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OH&S Magazine Confined Space Feature: Addressing Heat Stress Concerns

This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of OH&S Magazine. Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. Workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers are exposed to heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided through the correct application of

Beat the Heat: Identifying and Preventing Heat Stress

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Now that summer is in full swing, heat stress can be a major concern in workplace environments. It can potentially cause irritability, low morale, absenteeism, shortcuts in procedures and unsafe behavior according to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). In severe cases, heat stress, in the form of heat stroke and exertional heat stress, can

OH&S Magazine Spotlight: Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. There are many different hazards and risks that may exist. For instance, workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers can be exposed to conditions that can cause heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided

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

Fogged-up Eyewear

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  For workers in metalworking, oil and gas, construction, utilities, and other physically demanding environments, safety eyewear is designed to try to keep lenses clear of fog – even when workers are in hot and humid conditions or climate-controlled areas. For example, in the food industry when machinery and equipment must be washed down, a high amount

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