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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

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 Object Prevention

Anti-Fog Coatings on Safety Eyewear

Posted by Medsafe on Feb 12, 2019 9:02:00 AM
Fogging is the number one cause of workers not wearing or removing their safety glasses - and wearing safety eyewear at all times is the only way to ensure eye protection in hazardous environments. During cold weather, moving from outdoors to inside and back again can cause lenses to fog. Workers in hot humid ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Facility Safety, Safety is Easy, Safety Eyewear

Dropped Object Prevention in Powered Aerial Lifts

Posted by Medsafe on Feb 20, 2018 9:11:52 AM
Do you have employees who work from aerial lifts? Scissor lifts and boom lifts are common in many industries. Construction, maintenance, and utility workers use them the most; they can also be used to transport employees from one floor to the next - but for the most part, they are used as work platforms to access ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Facility Safety, Outdoor Hazards

The Difference Floor Striping Can Make

Posted by goSafe on Apr 27, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Facility safety is undoubtedly important. It’s never just a one-and-done process either. It’s about constantly ensuring that your facility is running smoothly and your employees are working safely. If you’re curious about some of the precautions you can take in your workplace, then check out this post on Barriers, ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety

Ladder Safety: Recent Updates in Fall Protection

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 24, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Falling off of a ladder is never fun. Falling off of a ladder at work can be deadly. If your business requires fixed ladder access for maintenance, operations or other business activities, you must ensure your workers are safe when using those verticals. Many companies believe they achieve ladder safety by surrounding ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Facility Safety

Workplace First-Aid Kit 101

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 17, 2017 7:25:00 AM
If you work as a site safety manager, one of the first basic steps you can take to effectively ensure the safety of your employees is to know precisely what belongs in a well-stocked first-aid kit. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the two classes and four types of first-aid kits, as well as the legal ... Read More

Topics: First-Aid, Facility Safety

Flashlights You Need In Your Facility [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 3, 2017 10:10:00 AM
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Topics: Facility Safety, Flashlights & Lighting

Why And When: The Rules Of Lockout - Tagout

Posted by goSafe on Mar 30, 2017 8:10:00 AM
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind." - Eleanor Everet While the above quote is spot on about safety being a state of mind, sometimes gadgets are necessary. This is especially true in sectors that work with dangerous machinery. When maintenance and upkeep need to be completed on such high-risk machines, ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Lockout/Tagout

Intrinsically Safe VS Explosion Proof Lights

Posted by Medsafe on Mar 27, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Usually, businesses can obtain acceptable levels of safety using intrinsically safe lighting and don't need to invest in explosion proof lights. What are the limits of that statement and why the difference in cost? Intrinsically Safe and Explosion Proof Lights are two classes of lighting based on two different ways of ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Flashlights & Lighting

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