Tag Archive - Personal Protective Equipment

The Top 10 Workplace Hazards and How to Prevent Them

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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. Continue Reading…

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

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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 provided through a set of guidelines, which are especially tailored to answer how one can stay safe from the cold temperature’s hazardous effects. This standard Continue Reading…

Know About NFPA 2112 Standards to Reduce Flash Fire Injuries

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 Standards are laid down with a purpose to make obvious the standards regarding FR garments, so that the protection of industrial personnel against Flash Fire could be guaranteed. This law is judiciously and considerately providing the minimum requirements for every thing regarding flame-resistant garments, which could assure the workplace safety of the industrial personnel. The NFPA 2112 gives full guidance on design, construction, evaluation and certification of FR garments, so that you feel protected with full confidence. Continue Reading…

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

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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 you may be getting prepped for football games and changing leaves, the promise of an Indian Summer can present many health risks for those who work outdoors.  Heat stress and heat-related illnesses are appropriately a “hot” topic in the summertime, but it is important to keep up on the facts of these potential health threats even as the weather begins to change. Continue Reading…

Match Your Work Boot Outsoles To Your Work Environment

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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 a chance of slip or electric hazard. Now in the market, you can find a wide variety of outsoles, constructed by employing a number of slip-resistant, protective and durable materials. Every work boots industry is giving preference to work and workplace needs of workers and thus utilizing some specific types of materials in the making of soles. Therefore, it is very necessary for you to understand the options in order to make a wise choice for yourself. Here you go with valuable information on outsoles construction. Continue Reading…

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

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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 had a few high-temperature days, but we know that there are still hotter days to come.  Now, more than ever, we need to pay attention to the negative effects extreme heat can have on those who work outdoors.

2012 was the warmest year on record for the country according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  In fact, it was 3.2 degrees Fahrenheit above average.  The Southern states, who are no stranger to hot weather, are even feeling the heat’s brutal impacts. Continue Reading…

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

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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, employers still have a duty to protect workers from heat-related hazards. OSHA’s campaign against heat-related illness offers tools to help businesses educate themselves and their employees against the hazards that come from working in the heat. Continue Reading…

Workplace Injuries Facts and Stats

Construction Has High Worker Injury Rate

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 mind, all the workers and their employers should consider the newly released facts and stats about workplace fatalities and injuries, so that efforts could be made in order to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths. The careless choice of workwear and other work accessories causes most of these deaths and injurie and, because of  this, WorkingPerson.com is striving to provide quality safety accessories and workwear for Working People. Have a look at some of the highlights of these facts and statistics. Continue Reading…

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

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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 complete tasks comfortably while staying warm is obvious, but we may not always know how much or how little insulation we need.  Another question we may ask ourselves while we prepare for work in frigid temperatures is, will the clothing keep us protected from cold for the intended life of the product? Continue Reading…

What are ASTM F903 Safety Standards?

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F903 are the standard methods of testing used for chemically resistant workwear. Chemically-resistant workwear can come in various forms but are more commonly seen in footwear, such as rubber boots or rain gear. If you’re a person who works with or around corrosive liquids, or any variety of chemicals, you already understand the necessity for supreme body protection. Areas such as hands, legs, eyes, face and torso should be completely protected.

The ASTM F903 standard test methods are evaluated on finished items and specimens of protective clothing that include coats, boots, gloves, pants, bibs, and coveralls to name a few. Finished items and specimens are particularly important areas for testing as they consist of discontinuous and seamed regions of protective clothing. Of course, normal continuous regions of protective clothing are also tested for their effective barrier shielding abilities. Continue Reading…

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