Blog Articles

Dec 10th 2012

Safety Gear Must Be Worn Correctly For It To Be Safe

Once you are in the safety business, you start to notice things other folks wouldn't. Our offices are located in a fairly industrial part of town near a boat repair facility. Along with the workers who are using personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly, I constantly see people misusing their safety equipment. For instance, there's a guy who uses a Genie lift near us all the ti … read more
Aug 22nd 2012

Glove Safety - Finding the Right Glove for Your Industry

Gloves used to be easier. There was generally only one size. They either fit, or they didn't. They either worked, or you didn't wear them. These days there are more choices, and it's a good thing because OSHA requires hand protection as part of safety standard 29 CFR 1910.138. The Bureau of Labor Statistics places injuries to the hands, wrists, and fingers as the second-highest of … read more
Goggles and Face Shield That Work Over Prescription Glasses?
Jul 30th 2012

Goggles and Face Shield That Work Over Prescription Glasses?

There is a lot to like about the Capstone Goggles with Combination Face Shield from Pyramex Eyewear. For one thing, it gets rid of the need for secondary eye protection which is required when you are wearing a regular face shield. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear. And it makes you look a little like Jason from Friday the 13th. But when I was watching their video about this new produc … read more
Apr 11th 2012

8 Most Creative Uses of a Tyvek Suit

It's surprising how many different uses people have for DuPont Tyvek protective suits. From radiation protection to Halloween costumes people continue to find uses for this incredible fabric. Here is a list of our eight favorite. #1 The Dipster disposable bikini is from the 70's (could you tell from the picture?) These Tyvek (swim)suits are still in production, though in a slightly … read more
Jan 11th 2012

How to Put In Earplugs

Worn properly an earplug like the Howard Leight Max NRR 33 can be used in noise up to 110 dB(A).  110 dB is roughly equivalent to someone blowing a whistle a couple feet from your ear.  Aside from being extremely irritating, it’s very dangerous for your ear.  120dB is typically recognized as the pain threshold and the point where damage to your ear can happen very quickly. … read more