Allergies and Hand Protection: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2023

Protective gloves are a necessity for many workers, who must perform tasks that bring their hands into proximity or actual contact with harsh chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, sharp tools, heat, cold temperatures and other hazards. While most forms of hand protection can be worn regularly with no ill effects, there are a few that can have…


Saved by Science: Wearable Technology Delivers Fewer Injuries and Increased Efficiency

May 23, 2023

  By: Kevin Fipps, Contributor Wearable technology has emerged as a game-changer in the workplace. Tech gadgets such as smartwatches, smart glasses and fitness trackers are transforming the way we work by improving worker safety. Wearable devices can monitor employee movements and alert co-workers of danger, as well as measure fatigue, body temperature and repetitive…


Registration Opens for Fall Session of SafetyFOCUS

May 22, 2023

Registration has opened for the fall session of SafetyFOCUS, the semi-annual in-depth education experience from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). The hybrid event will take place Sept. 18-22 in Arlington, VA, and online, helping workplace safety and health professionals expand their knowledge through collaborative learning and engaging discussions on a broad range of topics.…


Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Acquires ISM – Leader in Athletic Inspired Safety Footwear

May 19, 2023

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (“PIP®”), a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand protection, above-the-neck protection, workwear and footwear, proudly announces that a definitive agreement to acquire ISM Heinrich Krämer GmbH & Co. KG (“ISM”), headquartered in Lippstadt, Germany, has been signed. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the…


Spring into Fastenal’s Professional, Forward-Thinking Solutions

May 10, 2023

I recently attended the spring Fastenal Customer Expo in Kissimmee, Florida, with more than 4,000 attendees. While I’m a veteran of other national distributor shows, this was my first time attending Fastenal’s event. The show exhibited an exciting vibe, including lots of buzz and energy, and was well-attended by both supplier partners and end-user customers.…


Cementex Highlights Arc-Rated PPE Task Wear

May 9, 2023

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, highlights the Cementex Contractor Series of Arc Flash Protective Clothing PPE, a simple option that does not sacrifice quality or safety. While still using premium USA labor and materials, Cementex offers Arc Flash Task Wear with reliable, classic protection for the safety of personnel in environments in and around energized…


Shoes For Crews® Launches Rainier Shoe, Work Boot Designed Specifically for Women

May 5, 2023

Shoes For Crews, an innovative slip-resistant safety footwear company that has been helping to keep millions of workers safe on the job, has released a new work boot designed with women in mind. The Rainier is engineered specifically for a women’s-specific fit and is well-equipped for a variety of industrial settings. The Women’s Rainier 6″ NCT work boot is multi-purpose in…


Types of Clothing Required in Construction

May 4, 2023

When out in the field, construction workers must do what they can to stay safe on the job site. Below are a few ideas of clothing you can wear to protect yourself from potential hazards while on the job.


Which Workers Need to Wear High-Vis Clothing?

May 2, 2023

  By: Maureen Paraventi It’s well known that traffic poses a serious threat to a variety of workers, whether that traffic consists of cars, forklifts or heavy equipment. How big a threat depends upon which data you consult. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 there were 49 fatalities due to pedestrians…


How to Choose the Proper Face Protection

May 2, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Handling materials in the workplace can leave a person’s eyes and face vulnerable to a variety of hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must ensure that all affected workers wear adequate face protection when exposed to flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids,…


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