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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/Westex-App-Launch_Pardot_V2.png Westex Launches Mobile App to Streamline FR/AR Product Selection ProcessThe first-to-market tool matches products to global safety standards SPARTANBURG, SC (Feb. 9, 2021)—Westex: A Milliken Brand, announced today the launch of a new product selection app, the Westex App, developed to provide users a way to custom build a FR/AR uniform based on their
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/dangers-of-blue-light.jpg#keepProtocol In today’s digital world the effects of blue light are an inevitable part of the workplace. Whether you work outdoors or in an office setting, we are all exposed to blue light. As a safety manager, it’s your responsibility to provide blue light blocking safety eyewear for your team.
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/Thermal-Hazards-Launch-1.jpg  Are you a March Madness fan? Chances are, you’ve never contemplated the similarities between zone defense of your favorite basketball team and the “defense” that flame-resistant (FR)/arc-rated (AR) PPE plays in mitigating thermal hazard risks in workplace settings. In either case, solid zone defense and FR/AR PPE do more than just one job. Much
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/Safety%20Hub/Rx-Safety-Lens-Types-Blog_1140x310.jpg#keepProtocol Eye safety is one of the top concerns for safety managers making safety eyewear a critical piece of safety equipment. There are are many things to consider when choosing safety eyewear options for your employees. Did you know that safety eyewear can come in the form of regular safety glasses or prescription safety glasses?.
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https://i2.wp.com/spisafety.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MSARespiratory2.jpg?fit=680%2C280&ssl=1   Whether you have an existing respiratory protection program or are developing one for the first time, the fundamental goal is the same: to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace. Of course, a respiratory protection program must comply with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134 or CSA Z94.4 and
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https://hsseworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/hand-injuries.jpg From our earliest moments, we use our hands to learn, to explore, and to interact with the world around us, and now as working adults, our hands continue to be “out front,” touching, grasping, pushing, pulling, and lifting our way through work and through life. Unfortunately, being “out front” can also mean being placed
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/WX_blog_burn-injury_11_22.jpg   Safety managers are constantly analyzing their site risks to create the safest possible environment for their workers. Especially when considering short-term thermal events, like arc flashes or flash fires, stacking the deck with proactive and reactive measures are critical in mitigating injuries. Burn injuries are one of the primary considerations of any short-term
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hs-fs/hub/330211/file-1493549902-jpg/iStock_000006713467Small.jpg#keepProtocol If you’re a highway construction worker who frequently works at night after the rush hour commute, just when the sun is about to set, you can relate to how harsh the working conditions can be. Cars whizzing by, boiling asphalt being poured and work areas lit up by stark, overhead lights offer plenty to
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https://i0.wp.com/spisafety.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/TingleyBlogHeader2.jpg?fit=680%2C280&ssl=1   Just because you’re getting wet in your rain suit does not mean it’s ineffective.  Here are some reasons, and solutions, for your rain gear selection process. Basic question, right?  I bought a rain suit to stay dry, I spent the extra money to get one that is breathable, but sometimes, somehow, I still
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https://hsseworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/scaffold.jpg As an idea, engineering controls are moderately basic. They are the favored techniques for danger control that works by isolating labor from risk. Appears to be adequately straightforward, correct? Nevertheless, it makes some disarray in wellbeing the executives since concocting a compact definition that works in each circumstance is tricky. There are a lot
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/Westex-Our-Commitment-Blog-1024×576.png   For more than 70 years, we have made leading innovative flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) fabrics that serve a variety of industrial and technical industries. We engineer our fabrics from the inside out to guarantee their flame-resistant properties for the life of the garment—where many competing fabrics cannot make the same claim. By now, you
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https://i.ibb.co/x6LqZ71/grey-13.jpg Why choose Welder 101 Course: Online Course. 50+ Value Packed Video Tutorials. Private Community Support. Discounts On Welding Gear. Lifetime Access. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee.   Are you interested in becoming a sub-aquatic welder? Underwater welding is one of the most commercial diving specializations. Underwater welding requires a great deal of expertise. Underwater
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/Rx-eyewear-program.jpg#keepProtocol In today’s workplace, more than 20,000 eye injuries are reported each year. Of those injuries, 90 percent are preventable with the proper workplace injury prevention measures. Ensuring that your employees have the right eye protection for their job, however, is easier said than done. Depending on the type and size of your facility, hazards
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https://hsseworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/PPE.png Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while at work is of great importance. It ensures that should any accidents occur, the damage imposed on the wearer is significantly reduced or prevented altogether. Personal protective equipment is defined as equipment, including those that protect from adverse weather conditions, that is intended to be worn or held
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/WX_Blog_3_23-2.jpg   Back when the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) first introduced the term arc-rated (AR) in its 2019 edition of NFPA 70E®, there was confusion about how exactly it applied in the world of protective garments. Even today, questions still linger about the term and how it relates to its counterpart, flame-resistant (FR)—what is
