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Honeywell Industrial Safety is helping safety managers build enduring cultures of safety in their organizations. This blog aims to provide safety managers with relevant news, opinions and best practices to help them and their people stay safe.

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April 07, 2020

How to Insert and Clean Reusable Earplugs

Reusable earplugs are designed with reuse in mind, as they’re resilient, easy to use, insert and wear. However, to mitigate common bacterial and fungal infections and maintain good ear hygiene, they require regular cleaning. Read below to learn more about the proper insertion, use, and care of reusable earplugs. ...
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PPE

March 30, 2020

Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Gas Detectors

Toxic and combustible gas detectors use electrochemical and catalytic bead sensors which are designed to be highly sensitive to specific hazardous gases. The performance of these sensors can be affected by the presence of other chemical compounds, such as those found in some cleaning and antiseptic products. Using such products to clean or disi...
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PPE

March 27, 2020

How to Care for Fall Protection Harnesses

Just as work garments, harnesses can get dirty. Cleaning your fall protection equipment will prolong its life and contribute towards maintaining the performance of the product. Here are some useful tips on how to do it safely....
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PPE

March 25, 2020

How to Clean an APR North Respirator Mask

Prior to being reused, all PPE should be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized or disinfected using procedures and cleaning agents that do not affect its protective performance. Always follow manufacturer instructions and advice on how to do it safely. Needless to say, reusable respirators should be cleaned, disinfected or sanitized to a safe level. If you...
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Hazards & Risks

March 20, 2020

Essential Workplace Hygiene Do’s and Don’ts

Workplace and personal hygiene are of utmost importance in ensuring a healthy, productive workforce. Promoting good health starts with implementing hygiene policies and encouraging all parties to adhere to them. Here is a list of general workplace and personal hygiene best practices known to ensure good health....
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PPE

March 09, 2020

The “Personal” in PPE. Why Fit, Comfort and Style Matter

Women are not only slowly breaking down occupation divide in fields like tech and aerospace, but also in industry and trade. They represent approximately 9% of the construction workforce, according to the National Association of Women in Construction. As workplace diversity increases, employers need to consider different garment shapes, sizes, and ...
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Hazards & Risks

March 06, 2020

The Impact of Unsafe Practices in the Food and Beverage Industry

Worldwide, every year, at least 600 million people fall ill from contaminated food and 420,000 people die, according to the World Health Organization. On the other hand, more than 19,000 food manufacturing employees were injured on the job in 2015 and nearly 50 industry workers were killed each year between 2011 and 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statis...
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PPE

March 03, 2020

Seven Steps to Put on A Safety Harness

Fall protection PPE is efficient in saving lives, only when used properly. Everyone working at height needs to know how to inspect and select PPE for each application, including how to properly fit a fall protection harness. The fall protection harness is an essential component of the fall arrest system. It attaches the anchor and lifeline to t...
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Safety Trends

February 28, 2020

The Safety Brief for February. News, Events and More

January and February were not the most eventful months, right? Just kidding, there's always something interesting happening in the world of OHS. Here is a collection of titles you might find interesting....
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Hazards & Risks

February 26, 2020

The ABCs of a Written Respiratory Program

We know a “one-mask-fits-all” is not an efficient approach, but sometimes safety professionals have trouble identifying the best solution to fend off the hazard. If you’re in the process of reviewing your respiratory program or starting from scratch, here are a few guidelines to consider in respiratory PPE selection....
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Smart OHS

February 21, 2020

World War II Technology Boosts Industrial Safety Today

Connected solutions play a key role in streamlining business-critical data. They can integrate plant, edge devices, and personnel information, to offer safety managers unprecedented control and visibility. At the core of connectivity lies RFID, a 72-year old innovation. See how it's being used today in multiple applications and scenarios. ...
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Hazards & Risks

February 19, 2020

Four Farming Hazards and Safety Measures to Prevent Them

Everyone knows farming is a hazardous job. Bad weather, chemicals, confined spaces, electricity, noise, heavy machinery – these can cause injuries that require hospitalization and time off work. Recognizing and being aware of these industry-specific hazards is the first step towards preventing them. These are four frequent farming health hazards a...
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Hazards & Risks

February 15, 2020

Are Music Headphones a Workplace Hazard?

