Eye, Face & Head http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en 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 Survey Examines Advantages of Integrated Eye, Head and Face Protection http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/survey-examines-advantages-integrated-eye-head-and-face-protection <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Gordon and Lee Ptasnik </div> <div class="field-deck"> An extensive research project to help further understand the needs of specifiers and wearers of above-the-neck personal protective equipment (PPE) found that comfort, compatibility and style were important. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/survey-examines-advantages-integrated-eye-head-and-face-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/survey-examines-advantages-integrated-eye-head-and-face-protection#comments Eye, Face & Head News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:42:00 +0000 54531 at http://ehstoday.com Mine and Process Service Inc. PPE and the Internet of Things http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things <div class="field-byline"> Lior Akavia </div> <div class="field-deck"> PPE wearables and sensors dramatically can improve worker health and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reduced costs, improved worker productivity and a decrease in worker injury are driving the development of smart wearables and sensors in industrial environments.</p> <p>We live in a constantly connected, data-driven world. Consumers who grew up on the internet and adopted smartphones expect a continuous stream of data, instant updates and products that intuitively answer their needs. This change in consumer expectations has led to a rise in demand for more connected products.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-and-internet-things#comments Eye, Face & Head Health Safety IoT Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:35:00 +0000 54111 at http://ehstoday.com DAQRI Protecting Those Peepers: A Guide to Eye Wash and Emergency Shower Stations http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations <div class="field-deck"> Purchasing the best eye wash and emergency shower equipment based on your needs is half the battle when it comes to protecting workers from severe eye injuries. Maintaining the stations and training employees on proper use is the other half. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Chocolate milk. That&#39;s what the water resembled to John Eliszewski as it flowed out of an emergency eyewash station.</p> <p>While assessing eye wash and emergency showers for clients, Eliszewski, a Grainger technical safety specialist, says he periodically comes across companies that have failed to maintain the equipment. For an unsuspecting employee, this could mean the difference between losing his/her sight or experiencing severe burns after chemical exposure.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations#comments Eye, Face & Head Industrial Hygiene Safety Training Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:48:00 +0000 53421 at http://ehstoday.com Bradley Corp. Product Innovations in EHS Today's March 2017 Issue [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month, EHS Today features the latest product innovations that are geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives.&nbsp;See the latest products from companies including 3M, Bayco Products Inc., MCR Safety, UL, Honeywell, ClickSafety, AutomationDirect, FallTech, CEA Instruments and Emergent Safety Supply.</p> <p>To view the&nbsp;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/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery#comments Eye, Face & Head Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000 53351 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 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