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https://fixitmanblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Underwater-Welders-Life-Expectancy.png Underwater welding is welding underwater at elevated pressures. It is also known as hyperbaric welding. We have two categories, dry welding, and wet welding. In dry welding, you weld in a dry environment. You create a dry environment by placing a hyperbaric chamber. In wet welding, you weld in a wet environment. Marine vessel
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/iStock-1255491201.jpg#keepProtocol Eyeglasses have a tendency to fog. Whether it’s when you are exercising, moving outside into the heat after being in an air-conditioned car or building, or going from the warmth of a car or building into the cold winter weather, your glasses will fog. If you wear safety glasses while working this is also
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https://i2.wp.com/spisafety.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/MoldexHeader_3Steps-1.jpg?fit=680%2C280&ssl=1   The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year and the effects go far beyond loss of hearing. Exposure to excessive noise can affect more than just workers’ hearing. It can also create dangerous situations, such as an inability to hear warning signals, a decline in one’s ability to communicate
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https://hsseworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/welding-operations.jpg Welders take pride in their work…after all, their welds are visible for all to see. To avoid injury, welders must also take pride in their safety and make sure safety is also visible for all to see. Every day, welders are confronted with many hazards that can cause serious injury and property damage.  Hot
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/WX_Post_NFPA-updates_05-3_Li_R2v1.png   Setting the tone for the latest edition, the 2021 NFPA® 70E® Standard cover prominently features the hierarchy of risk controls, first introduced in the 2019 edition. Recommitting and reemphasizing the importance of the hierarchy of risk controls, the cover—and the standard as a whole—draws attention to this tool, which helps the electrical industry
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https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41+Ru6QqH1L._SL500_.jpg I’ve recently wanted to test out a lightweight plasma cutter because, let’s face it – they’re all extremely heavy, which makes it dreadful for me to transport them anywhere around the house. And the fact that I have clumsy hands doesn’t help the situation either. However, after researching a bit on the Internet, the
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/2019%20Page%20Builds/Food%20Preparation%20Page/Glove%20CTA.jpg#keepProtocol In the world of food and beverage manufacturing, food safety and hand protection is a two-way street. In addition to protecting themselves, workers must also protect food products from the threat of cross-contamination and the spread of foodborne pathogens. Harsh chemicals, sharp-edged tools, bacteria, grease, and extreme temperatures are only a few of the
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https://i2.wp.com/spisafety.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Moldex_SiteSafety.jpg?fit=680%2C281&ssl=1   Working on a construction site can be a dangerous occupation; that much is true. According to a report from Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.1% of all worker fatalities in 2019.  With nearly 6.5 million people working at over 250,000 construction sites across the U.S. on any given day, it’s easy to see why enforcing preventative construction site safety procedures is critical.
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https://hsseworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Material-handling-2.jpg Materials handling is the lifting, moving, and placing of items in various forms. It may be done manually or with equipment. Materials handling is one of the leading causes of disabling occupational injuries. According to the National Safety Council, 20% to 25% of all disabling occupational injuries result from materials handling. Materials handling includes
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https://www.westex.com/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/WX_types-of-PPE_blog_7_1.jpg   If you’ve been involved in the oil & gas, electrical, or industrial manufacturing industries, chances are you’re familiar with personal protective equipment—PPE for short. PPE plays a critical role in protecting workers who face any number of job site hazards, from combustible dust, flash fire and arc flash incidents to electrical shock and
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I’ve recently decided to give up my old school ways of cutting metal and try out a plasma cutter. After foraging through multiple Miller 375 plasma cutter reviews for money, I have decided to give the Miller Electric 907529 Plasma Cutter a shot. And here’s why you should too! The miller spectrum 375 specs have
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https://lindalightllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/business-preparedness.jpg Disaster can strike at any time, any place. Just as it is important to be prepared at home and in your community for these events, it is important for your business to be prepared. Hazards your business should be prepared for include: The good news is that Ready.gov has tools to help you, 1)
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https://info.orrsafety.com/hubfs/iStock-509101982.jpg#keepProtocol If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we should expect the unexpected. As a safety leader, expecting the unexpected is in your job description. Emergencies can come from any number of different places – weather, illness, fire, toxins or chemicals, and more. So how do you combat the emergencies that are bound to
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https://i1.wp.com/spisafety.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/INDBLOGHEADER.jpg?fit=680%2C281&ssl=1 Gas detection is an important safety precaution in the utilities industry.  However, when it comes to using gas detectors for utility work, it’s often hard to know how you should configure it for your specific application.  Case in point: working in the utilities industry could include digging trenches, working in manholes, installing/repairing cables, monitoring
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