The Four Elements to Successfully Manage Your Confined Spaces

Confined spaces can be complicated and anyone, in any industry, can be exposed to working in and around them. Confined spaces come in different sizes, in different locations of a facility or job site, and there may be different hazards in each one. There are also many different standards, regulations and company policies that may apply. While complicated, there are

Five Things to Consider When Implementing Your Ladder Safety Efforts

The OSHA regulations and ANSI standards impacting ladder safety are changing. Specifically, the requirements for cable sleeves used on climbing ladder fall arrest systems, the fall protection equipment needed for these applications, and other elements of a vertical climbing system. If you use a climbing ladder system then these changes likely apply to you. Additionally, industries not previously required to

Volcanoes: Protecting Yourself from Ash, Gases and Other Hazards

While volcanic eruptions are rare, the impact can be severe not just on everything it touches, but on the people living near the volcano. Depending on the type of volcano, and the force of the eruption, a variety of hazards may be present. These hazards can include mudflows and flashfloods, landslides and rockfalls, earthquakes, lava flow, falling ash and the

Why Pick a PAPR?

Respiratory protection is a necessary part of many jobs throughout many different types of industries—disposable respirators, reusable respirators, powered air purifying respirators (PAPR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Protecting workers from certain hazardous particulates, gases, vapors, fumes and other contaminants is an important concern that should be top of mind. People may be familiar with disposable respirators, which are commonly confused

Changes to Certain Intrinsically Safe Standards and How Harmonization Works

Over time there have been a number of revisions to Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards for Intrinsically Safe (IS) equipment. Here are some insights into how the latest standard impacts new intrinsically safe products. This article also addresses how the process of harmonization can affect product development efforts for manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE). Recent Changes to Intrinsically Safe Standards

Scott Safety Nation Feature: Cancer Risks Volunteer Firefighters Face

After a growing number of reports of firefighters being diagnosed with cancer, a variety of organizations collaborated to study this newly recognized risk. Recently, one of the largest studies of firefighter cancer risks among United States firefighters, conducted by NIOSH with funding by the U.S. Fire Administration and led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that firefighters

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