1. A Closer Look at Amber Eyewear

    If like any of us here you work in an office, then no doubt you’re in front of a screen all day. In the past we have written about how sitting is the new smoking. But did you know that all those hours in front of your desktop/laptop is doing some serious damage to your eyes? Hence why we decided to take a closer look at Ambr Eyewear (excuse my pun).

    Put it like this, even if you have perfect eyesight, hours looking at a screen will put a real strain on your eyes. If you have trouble sleeping or get random headaches, then it might be down to the length of time spent in front of a screen. The solution?

    Ambr Eyewear.

    Ah no, Ambr glasses are for anyone who spends a large amount of time using screens for work or leisure. We’ve got multiple devices these days so it’s inevitable that prolonged screen use is becoming an issue to eye health. These glasses are perfect for designers, students and anyone fond of a Netflix binge! If you spend over
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  2. 3M Versaflo TR-800 Intrinsically Safe Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

    The 3M Versaflo TR-800 Intrinsically Safe Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is the new standard of protection for hazardous environments.

    Interchangeable components enable employers to build a customized PAPR system to help meet the needs of their specific application. Whether workers are mixing and granulating compounds in a pharmaceutical facility or working with combustible gases in the oil and gas industry, the TR-800 motor blower is built for environments where intrinsically safe (IS) equipment is essential. These types of environments may be found in industries such as food production, chemical handling, oil and gas refining, automotive and industrial paint spraying and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

    Now, with the introduction of the 3M Versaflo TR-800 PAPR, safety managers can give the people in their care a high level of protection from both respiratory and fire/explosion

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  3. How to protect your ears and avoid noise-induced hearing loss

    One of the best things about the 21st century is that we can pretty much pump our music whenever, and however, we want. Plus many of us live a short walk to a train station, and we can build massive structures, use powerful drills and chainsaws in our own home, and even drive motorcycles.

    Basically, we can now do a lot of stuff that would confuse, frighten and delight Jane Austen, which should be the primary goal for any activity. The one problem is that all of it is really loud and has the potential to damage our hearing without us even noticing until it’s too late.

    Studies show that listening to sounds at 85dB(A) for eight hours a day is hazardous. At 100dB(A), you only need 15 minutes a day to damage your hearing, and at 110dB(A) it’s a minute and a half. To put that into perspective, using the NIOSH SLM sound level testing app, playing punk drums on an acoustic drum kit hit

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  4. What Would Single-Use Hearing Protection Devices Market Be Like In The Upcoming Years

    Hearing loss is the inability to hear any kind of sounds, whereas deafness is the inability to know and understand speech heard even after the sound is amplified. Intense deafness means an individual cannot hear at all, characterized by the inability to detect or identify sound, even at highest volume. According to Hearing Loss Association of American, in 2013, around 20% of the population of the U.S.—approximately 48 million people—reported some level of hearing loss. At an older age of around 65 years, the proportion of hearing loss is 1:3. Around 60% of individuals who experience hearing loss are either part of the workforce or are in an educational settings. In the U.S., 2-3 in every 1,000 children are born with hearing loss, naturally, by either one or both the ears, and around 15% of teenagers have some level of hearing loss.

    A study conducted by Noise and Health organization in Accura, Ghana, a total of 101 mill workers were examined and found that 23.7% were identified wit

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  5. Global Hearing Protection Equipment Market Research Up To 2028

    Global Hearing Protection Equipment Market 2019 report provides in-depth statistics and analysis available on the market status of the Hearing Protection Equipment Manufacturers and is a valuable method of obtaining guidance and direction for companies and business enterprise insider considering the Hearing Protection Equipment market. It contains the analysis of drivers, challenges, and restraints impacting the industry.

