Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Essentials: A Comprehensive Guide for Workplace Safety

In any workplace, ensuring the safety of employees is of paramount importance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial in safeguarding workers from occupational hazards. This comprehensive guide aims to provide valuable insights into the importance of PPE, the different types of PPE available, selection criteria, proper usage guidelines, and essential maintenance practices. By following the

Choosing the Right PPE for Arc Flash Hazards

Arc flashes are a potentially deadly possibility when working with live or damaged equipment. Every year there are around 30,000 arc flash incidents that result in 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 deaths. The most frightening thing about arc blasts is that they can heat up to 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is more than

Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Handling

Handling chemicals is a serious matter that needs the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Chemicals present many dangers that could mean damaging injuries to the handlers. The likelihood of such hazards or the risks they bring requires proper training and PPE for work each and every time. The risks associated with the chemical itself, together

Hearing Protection

How much noise or sound can your ears take? The sense of hearing and the organ in itself can only take so much. Occupational deafness has become common in many industries in recent decades because of the lack of measures to protect the ears. Like other senses, hearing has limitations that must be acknowledged by

Cold Stress – Learn to Prevent and Treat It

You’re probably familiar with weather-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion, but did you know that illnesses just as serious can also be caused by working in cold environments? The winter, like the summer, poses unique workplace hazards that should be mitigated through workplace controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). These winter illnesses, referred

Stay Safe and Warm with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With the arrival of a new, colder season, it’s a good time to stop and evaluate the safety measures put in place for dealing with weather-related hazards in the workplace. Employers should take steps to mitigate hazards like ice, exposure to cold temperatures and low-light conditions. In many cases, special personal protective equipment (PPE) for

Safety Shoes – 8 Ways They Protect You

When you think about shoes for the workplace, heavy-duty footwear such as steel toe boots may come to mind. These boots, which have reinforced toes to protect the feet from hazards such as heavy objects, are important personal protective equipment (PPE) at many industrial and construction worksites. Many kinds of shoes exist that can make

Don’t Look Directly at the Sun…or a Laser – Laser Safety Basics

We’ve all seen laser pointers, heard of surgeries that use lasers and may have even witnessed a laser light show, but we may not associate these beams of light with the workplace. Lasers have many applications in workplaces that span many industries, though. Lasers are used in audio, video and computer equipment, bar code readers,

Eye Protection for the Workplace

OSHA’s recent changes to injury and illness reporting requirements include a rule that states employers must report all accidents that result in an employee losing an eye. This type of event may not seem like something that occurs all that frequently, but thousands of people are blinded annually because of eye injuries in the workplace.