Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Construction

Posted on December 12, 2016

By Matt Luman, 360 Training Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) may not be the first construction hazard that comes to mind, but it’s so gradual victims may not realize anything is wrong until it’s too late. Permanent hearing loss is devastating; it cannot be corrected with surgery or hearing aids. About 23,000 cases of occupational hearing loss … Read More

Trends in Women’s PPE, Outfitting the Entire Workforce

Posted on September 28, 2016

Historically, PPE has been designed with a man’s body size and shape in mind. But when Safety+Health reached out to the International Safety Equipment Association regarding progress on designing personal protective equipment for women, manufacturers’ representatives were quick to respond. Read the full article here.

PPE Info Database from NIOSH

Posted on September 28, 2016

How do you know if your personal protective equipment (PPE) will protect you or your workers? To help employers, users of PPE, and others determine which PPE standards must be met by their equipment, NIOSH in collaboration with key partners including the International Safety Equipment Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety … Read More

Zika Workplace Resource – What Employers Must Know

Posted on August 16, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak and have issued a seven–page Fact Sheet designed to educate the public about the virus and provide information on how to prevent its spread.

Reducing Drop Forces to Prevent Worker Falls

Posted on July 18, 2016

Ergodyne on reducing drop forces to prevent worker falls in ISEA’s Summer 2016 issue of Protection Update e-magazine. Read more: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f5bc937c#/f5bc937c/1

The Importance of N95 Day – A NIOSH Approved Holiday

Posted on August 2, 2016

  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), N95 Day is a day dedicated to providing the N95 respirator community with educational materials promoting the proper use and selection of this piece of personal protective equipment. If N95s are part of your workplace respiratory protection program, please take some time on N95 … Read More

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

Posted on June 28, 2016

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, was prepared by members of ISEA’s First Aid Product Group and leading industry stakeholders, and approved by a consensus review panel of health and safety experts, unions, construction industry and other user groups, test labs, and government agencies.The 2015 revision corrects a minor … Read More

PPE: Then and Now

Posted on May 31, 2016

By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance Let’s face it, the electrical industry can be a pretty dangerous place to work. Luckily, there’s a lot of great personal protective equipment (PPE) out there to help keep workers as safe as possible while on the job. This photo gallery explores how PPE has evolved from the … Read More