Gas Monitoring in Wastewater Operations

Gas monitors can sometimes be a divisive subject in the safety world. The initial cost of implementing a comprehensive gas monitoring program can be a real barrier; then you must consider the time spent training users on the monitors, applicable software, docking station procedures, bump tests, repairs, and calibration schedules! However, the single most important …

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The Hard Knocks of Head Protection–Hard Hats & Suspensions: What You Don’t Know Might Surprise You!

Hard hats and suspensions are hardly a glamourous safety topic to discuss.  Most would find it boring and straightforward—hard hats protect the head, ho-hum.  However, as with most products designed to provide personal safety, there are a few things one needs to consider to increase compliance and safety at your workplace! The manufacturer is responsible …

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Climbing Helmets in Construction

The big change sweeping the nation in construction is the use of climbing and or safety helmets on job sites as opposed to traditional hard hats. The trend was started in Europe by companies like Petzl and KASK but has now migrated to the US. Now, US safety manufacturers like MSA and 3M are coming …

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Your Checklist For Emergency Eyewash and Shower Compliance

All shower units shall be inspected annually to assure conformance with ANSI Z358.1. Recommended Testing Flow Pressure is 30 psi (+ .5 psi – .0 psi). LOCATION Emergency equipment shall be activated weekly Safety station shall be accessible within 10 seconds of hazard, approximately 55 ft./16.8 m. Safety station shall be located on the same …

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Cut resistant gloves

Common Cut Resistant Glove Shells

The shell of a glove is the machine knitted part that provides shape and a foundation. Glove shells come in many forms, i.e. Dyneema (HPPE), Kevlar, Fiberglass, Steel, Blended, etc.… For our purposes we’ll stick w the most common out there.   Shells Dyneema (HPPE) An extremely strong fiber that is form fitting and lightweight. As …

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Protection Gloves Occupational Safety And Health

Common “Dips” in Safety Gloves

We’ve all been there, you find the exact glove that meets all the specifications for your application and then find out your employees HATE wearing them! Finding the proper level of protection is one thing (arguably the most important thing), but it is also extremely important to find a glove that your folks will actually …

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