A standard aimed at helping employers reduce the risk of dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Developed by the ANSI and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions establishes minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions and testing that mitigate this hazard.
In this textile rental special, we look at the firefighting PPE care market, the role of managed care programmes and the implications of recent studies that detail of the dangers of prolonged exposure to contaminated PPE
There have been several studies detailing the dangers of prolonged exposure to contaminated PPE as the industry seeks to learn more about the carcinogens firefighters are exposed to on the job in an effort to identify what can be done to better protect them.
In our June issue of LCN, Richard Neale of LTC Worldwide will respond to a recent article in The Sunday Times that looked at the incidence of certain diseases among retired firefighters. His article will look at ways in which the launderer or garment rental operator can minimise those risks, which might be affected by inadequate cleansing, before re-use, of protective garments worn by firefighters.
According to the report in The Sunday Times (25 February), a study suggested that firefighters
Kelly Friel is a Digital Product Manager with tool and personal protective equipment supplier Zoro. In this article, she shares the essential PPE that workers in the agricultural sectors need to stay safe during farm work.
For all the joys of farming, it remains an extremely hazardous industry. It's a sobering fact that the agricultural sector represents only 1.8% of the UK workforce, but accounts for approximately 19% of reported fatalities every year — and the number of workers who lose their livelihoods to injuries and illnesses caused by farm work is higher still.
Additionally, accidents in the industry can take a big toll on businesses, causing high insurance premiums, damage to machinery, and reduced productivity and profits.
Farming is always going to involve an element of risk. The good news is that there are precautions you can take to help minimise the risk of an accident or injury, and this is where personal protective equipment comes in.