Eye, Face & Head http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en 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 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 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 NIOSH Releases Interim Guidance for Fentanyl Protection http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-releases-interim-guidance-fentanyl-protection <div class="field-deck"> With opiate use on the rise, NIOSH and CDC have posted guidelines for protecting emergency and first responders from exposure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fentanyl, an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, continues to pose hazards to both its users and emergency responders, with no reduction of use in sight.</p> <p>The drug typically is mixed with powder heroin, which causes a higher potential for overdose. When emergency responders need to provide assistance to those experiencing an overdose, they too can be exposed to fentanyl through the inhalation of the powder.</p> <p>Because of this, NIOSH and the CDC have posted interim guidance which steps workers can take to reduce occupational exposure.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-releases-interim-guidance-fentanyl-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-releases-interim-guidance-fentanyl-protection#comments Eye, Face & Head Health Industrial Hygiene Safety News Wellness Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:03:00 +0000 51511 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Look Out Below! http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/look-out-below <div class="field-byline"> By Nate Bohmbach </div> <div class="field-deck"> "Struck by" usually shows up on the Top 10 lists of causes of injuries and fatalities, often caused by tools and other objects falling from heights. While hard hats potentially will protect the workers below from fatal head injuries, preventing the dropped object from falling also is key to preventing head injuries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Whether or not they realize it, fans of the old Looney Tunes cartoons understand vertical velocity. How many times did Wile E. Coyote think he&#39;d rigged the perfect rock-and-rope device to squash the Road Runner? Invariably, things went south for the poor prairie wolf, and his panicked look flashed on-screen before he vanished from sight as his own invention dragged him down.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/look-out-below" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/look-out-below#comments Eye, Face & Head Safety Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:58:00 +0000 51131 at http://ehstoday.com The Importance of Total Safety: Building the ABCs of PPE http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe <div class="field-byline"> By Raymond Mann, Derek Baker and Paul Maturen </div> <div class="field-deck"> While protecting employees is paramount to occupational safety and health professionals, the layered look isn't "in" when it comes to personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To protect workers, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals must follow current regulations and safety standards, evaluate and address all job site hazards, consider the personal protective equipment for the entire crew, provide training and monitor and maintain their safety plans and programs. It&#39;s a daunting job with high stakes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Hand Protection Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:49:00 +0000 50571 at http://ehstoday.com 3M What's Your Summer Safety EyeQ? http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq <div class="field-deck"> Don't get burned when it comes to eye safety this summer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of us have heard the warnings about the relationship between sun and UV light exposure and skin cancer. But many are not aware of how damaging sun and UV light can be to our eyes.</p> <p>&ldquo;Although not every situation or every person requires sunglasses, there are many situations where the use of sunglasses will enhance comfort and may provide eye health benefits as well,&rdquo; says Jessica Ciralsky, M.D., an attending ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq#comments Eye, Face & Head Safety Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:48:00 +0000 49431 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Outdoor workers need protective safety eyewear that protects not only from work hazards but from the sun and its rays.</p> Most Americans Experience Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/most-americans-experience-digital-eye-strain-overexposure-computers <div class="field-deck"> The American Optometric Association offers five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the <a href="http://www.aoa.org/?sso=y" target="_blank">American Optometric Association&#39;s</a> (AOA) American Eye-Q&reg; survey reports that 58 percent of adults have experienced digital eye strain or vision problems as a direct result.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/most-americans-experience-digital-eye-strain-overexposure-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/most-americans-experience-digital-eye-strain-overexposure-computers#comments Eye, Face & Head Health News Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:11:00 +0000 48741 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Supply Checklist for Cleaning Professionals http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals <div class="field-deck"> Don’t ignore your cleaning staff when considering worker safety and personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariably, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform their tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other workers in private industry,&rdquo; says Vicky Adams, category manager for safety, gloves and foodservice products for Impact Products. &ldquo;Studies going back to 2007 find that full-time custodians are injured on the job sometimes as much as two times that of other workers in private industry.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals#comments Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Training News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 48021 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA: Jasper Contractors Continues Seven-Year Stretch of Being Dismissive about Safety http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-jasper-contractors-continues-seven-year-stretch-being-dismissive-about-safety <div class="field-deck"> Roofing company is "dismissive" about safety, OSHA says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since 2009, OSHA cited Kennesaw, Ga.-based Jasper Contractors with a total of 24 safety violations after inspecting 13 different work sites. In 2015, OSHA completed five inspections at residential Jasper job sites and found fall protection and protection violations that continue to put workers at risk of serious injury or death.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-jasper-contractors-continues-seven-year-stretch-being-dismissive-about-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-jasper-contractors-continues-seven-year-stretch-being-dismissive-about-safety#comments Construction Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Safety News Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:10:00 +0000 47241 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock