Three Hand Protection Trends Worth Your Attention in 2019

Industry Trends “Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.” Your probably know this OSHA requirement by heart, right? But what…

OSHA Revised H&S Standards – Implications for Businesses

News OSHA’s 24-year old Standards Improvement Project revised 14 provisions to improve employee health and safety. The scope of the fourth final rule, an initiative which began in 2016, was to eliminate confusing, duplicative, outdated and unnecessary rules in recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. The goal? Save employers $6.1 million per year. OSHA…

Spark Joy, Not Fires

Independence day is an American Holiday, also referred to as the 4th of July. It’s a time to light up the sky and start the barbeque for most Americans.Did you know fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year?* In fact, more fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the…

When To Use An SCBA In Confined Spaces

Respiratory Protection Insights   In April, the US Coast Guard released a Marine Safety Alert on confined space risks and the need for training and emergency rescue procedures. The reminder came after three people were asphyxiated while working in manholes on a mobile offshore drilling unit. We feel it’s the right time to tackle respiratory…

How To Prevent Falls When Working At Heights

We don’t need to restate the serious risks posed by working at height, right? You have probably heard about OSHA’s Fatal Four – the four leading causes of injury and death in the construction industry. Fall hazards are the number one hazard on construction sites. Nearly half of construction worker fatalities involve falls from height,…

Progressive Design For Safe Hard-Working Hands?

Yes, Please! Great design doesn’t necessarily come to mind when talking protective equipment, right? Let’s face it, PPE is not fashion-forward. Its primary role is to protect people from life-threatening hazards. But a team of ambitious product designers managed to create a line of products that exudes both functionality, as well as ingenious aesthetics. This…

Suiting Up For The Invisible Enemy – Toxic Air

PPE’s Role in Saving Lives On July 9th 2018, the US president signed legislation to track firefighters’ on-the-job exposure to cancer. Despite the lack of conclusive evidence to demonstrate a causal relationship between this profession and cancer, the initiative raised a red flag. It’s clear that cancer-causing carcinogen contamination of firefighters remains a serious health…