June is National Safety Month. It’s also the beginning of summer. For employers in industries such as hazardous waste remediation, petrochemical refining or pharmaceutical manufacturing who need their employees to wear disposable chemical protection apparel, balancing safety and heat can be a challenge.
As a part of our summer safety series, this blog covers arc flash terminology. Today's blog is provided by our partners at National Safety Apparel (NSA)
June has been declared National Safety Month, and across the U.S. the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations are working together to meet the goal of National Safety Month which is NO 1 GETS HURT.
As a part of our summer safety series, this blog covers heat stress and FR head protection.
Today's blog is provided by our partners at National Safety Apparel (NSA) and written by Mike Cuppage and Melissa Gerhardt
Did you know that OSHA 1910.269 now mandates that anyone working on or around electrical hazards must have complete 360 degree FR protection? This includes arc rated head and neck protection. In general, there are three different arc flash head and neck protection systems that can be used to achieve compliance. These systems are the FR balaclava and arc rated faceshield combination, FR balaclava and arc rated goggle combination, and the traditional “beekeeper” style arc flash hood.
Over the summer, ants, bees and mosquitos can be unwelcome guests at the family barbeque or picnic. But for America’s workers, insects can be more than a nuisance, they can be dangerous.
Memorial Day weekend is coming and with it, the start of the summer. While everyone looks forward to the nice weather and chance to enjoy time outside with their families, the summer is also a high-risk period for the workplace, with more workplace injuries occurring in July, August and September than any other three-month span.
Colder temps can hamper the tasks at hand and slow production. It also makes workers more susceptible to injuries.
Electricity has become such an ingrained part of our daily lives, and yet it is still incredibly dangerous when not treated with respect and proper safety procedures.