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Heat Stress, Shade, and Bugs

Posted by goSafe on Jun 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40 percent of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, ... Read More

Topics: Heat Stress, HRI's, Dehydration, shade, tents, mosquitoes, insects

Heat Stress & Evaporative Cooling

Posted by goSafe on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Working in extreme heat is challenging. Heat creates physical and mental stresses that are absent in climate-controlled environments, and requires workers to rely on products and practices that prevent heat stress and Heat Related Illnesses (HRI’s). Practicing smart hydration and electrolyte replacement is only part ... Read More

Topics: Heat Stress, HRI's, Dehydration, evaporative cooling, cooling vest, cooling towel

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by goSafe on Apr 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM
Before you know it, the country will be going back to work - and for those of you who haven’t been behind the wheel for a few weeks, you are likely looking forward to it. it's important to remember that, although much of our lives have been interrupted, the world continues to turn and business continues for many ... Read More

Topics: construction site hazards, High Visibility Apparel, Hi-Vis, Hi-Viz, work zone, NWZAW

Combating Dehydration & Heat Stress

Posted by goSafe on Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 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: Electrolytes, Heat Stress, HRI's, Dehydration

Medsafe is now goSafe

Posted by goSafe on Feb 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Last year, Medsafe celebrated 40 years of business in the Industrial Safety field. Medsafe began life in 1979 as a small, family owned and operated supplier of medical and first aid equipment to industry. Over time, the business expanded to include additional items - PPE, Fall Protection, and other equipment; all ... Read More

Living on the Edge – The Facts About Leading Edge Retractables

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Over the last ten years, nothing has been hotter in the fall protection market than the twin personal Self-Retracting Lanyard, except for those of the leading edge variety. These devices have taken the market by storm and they have been portrayed as the ultimate fall arrest solution. The appeal of these products is ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Leading Edge, SRL-LE

Fall Protection in Aerial Lifts: How to Comply with the OSHA Standards

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Please Note: This is a re-post of a blog article we originally published in October of 2017. This version includes a Q&A segment at the end; these are reproductions of inquiries and responses that were generated as a result of the original article. Are you in charge of employee safety? Then, you’re probably already ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

Do I Need Fall Protection? A Complete Guide to the Risks and Uses

Posted by Medsafe on Jul 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Your firm just took on a new building project – it’s a big one and everyone is buzzing about it. But it will require your workers to be at heights for a large part of their workday. Your past projects haven’t involved this. This means you've got a bit of a learning curve to deal with. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

The Three T's of Dropped Object Prevention

Posted by Medsafe on May 14, 2019 9:02:00 AM
Severe injury and fatality from dropped objects – even something as small as a wrench socket – are all too common, resulting in thousands of injuries, hundreds of deaths, hundreds of millions in total costs (and who knows how many close calls) every year. To date, there have been 45,940 injuries reported from falling ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Facility Safety, Lanyards, Safety is Easy, dropped objects, dropped object prevention

The Millennial Generation - Wired for sound, and at risk for hearing loss

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 30, 2019 9:02:00 AM
Do you have a favorite sound? Is it the sweet laughter of someone you love? Or do you appreciate the sounds of a rushing river or waves lapping upon the beach of your favorite seaside town? Or, like many Millennials, maybe your favorite sounds are your favorite songs played from your iPod while wearing ear buds. No ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Safety is Easy, Hearing Protection

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