Archive for January 2012

Choosing the Right Work Gloves!

It is a tough decision when choosing the right work gloves for a specific task, to ensure that the hands and arms of workers are protected from hazards.  Hopefully, the following information will point you in the right direction*. However, it should be noted that usually work gloves are not worn during the operation of … Continue reading »

The Importance of Hand Washing In Keeping Healthy

Probably the most important thing that you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands. By frequently washing your hands you wash away the germs that you have picked up from other people, or from contaminated surfaces, or from animals and animal waste and avoid transferring the bacteria to other people. … Continue reading »

Safety Harness – Wear it or Die!

Safety Harness – Wear It Or Die! Accidental falls account for eight percent of all workplace deaths and one-third of all construction industry fatalities – despite the fact that safety harnesses are an integral part of any workplace fall prevention plan. Ensure that your company has an up-to-date fall prevention plan, particularly in environments where … Continue reading »

Is It Best to Use Ear Plugs or Ear Muffs? Or Both?

Wearing ear muffs or disposable and multi-use ear plugs for hearing protection often involves a personal choice or preference by the affected worker. Choice or preference is not optional, however, for the required use of hearing protective devices, according to NIOSH regulations if noise levels exceed 85 dBA (time-weighted average of decibels over a period … Continue reading »

The Cost of Eye Injuries to Employers

Each day in the American workplace there are an estimated 1,000 eye injuries that occur due to falling or flying objects or chemicals. These injuries can cost over $300 million per year for worker’s compensation, medical attention and lost production time. While not all eye injuries are preventable, wearing the correct glasses or other protective … Continue reading »

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