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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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