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How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires
Dec 20th 2017

How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

California has a history of wildfires caused by windstorms blowing trees into power lines. This year, multiple wind-driven wildfires moving through California have affected thousands of people living and working in the area. For example, the most recent Thomas fire has burned 270,500 acres. It's only about 60% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire threat is still in effect in Ventura an … read more
More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace
Nov 30th 2017

More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace every year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that consistent use of safety glasses can prevent nearly 90% of eye injuries. Workers in manufacturing, construction, woodworking, laboratories, welding, plumbing, the medical field, and auto industry are required to wear safety glasses … read more
Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic Lens Coatings: What's the Difference?
Nov 1st 2017

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic Lens Coatings: What's the Difference?

By HexArmor Marketing Team. Most workers in the industrial space are aware of anti-fog safety glasses. But what they probably don’t know is the science behind those anti-fog coatings. Most coatings in the North American market are hydrophobic. Hydrophobic anti-fog coatings are soap-based and work by repelling and spreading the fog moisture as it hits the lens. When the moisture spre … read more
The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects
Aug 30th 2017

The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

By Alison Grimes, Health Advocate, MAA Center Although there are federal and state laws in place to restrict the use of asbestos in products and materials, the dangerous carcinogen has still yet to be banned in the United States. With six different types of asbestos, the natural mineral takes many dangerous shapes and forms. As a result, certain types of asbestos are more lethal than o … read more
How The Total Solar Eclipse May Affect You
Aug 17th 2017

How The Total Solar Eclipse May Affect You

On Aug. 21, 2017, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the US coast-to-coast. The shadow of the Moon will block the Sun, and daylight will disappear for around two minutes. Across the US, it will create a path of totality and those who live within this path will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Outside the path of totality, you will be able to view a partial s … read more
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs
Jul 31st 2017

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal prot … read more
Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?
Jul 27th 2017

Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?

Temporary blindness. Have you heard of it? Chances are, you’ve probably experienced it. Think of a time on the job when you’ve gone from inside a building to outside and it’s extremely sunny. The change forces you to squint while you wait for your pupils to constrict and properly adjust to the brightness. During this time, you’re temporarily unable to see. Do this several times in a day and you … read more
The Value of Wireless Alarms and Monitoring Systems on Emergency Equipment
Jun 29th 2017

The Value of Wireless Alarms and Monitoring Systems on Emergency Equipment

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing, Haws Federal safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) make the importance of safety equipment in potentially dangerous working environments clear. However, the stringent guidelines for emergency showers and eyewashes don’t extend to the inclusion of mandatory a … read more
Workplace Eye Injury Statistics - Don't Be One of Them
Jun 2nd 2017

Workplace Eye Injury Statistics - Don't Be One of Them

Think of the hundreds of times you've completed a task at work without eye protection, injury free. Perhaps the application doesn’t seem that hazardous, or maybe the safety glasses you have are uncomfortable, scratched up, or they fog too easily. Plus, you’re good at what you do. You've been doing this job for so long that being careful is second nature. Until that one time when "being ca … read more
How are Safety Glasses Supposed to Fit?
May 8th 2017

How are Safety Glasses Supposed to Fit?

Simply wearing any old pair of safety eyewear isn’t enough to protect your eyes. Sure, it decreases the possibility of an injury, however, if your eyewear fits poorly or incorrectly, your putting yourself at a higher risk for injury.For too long, safety eyewear has been treated as “one size fits all.” Head and face shapes are so different, how is it possible to find one pair that works for everyon … read more
5 Easy Steps to Clean and Care for Your Safety Lenses
Apr 7th 2017

5 Easy Steps to Clean and Care for Your Safety Lenses

The number one reason for scratched lenses is improper cleaning. The second reason is poor handling and storage of safety eyewear. It’s no surprise that the best way to make sure your eyewear is long lasting and high performing is through proper care, cleaning, and storage. Take a moment to think about how you clean and care for your safety eyewear. Do you hold the lens to your shir … read more
ANSI Compliance, Safety and Health for Food Processing
Feb 27th 2017

ANSI Compliance, Safety and Health for Food Processing

By Samantha Hoch, Marketing, Haws Corp. From the oil industry to mining, agriculture to research, any working environment that puts employees in close proximity to occupational hazards, such as potentially harmful chemicals, must make workplace safety a priority. The food processing, meatpacking, and poultry processing industries are no exception. Industry Risks In addition to physical hazard … read more