Safety signs and labels play an important role in the workplace. “With over 4,000 worker fatalities and countless injuries occurring every year, [having] effective safety signs and labels is critical in every work environment,” said Mauriah Lamia, content and social media manager for Brooksville, FL-based Accuform.
Plant safety encompasses a wide range of products and equipment, including safety signs, lockout/tagout devices, loading dock safety equipment, spill kits and industrial vacuums. Here, industry insiders discuss new technologies and how workers can help avoid hazards in this wide-ranging field.
Wearing the right fall protection – and using it correctly – can save lives. However, many workers continue to die from fall-related injuries. Of the 937 fatalities that occurred in the construction industry in 2015, 350 were because of a fall to a lower level, OSHA states, adding that these deaths are preventable.
The workplace can be a dangerous place for women. In 2014, 367 women died on the job, according to the 2017 edition of the National Safety Council chartbook “Injury Facts.” That same year, women experienced nearly 350,000 injuries involving days away from work.
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.