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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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Bacon's Safety Tip: Know the Risks, Wear Safety Gloves

Did you know that the  average cost of a single hand injury can range between $22-30 thousand dollars? Don’t take chances with hand protection; hands are what we rely upon to get the job done! Make sure your workers are protected with the right safety glove!

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Fall Protection: Connectors that Keep You from Crashing

Fall protection is a complicated topic. Not only are workers’ lives at risk if the right measures aren’t taken, but the standards are difficult to understand. To top it all off there are many variations of equipment out there. And the requirements differ according to industry. For employees in the ...

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Hand Protection: Know your Cut Risk Hazard before you Buy

Failure to use the right safety gloves is the second leading cause of injuries in the workplace, so it only makes sense that safety managers understand the different kinds of hand protection that is available. Were you aware that the average cost of a single hand injury can range between $22-30 ...

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Bacon Safety Tip: Cut-Resistant Gloves

When you think safety, do the words "bare minimum" come to mind? Of course not! Learn about the new cut level standards in hand protection and why there are specific cut-resistant gloves for certain tasks. To help you make sure that your gloves  are providing adequate protection, check out Bacon's ...

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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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OSHA Requirements for Lockout Tagout

Understanding Lockout Tagout (1910.147 & 1910.333) and what it means for your company: What is Lockout Tagout (LOTO)? Lockout refers to the use of a device such as a lock to prevent a machine or equipment from being operated during service, repair or maintenance by isolating the energy. Tagout is a ...

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Lockout Tagout: When Shortcuts Could Kill

Understanding a 1600 page document of updates to the Lockout Tagout (LOTO) standard (ANSI/ISEA Z244.1-2003) is a lot for anyone to handle, especially when that isn’t the only safety concern that you face in your industry. That’s why we are here to help make difficult-to-follow standards a little ...

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Safety Gloves & Chemicals: The Overlooked Safety Hazard

You are running through your mental checklist of personal protective equipment (PPE) that you are going to need to have on-site. Keeping your workers safe is always a major concern and you know there is always the potential to overlook something important. So while you make sure you have hard hats, ...

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Bacon Safety Tip: Flashlights

Think you're flashlight savvy? Bacon The Pig, our safety mascot, sheds some light on a few important flashlight facts to help you prepare to on any job, in any condition. Make your job easier with the right tools and avoid the boom by choosing the right flashlight!!

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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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Fall Protection: Training Workers for Leading Edge Applications

Fall protection is always a popular topic in the safety world and it’s no wonder why; falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Statistics from as recent as 2014 show that nearly 40% of all construction fatalities are due to falls. The importance of training is more than ...

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