harnesses and fall protection lanyards?


Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

By Matt Elliott

Construction companies are familiar with safety and mess-control; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some more factors to consider when working at healthcare facilities.


Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

By Dennis Capizzi

Protective gear must be chosen by understanding and complying with the information contained in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1.


Wireless Gas Detectors Bring Connectivity to Confined Space Entries

By Dave D. Wagner

Wireless gas detectors are changing the way we work in confined spaces.


Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

Understanding Key Safety Regulations for Materials Handling

By Walt Swietlik

For most companies—particularly those involved in materials handling—concerns about safety regulations go well beyond mere avoidance of government fines or censure.


Quick Fixes for a Safe and Healthy Facility

By Adrian Cook

Navigating the new “normal” in the midst of the pandemic goes beyond cleaning and disinfecting: you need to instill trust and peace of mind in your employees and guests.


Are you Properly Selecting and Maintaining your Emergency Equipment Selection?

By Justin Dunn

Here are a few guidelines for staying in compliance with eyewashes, eye/face wash combos and drench showers.


How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

How to Don and Doff a Face Mask, N95 and Half-Mask Respirator for Returning to Work

By Lynn Feiner

As workplaces begin to reopen, safety managers are working to ensure their employees have the proper face masks or respirators and know how to use them correctly.


Re-examining Issues of PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls

By Jeff Buckau

Before the pandemic, it seems that the vast majority of the population did not give PPE a second thought. That has changed.


Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season

By Stephen Morrill

A worker’s PPE must account for any season—and the environmental elements that go with that season. Here is your guide to picking FR Garments for everyday and specific tasks.


A Primer Biodegradability Testing Methods

By Cheryl Reep

More businesses are focused on providing environmentally friendly products, and consumers are educating themselves about the companies they support.


Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

Incorporating a Transfer Lock System into Your Lockout Program

By Bill Belongea

Many companies face significant challenges in achieving an effective and compliant lockout/tagout program in place—especially as it pertains to lockout.


Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

Interpreting ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 Glove Impact Results

By Rodney Taylor

One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for dorsal impact glove application needs?


Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

Trench Safety Difference-Makers: The Perspective of a First Responder

By Tim Robson

In any trench situation, you need a Trench Competent Person and to notify nearby local fire/rescue teams.


The Magic of New Technology

The Magic of New Technology

By M.B. Sutherland

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest PPE technologies and why these claims are the new reality.


Departments

Ten Questions Focusing Towards Higher Level Safety

By Robert Pater

However, it’s not always clear that going beyond just “expressing” value for safety is expected on all levels. Here are some self-reflective questions you can ask yourself to keep your company in safety check.


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