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Match Work Boot Outsoles To The 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…

Selecting Safety Footwear: Technology Makes It More Efficient

Use Technology To Streamline Your Safety Footwear Program

In the tough economic times we’ve all faced in the last few years, some tough decisions have had to be made. Some things have had to be cut out of the budget. Without a healthy bottom line, companies are in real danger.

At the same time, many companies have realized that it is important that their employees also remain healthy and out of danger, which is why they’ve been hesitant to cut back on safety programs. And rightly so. Still, safety managers, like everyone else in most companies, have had to learn to do more with less.

It’s time to get smart about safety footwear programs. For safety managers looking to get the most efficiency out of their limited time and resources, there’s another option to consider in place of the traditional process. This traditional process often includes involving several different departments, from accounting to purchasing to safety. It involves coordinating the best date available for both managers and workers. Continue Reading…

What is the American National Standards Institute?

American National Standards Institute

Founded in 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is a private, not-for-profit, membership organization that acts as a standards coordinating and approval body, not necessarily a standards developer. Its membership consists of individuals and organizations representing a wide range of interests including trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, standards developing organizations, private industry, consumers, academia and government agencies. Presently, there are over 13,000 ANSI-approved American National Standards.

The main functions of ANSI include establishing a variety of accreditation programs, such as third-party product certification. ANSI supports the development and approval of national voluntary standards. The American National Standards Institute also acts as the U.S. representative to the international standards organizations including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also responsible for creating liaises with government department and agencies on standards’ issues. All the while ANSI is setting standards for protective footwear. Continue Reading…

Hearing Conservation: Military Practices To Improve Your Program

Hearing Conservation Programs

We all know military families make immense sacrifices for our country. What’s startling to find out is that, more and more, military members are sacrificing something we tend to take for granted: Their hearing.

Disability claims for hearing damage are on the rise in the military. In fact, hearing damage is the most common disability among military members returning from combat in the last 10 years. Military members wear protective footwear and clothing, so why is hearing protection so overlooked?

A common-sense hearing conservation program was needed. So the Department of Defense charged the Government Accountability Office to study this issue and report back on ways that hearing loss can be avoided. What they found can be used in your business to improve your own hearing conservation program. Continue Reading…

Nautilus Safety Footwear: Don’t Get All Charged Up

ESD Safety Shoes By Nautilus Work Footwear

Have you ever thought about how much electricity the average human being carries around with them - in them – every single day? It’s shocking. (Pun intended!) In fact, you can accumulate as much as 12,000 volts just walking across a carpeted room. And we know you’re asking for it when you do this, but rubbing a balloon against your hair can generate as much as 20,000 volts. On average, the typical human being carries 25,000 volts of electricity with them at any given time. And passing it on to something else is easy. We do it all the time. It’s called static electricity, and it’s the “shock” you feel when you touch something. Sometimes we feel it – like when you touch a door knob or a sweater – but most of the time, we don’t. You have to have a buildup of 1,500 or more volts to feel a static electric charge when you touch something. But a charge with as little as five volts can cause damage to your home computer. Continue Reading…

Protective Apparel: Solving the Non-compliance Problem

PPE Must Be Worn To Be Effective

If you run a manufacturing plant, construction site or transportation company, you know that implementing a safety clothing program is only half the battle. Your employees have to actually wear the protective items to keep them safe.  Unfortunately, the fact is, they too often don’t comply.

In fact, this problem is rampant. An online survey conducted by a Kimberly-Clark Professional found that 89 percent of safety professionals polled had observed WorkingPeople failing to wear the proper workwear and/or personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been. Stunning. And almost 30 percent said they observed it on multiple occasions.  We need to keep our work force safe. Continue Reading…

Why Wear Safety Footwear?

Safety Footwear

Protective, safety footwear is essential to ensure safe and healthy feet. Steel toe boots and shoes protect your feet, help prevent injuries to them, and reduce the severity of injuries that may occur in the workplace. According to the National Safety Council, only one out of four victims of job-related foot injury wear any type of safety shoes or boots. The remaining three are unaware of the benefits of protective footwear. Today’s safety footwear is comfortable, flexible, and stylish and provides necessary protection from injury. The foot is the most valuable part of your body subjected to injury in industry. Because of the many potential work hazards, it is important that you discuss with your supervisor the safety shoe, boot, or other protective equipment that you need for your protection. Continue Reading…

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