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  • Let us start the New Year by explaining the changes in cut standards! ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 is the latest revision of a voluntary industry consensus standard. It is an overwhelming process to determine the appropriate gloves for your industry due to the variety of testing methods, ratings and standards. Here are a few things that you need to know about the new standards to ensure you pick the right glove. What has Changed? Revised method for testing One of the significant changes in this fourth edition of...
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  • Winter is upon us and the temperature is dropping, leaving us with black ice, inevitable icy roads, sidewalks and driveways. Naturally, to prepare for the worst, we often pick up the cheapest brand and use a bounteous amount of road salt to ensure the safety of both pedestrians and drivers. According to Statistics Canada, on average, 5 million tonnes of road salt is used each year as a de-icer on roadways in Canada. However, do we know the environmental consequences of this frugal spending?   What are...
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  • Redefine Your Comfort Zone™ Released in June 2017, the HyFlex 11-542 Cut Level A7 glove is brand new in the market with an updated technology. It is “designed to drive meaningful changes in workplace behavior when selecting industrial hand protection. Workers across a variety of industries are taken out of their comfort zone when wearing insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), which can cause distractions, discomfort, or even worse, injury. Proper hand protection solutions can change worker habits so...
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  • A cold environment can cause several adverse health effects. Extremely cold or wet weather can cause occupational illness and injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite. In -15°F (-26°C) weather, it can take less than 30 minutes for frostbite to set in. These serious health risks can be minimized by wearing the right protection. Workers in industries such as construction, commercial fishing, food storage, forestry, oil and gas, infrastructure maintenance and machinery are in constant risk of frostbite and...
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  • Winter has started early this year with the first snowfall of the season in November in the Lower Mainland. It is predicted that the coldest periods will be in early and late December, early and late January, and mid-February, with the snowiest periods in early and late December. Winter conditions – such as freezing temperatures, rain, snow, black ice and reduced daylight hours –create additional hazards, typically for occupational drivers, whether they drive a vehicle full time, or just as part of their job....
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  • October is Respiratory Awareness Month; this month’s focus is to share information on respiratory hazards and to build awareness on preventative measures to limit occupational exposure to toxic air. The global threat of air pollution and presence of hazardous materials in the workplace can lead to serious respiratory issues, disease, and even cancers. Amongst the most at risk are individuals in mining, fabrication, and construction industries. Hence, it is important that workers are aware of the harmful...
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