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.
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.
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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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…
A new year is a time for reflection and we want to thank all of our customers in 2015. We take sincere pride in being your trusted partner for safety supplies and more. We understand the importance of being able to send each and every employee home safely to their families at the end of the day.
Quest is ready to bring on 2016! New Year… New Website. Our new website was built with front and backend improvements. We will continue to add more useful content from the safety industry, products, and best practices. Because our focus is on you, the customer, we want to hear what you would like see. Feel free to call your Quest representative to help us design features to make you safer, informed, and efficient.
Happy New Year from All of Us at Quest Safety Products