Increase Worker Roadside Visibility by 89%
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by Safety Products Inc
6d ago
Enhancing Roadside Safety with Guardian Angel Elite Series Lights Roadside safety for workers and law enforcement officers is a critical issue in the United States, where traffic-related incidents remain a leading cause of fatalities. Recognizing the urgent need for improved visibility of roadside personnel, a new study conducted by the Battelle Memorial Institute has provided compelling evidence supporting the use of Guardian Angel Elite Series lights. The peer-reviewed study demonstrates that when combined with a high-visibility safety vest, the Guardian Angel light significantly enhances t ..read more
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UNPACKING OSHA’S NEP ON WAREHOUSING SAFETY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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by Safety Products Inc
1M ago
The warehousing and distribution sector has received a lot of attention lately because it is growing quickly and there are more risks. To deal with these worries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Warehousing Safety and Distribution Center Operations. Here is a brief explanation of the program, the dangers in warehousing and distribution, and the products that can help reduce these risks. UNDERSTANDING OSHA’S NEP ON WAREHOUSING SAFETY AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPERATIONS The warehousing and distribution sector has grown rapid ..read more
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5 Key Elements for an Effective RX Safety Eyewear Program
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by Safety Products Inc
2M ago
My name is Brad Francis, the Director of the RX Safety Eyewear Division at Safety Products Inc. Over the years, I have had extensive experience in various roles within the prescription safety eyewear industry. When asked what I thought were the top 5 elements of an effective prescription safety eyewear program, I thought it best to ask our loyal customers for their feedback instead of giving my own. Surprisingly, in our customers’ view the most crucial aspects of a functional program extends beyond mere pricing. Join me in exploring the key insights from our valuable customers. For this bl ..read more
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Safety, Compliance, and Your Traffic Management Plan
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by Safety Products Inc
4M ago
When it comes to roadway construction, safety is paramount. Whether you’re building a new road or repairing an existing one, you want to ensure that your project stays organized and on track while also ensuring optimal safety for the workers and drivers who will be using the road. This is where a traffic management plan comes in. Let’s explore what a traffic management plan is, why it’s important to ensure optimal safety during roadway construction, and the control systems you need to create the most efficient one. What is a Traffic Management Plan? A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is a docume ..read more
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Brain Matters For Head Protection
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by Safety Products Inc
5M ago
Choosing the right helmet can be a daunting task. Over the past decade, an unprecedented variety of helmets has been introduced differing in style, price point, compliance with standards, and manufacturer’s claims of improved protection. Selecting the best helmet is further complicated by the scarcity of test data that provide evidence-based guidance. This article provides guidance on three aspects critical for selection of helmets that deliver superior head protection, namely brain protection, lateral protection (Type II), and helmet retention. BRAIN PROTECTION Brain protection has been the ..read more
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WINTER WEATHER: Plan. Equip. and Train.
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by Safety Products Inc
6M ago
Outdoor work requires proper preparation, especially in severe winter weather conditions. Although OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in cold environments, employers have a responsibility to provide workers with employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards, including winter weather related hazards, which are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to them (Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970). Employers should, therefore, train workers on the hazards of the job and safety measures to use ..read more
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WHY ARE MY HANDS ALWAYS COLD? YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST WINTER WORK GLOVES
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by Safety Products Inc
7M ago
How many shifts have ended with your hands feeling cold, wet and numb because your winter work gloves couldn’t do what they’re literally made to do? Many factors affect the performance of a thermal glove. We’ll take a look at common issues that alter performance and what to look for when buying thermal work gloves to keep your mitts warm and comfortable until it’s time to punch out. WATERPROOF GLOVE Water is a big problem when working in the cold. This is likely the primary reason your thermal gloves are uncomfortable in the cold. Moisture actively draws heat away from your body so ..read more
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How Much Do You Know About Safety?
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by Safety Products Inc
8M ago
Workplace safety started gaining attention and awareness during the Industrial Revolution, particularly for textile and mining workers laboring under strenuous conditions. Canada’s first occupational health and safety law was passed in 1884, suggesting work hour restrictions for employees. In the U.S., the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act was passed in 1936 to improve labor standards for industrial workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created what we know today as OSHA.   This year, the National Safety Council (NSC) was focused on four key safety area ..read more
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The Journey to a Safe and Compliant Lockout Program
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by Safety Products Inc
8M ago
Whether you’re an individual or an organization responsible for a lockout program, you are well-aware of the immense responsibility you have to keep employees safe and your organization compliant – from writing lockout policies and procedures to training and sustaining your lockout program. However, what many overlook is the importance of the order in which these procedures should take place to ensure a safe and successful lockout program.  Where does the lockout journey begin? Oftentimes, organizations want to jump right into training, which is essential to every lockout progr ..read more
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Creating Safe Facilities: Inspection Checklist
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by Safety Products Inc
8M ago
Creating safe facilities is crucial for the warehousing and manufacturing industries. Organizations lucky enough to build their facilities from the ground up can design safe, efficient, and user-friendly work environments that avoid many of the most commonly found hazards. However, companies operating out of prebuilt facilities do not have the same luxury, but it does not mean they cannot make significant upgrades to safety. Striving for continuous improvement is the only way to stay ahead of the ever-changing hazards confronting workers and employers today. Follow this list of 9 questions be ..read more
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