Protecting Workers From Falling Tools Goal of New Safety Standard

Posted on August 9, 2018

By Bruce Rolfsen  (View original article at: Reducing worker injuries from falling tools is the aim of a new voluntary safety standard developed by safety gear manufacturers. The standard is a new step to deal with an old problem. “Gravity has been around for a long time,” said Nate Bohmbach, chairman of the International Safety Equipment Association committee … Read More

OSHA PSA on Trenching Safety

Posted on July 12, 2018

According to OSHA, trench-related worker deaths have increased. 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, exceeding the combined total from 2014 and 2015. OSHA’s new PSA, featuring Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, shares important trenching safety tips (Available in English and Spanish): Transcript of OSHA Trenching PSA: The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to the safety … Read More

Design and Performance Standards for Small-tool Tethering Devices Approved

Posted on August 1, 2018

By Tom Sawyer (Read original article: In a joint announcement on July 16, the International Safety Equipment Association and the American National Standards Institute announced that both groups have approved a new standard to establish minimum design, performance and labeling requirements for products marketed to prevent objects such as hand tools from falling from heights. … Read More

What is a Repetitive Strain Injury?

Posted on July 28, 2018

By Todd Bowen  re·pet·i·tive strain in·ju·ry – a condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involved (definition credit: Google) Many people talk about how sitting for long periods of time causes many different injuries (heart problems, joint pain, weight gain, skeletal alignment … Read More

Heat Stress Solutions from ISEA Members

Posted on July 9, 2018

Every summer thousands of workers—particularly those in agriculture, landscaping, construction, utilities and support activities for oil and gas operations—spend long days working in the hot sun. Excessive heat and sun pose many dangers: sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year, many become ill or lose their lives due to heat exposure. … Read More

Determining the Best Electrical Safety Practices For Your Plant

Posted on June 10, 2018

By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators  Electricity is a necessary source of energy in industrial plants but it can also be a serious workplace hazard. It exposes employees to electrocution, shock, fires, burns and explosions. According to OSHA, electrical accidents rank sixth amongst the causes of work-related fatalities in the United States. Hundreds of employees have lost lives due … Read More

Must-Know Safety Measures While Securing Loads

Posted on June 9, 2018

By Kevin Hill,  Quality Scales Unlimited Cargo handling is a crucial aspect of any industry. Your workers need to load and unload materials safely so that no harm is done to the goods or people working nearby. It used to be a manually driven activity, however, that is changing and is now automated to quite an extent. … Read More

5 Things To Remember for New Silica Dust Regulations

Posted on May 31, 2018

Are you Ready for Silica Dust? By Don Garvey, 3M Personal Safety Division, (article first appeared in Walls and Ceilings) OSHA has issued a final rule to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation – 29 CFR 1926.1153), a common construction material (e.g., concrete, brick, mortar, … Read More

‘Listen Today to Hear Tomorrow’: ISEA Launches Hearing Protection Campaign

Posted on May 2, 2018

Each year, 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), making hearing loss the third most common chronic physical condition among adults. To stem the epidemic of workplace hearing loss, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) launched its “Listen Today to Hear Tomorrow” campaign. … Read More

New NIOSH Database Shows 42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls

Posted on April 19, 2018

Excerpt from Safety+Health magazine on January 30, 2018 A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths – and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection – according to the Center for Construction Research and Training … Read More