When it comes to fire extinguishers, “make sure you know the types, sizes and maintenance requirements of your extinguishers, as well as the basics of extinguisher operation.”
If a fire does break out at work, employees will need to react quickly.
Workers in construction and extraction occupations were mostly exposed to loud work (49.6 percent of jobs) or very loud work (7.9 percent) in 2016, according to BLS.
Workers in 75.0 percent of U.S. civilian jobs were exposed to moderate noise levels at work during 2016, and another 13.3 percent were exposed to loud noise levels and 0.7 percent to very loud levels, BLS reported, saying the data come from the Occupational Requirements Survey.
Workers in construction and extraction occupations were mostly exposed to loud work (49.6 percent of jobs) or very loud work (7.9 percent), according to the agency, and more than 7 in 10 carpenters and operating engineers and other construction equipment operators were exposed to loud work environments that year.
Food preparation and serving-related occupations also are exposed significantly to noise: 16.5 percent of jobs were exposed
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is getting a lot more personal if this sampling of some of the thousands of products on view in Dusseldorf at A+A – the Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work and the 35th International Congress for Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, managed by Messe Dusseldorf GmbH are any indication.
A+A 2017's 1,940+ exhibitors had a lot to talk about. Safety glasses that can share workplace and productivity data with employees as they work. Work boots that can "read" the temperature of employees' feet and warm them up or cool them down. The integration of gas monitors and smart phones. A connected safety concept that combines management software, a mobile app and PPE. From prototypes to real life, this personal protective equipment monitors the worker as it protects him or her from injury.