Jennifer Yario

Managing Editor

ARTICLES

Trends in ... eyewashes/showers

Regular testing is key
For workers who are exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances at work, the importance of emergency eye/facewashes and showers can’t be overstated. But to prevent injuries – and even save lives – that equipment need to be fully functional. That’s where testing comes in.
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Trends in ... spills/absorbents

What’s your baseline spill risk?
Oils, chemicals and water are just some of the substances that spill and lead to worker injury. Here’s what Chris Iuzzolino, director of product operations at New Pig, and Bobby D. Ennis, SPC commercial business leader for Brady Corp., had to say about containing and absorbing workplace spills.
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Trends in ... heat protection

Not all work environments are 'created equal'
"Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards," OSHA's "Water. Rest. Shade." heat illness prevention campaign page states. "This includes protecting workers from extreme heat." 
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Trends in ... foot protection

Are you wearing the correct shoe?

Slips, trips and falls were the second leading type of injury resulting in missed work in 2018, according to the National Safety Council statistical database Injury Facts. The 240,160 recorded slip, trip and fall injuries accounted for 26.7% of all injuries that year. Part of the problem, experts say, is workers not wearing the right type of foot protection.


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Trends in ... Women’s PPE

Just say ‘no’ to alterations
Faced with wearing personal protective equipment that was designed for men, some women may make the decision to alter PPE to achieve a better fit. If you’re one of those women, stop right there. Experts say PPE never should be altered.
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Trends in ... head and face protection

A construction worker is on the ground floor of a house being built, hanging drywall. Above him, another worker pounds away on the roof. Without warning, the at-height worker unintentionally drops a tool he was using, which hits the ground-floor worker in the head on its way down.
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Trends in ... eyewashes and showers

Conduct inspections regularly
You’re at work and a chemical splashes in your eye. Your next move: Find the nearest eyewash station, which – if properly placed – should be within a 10-second walk from where the incident occurred, notes Isabel Ferreira, product marketing manager, first aid and eyewash, for Smithfield, RI-based Honeywell Industrial Safety.
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