PPE http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en CDC Study Says One in Four U.S. Adults have Hearing Damage http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage <div class="field-deck"> In a recent study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that many U.S. adults have damage from noise exposure despite reporting good hearing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even if a person doesn&rsquo;t have job-related noise exposure, he/she still could experience hearing damage or loss at home or in the community.</p> <p>A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)&nbsp;discovered one in four U.S. adults, as young as their early 20s, have hearing damage caused by loud noises encountered in everyday activities outside of the workplace.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage#comments Health Hearing Protection Industrial Hygiene Safety News Wellness Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:27:00 +0000 52871 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Guide Helps EHS Professionals Choose the Right Slip-Resistant Footwear http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/guide-helps-ehs-professionals-choose-right-slip-resistant-footwear <div class="field-deck"> New guide offers advise on choosing slip-resistant footwear and ensuring upkeep after purchase. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauv&eacute; en Sant&eacute; et en S&eacute;curit&eacute; du Travail (IRSST) has published <a href="http://www.irsst.qc.ca/en/headlines/id/444/how-to-choose-slip-resistant-occupational-footwear" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Choose Slip-Resistant Occupational Footwear.&rdquo;</a> The guide presents the procedures for selecting footwear that will provide good grip and adequate protection against other hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/guide-helps-ehs-professionals-choose-right-slip-resistant-footwear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/guide-helps-ehs-professionals-choose-right-slip-resistant-footwear#comments Foot Protection News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:24:00 +0000 52861 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Washington Construction Co. Fined more than $200,000 for Repeated Safety Violations http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations <div class="field-deck"> A Puyallup, Wash., construction company allegedly exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Washington State <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lni.wa.gov_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=XgtefILxNjCXUNQxGj32dUM9iTIINaaWqlieCZOmwA0&amp;m=IEGEc1unPNRxenbIHx4Xkwb1PAXoUwvl4PjahU4MMRA&amp;s=S2-375Zb8dp-26d5YP7nGLRbLQ67n45bJz19CF5NYyQ&amp;e=" target="_blank">Department of Labor &amp; Industries</a> (L&amp;I) has cited J &amp; I Construction for 13 violations for allegedly exposing workers to falls and other hazards, including several that are considered willful and repeat-serious. The findings include penalties totaling $203,420.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:33:00 +0000 52851 at http://ehstoday.com MCR Safety UltraTech Rainwear http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ultratech-rainwear <div class="node-body video-body">MCR Safety - We Protect People</div> <div class="field-byline"> MCR Safety </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ultratech-rainwear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ultratech-rainwear#comments Sponsored PPE Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:30:00 +0000 52821 at http://ehstoday.com Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard? http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard <div class="field-byline"> Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP </div> <div class="field-deck"> The first in a three-part series of articles analyzing OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline silica standard, this article from Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP, discusses the new PEL and how it might impact employers in general industry and the maritime industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On March 25, 2016, <a href="https://www.osha.gov/silica/" target="_blank">OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule</a>, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and hydraulic fracturing.</p> <p>This rule took effect on June 23, 2016, after which industries have one to five years to comply:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard#comments OSHA Industrial Hygiene Respirators Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:48:00 +0000 52811 at http://ehstoday.com February 2017 EHS Today Product Showcase [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/ppe/february-2017-ehs-today-product-showcase-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>EHS Today&#39;s February 2017 spotlight is hearing protection. See the latest products from companies including Honeywell, MSA Safety, EAR Inc., Ericson, HEMCO, Dickies, Industrial Scientific, SafeVision, INO Technologies, New Pig, Brady Corp. and&nbsp;Larson Electronics.&nbsp;</p> <p>To view the&nbsp;product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/february-2017-ehs-today-product-showcase-photo-gallery#comments PPE Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:54:00 +0000 52801 at http://ehstoday.com Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://safety.grainger.com/insights/posters" target="_blank">The series of 10, vintage-inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.</a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery#comments Construction Forklift Safety Galleries GHS Safety Leadership Fall Protection OSHA Safety Galleries Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0000 52791 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.</p> Fall Prevention Training for General Industry Employees http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Hamel, CSP, WACH </div> <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's efforts to revise and update the existing walking-working surfaces standard for general industry have been ongoing since 1973. A focus of the update is employee training. Here's what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2016, OSHA passed a final rule expanding the scope of the existing walking and working surface standard for general industry and adding a fall protection standard for general industry; acknowledging that many general industry workers face similar types of fall hazards as those in construction.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees#comments Fall Protection OSHA Safety Training OSHA Enforcement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52721 at http://ehstoday.com Five Tips for Choosing Anti-Fog Eyewear [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/five-tips-choosing-anti-fog-eyewear-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Workers are exposed to a number of hazards when their eyewear fogs.</p> <p>A new white paper released by Honeywell examines and addresses the factors that cause lens fogging as well as tips to select the best eyewear with anti-fog properties.</p> <p>&quot;Fogging is the number one problem faced by safety eyewear users,&quot; the white paper states. &quot;....Fogging on untreated lenses is nearly impossible to avoid no matter where work is conducted, and it might seem like no big deal.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/five-tips-choosing-anti-fog-eyewear-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/five-tips-choosing-anti-fog-eyewear-photo-gallery#comments Eye, Face & Head Safety Galleries Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:28:00 +0000 52591 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used? http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used <div class="field-byline"> Greg Berry </div> <div class="field-deck"> Have you ever considered buying used safety equipment? Some used safety equipment fulfills OSHA requirements and can protect your workers at a lower cost than buying new. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety equipment is a necessity for your employees and for your company. As an EHS professional or facility manager, you&rsquo;re responsible for purchasing equipment to protect your employees from falls and other dangerous working situations. Additionally, you are responsible for providing services that keep your building free from hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used#comments PPE Safety News Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:24:00 +0000 52501 at http://ehstoday.com