Understanding the Role of Rubber Insulating Gloves in NFPA 70E Compliance

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Richard Rivkin, President and CEO, Saf-T-Gard International The risks associated with shock and electrocution from inadvertent contact with energized parts have long been recognized as a threat to electrical workers, and they aren’t going away anytime soon if ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrocution is the fifth leading cause of … Read More

Get Ready for Winter Working Conditions with the Right Outerwear and Footwear

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Jim Towey, Vice President of Marketing for Tingley Rubber Corp. Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) only has general requirements for cold weather protective clothing, that doesn’t mean it’s not in an employer’s interest to protect workers from the elements. Cold weather can be an occupational hazard that can lead to … Read More

NIOSH Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress

Posted on December 5, 2016

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extremely cold or wet weather is a dangerous situation that can cause occupational illness and injuries such as hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot, and chilblains. NIOSH Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress [PDF 577KB]

Why You Should Buy your PPE from a QSSP

Posted on February 1, 2017

It’s not a product mark, so don’t look for it on the label. QSSP stands for Qualified Safety Sales Professional, and you’ll find those four letters after the names of safety sales professionals who have prepared themselves to be your partners in prevention of worker injuries and illness. As a safety director or small business … Read More