OSHA Winter Weather Resource

Posted on January 30, 2019

As we experience historic low temperatures and snowfall across the country, workers may be exposed to unprecedented harsh weather conditions.  Working in cold weather brings challenges and hazards.  OSHA has resources available to help workers stay safe, including a new pamphlet on snow removal, a cold stress QuickCard in English and Spanish, and a Winter … Read More

8 Winter Essentials for Outdoor Workers

Posted on January 30, 2019

Original post by Stefanie Valentic: https://www.ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe   While OSHA standards require employers to protect workers from risks stemming from fall protection, there is no OSHA requirement for employers to provide workers with ordinary clothing, skin creams, or other items, used solely for protection from weather. Still, employers should take steps to protect employees against injuries and … Read More

NIOSH Cold Stress Resources

Posted on January 30, 2019

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without … Read More

OSHA Cold Stress Guide

Posted on January 30, 2019

OSHA NOTE: The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to comply with hazard-specific safety and health standards. In addition, pursuant to Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, employers must provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Emergency Preparedness Guides do not … Read More

ISEA – OSHA Alliance – Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers

Posted on September 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) signed an alliance on June 21, 2018, to provide members, employers, and employees with information on how to properly select, use, maintain, and store personal protective and safety equipment. Through the Alliance, OSHA and ISEA will work together to provide … 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

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment – 2017 Update

Posted on June 28, 2017

By Safety+Health Magazine  “ISEA members and PPE manufacturers discuss new technology, customer concerns and what’s on the horizon in their field.” Properly working and fitting personal protective equipment is critically important for workers, even if it’s meant to be used as the last line of defense. Safety+Health, with help from the International Safety Equipment Association, … Read More

QSSP Continues to Support Ongoing Professional Development of Safety Sales Professionals

Posted on July 12, 2017

For the past 20 years, completing a course leading to the Qualified Safety Service Personnel (QSSP) designation has been a recognized and sought-after achievement for the sales and marketing representatives of personal protective equipment manufacturers and suppliers. In 2016, the program awarded the designation to the 1,500th graduate of the intensive five-day training program. At that time, Dan Shipp, … 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