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Medsafe Industrial Safety Blog

How Understanding the Heat Stress Index Can Help You Prevent Heat Related Illnesses

Posted by Medsafe on Jun 6, 2017 7:47:46 AM
Picture this. It’s a blistering summer afternoon in Houston, Texas. The temperature outside is upwards of 90⁰, but the humidity is making the air feel like a sauna. It’s Construction Worker Carl’s first day on the job. He’s eager to show off his ... Read More

Topics: Heat Stress, construction site hazards

Working in the Heat: How Tents Can Provide Relief to Construction Workers

Posted by Medsafe on May 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM
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Topics: Heat Stress

Outdoor Hazards on Construction Sites

Posted by Medsafe on May 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM
It’s that time of year again—the sun’s shining and temperatures are rising. People venture out and spend more time outdoors. It’s the same for construction workers, as companies take advantage of longer days. It's important to provide workers with ... Read More

Topics: Outdoor Hazards, construction site hazards

How to Beat the Heat: A Guide to Protect Workers From Heat Stress

Posted by Medsafe on May 2, 2017 7:30:00 AM
The city of Houston can be a hotbox any time of year, but never more so than in the summer. With the average daily temperature peaking between 91-95 degrees Fahrenheit between June and August, heat stress is a constant hazard for workers there. Read More

Topics: Heat Stress

The Difference Floor Striping Can Make

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 27, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Facility safety is undoubtedly important. It’s never just a one-and-done process either. It’s about constantly ensuring that your facility is running smoothly and your employees are working safely. If you’re curious about some of the precautions you ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Floor Striping

Ladder Safety: Recent Updates in Fall Protection

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 24, 2017 7:30:00 AM
 Falling off of a ladder is never fun. Falling off of a ladder at work can be deadly. If your business requires fixed ladder access for maintenance, operations or other business activities, you must ensure your workers are safe when using those ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Facility Safety

Do Your Employees Really Need Electrolytes?

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Our bodies are constantly producing heat. Whether it’s the metabolism in our bodies working to break down food or the electrical impulses firing on all cylinders with the amount of physical work we do - we’re constantly generating heat. As a result, ... Read More

Topics: Electrolytes

Workplace First-Aid Kit 101

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 17, 2017 7:25:00 AM
If you work as a site safety manager, one of the first basic steps you can take to effectively ensure the safety of your employees is to know precisely what belongs in a well-stocked first-aid kit. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the ... Read More

Topics: First-Aid, Facility Safety

The 5 Levels of Arc Flash Protection

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Benjamin Franklin could be considered the pioneer of arc flash protection with his invention of the lightning rod. His experiments not only proved that lightning was electricity, but his lightning rods protected homes and saved lives by safely ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Lockout/Tagout, Arc Flash

What's in your LOTO Kit?

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM
Imagine working on a jammed conveyor belt that starts up while being fixed, or getting caught while trying to clean a fan blade. Issues like these are among the most commonly cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ... Read More

Topics: Lockout/Tagout

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