Music at the gym, music on the commute, music at work. With the advent of portable music devices and smartphones, music headphones and earbuds are being used everywhere to provide a pleasant auditory background and mask environmental noise in our daily milieu, including on the job. But music headphones are not a substitute for proper hearing prote...
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PPE

February 11, 2020

PPE for Electrical Safety.Antistatic, Electrostatic or Insulating?

Electricity is a commodity in our modern life. Some people work with electricity directly – engineers, electricians, electronic technicians, to mention a few. And others work with it indirectly.  Approximately 350 electrical-related deaths occur on the job in the US, every year, according to OSHA. Therefore, choosing the right electrical...
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Hazards & Risks

February 06, 2020

The Effects of Poor Safety Footwear on Health

Walking is very important to our well-being. The way we walk affects our overall health, body shape, posture, and mood. It seems easy to do, but, as with any physical activity, there are ways to walk better both inside as well as outside a working environment. And comfortable shoes play a key role. Here is what you need to know about walking, po...
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Hazards & Risks

February 04, 2020

How We Protect Big-Event Venues From Multiple Threats

While football players were clashing on the gridiron in Miami this weekend, safety professionals had only one thing in mind: venue protection. More specifically, protecting the 65,000-plus people in attendance. Anywhere big crowds gather at high-profile events around the world, extra security precautions must be put in place. For Honeywell In...
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January 27, 2020

Why resilient firefighters deserve equally tough PPE

On October 9, 2019, a Texas Motel 6 went up in flames because two unattended young children were playing with a lighter. This multiple alarm fire nearly turned deadly for Spring Fire Department Captain David Paige and firefighters Forrest McCord and Blake Thompson. The fire started around 3:45 p.m. about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Houston, ...
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Smart OHS

January 23, 2020

19 Workplace Safety Tips for 2020

2020 is here! How is your New Year’s resolution list looking? They say breaking down ambitious goals into small, actionable items is an effective strategy to accomplish them. In the world of health and safety, small actions such as displaying a warning sign or cleaning a dirty floor factory can have a significant impact on reducing the number of w...
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Compliance

January 21, 2020

NFPA 1851 Updates To Reduce the Risk of Cancer in Firefighters

Firefighters face a 9% increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14% increase in cancer-related deaths, compared to the general population in the US, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The risk of developing cancer and heart diseases is increased by exposure to contaminants during a fire. However, perso...
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PPE

January 15, 2020

The Quick Maintenance Checklist for Safety Footwear

Buying the right safety footwear is the first step in keeping workers safe and reducing musculoskeletal problems Yet safety shoes don’t last forever. They experience wear and get damaged, so, may eventually not offer the protection that workers rely on for their safety and health. Correct usage and practical maintenance tasks are the next steps ...
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January 13, 2020

How Do We Adapt to Firefighters’ Working Realities in the New Decade?

In 1980, US local fire departments responded to some 10.8 million emergency calls, 3 million of which classified as fire calls. By 2018, the number of calls tripled, but the no. of fire emergencies plummeted to 1.3 million, according to the NFPA. Nowadays, firefighters’ do less structural fire firefighting. And this change in work focus prompts a ...
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PPE

January 06, 2020

New Year,New PPE?See if You Should Change Yours

As resistant as was designed to be, personal protective equipment doesn’t last forever. When it comes to replacing PPE, manufacturer guidance remains key to identifying the product “end of life, and sometimes, it can get tricky. Here is a Q&A list to help you delay, as well as prepare for this moment, whenever it may arrive. How long does PPE...
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Smart OHS

December 28, 2019

How Fit-Testing Earplugs Helped Boost Hearing Protection

In the oil and gas sector, where piercing noises are very common, nearly half of the workers suffer from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), according  to WorkSafeBC . Statistics show the percentage of workers with signs of hearing loss has increased by 12% over the last five years, from 33% in 2012 to 45% in 2017. Meanwhile, Honey...
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December 24, 2019

