Meeting OSHA Requirements for Working at Heights While Maintaining Worker Comfort: One Transmission Company’s Solution
Read this blog article to learn more about how a major North American transmission company partnered with MSA Safety to find a solution to meet OSHA standards while maintaining worker comfort and ease of use.
Why Facepiece and Cylinder Compatibility Matters for SCBA
SCBA that allow for the use of the same cylinder across multiple platforms throughout your fleet, can be integrated with other NFPA products, and a facepiece that allows for APR use is key to ensuring your respiratory protection program is comprehensive. Read this article to learn more about facepiece and cylinder compatibility.
Revision Highlights to CSA Z259.2.2-17 For Self-Retracting Devices
On August 1, 2019, the CSA’s new standard—CSA Z259.2.2-17—went into effect, with significant updates and revisions incorporated. This blog article covers the highlights of the revised standard. Read the full article to learn more.
Are You Ready for National Safety Stand-Down? 5 Things You Can Do to ‘Walk the Talk’
For the seventh year, OSHA is sponsoring National Safety Stand-Down. This voluntary event, being held September 14-18, 2020, is designed to raise fall hazard awareness in order to stop fall fatalities and injuries. National Safety Stand-Down is also your opportunity to “walk the talk.” Here are 5 things you can do during National Safety Stand-Down to show workers how much safety matters.
Which Self-Retracting Lifeline is Best for Leading Edge?
Leading Edge is an application where in the event of a fall, the lifeline of the self-retracting lanyard (SRL) may come in contact with an exposed edge, or sharp edge. Understanding the differences between Overhead SRL and SRL-E is key to making sure you are using the right safety equipment for your working at heights application.
Why Choose a Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, when typical disposable masks are in short supply, you might find yourself considering other respiratory product options. One of those options may be powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR). Read this blog post to learn more why PAPR could be the best choice for you.
What Are Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators and How Can They Help You?
Recently, everyone has become familiar with N95 disposable half-mask respirators. But you may not realize that there are other respiratory protection options with CDC, FDA and OSHA approval, including elastomeric half-mask respirators. Check out this blog post for answers to some of the top questions about elastomeric half-mask respirators and their benefits.
Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories
This blog article covers tips for choosing hard hat accessories for eye and face protection that follow ANSI Z87.1-2020 Standards for design and testing.
What You Need for a Respiratory Protection Program: The Seven Key Elements to Include
The fundamental goal of a respiratory protection program – whether new to your team or not – is to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace. Learn more about the seven key elements to include in your program.
Everything You Need to Know About the Dropped Objects Standard
Any time people work at height, dropped objects are possible – and they can pose a real danger to other workers or bystanders on the ground. In fact, OSHA includes “struck by object” among its “Fatal Four,” the top causes of more than half of construction worker deaths. Read this blog post about the creation of ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions, the guidelines it includes for tool tethers and containers, and how to choose the right equipment for the job.