Foot Protection http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en 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 KEEN Utility: Taking a Fearless Approach to Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/07/keen.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 446px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon to tour the KEEN manufacturing facility with other media types and I was impressed with KEEN and its operations in Portland.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety#comments Foot Protection Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:40:00 +0000 49141 at http://ehstoday.com Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Foot Safety in the Workplace http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/feet-dont-fail-me-now-foot-safety-workplace <div class="field-deck"> While protecting workers' feet from injury in the workplace is important, other aspects of foot protection – such as comfort and slip-resistance – also come into play. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Have you ever noticed that there are a number of famous quotes that talk about feet? &quot;Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.&quot; &ndash;&nbsp; Theodore Roosevelt. &quot;Better to die on one&#39;s feet than to live on one&#39;s knees.&quot; &ndash; Dolores Ibarruri. &quot;The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.&quot; &ndash; Buddha. &quot;Put your best foot forward.&quot; &ndash; Mom.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/feet-dont-fail-me-now-foot-safety-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/feet-dont-fail-me-now-foot-safety-workplace#comments Foot Protection Silver Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:54:00 +0000 48701 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 Surviving Snowpocalypse: Safety Tips for Winter Weather http://ehstoday.com/safety/surviving-snowpocalypse-safety-tips-winter-weather <div class="field-deck"> With nearly 3 feet of snow predicted for Washington, D.C., and a foot of snow predicted for as far south as North Carolina, it’s time to get serious about winter safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Winter storm Jonas already has delivered on its promise of hazardous driving conditions and frigid temperatures across the plains, south and on to the East Coast. Depending on your location, the storm has resulted in ice accumulations, heavy snow and flooding. While mild temperatures have been the story for most of the winter, this &ldquo;nor&#39;easter&rdquo; is a reminder to never underestimate winter storms.</p> <p>Homeowners and business owners need to prepare for Jonas and the winter storms to follow and staying safe requires common sense as well as preparation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/surviving-snowpocalypse-safety-tips-winter-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/surviving-snowpocalypse-safety-tips-winter-weather#comments Foot Protection Health Protective Clothing Safety News Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:17:00 +0000 44991 at http://ehstoday.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t Let Safety Get Snowed Under: 3 Workplace Dangers to Watch Out for This Winter http://ehstoday.com/winter-safety <div class="field-byline"> Justin O’Sullivan </div> <div class="field-deck"> Winter brings its own unique set of safety challenges to the workplace. To be sure that there are only good surprises in store this holiday season, here there are a few things to watch out for... </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From a health and safety perspective, the winter workplace is different kind of animal from the summer workplace. Things that are not important in June become very important as we approach the holiday season. So here are three workplace dangers to look out for this winter.<br /> <br /> <strong>1. Shop Capacity, Warehouse Capacity and Pallet-Racking Capacity</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/winter-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/winter-safety#comments Foot Protection Health Safety News Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:42:00 +0000 44431 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Slipping into Safety http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/slipping-safety <div class="field-deck"> Protective footwear can be the last line of defense for a worker trying to avoid a slip-and-fall injury. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protective footwear can be the last line of defense for a worker trying to avoid a slip-and-fall injury. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/slipping-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/slipping-safety#comments Foot Protection Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000 38771 at http://ehstoday.com Lack of Foot Protection Carries a $308,435 Price Tag for New Jersey Logistics Firm http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm <div class="field-deck"> Cal/OSHA cited Vineland, N.J.-based NFI for the same violation in 2012, and alleges that the firm has failed to address the situation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cal/OSHA has issued $308,435 in proposed penalties to National Distribution Center LP (doing business as NFI) for failing to provide employees with foot protection at its Mira Loma, Calif., facility.</p> <p>The agency cited the Cherry Hill, N.J.-based logistics, warehousing and distribution firm for the same violation in 2012, and alleges that NFI has failed to address the situation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm#comments Forklift Safety Foot Protection News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 33841 at http://ehstoday.com PPE: The Basics [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic <div class="field-deck"> Personal protection equipment (PPE) is part of the hierarchy of controls used to protect employees from workplace hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This infographic from <a href="http://www.complianceandsafety.com">Compliance and Safety</a> offers simple but effective advice about the use of PPE. For example: When should I use PPE?</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Hand Protection Hearing Protection Protective Clothing Respirators Safety News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:56:00 +0000 33791 at http://ehstoday.com ANSI and the International Safety Equipment Association Release Landmark Standard to Address Conformity of PPE http://ehstoday.com/ppe/ansi-and-international-safety-equipment-association-release-landmark-standard-address-conformity <div class="field-deck"> The release of landmark standard ANSI/ISEA 125-2014 gives suppliers, users and regulators of personal protective equipment (PPE) a consistent way to demonstrate that their products meet standards of performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States is tested and evaluated by the supplier to requirements of voluntary product standards, and the supplier attests to the product’s conformance to the standard by marking or labeling. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/ansi-and-international-safety-equipment-association-release-landmark-standard-address-conformity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/ansi-and-international-safety-equipment-association-release-landmark-standard-address-conformity#comments Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Hearing Protection Protective Clothing PPE Standards News Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:02:00 +0000 29901 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The first U.S. standard to address conformity of PPE has been released by ANSI and ISEA.</p>