Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is all of the safety gear that protects the wearers of it from getting injured or infected. Such safety equipment includes: cut-resistant gloves, helmets, safety goggles, safety toe boots, flame-resistant workwear, etc. The hazards that this PPE can guard workers against are chemical, physical, electrical, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. This personal protective equipment is not only intended for those on the job site for occupational health and safety purposes, but sports equipment can fall under this category as well.

When you’re cruising around town on a bright summer day (in your sports car, duh), you’re probably wearing sunglasses. If you’re not, you definitely should be. We have sunglasses that don't JUST protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays (UVA and UVB) - they also guard your eyeballs from other hazards. From wind- to impact-resistance, these safety sunglasses can be worn during work and leisure time. Staying safe never looked so good. Here are just some of the many safety sunglasses available at Working Person's Store: One style of Pyramex sunglasses features ice blue lenses, and they’re designed to reduce glare. These trusty lenses also filter out 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, and they exceed the ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements [...]

Here are our top 10 hazards that occur in workplaces all too often. Although there are many more dangers on job sites, we feel that this list deserves some attention. Educate yourself on what can cause potential hazards and read up on how you can safely prevent them from ruining your day. 1. Slips, trips, and falls Falls from tripping over who-knows-what (uneven floor surfaces, wet floors, loose cables, etc.) are easily the most common cause of injuries at work. Employers have to fork over big bucks to cover the cost of all of these mishaps, and sadly, most of them could be prevented if safety regulations were followed properly. It's the responsibility of employers and workplaces to make sure employees are working in a safe environment. Accidents [...]

In frosty weather, going for a job without proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is quite risky and it can make you severely ill as well. All you need for a cold weather job in cold is the right kind of PPE. Its quite confusing to choose workwear for cold temperatures because you cannot always guess how much insulation will be needed. You also cannot be sure that your workwear will protect you from the cold winds that happening during the winter. Many employees need help in selecting the right kind of PPE for working in cold temperatures. The American Standard for Classification of Insulation Apparel used in frigid work environments (ANSI/ISEA 201-2012) is now offering help to such employees, as well as employers. This help is being [...]

Know About NFPA 2112 Standards to Reduce Flash Fire Injuries

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 Standards are laid down with a purpose to make obvious the standards regarding FR garments, so [...]

An Indian Summer Can Still Put You At Risk For Heat Stress

Although Labor Day traditionally marks the ending of summer, most of us know that the first few weeks of “fall” can still bring the heat.  While [...]

Match Your Work Boot Outsoles To Your Work Environment

The soles of your work boots is a very important component that also decides your safety at workplace, especially at the work sites where there is [...]

Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard Helps Workers Beat the Heat

As June comes to a close, the summer is now in full-swing.  We see the days getting longer, drier and hotter as July gets closer and closer.  We’ve [...]

Choose the Right Workwear to Avoid Heat-Related Illness and Injury

Heat-related illness on the job can be serious, even deadly. And although there is not a specific OSHA standard that addresses hot work environments, [...]

Workplace Injuries Facts and Stats

As the nature of jobs and the working schedules have become tougher, workplace injuries have become very much common these days. Keeping this fact in [...]

ANSI/ISEA 201-2012 Standard: Choosing PPE for Cold Temperatures

When the weather is cold, it is important to show up for the job prepared.  The fact that your workwear will need insulation that will allow you to [...]

What are ASTM F903 Safety Standards?

F903 are the standard methods of testing used for chemically resistant workwear. Chemically-resistant workwear can come in various forms but are more [...]

Voluntary VS. Mandatory Safety Guidelines: Does it Matter?

What’s the difference between a mandatory regulation and a voluntary requirement? That’s a big question to answer and an important one to tackle. [...]

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