Ten Honeywell Products that Inspired Safety in 2019

This year was blessed with a lot of innovative safety solutions that not only served their intended purpose, protecting workers from occupational health and safety hazards but made workers feel and look exceptionally good while doing their job. Honeywell’s global design teams strive to create products that go beyond functionality and ease of use. ...
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Smart OHS

December 19, 2019

How We Made Scaffolding Work Safer in Italy

Working at height is one of the most dangerous occupations. Erecting scaffolding in challenging industrial environments such as oil refineries involves serious fall risks, especially with limited anchorage options available for this type of work. SAIT, an Italian leading company for scaffolding, specialized in the marine and industrial sectors, pa...
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Hazards & Risks

December 16, 2019

A Primer on Top OSHA Violations,the HAZCOM Standard

Each year, the world produces more than 70,000 different chemicals amounting to over 400 million tones. Households use products containing potentially dangerous chemicals on a regular basis. But truly hazardous are chemicals used at an industrial level, in  automotive, manufacturing and industrial operations. Essential for industrial activiti...
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Safety Trends

December 13, 2019

What to Expect in 2020 from the Fall PPE Market

The industrial fall protection equipment market may exceed $ 3.8 billion by 2024, this report states. The expansion of construction activities around the globe correlated with the growing no.number of employees in this sector and stricter government regulations are driving demand for better fall protection equipment. As Honeywell has been manufact...
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PPE

December 11, 2019

Five Things to Consider when Choosing A Gas Monitor for Confined Spaces

Each working environment has its safety challenges and risks. Therefore, when evaluating confined space hazards during entry pre-check, your gas monitor should be reliable, detecting all dangerous gases that may exist or arise There are several types of gas detectors on the market, with different displays, sizes and functionalities. What type of...
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Hazards & Risks

December 05, 2019

Five Metal Industry Tasks No Worker Should Handle with Bare Hands

Many industries rely on efficient and productive metal fabrication. But the handling of raw metal material – most of which is in a raw cast, forged or cut state – comes with the inherent risk of cuts to the hand, fingers and wrist. Metal blocks, billets, bars, tubes and sections are often large, cumbersome and heavy, so the correct choice of cut-re...
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Hazards & Risks

December 02, 2019

How to Reduce Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Did you know a paver releases 45 million mcg of dust into the air? According to OSHA’s new rule, for every meter of cubic air the worker breathes, he or she should inhale no more than 50 mcg of silica, averaged over an eight-hour shift. To understand and comply with the new OSHA PEL, three factors need to be considered: air, time and dust. ·&nbs...
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PPE

November 25, 2019

Overspecifying Cut Protection Gloves is Over

Remember our hand safety guide on selecting safety gloves? We’ve put together guidelines to advise on an important, yet challenging task for safety professionals – choosing suitable hand gloves for specific applications. Now, we’re happy to offer you a practical solution. Meet our newest range of cut-protection gloves, Honeywell CoreShield™. Re...
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Compliance

November 22, 2019

The Safety Brief for October. News, Events and More

Hey, how are you? Did you get a chance to skim through the safety news this past month? No problem, we’ll take that off your long to-do list. Here is a collection of noteworthy safety moments from October. US National Protect Your Hearing Month This October, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) announced the ...
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Smart OHS

November 20, 2019

How to Correctly Calculate Your Fall Clearance

If you work at heights, whether on a cradle or on a scaffolding, you know that calculating fall clearance and swing fall is paramount to safety. Miscalculating this distance can result in serious injuries and even death. There are a lot of confusing definitions in the world of fall protection, so we thought we’d help you get a better understanding...
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Hazards & Risks

November 18, 2019

Spilling the Tea on Chemical Hazards and Skin Safety

When working in your backyard garden, garage or making dinner, you expose your skin to mechanical, electrical, radiological, environmental or chemical risks. Needless to say, hazards are at their highest in your workplace if you work with sharp objects, heavy machinery or chemicals. As always, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, no mat...
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PPE

