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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

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, Outdoor Hazards

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

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