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Preventing Occupational Head Injuries
Jan 26th 2018

Preventing Occupational Head Injuries

The CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that although the injury-related death rate decreased by 8.2% between 1997 and 2007, traumatic head and brain injuries (TBI) remained a serious public health problem in the USA. TBI-related deaths represent approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipmen … read more
Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Hard Hats
Apr 20th 2017

Product Experts' Picks: Top 3 Hard Hats

Every month our Product Experts offer top product picks for a given category. This month we select our favorites for hard hats because they are some of our most popular head protection products that are vital for workplace safety. PETZL ALVEO VENT VENTILATED CLIMBERS HELMET HARD HAT A20V Petzl Alveo – the most comfortable, light, best-looking helmet on the market (in our opin … read more
What Makes Petzl Helmets Amazing? It’s All in the Details!
Mar 28th 2017

What Makes Petzl Helmets Amazing? It’s All in the Details!

Anyone climbing outdoors or indoors, for work or for fun, needs a helmet. A helmet or a hard hat should be considered a fundamental part of PPE. Why? Direct head trauma from a height of about 10 feet is sufficient to cause permanent brain damage or even death. Accidents while working at heights happen all the time: climbers can fall or bump into equipment at heights, drop equipment, rocks fall, … read more
Learn From the Pros: What You Need to Know About Head Protection
Mar 23rd 2017

Learn From the Pros: What You Need to Know About Head Protection

Recognizing Common Issues Of Head Injuries The Bureau of Labor and Statistics report that the majority of workers who have suffered from head injuries were performing routine jobs, yet most of the workers were not wearing any form of head protection equipment. Wearing head protection is the most important thing that you can do to protect yourself from injuries. However, statistics don’t affect … read more
Cold Weather Protection: Top 7 Tips on How to Prevent Frostbite
Oct 7th 2016

Cold Weather Protection: Top 7 Tips on How to Prevent Frostbite

Folks experienced in working under harsh conditions are usually great at keeping themselves warm. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to review some cold weather protection basics with your workers before the temperature hits extremes. Now is a good time to hold a safety meeting and explain the importance of hypothermia prevention. In general, the objective should be learning or refreshing the know … read more
Learn to Be Safe: Responsible 4th of July Celebration Tips
Jun 22nd 2016

Learn to Be Safe: Responsible 4th of July Celebration Tips

The Fourth of July is a time to enjoy fireworks in the company of family and friends. The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off by John Adams in 1777. Since then, the nation has celebrated this holiday by staging pyrotechnic extravaganza shows with live music and family fun, or just by lighting smaller displays at home. Explorer Richard Byrd even set off fireworks to salut … read more
What Are The Best Rescue Helmets?
Jun 6th 2016

What Are The Best Rescue Helmets?

.It’s amazing how inventive people are when it comes to modifying and repurposing old things to be used as head protection. As safety gear evolves over time, employers must be constantly checking what equipment their workers are using to make sure it meets the standards set by OSHA. Although there are some examples of modified protective gear that claim to offer better protection than original … read more
The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather
May 20th 2013

The Best Hard Hat for Warm Weather

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is seldom comfortable. Typically workers would rather not be bothered. That's one reason OSHA mandates compliance for certain workers. At height workers require not only fall protection, but many need head protection as well. Traditional hard hats can feel like having an oven on your head. Especially while working in the heat and sun. Luckily there i … read more
Petzl Rope Access Equipment 20% Off!
Apr 1st 2013

Petzl Rope Access Equipment 20% Off!

Whether you are an arborist, cell tower hand, tower dog, wind energy tech, or you just love Petzl products for recreational climbing, take a look at our Petzl 20% Off Sale going on now through April 14th, 2013. We're happy to be offering 20% off our entire line of Petzl products including harnesses, helmets, and hardware. Our customers sum up our feelings about the Petzl products perfe … read more