Jennifer Yario

Managing Editor

ARTICLES

Trends in ... fall protection

‘More than installing a guardrail’
It’s been nine years since the Fall Protection – General Requirements Standard (1926.501) moved to No. 1 on OSHA’s Top 10 list of most cited violations, knocking off the previous top-spot holder, Scaffolding (1926.451). And it has stayed in the top slot ever since. Why? Experts who spoke with Safety+Health had some thoughts to share on the subject.
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Trends in ... women’s PPE

‘One size doesn’t fit all’
Personal protective equipment for women should be based on women’s sizes – not men’s. Why is this important? Because PPE that doesn’t fit correctly won’t adequately protect female workers.
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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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