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Medsafe Industrial Safety Blog

Safety is Easy...if you have the right tools for the job...

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 15, 2018 10:10:00 AM
Anyone that took 8th grade shop is familiar with the phrase, “Measure twice, cut once”.  That axiom serves as a simple reminder to do the job accurately and correctly the FIRST time.  Likewise, anyone that has ever done their own plumbing knows that every project includes multiple mandatory visits to your favorite ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

Safety is Easy...if you Visualize the Outcome

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 8, 2018 12:28:00 PM
There are two viral catch phrases that are inevitably followed by disaster. The first; and most common, “What’s the worst that could happen?”, is typically associated with brilliant moves like deciding to date your ex-wife (or husband) ten years after the divorce was settled. The results: shockingly predictable. The ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

Safety is Easy...Until You Fall

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 1, 2018 10:01:00 AM
You may or may not have noticed, but here at Medsafe, we believe that Safety is Easy. At least, it should be. That includes everything. Whatever object, practice, or philosophy you are currently employing to keep your personal parts free from unsolicited alteration should be simple, and easy to institute.  Most PPE is ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

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

Honeywell Uvex Avatar [Video]

Posted by Medsafe on Dec 14, 2017 11:53:15 AM
Eye protection will never be the same! Read More

Topics: PPE, eye protection

Fall Protection: Does Your Company Have a Fall Rescue Plan?

Posted by Medsafe on Dec 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM
Fall protection is a hot topic on most jobsites these days, and rightfully so.  The dangers of working at height should not be taken lightly.  Employers are required to train their workers, provide them with the equipment, and show them how to use it.  But fall protection training doesn’t end there.  Workers also need ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

Horizontal Lifeline Systems Video

Posted by Medsafe on Nov 14, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Does your work site lack existing anchor points for proper worker tie-offs? If so, a horizontal lifeline system might be the answer to your problems.  But choosing effective and compliant fall protection equipment can be an intimidating task, especially when horizontal lifelines are so versatile. These systems can be ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

Do I Need Fall Protection? Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Uses

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 15, 2017 2:07:08 PM
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

How to Choose the Right Deceleration Device: Energy Absorbing Lanyards Vs. SRLs

Posted by Medsafe on Jul 20, 2017 8:34:45 AM
You get to the worksite, put on your harness, and reach for your fall protection device. You've got two choices: a self retracting lifeline (SRL) and an energy absorbing lanyard. Which one do you use? Which is the right one for the job? Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

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