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May 2016

  • Posted on May 3, 2016 by Editorial Team in News, Workplace Safety    Every year, falls consistently account for the most fatalities in construction. More than 300 workers lost their lives in 2014 (according to preliminary BLS data), making falls the most common cause of death in the industry. “But I’m not on a skyscraper,” you say. “I should be fine.” Do you ever work on a ladder? Sit on a roof? Stand on scaffolding? If you’re more than 4 feet above the ground, you are at risk.... Continue Reading
  • Sun protection measures Protective clothing The levels of UV protection provided by clothing increases with the density of the fabric's weave and darker colours absorb more UV radiation than lighter colours of the same fabric. When selecting clothing: Choose clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible. UV radiation will penetrate if light can be seen through it so make sure the fabric of the clothing is thick enough to not let UV rays through. Ideally clothing for workers who are working in... Continue Reading
  • May 5, 2016 Author: Protective Industrial Products An incredible amount of time and effort is often spent reviewing product pricing over other considerations that impact a company’s bottom line. Don’t read that the wrong way; while pricing remains important and a price reduction does produce immediate savings, it doesn’t always translate as the best solution for cost reduction. One of the most overlooked opportunities for cost reduction is the management of product usage and waste. The existence of... Continue Reading