PPE http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic <div class="field-deck"> While the majority of OSHA's changes to the Walking-Work Surfaces Standard take effect in January 2017, employers have an extended compliance timeline for some parts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fake text for placeholder</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic#comments Fall Protection Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:05:00 +0000 52311 at http://ehstoday.com January 2017 EHS Today Product Showcase [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/january-2017-ehs-today-product-showcase-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month, EHS Today&#39;s print edition features a variety of personal protective equipment, literature, software and services geared to improve your workplace. January 2017&#39;s product spotlight was hand safety.&nbsp;</p> <p>To view product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/january-2017-ehs-today-product-showcase-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/january-2017-ehs-today-product-showcase-photo-gallery#comments Eye, Face & Head Galleries Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 52331 at http://ehstoday.com Seven Million Ways to Prevent Injuries http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's new take on the Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standard is causing companies in general industry to re-evaluate safety plans for slip, trip and fall prevention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Decades after OSHA first held a public meeting regarding revisions to its Walking-Working Surfaces standard for general industry, the final rule will become effective on Jan. 17.</p> <p>The revision to 29 CFR Part 1910 general industry addresses subpart D &ndash; for slip, trip and fall hazards and subpart I &ndash; adding requirements for personal fall protection systems. In addition, it eliminates the existing mandate to use guardrails as a primary fall protection method and allows employers to choose from accepted fall protection systems, according to OSHA.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries#comments Fall Protection Safety Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:17:00 +0000 52301 at http://ehstoday.com Sandy Says: The Eyes Have It http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/sandy-says-eyes-have-it <div class="field-deck"> A survey commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that the majority of U.S. adults have eye problems, but most don't seek help. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A recent survey found that nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems, but most of them fail to have regular eye exams that could predict or prevent serious problems. Add me to the list.</p> <p>Four years ago, I got Lasik surgery on my eyes. Having worn glasses (and later, contact lenses) since I was in second grade, the surgery was like a miracle. I wake up in the morning and I can see!</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/sandy-says-eyes-have-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/sandy-says-eyes-have-it#comments Eye, Face & Head Health Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:46:00 +0000 52271 at http://ehstoday.com Workers Exposed to Fall, Scaffolding Hazards in Philadelphia http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia <div class="field-deck"> A Plymouth Meeting, Pa., contractor has been fined $87,000 by OSHA for alleged safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Dec. 9, <a href="https://www.osha/ooc/citations/Vanilson_Da_Silva_dba_Real_Contractors_LLC_1154452_12_09_16.pdf" target="_blank">OSHA&nbsp;issued citations to Vanilson Da Silva</a>, doing business as Real Contractors LLC, for four alleged&nbsp;repeat&nbsp;and&nbsp;two alleged serious safety violations. Proposed fin is $87,794.</p> <p>OSHA began an inspection of one of the company&rsquo;s job sites on June 10, after a compliance officer observed Real Contractors&rsquo; employees exposed to fall hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia#comments Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:58:00 +0000 51971 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Fatality Investigation: Roofing Employee Falls to Death at U.S. Bank Stadium http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium <div class="field-deck"> Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction settle with Minnesota OSHA after an August 2015 fatality in which an employee fell from the roof of U.S. Bank Stadium. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A settlement agreement has been reached between Minnesota&rsquo;s OSHA, Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction after an August 2015 fatality at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction project.</p> <p>According to the agreement, both companies addressed the hazards found during the subsequent inspection and have paid the citation penalty amounts. Berwald Roofing paid $113,200 for three OSHA violations and Mortenson Construction paid $34,300 for one OSHA violation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:34:00 +0000 51841 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Taylor Heinicke (#6 of the Minnesota Vikings) throws the ball under pressure form Mario Jr. Edwards (#97), Neiron Ball (#58) and Ben Heeney (#51) of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the preseason game on Aug. 22 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 20-12.</p> Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Top 5 Flame-Resistant Clothing Trends for 2017 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/top-5-flame-resistant-clothing-trends-2017-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Although the availability of flame-resistant (FR) clothing has increased in the past ten years, the rate of non-fatal injuries due to arc flash and burns has remained steady.</p> <p>More than 2,000 workers per year are admitted to the hospital due to burn injuries at a rate of about 5-10 per day, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p> <p>OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K as well as the NFPA 70E safety requirements detail the safe work practices for preventing arc flash injuries, including selecting the proper personal protective equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/top-5-flame-resistant-clothing-trends-2017-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/top-5-flame-resistant-clothing-trends-2017-photo-gallery#comments Protective Clothing Arc Flash Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:21:00 +0000 51831 at http://ehstoday.com Grainger Experts List Top 10 Safety Questions for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For links to additional information included in the &ldquo;Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016,&rdquo; visit <a href="https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions" target="_blank">https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions</a>.</p> <p>Grainger&rsquo;s team of safety specialists helps customers solve safety challenges, offers cost-saving solutions and recommends program standardization strategies. They hold degrees and professional certifications from accredited institutions in safety, industrial technology, chemistry and related fields.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery#comments Fall Protection Hand Protection PPE Respirators Safety Galleries Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000 51811 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Grainger fielded 120,000 customer questions about safety in 2016. Here is the Top 10 list.</p> Older, Overweight Police Officers Less Likely to Wear Body Armor http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/older-overweight-police-officers-less-likely-wear-body-armor <div class="field-deck"> Researchers have found that several factors contribute to the likelihood that law enforcement officers won't wear body armor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Law enforcement officers who wear body armor are twice as likely to survive a shooting than those who do not, according to a new study recently published in the <em>Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene </em>(JOEH).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/older-overweight-police-officers-less-likely-wear-body-armor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/older-overweight-police-officers-less-likely-wear-body-armor#comments Protective Clothing Safety News Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:59:00 +0000 51781 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Police in riot gear walk outside Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game between the Charlotte Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings Sept. 25 in Charlotte, N.C.</p> Sean Rayford/Getty Images Winter Safety from Head to Toe http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe <div class="field-deck"> As the mercury drops, protecting workers from winter conditions is not something an employer should just plow through. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Santa Claus is the ultimate winter warrior. He comes like clockwork, every year, working a grueling 24-hour shift so that all the little boys and girls receive presents (or coal).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at http://ehstoday.com