PPE http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Hearing Protection: From Apps to Earplugs http://ehstoday.com/hearing-protection/hearing-protection-apps-earplugs <div class="field-byline"> Kirsten Rein </div> <div class="field-deck"> Prevention of noise exposure and the use of personal protective equipment are vital to protecting workers from this workplace hazard, particularly in Europe, where noise is considered a Category III risk. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even a low level of noise can be hazardous to the human ear and noise exposure can have serious health consequences, ranging from hearing loss and tinnitus to hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance and sleep disturbance. Earplugs and other devices can reduce and even eliminate noise exposure, and there are now apps to measure the noise level and obtain recommendations on appropriate hearing protection.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hearing-protection/hearing-protection-apps-earplugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hearing-protection/hearing-protection-apps-earplugs#comments Hearing Protection News Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:47:00 +0000 56301 at http://ehstoday.com 3M Integrated PPE: Thinking about Eye Protection as Part of a PPE System http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/integrated-ppe-thinking-about-eye-protection-part-ppe-system <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Gordon and Lee Ptasnik </div> <div class="field-deck"> When safety managers are selecting protective eyewear, do they only focus on the eyes? Or do they think about protecting the entire head if necessary and how integrating eyewear with other protective equipment can provide better protection for employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When thinking about personal protective equipment, we should view &quot;the head&quot; as the total head &ndash; including brain, eyes, ears, mouth, etc. &ndash; and focus exclusively and relentlessly on safeguarding it. Work injuries that occur above-the-neck are, after all, the most likely to result in death or permanent disability. We believe that by protecting the head, the creativity and judgement that shape our world is safeguarded.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/integrated-ppe-thinking-about-eye-protection-part-ppe-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/integrated-ppe-thinking-about-eye-protection-part-ppe-system#comments EHS Today Magazine Eye, Face & Head Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:04:00 +0000 56131 at http://ehstoday.com Putting Your Workers' Best Foot Forward http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/putting-your-workers-best-foot-forward <div class="field-deck"> Selecting the best footwear isn't just about price or comfort. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The average person walks about 5,000 steps a day, which equates to 73,000 miles by the age of 80. For those in the construction industry or jobs that require being on foot all day, that number could be higher.</p> <p>Nearly 40 percent of injuries and illnesses, most notably fractures, occur to hands and feet and on average, they result in a median of 32 days away from work to recuperate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, workers incurred sprains, strains, tears at rate of 40 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, and required a median of 10 days away from work.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/putting-your-workers-best-foot-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/putting-your-workers-best-foot-forward#comments Construction EHS Today Magazine Foot Protection Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:58:00 +0000 56111 at http://ehstoday.com How Wearables Could Disrupt Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/ppe/how-wearables-could-disrupt-workplace-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Andy Hosman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Many companies already offer wellness plans with some sort of incentive tied to using wearables to reach health goals, so could the next iteration include carrots and sticks regarding workplace safety? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Outside of being hooked up to a slew of intimidating monitors, there&rsquo;s probably no better way to get a good pulse of your physiological performance and health than wearable technology.</p> <p>But just as wearables are changing the way we track our daily health performance, could the same hold true one day for how companies keep workers safe? The answer is yes.</p> <p>In fact, we&rsquo;re already starting to see that evolution in athletics.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/how-wearables-could-disrupt-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/how-wearables-could-disrupt-workplace-safety#comments PPE IoT News Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:34:00 +0000 56021 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Just as wearables are changing the way we track our daily health performance, could the same hold true one day for how companies keep workers safe?</p> Thinkstock July 2017 Product Innovations [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/ppe/july-2017-product-innovations-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month,&nbsp;<em>EHS Today&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;features the latest personal productive equipment and safety software for the workplace.</p> <p>The July&nbsp;2017 issue highlights products from footwear to head protection to gas monitors.</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/july-2017-product-innovations-photo-gallery#comments PPE Galleries Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:37:00 +0000 55951 at http://ehstoday.com Taking the Pain Out of the Selection of Cut-Resistant Gloves http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves <div class="field-byline"> Sally J. Smart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding the revised hand protection standards for cut-resistant gloves can help you select the best gloves for your workforce and job tasks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Our hands consist of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, skin and nails.&nbsp; Working in unison, they provide strength and dexterity enabling us to perform routine tasks and accomplish precision movements &ndash; until an injury happens.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves#comments EHS Today Magazine Hand Protection Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:55:00 +0000 55931 at http://ehstoday.com MCR Safety ANSI-105 Demo http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ansi-105-demo <div class="node-body video-body">MCR Safety ANSI-105 Demo. </div> <div class="field-byline"> MCR Safety </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ansi-105-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/mcr-safety-ansi-105-demo#comments Sponsored PPE Safety Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 55971 at http://ehstoday.com Gear Up and Stay Sober for Motorcycle Safety http://ehstoday.com/ppe/gear-and-stay-sober-motorcycle-safety <div class="field-deck"> The American Motorcyclist Association cautions two-wheel enthusiasts about practicing safe, sober driving during the Independence Day weekend. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Holiday weekends mean more traffic, and the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is reminding riders to practice caution and stay sober.</p> <p>An average of 122 people died in traffic crashes on July 4 each year from 2011 to 2015, with alcohol consumption and excessive speed the leading factors in those deadly crashes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/gear-and-stay-sober-motorcycle-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/gear-and-stay-sober-motorcycle-safety#comments PPE Safety News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:56:00 +0000 55851 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock A Proposed Rule for Beryllium… Again http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has published a new proposed rule on beryllium exposure that rolls back some requirements for the construction and maritime industries found in the final rule initially issued in January 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Jan. 9, <a href="https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&amp;p_id=27623" target="_blank">OSHA issued a final rule</a> that established new protections for workers who are exposed to beryllium in general industry, construction and shipyards. Beryllium is a lightweight metal used primarily in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics. It also is present as a trace material in metal slags.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again#comments Construction OSHA PPE Safety News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:24:00 +0000 55781 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock June 2017 Product Innovations [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/ppe/june-2017-product-innovations-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month,&nbsp;<em>EHS Today&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;features the latest personal productive equipment and safety software for the workplace.</p> <p>The June 2017 issue highlights products from UL, Brady, Rosetta Stone, ClickSafety, Mil-Ram Technology, VelocityEHS, Pelican Products Inc., Carhartt, FallTech and Mount Vernon FR.</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/june-2017-product-innovations-photo-gallery#comments PPE Galleries Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:11:00 +0000 55491 at http://ehstoday.com