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Keeping Cool on the Job: A Look at the New ANSI/ASSP Heat Stress Standards

Posted by goSafe on May 15, 2024 11:16:50 AM
Construction and demolition workers brave the elements year-round, but scorching summer temperatures pose a unique threat: heat stress. Recognizing this danger, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) developed the first national consensus standard ... Read More

Topics: Heat Stress, ANSI Standard Updates

Seconds Matter: Why Every Industrial Workplace Needs an AED

Posted by goSafe on Feb 29, 2024 11:46:11 AM
Picture this scenario: A worker collapses, unresponsive, their heart beating erratically. Every moment is crucial - but help seems miles away. This heartbreaking situation unfolds far too frequently in industrial settings, where the absence of an automated external defibrillator (AED) could mean the difference between ... Read More

Intrinsically Safe vs Explosion Proof Lights: What's the Difference?

Posted by goSafe on Jul 18, 2023 9:00:00 AM
'Explosion Proof' and 'Intrinsically Safe' are the two most common, well known classes of lighting based on two different ways of preventing explosions in an atmosphere containing hazardous vapor. This includes handheld, portable, and wearable lighting, as well as complete facility lighting systems. The difference ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Flashlights & Lighting

Type 2 Hard Hats

Posted by goSafe on Jun 9, 2023 1:30:00 PM
Vertically straight impacts directly to the top of the head are not as common as you might think. This is why construction firms across the US are beginning to adopt Type 2 hard hats as their new standard. Type 2 hard hats extend impact and puncture protection to the whole head, and protect workers from a much broader ... Read More

Topics: Impact Protection, Head Protection

Combating Dehydration & Heat Stress

Posted by goSafe on Mar 7, 2023 10:00:00 AM
Staying hydrated is important. Dehydration happens when your body uses or loses more fluid than it takes in. When it happens, your body starts running on empty and can't carry out its normal functions. Lost fluids must be replaced to avoid an imbalance of salts and sugar in the body, which can affect performance. Read More

Topics: Heat Stress

Ladder Cages & Ladder Safety Systems: How to be OSHA Compliant

Posted by goSafe on Feb 2, 2023 10:21:36 AM
Changes made several years ago to OSHA’s Walking/Working Surfaces regulations continue to generate questions such as “Are ladder cages still OSHA compliant?” and “When will a Personal Fall Arrest System (such as a davit mounted SRL) or Ladder Safety System (engineered cable/rail system) be required on a fixed ladder?” ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, OSHA Standards

NFPA® 2112 vs NFPA® 2113: Know the Difference

Posted by goSafe on Nov 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM
The NFPA® (National Fire Protection Association) is “a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.” As such, they have created and maintain a detailed volume of fire protection safety ... Read More

Topics: NFPA Standards, FR Garments

ANSI/ISEA Z308-2021 - A New Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits

Posted by goSafe on Oct 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM
As an employer, there is a responsibility to provide access to first aid kits in the event that an employees becomes ill or sustains an injury. According to the NSC (National Safety Council), a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds in the United States. This accounts for over four million incidents every year. ... Read More

Topics: First-Aid, ANSI Standard Updates

ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021: The Updated Standard, and What YOU Need to Know

Posted by goSafe on Aug 5, 2021 1:34:21 PM
Self-Retracting Devices have become the preferred connecting subsystem for personal fall arrest systems. Due to their increasing popularity and the wide variety of different types available, it is important to ensure that there is an improved understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these prolific devices ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, ANSI Standard Updates

Living on the Edge – The Facts About Leading Edge Retractables

Posted by goSafe on Jul 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM
Road & Bridge work occurs on a more consistent basis than virtually any other type of construction, and this type of work lends itself often to the need for leading edge fall protection. Over the last ten years, nothing has been hotter in the fall protection market than the twin personal Self-Retracting Lanyard, ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

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