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Outdoor workers need to guard against sun exposure

May 21st, 2015

Interesting ISHN article by Maureen Brady: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Since the primary cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun, outdoor workers such as those in the construction industry are at an increased risk for […]

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What the Well-Dressed Fireman is Wearing

May 20th, 2015

Fighting fires is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, so it is no surprise that firefighters wear an extensive collection of Personal Protective Equipment to help minimize the chance of injury or death. While a firefighter’s turnout gear is designed to resist the extreme temperatures encountered in a variety of dangerous situations, […]

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Are FR garments Still Effective if Contaminated with Flammable Substances?

May 19th, 2015

Flame Resistant clothing is designed to resist ignition and self-extinguish in the case of arc flash or flash fire, but the ability of your PPE to protect you from injury can be compromised if your FR garments get stained by flammable substances. If Contaminated When dealing with a situation where flammable material has gotten on […]

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Categories: Garments, PPE

How to Combat Heat Stress Webinar – June 4th, 2015

May 19th, 2015

Join me on Thursday, June 4th, 11:00 a.m. PST for my next webinar: “How to Combat Heat Stress.” Learn the effects of heat stress, ways to combat it and the impact of clothing. It will be approximately 15-20 minutes. Click here to register.

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Employers can be held liable if workers get sick or die from heat stress!*

May 13th, 2015

Here is information we’d like to share from Vicky Pickford, Manager, Heat illness is dangerous. But it doesn’t strike without warning. There are usually signs and symptoms associated with the various forms of heat illness–heat cramps, heat exhaustion and, most dangerous of all, heat stroke (I’ll refer to all of them collectively as “heat […]

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Categories: Health & Safety, Heat Stress

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