November 14, 2019

Top Gas Safety Concerns and Solutions for Cannabis Manufacturers

Since 2012, when the first two states – Colorado and Washington - approved marijuana for recreational use, up to the present, when cannabis is legal in 33 states, this industry has experimented to create more value for its crops. And it brought new safety hazards into the processing and extraction operations. In the 33 states where cannabis is leg...
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PPE

November 11, 2019

Suit up for the Invisible Enemy-Toxic Air

On July 9th 2018, the US president signed legislation to track firefighters’ on-the-job exposure to cancer. Despite the lack of conclusive evidence to demonstrate a causal relationship between this profession and cancer, the initiative raised a red flag. It’s clear that cancer-causing carcinogen contamination of firefighters remains a serious heal...
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Hazards & Risks

November 10, 2019

Key Cooling Strategies to Mitigate Firefighter Heat Stress

Being a firefighter means leading a life dedicated to serving others in a most honorable manner. It means saving lives at the cost of losing your own. Firefighters are constantly exposed to burns, smoke inhalation and crush injuries from collapsing structures. They are also exposed to heat stress, on a daily basis, which leads to severe job-relate...
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Hazards & Risks

November 04, 2019

How to Remain Protected from Falls During Leading Edge Work

Between 1933-1935, 30 workers fell while building the Golden Gate bridge. Construction companies had a grim rule of thumb: one worker fatality for every million dollars spent. Fortunately, 19 of them were saved by a safety net placed underneath and construction did not stop to a halt. Today, despite innovations in construction techniques, construc...
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Hazards & Risks

November 04, 2019

What You Need to Know about Respirable Crystalline Silica

Exposure to crystalline silica is a serious, established occupational health and safety issue that many companies are struggling to understand and diminish. There is further pressure from governmental agencies – OSHA is tightening the 2016 silica exposure standards, and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is looking to create a new silic...
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Hazards & Risks

October 31, 2019

Seven Safety Challenges during Oil & Gas Turnarounds

Turnarounds are planned periods of inactivity, when plants or refineries shutdown to get inspected and revamped. Turnaround work can range from simple maintenance operations on a single unit to multi-year modernization plans. They typically involve intense new activities such as surface stripping, welding, cutting, draining or removing pipework, d...
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Hazards & Risks

October 28, 2019

The Impact of Heat Stress in Firefighter Fatalities

Firefighting is widely recognized as hard, dangerous work. But not only because of burns caused by blazing fires, but also because of exposure to extreme heat and high temperatures during strenuous physical activity. Sudden cardiac events account for approximately 45% of firefighter duty-related deaths in the US each year. This is the highest mort...
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Hazards & Risks

October 24, 2019

Seven Safety Challenges during Oil And Gas Turnarounds

Turnarounds are planned periods of inactivity when plants or refineries shutdown to get inspected and revamped. Turnaround work can range from simple maintenance operations on a single unit to multi-year modernization plans. They typically involve intense new activities such as surface stripping, welding, cutting, draining or removing pipework, de...
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Safety Trends

October 16, 2019

The Four Layers of Your Total Site Protection

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great," John D. Rockefeller said. And finding the great starts with defining it. The company you represent might be a top player in its industry, the balance sheets might look rewarding, and the company’s share trends might be bullish. But what if an explosion occurred at one of the compa...
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Compliance

October 15, 2019

A Behind the Scenes Look at ANSI Standards Development

Creating hearing protection standards is often a mystery to anyone outside it, but it’s a process worth understanding as all hearing protectors sold around the world need to be tested with methods codified in standards and published by authoritative bodies. I help draft the hearing protector standards used in North America, which are published by ...
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PPE

October 11, 2019

What PPE Do You Need for Cold Weather?

