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A Helpful Guide to OSHA's New Silica Standard

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  If your crew works with silica, you've probably heard about OSHA's updated construction regulation that goes into effect starting mid-2017. However, you may not be clear on the details and what it means for your team. If you're a little confused or simply haven't had time to dig into the flurry of technical documents on the topic,

All Virtual Reality Training is Not Created Equal

As training evolves, more and more people are looking to supplement their traditional training methods with virtual reality (VR) training modules. What are the benefits of virtual reality? Check out some of the benefits of VR in this blog we recently wrote. But, before you invest in VR, it is important to know that all VR is not created equal.

An N95 Respirator and a Dust Mask Walk Into a Bar

There is a clear difference between a mask and a respirator. Check out this technical bulletin, "Respirators and Surgical Masks: A Comparison” or hear more about it from the products themselves as an N95 Respirator walks into a bar to meet his old friend, Dust Mask (DM) and they compare and contrast their uses to each other. N95: Dust Mask, so good

ANSI Approves New ISEA 121 Standard for Fall Protection for Tools

In the United States, the new ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for Dropped Objects Protection was approved on July 02, 2018, by the American National Standards Association. This standard was initially prepared by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), and passed earlier this year, in an effort to provide manufacturers of dropped objects equipment with guidance on testing and performance criteria. This

Are Smartphones Smart to Use on a Job Site?

Communication is critical on construction sites. Whether for coordinating movement of materials or issuing warnings, it is important that workers be able to clearly communicate with each other. Audio devices (e.g. radios, cell phones) can help increase the speed and fidelity of communication between workers. While radios provide good voice communications between workers, there are some potential inherent problems: Half-duplex

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