Construction

Radians Meets Winter Demand for Women’s PPE with Introduction of Type O and Type R Bomber Jackets

November 10, 2021

Women’s PPE is a growing niche market in the industrial sector as more females enter construction and other trades. Radians, a top-tier PPE manufacturer, is helping meet the demand in women’s PPE with the recent introduction of its two new bomber jackets: the SJ910B-1ZGW Women’s Bomber Jacket and the SJ930-3 Women’s Hi-Vis Quilted Bomber Jacket.…

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New and Revised Standards Help Employers Better Protect Workers

November 5, 2021

As a global leader in the development of workplace safety and health standards, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards that help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers. “Standards lead organizations big and small in the same direction to achieve safer and…

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Trelleborg Unveils New Innovation Area on its Virtual Showroom

November 2, 2021

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has added a new Innovation Area to the Virtual Showroom it successfully launched in March. The Innovation Area puts the latest technical advancements right at the customer’s fingertips. They will discover cutting edge solutions such as premium compounds engineered to provide professionals with increased productivity, safety, and sustainability, including ProTEX, ProHD and…

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Choosing Hand Protection for Construction Jobsites Is No Small Task

October 13, 2021

5 Key Questions and Tips for Making The Glove Selection Process Easier By Mary Padron, Contributor Hand protection solutions for the construction industry are continuously advancing through the blending of high-performance fiber technologies with synthetic coating configurations. The innovations often produce improved task-specific gloves, such as cut-resistant gloves with higher ratings that also demonstrate upgraded…

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Vibration-Reducing Gloves, What Can They Do?

October 13, 2021

Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) is a hidden danger that slowly degrades the health of the workforce.  Fortunately, there are many countermeasures that can be implemented to secure the health and productivity of the workforce. Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is caused by an over-exposure to vibrations, such as when using handheld power tools. Symptoms include…

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Digging Through Compliance Toward Safety

October 13, 2021

By Robert Lahey, Contributor For decades, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has emphasized the risks associated with work involving below-grade excavation operations. Trench safety has been the focus of a Compliance Directive (1985) and a National Emphasis Program (2018). A public awareness campaign continues today in order to raise…

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The NEW ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 Impact Resistant Glove Standard

October 13, 2021

What Construction Workers Need to Know By Taniya Dudani, Contributor Among other hazards, the risk of impact injury is exceedingly high in extreme work environments including oil and gas, demolition, and heavy-duty construction. Workers may be exposed to crush and pinch impacts daily, making it crucial to have high-performance hand protection, especially for the knuckles,…

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Good, Better, Best Respiratory Protection for Silica Dust

October 13, 2021

Contributed by Dentec Safety It’s common knowledge that there are many workplace hazards in industries like construction, mining, and oil and gas engineering, but did you know that one of the most common and deadly risks is the exposure to silica dust? What is silica dust? Crystalline silica is a mineral that is found in…

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There Is No On-Size-Fits All Glove

October 13, 2021

Proper coating & grip is essential in choosing the right polymer-coated glove. By Tanner Brehmer, Contributor Our hands are important tools that provide invaluable functions to work through many tasks each day. On construction sites, the job-at-hand can vary immensely from one worker to another. If you were to walk through a construction site and…

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OSHA-Required Fall Protection Inspections

October 13, 2021

By Mark C. Conover, Contributor We all know that “personal fall arrest systems shall be inspected prior to each use…” [OSHA 1926.502(d)(21)]. But did you know that OHSA and ANSI require annual inspections on all fall protection equipment by a competent person? What’s more, OSHA requires these inspections to be documented. While most of us…

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