Tracy Haas Depa

Assistant editor, handling vendor- and product-related news.

tracy.haas@nsc.org

ARTICLES

Trends in ... emergency eyewashes/showers

Equipment reliability is imperative
Unlike personal protective equipment such as hard hats and steel-toe boots, emergency eyewashes and showers are not meant to be used every day. Ideally, a worker will never need one. But should an incident such as a chemical splash occur, it’s vital that emergency eyewashes and showers be ready for use.
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Trends in ... hand protection

‘Constantly re-evaluate your safety metrics’
In 2013, 121,500 hand injuries resulted in days away from work, according to the 2016 edition of “Injury Facts,” a National Safety Council chartbook. If that number gives you pause, read on as hand protection industry insiders offer advice on preventing hand injuries and describe what’s new regarding protection.
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Trends in ... foot protection

The importance of ‘common sense and good judgment’
In 2013, foot injuries resulted in 43,570 cases involving days away from work, according to the 2016 edition of “Injury Facts,” a chartbook from the National Safety Council.
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Preventing slips, trips and falls

Preventing slips, trips and falls

A slip, trip or fall at work can lead to injuries – and even death. In 2013, injuries from slips, trips and falls resulted in 229,190 cases involving days away from work, and 724 workers died, according to the 2016 edition of the National Safety Council chartbook “Injury Facts.”
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Trends in ... eye protection

Advancements
In 2014, nearly 24,000 eye injuries involving days away from work occurred, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states. Workplace-related eye injuries can have lasting and devastating consequences.
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