Protective Clothing en Top 5 Flame-Resistant Clothing Trends for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Arc Flash Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:21:00 +0000 51831 at Older, Overweight Police Officers Less Likely to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Safety News Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:59:00 +0000 51781 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at Are You Prepared for the Top 5 Laboratory Hazards? <div class="field-deck"> Make sure workers are protected from the top hazards in the laboratory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To generate awareness and offer safeguards for laboratory workers, <a href="" target="_blank">Workrite Uniform Co.</a> has created a Top 5 list of laboratory hazards.</p> <p><strong>1. Fire/Explosions</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:10:00 +0000 48811 at Product Showcase from June 2016 EHS Today Magazine [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>EEach month, the print issue of EHS Today brings you news and information about products and services &ndash; PPE, IH monitoring, training, material handling and more &ndash; that contribute to the safety of our workplaces.<br /> <br /> These are the products and services we featured in the June 2016 issue.<br /> <br /> Please check them out. Each description includes a link for more information!</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing Safety Galleries Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:03:00 +0000 48431 at Safety Supply Checklist for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Training News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 48021 at National Electrical Safety Month to Address Common Workplace Electrical Hazards <div class="field-deck"> May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International is spearheading its annual effort to educate the public about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This year&rsquo;s National Electrical Safety Month campaign features the launch of the third edition of <em>Electrical Safety Illustrated</em> from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). The issue is titled, &ldquo;At Home and at Work: Make Electrical Safety Everyone&rsquo;s Priority,&rdquo; to advise readers about the common electrical hazards present at home and in the workplace.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Safety Arc Flash News Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:10:00 +0000 47141 at ESFI Not A Flash in the Pan: Creating a Sustainable FR Clothing Program <div class="field-deck"> Mike Woods of Mount Vernon FR breaks down what it takes to give workers the flame-resistant clothing protection they need. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Burn injuries not only hurt employees but also hurt companies&#39; bottom lines.</p> <p>One single serious burn injury in which an employee was not protected by flame-resistant clothing can cost a company more than $2 million once medical care, rehabilitation, disability and retraining costs are factored in, according to Mount Vernon FR.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:40:00 +0000 45141 at Test Your FR Knowledge <div class="node-body article-body">Take the FR safety pop quiz to find out if your FR knowledge is up to snuff. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Protective Clothing Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:20:00 +0000 44871 at Surviving Snowpocalypse: Safety Tips for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Health Protective Clothing Safety News Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:17:00 +0000 44991 at Spencer Platt/Getty Images