Understanding the ANSI/ASSP A10.50-2024 Standard: Heat Stress Management in Construction and Demolition Operations
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by Melina Mangino
2d ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes Recognizing the critical need to address worker heat stress and heat-related illnesses and injuries, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) recently published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing workers in construction and demolition operations. "ANSI/ASSP A10.50-2024: Heat Stress Management in Construction and Demolition Operations" offers guidance on protecting workers and outlines requirements for training employees and supervisors. The post Understanding the ANSI/ASSP A10.50-2024 Standard: Heat Stress Management in Construction an ..read more
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OSHA’s Head Protection Safety and Health Information Bulletin: What It Means for PPE Selection
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by Melina Mangino
3w ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes OSHA recently released an updated version of its “Head Protection: Safety Helmets in the Workplace” Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB). Get an overview of what this version includes, how to select the right head protection for your jobsite, and head protection options that comply with the OSHA SHIB. The post OSHA’s Head Protection Safety and Health Information Bulletin: What It Means for PPE Selection appeared first on Spotlight on Safety | MSA Corporate Blog ..read more
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What Fall Protection PPE Should Be Considered in Aerial Lifts and Other MEWPs
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by Melina Mangino
3M ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many jobsites, and both the OSHA General Industry and Construction regulations specifically require fall protection when working in aerial lifts. The post What Fall Protection PPE Should Be Considered in Aerial Lifts and Other MEWPs appeared first on Spotlight on Safety | MSA Corporate Blog ..read more
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Frequently Asked Questions: Temporary Horizontal Lifelines
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9M ago
Temporary Horizontal Lifelines (THLL) are a type of anchorage connector that allows workers to walk back and forth across an area where there was not an anchorage point or anchorage connector available before. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about temporary horizontal lifelines. The post Frequently Asked Questions: Temporary Horizontal Lifelines appeared first on Spotlight on Safety | MSA Corporate Blog ..read more
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Pumped Up: Mini IDs Get an Enhancement
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by Melina Mangino
10M ago
The innovative MSA Mini ID Refrigerant Identifiers, powered by Neutronics technology, have been enhanced. The cost effective Mini ID helps automotive mechanics quickly and accurately confirm R-1234yf or R-134a purity in vehicles to safeguard the mechanic, help avoid potential damage to expensive air conditioning service equipment and protect your shop from refrigerant contamination. To further improve the product’s portability, automation, and performance, MSA is pleased to announce that the new version of the Mini ID refrigerant identifiers replace the external hand pump with an internal mec ..read more
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Test Your Knowledge – Heat Stress Quiz
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by Kimberly Smith
1y ago
Heat stress is a serious issue that affects individuals worldwide, especially during hot summer months. According to OSHA, 18 of the last 19 summers were the hottest on record. And workers experienced more than 3,500 injuries and illnesses related to heat each year.¹ By understanding the causes, symptoms, and prevention measures, we can better protect ourselves and those around us. As we find ourselves during summer season, it is important to understand the dangers of heat stress at work and how to help prevent it. Heat stress can have severe consequences, ranging from mild discomfort to life ..read more
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Prepare for Seasonal Heat Stress: The OSHA NEP and Tips for Employers
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by Kimberly Smith
1y ago
Heat stress is often a significant concern for workers in outdoor industrial environments, such as construction, working at height, and oil and gas, especially during the summer months. With temperatures rising, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Outdoor and Indoor Related Hazards, which has been effective since April 8, 2022.¹ The purpose of the NEP is to “ target high-risk industries and focus agency resources and staff time on heat inspections.”¹ Here is an overview of the OSHA NEP on heat stress and some tips to he ..read more
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Self-Retracting Lifelines 101: Everything You Need To Know About SRLs and PFLs
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by Kimberly Smith
1y ago
When working at heights, selecting the proper fall protection may be the difference between getting the job done safely or a preventable tragedy. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of fall hazards, there is no one size fits all answer to protecting workers. Lack of understanding of the different fall protection components and their application can put workers at risk. Thankfully, with better employee training and a practical system for identifying fall protection needs, these risks can be mitigated and help everyone go home safely at the end of the day. Do you sometimes struggle with pickin ..read more
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MSA Hard Hat FAQs: Download the Guide
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by Kimberly Smith
1y ago
Whether you are using a Type 1 or Type 2 MSA hard hat, following proper care and use recommendations can help keep its protection capabilities in place. Be sure to inspect your hard hat prior to each use and during the day; remember, you might not notice when damage occurs and even a hairline crack can affect the integrity. Not sure which category your hard hat falls into? Type 1 options consist of: V-Gard® Caps and Hats, including the new V-Card C1 Hard Hat SmoothDome® Caps Thermalgard® Caps Topgard® Caps and Hats Skullgard® Caps and Hats Comfo-Cap® Hard Hats Type 2 options from MSA are Su ..read more
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Occupational Health & Safety 2022 New Product of the Year Awards: Three MSA Products Recognized
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by Kimberly Smith
1y ago
Three MSA products were recognized with Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 14th annual New Product of the Year Awards in various categories: ALTAIR io 4 Gas Detection Wearable – recognized in two categories Industrial Hygiene – Gas Monitors Wearable Devices V-Gard C1 Hard Hat Category: Heat Stress Prevention Cable Temporary Horizontal Lifeline Category: Fall Prevention This year’s contest attracted entries in 31 award categories, with an independent panel of highly qualified judges choosing the winners. “The world is entering into the new phase of the pandem ..read more
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