Business Leaders Must Take A New Approach to Safety & Accident Prevention

Posted on August 6, 2015

by Brian Fielkow, J.D. An investment in safety is an investment in your bottom line. Safety is at the cornerstone of an excellent business operation, and leaders who ignore or delegate safety are jeopardizing their organizations’ profitability and longevity. Building a safe company is not about more rules and regulations. It is about building a … Read More

Revised Workplace First Aid Kit Standard Expands Supplies, Introduces Two Classes of First Aid Kits.

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, a subsequent revision to the 2014 edition. This standard was prepared by members of ISEA’s First Aid Group and leading industry stakeholders and was approved by a consensus … Read More

Keeping Workers Visible

Posted on August 6, 2015

By Stacey Simmons,  Bullard   Americans are so accustomed to road construction projects that we often fail to notice the signs or even see where workers are working. For most of us, those orange barrels and signs are part of our daily lives. How often do you reduce your speed from 65 mph to 45 … Read More

The Evolution of High-Visibility Apparel

Posted on August 6, 2015

By Dené Sarrette and ISEA The origins of high-visibility apparel began in the 1930’s. Bob Switzer’s dreams of becoming a doctor were cut short when he was injured unloading crates at the Heinz Ketchup factory in Berkeley, California. Switzer tripped and fell, knocking his head hard enough to put him in a coma. When he … Read More

OSHA Regulations on Confined Space

Posted on August 6, 2015

 by Dan Glucksman ISEA   Workers in underground tunnels, tanks, and crawl spaces contend with unique hazards, including explosions, asphyxiation and contact with toxic materials. New regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) address those hazards by creating new protections for workers in confined spaces during any type of construction. Parts of … Read More

Human Fireball: Brad Livingston Survives Two Drip Gas Explosions

Posted on August 6, 2015

Human Fireball: Brad Livingston Survives Two Drip Gas Explosions By Jordy Byrd, Dura News A Kansas breeze rattles Brad Livingston. A simple billow unsettles the retired laborer from Colorado Interstate Gas, when recalling a day unlike any other. “I’m fortunate I’ve never had a single nightmare being inside that fireball,” he said of Friday, Sept. 20, … Read More

PPE Changes for Arc Flash Continue to Drive Market

Posted on August 6, 2015

PPE Changes for Arc Flash Continue to Drive Market by Hugh Hoagland, ArcWear and e-Hazard Since 1994, Arc flash standards have helped guide PPE development, but the big market drivers were OSHA 1910.269 which moved electric utilities toward arc rated clothing and, in 2000, NFPA 70E which moved all electrical workers toward arc rated clothing. The … Read More