During summer months, safety managers are concerned with managing heat stress. When winter comes and temperatures go below zero degrees Celsius, workers and managers face the opposite phenomenon – cold stress. Cold-related disorders such as hypothermia, frostbite or chilblains can become paralyzing, unless safety measures are taken seriously. Here...
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Hazards & Risks

October 08, 2019

Ten Ways Your Hearing is Being Damaged at Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year. Noise exposure can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, two permanent conditions with no known cure. Regulations require the use of hearing protection whenever hazardous occupational noise is present, to ...
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Safety Trends

October 04, 2019

Why Fire Service Training is a Long-Term Commitment

Life-and-death situations require Superman-type strength, dedication, and courage. Yet mastering the skill set required to save lives doesn’t happen overnight and firefighters know better than anyone how important continuous learning is to their mission. Firefighting is a career of continuing education. Firefighting academies offer formal educati...
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Hazards & Risks

October 01, 2019

The Unexpected Impact of Footwear on Occupational Health

Musculoskeletal diseases cause more than 22,000 workers to retire early. In most situations, the impact of lifting heavy loads and repetitive movements are the root causes, but there is a growing awareness of the impact of poor-quality safety footwear on worker health and safety. Read on to learn more about occupational footwear and its effect on ...
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Hazards & Risks

September 27, 2019

Five Hand Hazards And Safety Gloves for Automotive Workers

Automotive plant workers risk hand cuts day in, day out as vehicles include metal and plastic components with sharp edges. Not only do these parts must be manually handled, but they also must be stamped, pressed, machined, molded and assembled, as required. Engine assembly, for example, encompasses tasks such as the fitting of pipes, valves, and c...
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September 23, 2019

Three Gas Detector Technologies that Save Lives

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together,” James Cash Penney, the founder of JC Penney says . And the force that works for your business growth as hard as you do is an optimal safety plan that relies on a gas detection solution that best suits your needs, we would add.   In a working environment, safet...
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Compliance

September 19, 2019

The Safety Brief. News on Regulations, Events and More

Time is precious, so I'm going to be brief - how about a curated list of the latest safety news? We thought you’d like catch up on industry events, regulatory changes and trending safety topics, so we’ve curated a list of massively popular headlines from the past month. Without further ado, these are the top industrial safety news of August: 1.&n...
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PPE

September 16, 2019

This is What the Future of Safety Glasses Looks Like

More than 20,000 workplace eye injuries occur each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The good news? 90% of them can be prevented by simply wearing safety eyewear, the American Academy of Ophthalmology writes. Yet concerns of discomfort deter workers from doing so. And especially wearers of prescription safety glasses. In fact...
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Hazards & Risks

September 12, 2019

How to Detect Atmospheric Hazards in Confined Spaces

Poor air quality and hazards posed by asphyxiates and toxic gases are some of the most common and deadly hazards faced in a confined space. How do we identify them as efficiently as possible before putting people at risk? Confined space regulations define an atmospheric hazard “as an atmosphere that may expose workers to the risk of death, incapa...
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Compliance

September 10, 2019

Government Guidance for Safe Fire Ash Cleanup

Destructive and deadly fires ravage California each year, and after-the-fire cleanup efforts aren’t easy either. Before cleanup operations begin, local and state government emergency policies and guidelines need to be checked for local restrictions, as well as guidance when it comes to disposal of debris, wastewater or the safety of cleanup worker...
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Hazards & Risks

August 30, 2019

The Hands-On Guide to Find the Right Safety Gloves for the Job

Our hand is arguably our most complex tool, helping us perform all sorts of tasks, from intricate painting to operating heavy machinery on a construction site. However, it’s also exposed to a myriad of safety hazards Viewed collectively, hand injuries take a toll on people and businesses, in the form of lost wages and lost productivity. The Bure...
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Hazards & Risks

August 26, 2019

What to Consider when Selecting Respirators for Mold Cleanup

A lot of injuries and illnesses occur during response and recovery from hurricanes and floods. Common hazards include carbon monoxide poisoning from generators and clean-up equipment, electrocution, falls, lacerations and exposure to mold. Yes, mold is a big issue. Floodwaters caused by hurricanes create moisture, a perfect environment for mold sp...
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What PPE Works Best for Wildfire Debris Cleanup?
August 21, 2019

What PPE Works Best for Wildfire Debris Cleanup?

