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  • Posted on May 3, 2016 by Editorial Team in News, Workplace Safety    Every year, falls consistently account for the most fatalities in construction. More than 300 workers lost their lives in 2014 (according to preliminary BLS data), making falls the most common cause of death in the industry. “But I’m not on a skyscraper,” you say. “I should be fine.” Do you ever work on a ladder? Sit on a roof? Stand on scaffolding? If you’re more than 4 feet above the ground, you are at risk....
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  • Sun protection measures Protective clothing The levels of UV protection provided by clothing increases with the density of the fabric's weave and darker colours absorb more UV radiation than lighter colours of the same fabric. When selecting clothing: Choose clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible. UV radiation will penetrate if light can be seen through it so make sure the fabric of the clothing is thick enough to not let UV rays through. Ideally clothing for workers who are working in...
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  • May 5, 2016 Author: Protective Industrial Products An incredible amount of time and effort is often spent reviewing product pricing over other considerations that impact a company’s bottom line. Don’t read that the wrong way; while pricing remains important and a price reduction does produce immediate savings, it doesn’t always translate as the best solution for cost reduction. One of the most overlooked opportunities for cost reduction is the management of product usage and waste. The existence of...
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  • Posted on  January 21, 2016  by TREENSAFETY Selecting the wrong respirator for a job, or using it incorrectly can lead to fatal consequences. Workers using respirators for the first time are often surprised to learn how many steps are involved in the process of selecting and wearing a respirator. Welders are at risk of bronchitis, airway irritation, lung function changes, pneumonia, and lung cancer. Respiratory hazards in welding can be divided into two main categories, welding fumes and...
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  • Posted on  April 7, 2016  by TREENSAFETY Treen Safety is a proud supporter of Steps for Life! Steps for Life –Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy is a 5 km fundraising walk to help support families who have suffered from a life-altering injury, occupational disease or workplace fatality. It’s the flagship fundraising event for Threads of Life, a national registered charity dedicated to supporting families of workplace tragedy. Threads of Life provides Canadian families...
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  • Our customers are constantly asking us about the difference between ANSI/ISEA and CE cut resistant glove ratings. Working out the difference between an ANSI/ISEA cut level 3 glove and a CE cut level 3 glove can be overwhelming but it’s essential to understand the difference so you can make sure you are wearing appropriate hand protection for your application. Here’s what you need to know. There are two different performance standards for cut resistance used in Canada: the European EN388...
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