Offering various benefits, demand for integrated head and face protection has, arguably, never been so high. It would seem that contractors the world over have begun to recognise the value of equipping workers with fully integrated solutions. With that in mind, there is also the hope that the efficacy and safety of PPE, rather than cost, is placed firmly at the top of the agenda for purchasing policy. Let’s take a look at the benefits integrated protection offers and the advantages of choosing greater efficacy and safety over cost.
According to new data from Delamere Health, manufacturing is estimated to be one of the most hazardous industry for workplace burnout potential during the nationwide lockdown: https://delamere.com/blog/burnout-britain-the-effects-of-the-glorification-of-grind-culture
During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become harder and harder for Brits to maintain a work-life balance, and many of us are coming close to burnout. Nearly two-thirds of full-time workers have experienced some form of burnout in the workplace.
In the electrical world an IP rating is the rating given to a certain product to represent the quality of water and substance resistance. This is an extremely important aspect of electrical products, as if they are exposed to these elements for a prolonged period of time, then they will cease to work and can also cause injury.
The standards are set by the IP Code, or Ingress Protection Code, IEC standard 60529, (also known as the International Protection Code), and companies have to build their products to the specifications and standards, then send their products off for inspection and testing.
The IP rating is the given rating for resistance against alien substances and the rating is split in a way that will show the resistance from solid substances first, in a 1-6 rating with 6 being the best and then the second digit is the water resistance rating, which is given a 1-8 rating. It is worth noting that water resistance and being waterproof are different, water resistant is exactly what it says, a resistance, so that it cannot remain submerged indefinitely.
The international high-tech mining and mineral company LKAB always prioritises sustainability and safety in the workplace. This includes ensuring that the working environment does not expose staff to radon gas levels above the applicable limit values.
We met LKAB's work environment technician Johan Sjöström, who tells us how the company has used Radonova's personal radon dosimeters over the past year to continuously check the status of radon levels.
NW Security finds CCTV increasingly being deployed to support remote management of workplaces during COVID restrictions
A new study of CCTV system managers commissioned by security technology company NW Security, found that nearly half (46 per cent) of medium and large-sized businesses across England, plan to use their CCTV systems to support remote management of processes and people in the workplace.
For more than 10 years, Sumitec International uses Tyvek® coveralls to protect mining equipment repairmen. "Our priority is safety of our employees," says Maria Zakharova, Occupational Safety Specialist at Sumitec International. "Employees can perform a variety of work without fear of chemical contamination. For many years Tyvek® coveralls remain the best for us."
Occupational hygiene consultants visit a wide range of industries, from bakeries and petroleum plants to pharmaceutical sites and foundries. In addition to production operatives, many sites also employ maintenance operatives. This group of workers often have the potential to be exposed to the highest levels and widest range of harmful physical and chemical agents in a workplace, and as a result, must be monitored closely to ensure they remain fully compliant with the appropriate health and safety legislation, guidelines and limits.
Over the course of several years, SOCOTEC has provided a full range of asbestos services on major highways projects in the UK, including the A14, M5 Overbury Viaduct and M20. From asbestos surveys and air monitoring to abatement work, auditing and contaminated land investigation, the organisation has made use of a wide range of consultancy and management services to support specialist projects, many of which had stringent requirements.
MSA Safety launches whitepaper exploring benefits of great head protection
MSA Safety, designer, manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading safety products, has published a new head protection whitepaper following an industry panel webinar, which was hosted by MSA and attended by health and safety professionals across the UK.
The webinar panel was made up of key industry figures:
- Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF
- Jim Cliff, UK Product Sales Manager (Industrial), MSA Safety
- Richard Cunningham, Worley
What is the purpose of cutting fluid?
Metalworking fluid – also known as cutting fluid – is a type of coolant used during metalworking processes such as machining, grinding and milling. They are typically neat oils or water-based fluids used to reduce the heat and friction between the cutting tool and the workpiece, helping to prevent burning and smoking.