Determining the Best Electrical Safety Practices For Your Plant

Posted on June 10, 2018

By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators  Electricity is a necessary source of energy in industrial plants but it can also be a serious workplace hazard. It exposes employees to electrocution, shock, fires, burns and explosions. According to OSHA, electrical accidents rank sixth amongst the causes of work-related fatalities in the United States. Hundreds of employees have lost lives due … Read More

Must-Know Safety Measures While Securing Loads

Posted on June 9, 2018

By Kevin Hill,  Quality Scales Unlimited Cargo handling is a crucial aspect of any industry. Your workers need to load and unload materials safely so that no harm is done to the goods or people working nearby. It used to be a manually driven activity, however, that is changing and is now automated to quite an extent. … Read More

5 Things To Remember for New Silica Dust Regulations

Posted on May 31, 2018

Are you Ready for Silica Dust? By Don Garvey, 3M Personal Safety Division, (article first appeared in Walls and Ceilings) OSHA has issued a final rule to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation – 29 CFR 1926.1153), a common construction material (e.g., concrete, brick, mortar, … Read More

New NIOSH Database Shows 42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls

Posted on April 19, 2018

Excerpt from Safety+Health magazine on January 30, 2018 A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths – and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection – according to the Center for Construction Research and Training … Read More

Here’s How America’s Safest Companies Choose Which PPE to Purchase

Posted on April 9, 2018

Original article by  Stephanie Valentic, EHS Today, Feb. 9, 2018  Q&A: PPE in Construction A plethora of options are available when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s how America’s Safest Companies choose which PPE to purchase. Hats, gloves, fall arrest systems, boots. The wide world of personal protective equipment (PPE) could be intimidating … Read More

Coming Soon: A Glove Impact Standard

Posted on March 19, 2018

Original article by Dave Johnson, ISHN Magazine, Feb 13, 2018 “ISEA standard will measure reduction of peak impact force.” “When you think about it, you spend more time looking at the back of your hand than the palm when working with your hands. The back of your hand is called the dorsal aspect of the hand, … Read More

NIOSH: To Beard or Not to Beard? That’s a Good Question!

Posted on November 10, 2017

Posted on NIOSH Science Blog November 2, 2017: “So, you want to grow out your beard, but wear a tight-fitting respirator at work? Ensuring the respirator seal is a vital part of respiratory protection practices. Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator, such as beards, sideburns, or some mustaches, will interfere with … Read More

OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training, and ASSE Resources

Posted on November 10, 2017

From ASSE’s 11/02/2017 blog post  In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency’s Walking and Working Surfaces rule. Both ASSE and … Read More

Storm Cleanup – Safety Equipment Resource Center

Posted on October 25, 2017

ISEA experts have compiled cleanup and recovery related resources to help first responders and cleanup crews prepare to work in hazardous conditions after natural disasters and severe weather. These resources focus on proper use and selection of safety equipment and worker safety.