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

Wear Your Fall Protection

Posted on April 29, 2016

A comprehensive fall protection program prevents injuries, saves lives and makes good business sense. ISEA’s user guide was created to provide the following: Provide guidance to users on the need for proper fall protection planning to either remove the fall hazard; prevent access to the fall hazard, restrict worker movement at the fall hazard, or … Read More

Selecting High-Visibility PPE

Posted on April 29, 2016

What factors should I consider when choosing high-visibility apparel? Appeared on March 27, 2016, in Safety+Health Online Keith Baker, product trainer and analyst, MCR Safety, Collierville, TN. One of the most important questions to consider on any jobsite is “how well can others see me?” Wearing the proper amount of high-visibility apparel and, in many … Read More

How Can You Be Sure Your Respirator is Truly NIOSH-Approved?

Posted on March 31, 2016

Buyer Beware (Content source: NIOSH) NIOSH has become aware of a counterfeit N95 Respirator on the market. While the TC number and private label holder (KOSTO) are valid, this unapproved unit can be identified by the misspelling of NIOSH on the front of the respirator.  How can you be sure your respirator is truly NIOSH-approved? … Read More

Frequently Addressed Topics in High-Visibility Safety Apparel

Posted on March 29, 2016

The need to be seen is critical for worker safety. Low visibility is a serious hazard for all workers who must perform tasks near moving vehicles or equipment. Workers must be visible to vehicle operators in all light conditions, and against complex backgrounds. The sooner a vehicle operator sees a worker, the longer the operator … Read More

Germ Personality Quiz

Posted on February 1, 2016

What is a Germ Personality? Each of us thinks at least a little about germs, and how they can make us sick. How much or little you worry is your “germ personality.” Take the quiz and find out where you land on the germ personality scale, and receive more information on preventing the spread of germs … Read More

Emergency Showers and Eye Wash Stations: Where, When and How?

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Safety Professionals’ Guide to Plumbed Emergency Fixture Placement, Compliance and Trends By Ryan Pfund, Bradley Corp. Chemicals, gases and other hazardous materials – which pose potentially dangerous threats to life, limbs, eyes, skin and other body parts – are an inevitable safety issue facing numerous industries. Is your facility equipped with the right emergency … Read More

How to Select the Right Gas Detection Solution

Posted on December 8, 2015

By Don Galman, Honeywell   There are many gas detection products on the market that might appear to be the same, but a closer inspection of specification, functionality and features reveals major differences in what products can do and the potential value they can offer. Similarly, individual applications are also unique in their respective designs, needs … Read More