    The Hearing Protection Equipment Market report provides key driving factors which can be used to cultivate the business enterprise Globally. Hearing Protection Equipment Market report employs the sophisticated technological systems demands which can be equivalent on the specific market by each parameter are strictly noted in this report. This report can effectively help the companies and decision makers, to decide the framework of Hearing Protection Equipment market. The structure of the report is composed in such a way that can be easily understood. To show

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  6. UAE contractors share top tips to work during sandstorms

    HSE leaders from Al Naboodah Group Enterprises and Khansaheb explain what contractors can do to ensure site safety during tough weather conditions

    Following days of sandstorms in the UAE, experts have shared their top tips for working safely in tough weather conditions.

    Dusty weather and sandstorms created poor visibility in parts of the UAE this week, and also caused travel havoc.The tough weather conditions also created a challenge for those working on building sites. Sandstorms and high wind speeds can be a problem if the proper health and safety measures are not in place.

    Gareth Main, health, safety, and environment (HSE) manager at Al Naboodah Group Enterprises told Construction Week that working from heights, driving, and lifting activities should be stopped during a sandstorm.“Due to the reduced visibility and high winds during sandstorms, working at height is extremely dangerous as there is an increased risk of falling through voids and openings t

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  7. Exploring worker welfare at Expo 2020 Dubai's construction

    VP of worker welfare outlines Expo 2020 Dubai's HSQE policies, and how they impact its contract procurement process

    Expo 2020 Dubai is one of the Middle East’s largest construction projects at present. Already, 190 countries have confirmed their participation for the event, which will be the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s first World Expo when it opens its doors on 20 October, 2020. Critical to its preparations is the construction work that is currently under way at its 4.38km2 site in Dubai, where thousands of workers are building the structures that will go on to become the architectural and infrastructural highlights of Expo 2020 Dubai.

    As Emma Seymour, vice president of worker welfare at Expo 2020 Dubai points out, the health and safety of these people is the organisation’s “number one priority”. In this exclusive article for Construction Week, Seymour outlines the measures implemented by the Expo 2020 Dubai organising team to ensure that worker welfare i

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  8. Dubai to have region’s first safety lab

    Facility will test cladding, other building materials and systems

    Dubai: The first government-controlled engineering laboratory in the Middle East will be launched in the UAE this year to focus on fire safety, a senior official said on Sunday.
    Speaking at Intersec, the ongoing trade show for security, safety and fire protection in Dubai, Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, assistant director general for protection and safety at Dubai Civil Defence, said Emirates Safety Laboratory will be launched in June this year, to provide testing, inspection and certification solutions to the construction industry.

    “The new laboratory will be located at Warsan. It will perform fire safety testing and fire performance assessment of various products, building materials and systems," Col Al Mutawa told Gulf News.

    Fire-resistant materials

    Suppliers can test the products in the government lab to get an accreditation certificate. Our aim is t
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  9. ANSELL limited to acquire Oil & Gas & specialty globe

    Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN), a global leader in safety protection solutions, announces the acquisition of Ringers Gloves, a leading provider of specialty impact gloves to oil & gas and general industry segments with headquarters in Houston, Texas for a total consideration of US$70m and subject to usual closing adjustments.

    For over 20 years, Ringers Gloves has developed a best-in-class portfolio of impact protection gloves engineered specifically to serve the unique safety needs of their customers worldwide. Customer-driven innovation, along with worksite safety assessment support, has enabled Ringers’ gloves to become one of the most recognized impact gloves in the industry. The company has $34m in sales and 39 employees.

    Ansell has enjoyed significant success within its Mechanical portfolio in recent years driving growth through innovation of its HyFlex® brand of cut and general pu

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  10. NIOSH shows its love for PPE by asking, “How clean is clean?”

    It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air. At the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), we like to use this time of year as an opportunity to show our appreciation for the personal protective equipment (PPE) that keeps the people we love safe.

    In this spirit, NIOSH recently set a goal to improve the safety and health of fire fighters by reducing their exposure to harmful contaminants due to unclean or inadequately cleaned PPE. Fire fighter exposure to soiled or contaminated PPE is an increasing concern for long-term fire fighter health. The second leading cause of death across the U.S. is cancer and other diseases that result from chronic exposures; and fire fighters face a greater risk than most. One risk can be associated with fire ground exposures relating to protection and hygiene practices and persistent harmful con

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