Over one million workers suffer back-related injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you work in home improvement you can easily be one of them! Doing any sort of heavy lifting without proper workwear can lead to these injuries. Back support belts are used whenever people have to move heavy objects without mechanical assistance. Protective equipment can help to support a worker’s back during other types of extensive physical activity, too.
Experts estimate that over 800,000 workers nationwide are exposed to unsafe levels of lead. This figure doesn’t include those exposed to cadmium, mercury, beryllium, chromium and other potentially dangerous heavy metals. These toxic compounds can cause organ failure after they get embedded in a worker’s bloodstream.
Would your flotation vest will withstand the test and save peoples’ lives you are responsible for – including yours? Before anyone can save someone’s life, they have to be sure that their own is secure to avoid becoming a second casualty. The all-important flotation vests should not just meet the very basic standards, but surpass them. Flotation vests are one of the most common -and most important- personal flotation devices (PFDs) that water rescue teams count on. Continue reading “Flotation Vests for Water Safety”
We can answer that question with an overarching answer: any time where your workers or passersby could be injured by a fall, either by the impact from them falling, something fall on them, or by falling on substances and dangerous objects, regardless of height.
Hazardous waste operations require crew teams to handle toxic liquids, solids and other dangerous substances. Proper hand and arm protection is essential to crew safety.
Safeware Inc offers hazardous waste protective gloves that are:
- Resistant to corrosive chemicals, fluids, and other substances
- Tough enough to resist tearing, abrasions, and other damage
- Easy to dispose of safely
Traffic safety is one of law enforcement’s most important jobs.
Construction workers need heavy-duty rain suits to wear on long, wet shifts. These can help guard against:
Law enforcement officers who find themselves in the line of fire need body armor to protect them against the possibility of an armed suspect. Unfortunately, many pieces of body armor aren’t ergonomically designed and can be quite bulky. This can restrict an officer’s level range of movement, which is a problem when dealing with a heated situation.
Continue reading “The Best Ergonomic Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers”
Ionizing radiation is a serious threat that’s completely invisible to the naked eye. It has no odor and it doesn’t make a sound. No human sense can pick up radioactive emissions, which makes detection equipment the only way for people to know if a hazard is present or not.
The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) has been stepping up compliance assistance as well as site inspections focused on reducing the trench and excavation deaths after an alarming rise in 2016.