As temperatures go up, rates of PPE compliance tend to go down.
When you begin a glove trial, it is important to consider as many application-specific issues as possible.
One of OSHA's top concerns this year, the safety of temporary workers, is the focus of the Sept. 16 Occupational Keynote.
Accountability is the key, so get everyone involved in housekeeping.
Use them sparingly. Many pathogens are becoming immune to some of the disinfectants and sanitizers previously used to eliminate them.
Test your knowledge and recognize the real threats.
Eye injuries are of primary concern. The effect to the eye depends on various factors, including pupil size, pigmentation, laser pulse duration and repetition, and wavelength.
It is extremely important to consider the three pillars of comfort—heat and moisture management; fabric hand; and garment fit/design—when evaluating your options.
We could point to several mistakes that were made in this case, but the root cause does not belong entirely to the worker.
We need to change the mindset these machine-based methodologies must be viewed skeptically or cynically.
Requirements for proper protective equipment may be overlooked in this booming industry.
We'll post reports from the national convention on our website, so be on the lookout during those late August days for items of interest about leadership keynotes and educational sessions.
Perhaps the worker hadn't alerted anyone in the company that he had past back issues. If not, why?