Megafires are ravaging the US, as well as Arctic Canada, the Amazonian forest and other parts of the world. Without any doubt, first responder PPE plays a key role in keeping people safe, yet personal protection in the aftermath of a wildfire is as important as the one used to fight fires. Here’s the PPE needed to protect people cleaning up after...
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August 19, 2019

Use the Power of Data to Stay Compliant And Reduce Incidents

According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of worker injury and death. And they’re often the result of breakdowns in compliance tracking. Fall protection equipment sometimes misses proper inspection for wear and damage, employees may don’t receive the proper training for working at heights, or they may be assigned...
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Hazards & Risks

August 16, 2019

Six Myth-Busting Facts about the Welding Industry

The welding industry has been unwillingly subjected to a few fictions, falsehoods and fabrications throughout the years. We’re here to set the record straight with some myth-busting facts about the state of the labor market, the hazards welders face, and the necessary equipment needed to stay protected on the job. 1.      &nbsp...
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PPE

August 12, 2019

How to Choose HPDs to Avoid Overprotection

Driven by stringent industrial regulations, the US industrial hearing protection market is expected to surpass $650 million by 2024, reports say. This means hundreds of new earmuffs and earplug models will flood the market, making the quest for the perfect hearing protection PPE even more difficult. Especially since workers complain that HPDs are ...
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August 08, 2019

Three Problems Technology Helps Solve for HSE Leaders

Businesses across all industries are increasingly adopting digital technologies across the entire value chain, to re-design processes and workflow systems. In construction, new technologies are being used for building information modelling, integrated delivery systems, remote operations, automatization and cloud-based big data projects. This megat...
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Hazards & Risks

August 06, 2019

How to Identify Safe and Effective Emergency Eyewash

Our eyes are susceptible to hazards such as flying objects, dust particles, chemicals and vapors or UV light. In a workplace environment, eye protection comes to the rescue - safety spectacles and googles and if the situation requires, face shields or welding helmets. National standards and private safety programs also continue to evolve to provid...
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Hazards & Risks

August 02, 2019

Safety Pre-checks and Entry Permits in Confined Space Entry

Confined space environments hide many hazards and are one of the leading causes for occupational fatalities in the US. Some 2.1 million workers enter confined spaces annually and expose themselves to physical and not-so-obvious respiratory hazards that typically plague confined spaces. Since oxygen deficiency, flammable gases and toxic gases are si...
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Safety Trends

July 26, 2019

Three Hand Protection Trends Worth your Attention in 2019

“Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.” Your probably know this OSHA requirement b...
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July 17, 2019

New OSHA Crane Safety Regulations to Reduce Construction Site Incidents

New OSHA rule revises the way crane operators are trained, evaluated and certified in view of minimizing crane-related accidents. Some 44 people are killed and 175 injured each year in US crane accidents, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. This April, crane-related incidents made national headlines. Most accidents, happening on urban ...
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Hazards & Risks

July 15, 2019

How to Prevent Falls When Working at Heights

We don’t need to restate the serious risks posed by working at height, right? You have probably heard about OSHA’s Fatal Four - the four leading causes of injury and death in the construction industry. Fall hazards are the number one hazard on construction sites. Nearly half of construction worker fatalities involve falls from height, according t...
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Hazards & Risks

July 11, 2019

Forging into the Future of Welding. Still a Dangerous Job?

Welding seems like a tough profession, isn’t it? But despite its reputation, it is still sparking interest in the younger generation with a passion for metal fabrication. 20-year old Chandler Vincent is “one of the most skilled and decorated welders on the planet”, according to the American Welding Society. Chandler opened his own welding business...
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PPE

July 09, 2019

What You Need to Know About SCBA in Confined Spaces

In April, the US Coast Guard released a Marine Safety Alert on confined space risks and the need for training and emergency rescue procedures. The reminder came after three people were asphyxiated while working in manholes on a mobile offshore drilling unit. We feel it’s the right time to tackle respiratory selection for the invisible killer insid...
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July 02, 2019

This 4th of July, Spark Joy,Not Fires!

