Safety on the Job Site

Whether you just started a business or you’re ready to take safety on the job site more seriously, OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs provides a step-by-step approach to getting a safety and health program started. The goal of your program should be to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as alleviate the suffering and financial hardships of workers and their…

Intro to OSHA

OSHA was created with the belief that having a safe place to work is a basic human right. Workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths can’t simply be glazed over with no reprimands for the irresponsible employers who allowed hazardous conditions to exist in the workplace. In short, workers should never have to choose between their life and their job.  What is OSHA?  When the Occupational Safety and Health…

How to Find the Perfect Fit: Hard Hats

Visit any construction site or industrial facility, and you’re likely to see hard hats on every worker’s head. This form of personal protective equipment is required at all job sites where there’s a risk of electrical shock, burns, or impact from falling or flying objects. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing head protection for their workers.  Hard hats are designed to protect…

How Steel Toe Boots Protect Your Feet

Do you work in construction or at an industrial site? If so, you need the proper protective footwear to help avoid injury. Ordinary shoes crumple when something heavy falls on them, which can lead to lacerations or broken bones. Steel toe boots are much stronger, giving them the ability to protect your feet against falling objects, moving equipment and…

Flame Resistant Workwear: PPE Categories

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is any clothing item worn to protect against workplace hazards. PPE categories include respiratory, eye, hearing, hand, foot, head and skin protection, as well as equipment for working from heights. PPE protects against hazards such as impact, penetration, compression, chemicals, heat and cold, electricity, fire, radiation and biological contaminants. The levels of protection range from Category 1 to Category 4.  Today’s focus…

Advantages of Wearing Steel Toe Boots

If you work in an industry that involves hauling boxes or working around heavy machinery, steel toe boots may be a mandatory part of your workwear. If your first thought is to complain about this requirement, think again! Steel toe boots offer many great advantages. Here’s a look at just a few of them.  Protection for your toes: This…