PPE

The Plan, Provide and Train Approach to Fall Prevention

In many occupations, working at heights is a significant and unavoidable part of the job. Although there are rules and safety regulations to prevent falls, every year many workers die or are injured after falling from ladders, scaffolds or other elevated areas.

Safety Guidelines for Working With Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts are used by various industries from construction to entertainment and can be divided into four categories: manually-propelled, self-propelled (e.g., scissor lift), boom-supported (e.g., with a telescopic or joined boom), and vehicle-mounted. Often, aerial lifts are operated by workers who are not trained properly, use old or faulty equipment, or don’t wear fall arrest systems.

Strategies for Workplace Noise Protection

Modern life is far from peaceful and quiet. Continuous exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) are harmful and not many people realize how many everyday sounds are louder than the recommended exposure limit—including lawnmowers, power tools, garbage disposals, blenders and food processors.

4 Issues That Impede Foot Safety

A heavy object falling from a height, rolling, or penetrating the worker’s shoe, a slip while carrying a piece of equipment, or a chemical hazard present in the workplace—these can all result in a foot injury that can hurt an employee’s career and determine the long-term direction of their lives.

How Technology Can Help Your Workforce With Fatigue

In high-hazard industries like construction or utilities, worker fatigue can easily result in serious injuries and deaths. But it’s important to note that all workplaces are affected by fatigue, which can lower productivity and increase injury rates in any line of work.

5 Important Topics for Confined Spaces Training

Confined space is an area that has limited space and limited openings for entry and exit. Examples of confined space include tunnels, silos, vats, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, manholes, and storage bins. These spaces should be occupied for short periods of time only, and always while taking necessary precautions.

3 Ways to Improve Hard Hat Usage Among Workers

Hard hats are one of the most common pieces of PPE, and with good reason—there’s little more important than protecting against head injuries. Hard hats are often seen in industrial or construction zones, providing the last line of defense against falling objects, debris, and even electric shock.