Bug X 30 Insect Repellent Towelettes at a lake in the woods.

It seems warmer temps are here to stay! While warmer temps are exciting, perhaps not so exciting is the increase in pesky and sometimes dangerous insects the warmer temps bring. The Zika virus is on the rise making insect repellant increasingly important this year. Know the facts! Be Aware to Be Prepared! Check out Quest’s full line of insect repellent option below.

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18 Apr 2016
Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

What glove is right for your application? Safety professionals all over the nation struggle to find the perfect fit in an effort to balance cost, compliance, and comfort. Many times high usage levels and cost can lead to an inexpensive canvas glove. Protective Industrial Products performed an impressive glove study at one of the largest metal producers in the United States that resulted in some pretty interesting findings. What glove is right for your application? It may not be the cost effective canvas you’ve grown accustom to using.

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18 Mar 2016
Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

By now I’m sure you have already read our post “New Standards for Cut Protection” with a reference to OH&S Magazine’s article. We thought we would arm you with more information to better explain the newly revised standards and keep you protected. Download a fast facts sheet from our partners at Protective Industrial Products below.

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17 Mar 2016
2016 Indiana Safety Expo.

Learn how to keep your employees safe on the job.
Discover the latest and greatest in PPE and safety equipment.
Win a large duffle bag full of safety products valued at $300.00!

This year’s Indiana Safety Expo is Tuesday, March 22nd at the Indiana Convention Center from 7:30-4:00. Stop by booth 320 to see what is new and popular in the safety industry. We will have patented and patent pending protective apparel designs as well as new hand protection, footwear, SmartCompliance™ first aid program, and more.

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While you’re at the booth enter to win a large duffle bag full of safety products valued at $300.00! Contents include hearing protection, protective eyewear, head protection, respirators and filters. Winner need not be present to win.

 

 

 

15 Mar 2016
Scientist dropping chemicals into tubes in a lab, wearing safety goggles.

Quest’s animal handling glove off­ers a high level of protection yet allows for humane handling of animals. Like most of our products, we worked closely with our customers to understand their needs and developed this glove to provide a solution not available on the market. Heavy duty leathers, Kevlar®, and extended cuff­ offers handlers the comfort and confidence to perform tasks and the humane handling of animals.

 

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01 Feb 2016
Orange earplugs for hearing protection.

Each day, you should correctly wear your PPE to remain safe and return home at the end of your shift.  Hearing protection is very unique as it doesn’t end after you clock out.  Daily activities such as mowing your lawn, attending a game, or even seeing your favorite band should be viewed as contributors to hearing loss and you should be aware of the effects. 

According to John Hopkins Medicine and the Hearing Loss Association of America, “Hearing loss is the third leading major public health issue, affecting 48 million Americans, or 20% of the adult population.” Arthritis leads the way, followed by heart disease. Sixty percent of people with hearing loss are either in the workforce or in educational settings.

Read more of the OH&S Magazine Article “Combat Workplace Noise Pollution to Help Prevent Hearing Loss” by Mary Padron (more…)

01 Feb 2016
Construction sign that says to Wear Your Safety Glasses, Foresight is Better than no Sight.

Eye protection is a key component of every Safety Program, and prevention is the best protection!  An incident can occur at any time, setting, or location and correctly using your eyewear will lower your chance of an injury.

Prevent Blindness America reports that 90 percent of the more than 2,000 eye injuries occurring each day are preventable through the use of protective safety eyewear.

The best reason to maintain a top-of-the-line PPE program, including employees’ critical eye and face protection, is to prevent a life-changing injury. Eye injuries can range from mild—minor bumps and scratches—to serious, eyesight-threatening injuries that demand immediate medical attention.  Common injuries include corneal abrasions, which are scratches on the clear, front surface of the eye. They can result from merely rubbing your eye or from wearing contacts too long, or from a speck of “something” in the eye or being poked in the eye by some object.

Read more of the OH&S Magazine Article “Keys to Preventing Eye Injuries” by Fred Elliott…

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13 Jan 2016
Road worker laying down emergency triangles following a car accident in the winter.

Winter weather is unpredictable and dangerous. Keep motorists and pedestrians informed of icy conditions with these innovative signs from Accuform Manufacturing. Temperature indicator signs are a great addition to Accuform’s IceAlert™.

 

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Visit The Accuform Cold Weather Shop – Order from Accuform.com select Quest Safety as your distributor for a discount or Contact Us directly!

11 Jan 2016
Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

It’s been a long time coming! Cut protection has been exploding as a topic of interest in the safety industry for many years now. Despite the advancements in cut protective gloves there is still confusion about what standard to use or the necessary cut protection needed for the application.

According to the National Safety Council, a single hand laceration can cost over $12,000 in direct and related costs, if a tendon is severed, the cost can approach $70,000.

Proposed changes have been submitted to bring together the U.S. standard ANSI/ISEA 105 and the European standard EN 388.  Read more of this OH&S Magazine “New Global Standards for Protective Gloves are Coming” by Jill A Conley…

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