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November 2013 Blog Posts (10)

How Safe Are MEWPs?’ – Examining the Risks

The safety and reliability of mobile-elevated work platforms (MEWPs) is something that has become a recent point of contention within the construction industry. Used commonly in fields of construction, manufacturing and maintenance, work platforms serve to make working from height in these professions easier, faster and more practical. However, recent media headlines have shed uncertainty on the overall safety of scissor lifts, cherry pickers and low-level access platforms, reporting a 65%…

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Added by Jon Scopter on November 28, 2013 at 5:04am — No Comments

A Simple Guide to Navigating the Safety Glove Universe

Every worker that uses gloves for day to day tasks have demands for their gloves. In this article in Zero-Excuses, we list the different types of industrial safety gloves and tools to help you choose what type will get the job done efficiently…

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Added by Safety Community on November 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Processing and applications of PP woven fabric.

Processing and applications of PP woven fabric.

Firstly,beginning from heating of PP resin. Small trace of Calcium Carbonate and pigment are added to the PP resins during the heating phase. When the resin melts, it is extruded as a flat film. In the slitting unit, the flat film is slit into tape yarn followed by stretching and annealing, them the PP fibers are finished, these fibers are then converted into fabric by using various types of circular looms. Lastly the process of …

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Added by Tony Lew on November 18, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Work Gloves Must Do More Than Protect

New technology is helping to provide gloves with the cut protection and flexibility needed to perform everyday tasks for workers in fast-paced manufacturing environments and shrinking the cost of injury in the process. While experienced workers are more hesitant, education can communicate the features and advantages of the new products.

For more information, check out the full…

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Added by Safety Community on November 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are These Gloves Still Serviceable? The Answer Likely Depends on Application

It is hard to determine the serviceability of gloves and when they should be replaced. One employee may need new gloves every day while his or her coworker can go a full week.  This article in AIHA's The Synergist provides a list of tips and factors…

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Added by Safety Community on November 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Issues with Bulky Work Gloves

Do work gloves have to be bulky to prevent against cuts? The answer is no.

Some gloves are made with engineered yarn that protect against cuts while offering a breathable feel. Gloves with this material can prevent your employees from working without gloves. However, training and acceptance by employees are also important factors.

To learn more about these lightweight, durable gloves, read the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Discretionary Safety: Who Makes the Judgment Call?

As a society we make different choices or judgment calls on a daily basis, and we often use our discretionary ability to help us make the most acceptable and prudent choice. For example, many people choose to utilize the assistance of a safety helmet when operating a bicycle. We do not choose to use a safety helmet because it makes us look more stylish or because it adds to the comfort of the ride, instead we mainly choose to wear safety helmets to enhance safety. This is a reasonable choice…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Electricity Remains a Serious Workplace Hazard

Workers in a variety of fields can be at risk for electrocution and should use proper equipment and necessary steps to prevent electrical shock. Through proper care and usage of rubber insulated gloves, workers can prevent against shock and get hours of comfortable wear out of their gloves.

To read more about the risks and solutions of electrical shocks, visit the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Make sure you understand “DREAD” it’s all about change.

November 5, 2013

Written by: Wayne J. Harris  – International Health and Safety Practitioner

Happy employees ISQEM

Now let’s imagine that you have managed to convince the CEO of the business to invest time and money in developing and implementing a new safety management system. You have trained everyone from the top management down in their…

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Added by Wayne Harris on November 5, 2013 at 9:12pm — No Comments

HyFlex® 11-518 Gloves Voted Best Cut-Resistant Glove and Given the Asse Safety 2013 Attendee Choice Award

Winning ultralight duty gloves combine cut and abrasion protection with comfort and dexterity

 

August 22, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announced that the ballots are cast and the results tallied with Ansell HyFlex 11-518 gloves declared the winner in the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Workplace safety for workers other than your own 2 Replies

Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

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Started by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. Last reply by Tara safe Mar 1.

What % of Dollars should be bugeted for All Safety Training for a "Heavy Equipment Road Construction" company with 100 employees? 1 Reply

I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue

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Technology and Safety 1 Reply

What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue

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Important of Warning sign 1 Reply

Warning sign is a type of traffic sign that guide a hazard ahead on the road. Having proper warning sign on the road provide a healthy environment.Continue

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Workers paticipation in safety management 2 Replies

Workers paticipation in safety management is the aspect which is required to be implemented in the OHSAS 18001 2007 version. , I invite our experience community members to share their views on the…Continue

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