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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 ... 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

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by goSafe on Apr 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM
goSafe has always been committed to protecting workers on the field, so for this year's National Work Zone Awareness Week we're promoting positive safety measures that help keep both motorists and workers safe. Read More

Topics: Outdoor Hazards, High Visibility Apparel, Work Zone Awareness

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

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