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Foam-Backed Eye Protection: Don’t look at the arc!

Protect your eyes from the risk of arc flash You already knew that arc flash releases hot gas and radiant energy up to 4 times the temperature of the sun, right? Let’s ponder that for a minute. When arc flash happens, the ambient temperatures can reach 35,000° Fahrenheit. And the arc blast, or ...

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How to Choose the Right Safety Eyewear!

Evaluate the risks and choose the right eye protection Let’s talk about those eyes. Eye injuries happen on the job somewhere close to the tune of 2,000 incidents a day in the U.S. And guess what, 40% of workers who had an eye injury were wearing eye protection! Well, that’s just insane. Want to ...

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Bacon’s Safety Tip: Glove Selection shouldn’t be Half-Baked

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to choosing the right hand protection, so make sure you wear the glove meant for the job. A cut glove alone may protect against a cut or abrasion, but if you are also working with chemicals or electricity, you need extra protection! You think a glove made for ...

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Choosing Cut Gloves: Keep Your Fingers On Your Hands!

There have been a ton of advancements in hand protection over the years. Gloves have become more comfortable, more flexible and more durable than ever. So, why are hand injuries the 2nd leading cause of injuries at work? Why are 40% of the workforce either not wearing hand protection, or wearing ...

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How to Pick The Best Gas Detector for a Confined Space

Our panel agrees that the "best" confined space gas detector does not come from any one manufacturer. It is the instrument that best fulfills the requirements for your operational application(s). Price must not be the sole consideration, as many features of the instrument should be determined:

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Respiratory Protection: Assigned Protection Factor by Type

Respirators have a job to do Just slipping on any old respirator doesn’t work. You need to know the science behind them and that starts with knowing that they’re designated by their class. Each class has an assigned protection factor (APF) that tells you how much protection it will give you. An APF ...

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Nuisance Level Organic Vapors: Get the stink out!

Have you ever had that job that no matter what you did, you couldn’t get the smell out of your nose? It’s like you actually inhaled the source of the funk and its sitting right there in your snout, even hours after your shift ended. If you have, you know exactly what we’re talking about. If not, ...

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Respiratory Protection: The science behind the cartridges

Do I really need a respirator program? If you are ok with having a team of workers carrying around oxygen tanks and piles of medical bills, fines and lawsuits landing on your desk, do what makes sense to you. If you have a lick of sense, you may want to refer to OSHA and NIOSH for the requirements ...

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Respiratory Protection Tips: Is Silica the New Asbestos?

Protecting Workers from Silica Exposure  OSHA rolled out a final rule on respirable crystalline silica (June 23, 2016) and its bringing some big time changes over the next 5 years. Considering it only takes a small amount of that stuff to create monumental health risks, some changes are definitely ...

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Confined Spaces: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

     Confined spaces kill more often than you think, especially in the construction industry. So, it just makes sense to ask why more time isn’t spent identifying confined spaces and training workers to avoid them. The last thing you want is a worker oblivious to the dangers that surround them ...

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Gas monitor styles and knowing when to use them

What kind of gas monitor do I need for my confined space? You know there are areas that are high risk for workers, especially in the construction industry.We’re going to tackle them all and give you the information that workers need to stay safe, but today let’s zero in on the gas monitoring ...

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Gas Monitor Calibration: Stop Sending Workers to the Pits of Hell

Why the hell should we care about calibrating a gas detection device? Nothing fires up a safety guy more than hearing stories about people dying because of a stupid mistake. In 2015, 136 U.S. workers died from confined space related accidents! When someone dies because of an oversight, someone’s ...

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Bacon’s Safety Tip: Head over Heels for Fall Protection

Check out Bacon's helpful tips on donning your harness! Falls on the job account for the majority of deaths in the construction industry. Why? Most likely they’re due to lack of fall protection training, workers using wrong equipment, wearing equipment improperly and lack of proper equipment ...

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