1. Five Senses Safety

    As most of us are aware, that we, if we’re fortunate, have been given five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste). For the purposes of being pertinent to our specific job site, we will only be discussing sight, hearing, smell and touch. Each of these can be used to protect us from danger or injury.

    Sight, is of course the most common of the senses that are used on the job to sense danger. The problem is, when we are so focused on our own specific task, we fail to look around at the big picture. We need to always be attentive, while walking through the site, in looking for any possible unsafe or hazardous conditions. When these conditions are observed it is each individuals responsibility to fix them. If we cannot fix them on our own then we should immediately report it to our supervisor. But, at no time, should we leave the condition unattended. Sight however, as I stated earlier, is only useful if you are looking in the direction of the hazard. So what can be used, i

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  2. Right Hardhat For The Right Job


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  3. Ear protectors may be either ear plugs or ear muffs

    Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on you. Psychological effects mean that noise can startle you, annoy you, and disrupt your concentration.

    Noise can interfere with your communications when you are talking to someone. As a consequence, it interferes with your job performance and your safety.

    Physiological effects mean that you can lose your hearing. Noise can cause pain and even nausea when the exposure is severe. Ear protectors, in effect, reduce noise levels at the inner ear. Ear protection is particularly important when noise exposures cannot be controlled adequately by environmental changes.

    Many times workers resist wearing hearing protection more than any other type of personal equipment. One of the most common reasons that they give is that they don't think they really need it. But hearing loss is so gradual, even in

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  4. How PPE reduces the risk of injury

    When we go to work we expect to be safe without any chance of danger, well in some workplaces this is a day to day risk that is sometimes unavoidable. That’s why the PPE market has become so popular, from safety jackets to hard hats, PPE is designed to protect you from all manors of injuries. In this article we will be discussing exactly how PPE reduces the risk of injury in the workplace.

    But first lets give you a brief overview of PPE--

    What is PPE?

    PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment a name given to a range of protective equipment designed to protect you from a number of hazards. These items are usually broke down into a series of protective type, such as items to protect the hands, eyes, ears, lungs, body and skin.

    How PPE reduces the risk of injury?

    You have most likely seen hundreds of items o
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  5. Ansell AlphaTec 58-128 Glove

    Featuring ANSELL GRIP TECHNOLOGY(TM) and ERGOFORM DESIGN TECHNOLOGY(TM), the award winning AlphaTec 58-128 glove allows for excellent handling of wet or oily parts and improved worker performance. Its “Thin Nitrile Technology” allows for the ergonomic design while yielding an effective barrier to protect against oils and other hazardous fluids.



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  6. Product Testing and PPE CE Marking

    This article sets out to explain the regulatory requirements that must be met in order to legitimately offer a PPE product on the European market. It does not attempt to deal with other issues such as wearer acceptance, styling, branding, or any other user requirements. The CE certification is accepted as being compliant with the legislation in many other countries and regions.

    The article also assumes that any marking or claims for that product are genuine, however this does not absolve the user from ensuring the bona fides of such markings or claims. A few years ago the term “knock-off” referred to a look-alike product that shared certain design characteristics to mimic the appearance of an established product.

    In no way detracted from its legitimacy as genuine certified PPE. These days the term carries more sinister connotations, as the world of PPE has fallen within the

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  7. Standards for cut-resistant gloves

    Understanding the revised hand protection standards for cut-resistant gloves can help you select the best gloves for your workforce and job tasks.
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  8. Worker missing: Building construction collapses

    Emergency workers sift through building under construction after concrete structure collapsed, say police
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  9. NIOSH HHE Evaluated Diesel Exhaust

    The evaluation was in response to a concern from firefighters who were concerned that diesel exhaust from firefighting apparatus could enter the living and sleeping areas of their fire stations.
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  10. Emergency Escape Respirators

    Time, efficiency, and protection become key factors the right respirator selection can address before a worker is ever faced with an emergency situation.

    1. What are the most frequently asked questions you hear from safety managers regarding respiratory protection?

    When it comes to respiratory protection, safety managers are frequently searching for the best—and safest—respirator for their specific work environment, which boils down to proper selection. And while they may often juggle a multitude of questions on which types of respirators should be selected for everyday use, there also seems to be uncertainty around the best practices they can apply when choosing the correct emergency escape solution, as well.

    In order to effectively identify the right respirator for both emergency escape and everyday use, safety managers can first perform a p
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