Happy 4th of July! It’s time to light up the sky and start the barbeque, right? Not to spoil all the fun, but did you know fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year?* In fact, more fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. In 2018, fireworks were involved in an estimated 9,100 injuries treated in US hospital emergen...
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Hazards & Risks

July 02, 2019

How to Avoid Safety Risks While Working in Hot Weather

Hot, lazy days of summer are here. For those of us working in AC-cooled offices, summer is a breeze. However, heat can prove harmful and even life-threatening for people working long hours in direct sunlight or hot environments. And there's more than a handful. An average of 13.3 million people reported working in extreme heat each day in July 201...
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June 27, 2019

OSHA Revises H&S Standards – Implications for Businesses

OSHA’s 24-year old Standards Improvement Project revised 14 provisions to improve employee health and safety. The scope of the fourth final rule, an initiative which began in 2016, was to eliminate confusing, duplicative, outdated and unnecessary rules in recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. The goal? Save employer...
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Hazards & Risks

June 23, 2019

Useful First Aid Tips for Workplace Eye Hazards

In the age of blue screens, a lifetime of healthy vision seems like an impossible goal. But this seems even more challenging for people working in environments rigged with eye hazards. Workplace eye injuries are most common in oil and petroleum refineries, chemical storage facilities, high-dust environments and waste disposal areas. Flying objects...
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Hazards & Risks

June 17, 2019

How to Develop an Effective Hearing Conservation Program

Our sense of hearing plays an essential role in how we communicate and experience the world, how we stay aware of our surroundings and thus, safe. That’s why, when hearing loss becomes an all-too-common reality, taking its irreversible toll on individuals, businesses, and society, organizations need to step in and take preventive action. A Hearing...
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Smart OHS

June 12, 2019

Is Wearable Technology the Solution to Lone Worker Safety?

Lone working happens in a broad range of workplaces and industries – transportation and logistics, retail, sales, social, healthcare, forestry, environment, construction, engineering and others. Basically, whenever there’s an activity that requires working remotely and unsupervised. This variety of activities means two things: 1.  &nbsp...
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Hazards & Risks

June 10, 2019

Six Actions to Reduce Worker Fatigue and its Costly Consequences

29% of Americans are sleepy at work, or doze on the job, according to sleep.org. Long working hours, night shifts, time-consuming commutes, zero breaks, sleep disorders – all these factors reduce a person’s ability to perform his/her job safely and effectively. And with the always-on pressure posed by our high-performing culture, it’s no wonder er...
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June 05, 2019

C-Suite Safety Engagement Cuts Incident Rate by 63%, ABC says

Companies whose C-level managers are actively engaged in safety programs witness a 63% TRIR reduction and a 64% DART reduction, according to a new report by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Leadership commitment is key to create conditions for people to do their work without incidents, the report reads. Leadership also plays an important r...
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Hazards & Risks

June 02, 2019

How We Prepare Hearing Protection for Real-World Use

Ask any safety manager and he’ll say that distinguishing high-quality hearing protection from the myriad options available is daunting. We caught up with Dr. Robert Ghent, Research Audiologist and Manager of the Honeywell Howard Leight Acoustical Testing Laboratory and asked him a few questions on how hearing protection is vetted to guarantee effe...
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Safety Trends

May 29, 2019

What Does it Take to Create a World-Class Safety Culture?

“Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment”, OSHA says. “Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs, attitudes, which shape our behavior.” Some of the world’s safest companies – as recognized by reputable institutions – have managed to create organizational cultures with a strong c...
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Hazards & Risks

Electrical Safety Training - Enough to Prevent Arc Flash Injuries?
May 29, 2019

Electrical Safety Training - Enough to Prevent Arc Flash Injuries?

Electricity, what an invention, right? As grateful as we may be for its discovery, we’re also in awe of its powerful destructive ability. In 2017, exposure to electric current was the sixth most common type of workplace fatality. Electric shock and burns from contact with live parts are an all-too-common source of injury for anyone whose job invo...
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Safety Trends

May 28, 2018

Which Safety Leading Indicators improve Site Safety Performance?

It’s no secret: the construction industry has one of the highest level of fatalities. How do we know? Historical injury rates. However, looking at the past, so we can predict the future is no longer a reliable strategy for 21st century organizations focused on robust safety prediction and control. How do you gauge the effectiveness of your safety ...
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