OSHA’s Silica Regulation Enforcement and 30-Day Grace Period – Ready, Set, Start?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On September 20, 2017, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent a memo to Regional Administrators regarding enforcement of the new construction silica regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153. This new rule, originally issued in March 2016, has already been delayed once in terms of the enforcement date going into effect. It was moved from June 23,

Think Coveralls and Breathability Don’t Go Together? Think Again!

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Workers who are required to wear protective apparel such as coveralls often state that comfort and ‘moveability’ are paramount. Moreover, they express that their number one complaint is heat buildup since wearing protective suits over their clothes can result in hot conditions. The challenge lies with having a breathable coverall that is also highly protective. Balancing the

Protecting Yourself With Coveralls: Hear From Workers at Hinckley

Achieving a balance between comfort and protection can be a daunting task, especially when trying to help keep workers safe. ST. PAUL, Minn. — You want an innovative coverall design efforts that helps optimize protection from workplace hazards with enhanced comfort and freedom of movement features. Take for instance the employees at The Hinckley Company in Maine, where quality is everything

Selecting the Right Personal Protective Equipment for Wildfire Cleanup

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As wildfires continue to spark and rage year after year throughout Canada and the United States, as well as the rest of the world, it is important that workers protect themselves once the fire has been fully extinguished. Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the

Choosing the Right Respirator for Hurricane Cleanup Efforts

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The dangers of a hurricane are one thing. But, the hazards do not end there. The cleanup process can present its own problems. One of those concerns is often how to protect workers who need to find the right respiratory safeguards to help them during cleanup efforts. The following is a Q+A to help you select

Protecting Yourself Properly During Hurricane Cleanup

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey – these are just a few of the hurricanes in the last 30 years that have caused widespread damage. The wind, the water, the destruction, the displacement. It is one thing to survive a major weather event, it is quite another to then begin the process of cleaning up the

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