Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

What is Heat Illness? The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from […]

Fire Retardant Clothing Misconceptions

We seem to get a lot of questions about fire retardant clothing and many misconceptions or understanding revolving around what is fire retardant and good practice. I will deal with the fabrics first. Generally there are four types of fibre and or blends: 100% cotton, 88% cotton/12% nylon blends and […]

Simple Step to Decrease PPE Costs

While it may seem obvious, one of the easiest things you can do to decrease your PPE cost is to take care of it. Companies who properly launder their gloves can often increase lifespan by up to 300%. Laundering removes harmful chemicals, perspiration, and everyday grit and grime that can […]

A Single Injury is One Too Many

The OSHA website features a calculator tool that can help determine a margin loss scenario resulting from an injury. Calculating the total costs of a single laceration injury is staggering. A cut on the finger that would have been preventable with the right PPE solution can lead to a $40K […]