Whether it’s a faceshield to protect a worker from a chemical splash or a welding helmet to block ultraviolet and infrared rays emitted from a welding arc, the importance of head and face protection cannot be overstated. Here, industry insiders discuss what’s new in head and face protection and the importance of using the correct personal protective equipment.
Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eyestrain, encompasses a group of vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and smartphone use, according to the American Optometric Association.
In the event of an incident involving hazardous chemicals, an emergency eyewash or shower can prevent further injury to a worker’s eyes and skin. Here, emergency eyewash and shower industry insiders describe developments in technology and stress the importance of weekly inspections.
Hand protection manufacturers are striving to produce thinner, lighter and more comfortable gloves to help ensure worker compliance. Here, industry insiders discuss updates to hand protection standards, the importance of comfort and why holding onto your favorite pair of work gloves might not be the best decision.
Whether detecting gas levels, gas leaks or noise levels – or alerting other workers about a possible man-down situation – instruments and monitors are vital safety devices for workers in a number of industries, including construction, manufacturing and utilities. Here, industry insiders describe what’s new in this field and what workers and supervisors need to know about these devices.
Approximately 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise on the job every year, according to OSHA. Damaging noise can result in noise-induced hearing loss – something that OSHA notes “limits your ability to hear high-frequency sounds and understand speech, which seriously impairs your ability to communicate.”
Safety tools, including hard hat and tool tethers, and lighting products such as intrinsically safe flashlights help keep workers safe on jobsites across the country. And, according to industry insiders, there’s plenty to talk about.