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June 2016

7 Common Workplace Safety Hazards

A main responsibility of the National Safety Council is to conduct workplace safety audits in workplaces across the country. Safety & Health Magazine recently reported the seven most common safety hazards the team finds, as well as the best and simplest preventive actions. MORE

Optical Clarity: Why It’s Important and What it Means for You

Selecting the best auto-darkening welding helmet reaches beyond standard occupational safety issues.  A person’s vision is by no means a standardized issue that can be solved by a standardized solution.  Learn about the proper safety precautions needed when selecting vision protection, as well as how a welder’s personal eyesight should come into play. MORE

Top 10 Misuses of Fall Equipment

The ASSE 2016 safety show featured a popular presentation on the top ten most common misuses of fall prevention equipment. Presented by two certified safety professionals, this list includes accidents such as poor anchorage strength and use of damaged or recalled equipment. Check out what other poor precautions were recognized here.  MORE

Stress and Worker Safety

It’s easy to tell whether a worker is wearing a hard hat or safety glasses. However, an intangible such as a person’s stress level isn’t always easy to identify. Stress is a legitimate safety concern in the workplace for multiple reasons including workers turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with their issues which could easily lead to a workplace accident.  MORE

Lowering workplace lead exposure limits will result in cost savings

A recent study performed by the Harvard School of Public Health claims that lowering workplace lead exposure, can save employers up to $40,000 per highly exposed worker. This theory was created by researchers analyzing NIOSH reports on the ties between exposure and adverse heath effects. Safety& provides some insight on how this idea was initiated and developed.


Viking 3350 PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator Welding Helmets

The VIKING® PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator welding helmet is an air purification system for welding operations. The complete system purifies ambient air from the shop and delivers clean, breathable air for as much as 8 hours without interruption. The two-speed blower drives air through the hose to a VIKING 3350 helmet rated for 1/1/1/1 optical clarity. MORE

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