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Medsafe Industrial Safety Blog

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

Heat Stress : Q&A

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM
Questions and Answers About Common Heat Stress Illnesses and Preventative Measures  Heat is a hazard, and working in extreme temperatures can lead to a variety of heat-related illnesses (HRI's). HRI's are entirely preventable, but in order to effectively mitigate the risks, it is important to be familiar with symptoms ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Electrolytes, Heat Stress, Outdoor Hazards

Puncture Resistant Midsoles in Safety Footwear

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 2, 2019 9:02:00 AM
While data specifically related to foot punctures is not available, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded over 94,000 cut, laceration, and puncture injuries in 2014 - resulting in an average of 3 days in lost work time per incident. The number of foot injuries in the same year stood at 52,000 - with an average of 9 ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Safety is Easy, Puncture Resistance, Foot Protection, Puncture Resistant Midsoles, PR Midsoles

Medsafe - 40 Years of Safety

Posted by Medsafe on Mar 28, 2019 9:03:00 AM
This year Medsafe celebrates 40 years of business in the Industrial Safety field. Medsafe got it's start 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

Topics: PPE, Safety is Easy

ANSI/ISEA 138 - A New Standard for Impact Protection

Posted by Medsafe on Mar 12, 2019 9:05:00 AM
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hand injuries are the second most common form of injury sustained in the workplace. And in a recent US Department of Labor study of all injures reported, injuries to fingers and hands accounted for more than 23% - making them the highest in preventable injuries. In terms of ... Read More

Topics: Hand Protection, PPE, Safety is Easy, ANSI 138, Back of Hand, ISEA 138, Impact Protection

Hi-Vis Solutions to 'Struck by Vehicle' Hazards

Posted by Medsafe on Feb 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM
“Being seen is critical to worker safety” The above is a quote lifted directly from the current ANSI/ISEA107-2015 standard.  Reading this makes one wonder why those words are even included, as this appears to be a clear case of stating the obvious.  However - the reality is often that workers who utilize Hi-Vis ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Outdoor Hazards, construction site hazards, Safety is Easy, High Visibility Apparel, Hi-Vis, Hi-Viz

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