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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

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

Heat Stress 101

Posted by Medsafe on May 2, 2018 11:17:45 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

Heat Stress, and the Dangers of On-The-Job Dehydration

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 25, 2018 12:49:50 PM
Dizziness, Disorientation, Loss of Consciousness... Everyone knows staying hydrated is important. But not everyone really understands what's in store for them if they let dehydration take over. Fluids are essential for regulating body temperature, lubricating joints and eyes, facilitating proper digestion, and ... Read More

Topics: PPE, Electrolytes, Heat Stress, Outdoor Hazards

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, construction site hazards

Outdoor Hazards on Construction Sites

Posted by Medsafe on May 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM
It’s that time of year again—the sun’s shining and temperatures are rising. People venture out and spend more time outdoors. It’s the same for construction workers, as companies take advantage of longer days. It's important to provide workers with the tools they need to protect themselves from the hot weather hazards ... Read More

Topics: Outdoor Hazards, construction site hazards

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