Monthly Archives: September 2010

Safety Products Student Design Challenge Winners

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the winners of their seventh annual Safety Products Student Design Challenge: First Place: Aircraft marshaller’s safety jacket Designers: Matthew Bartels, Sara Deshone and Armine Ghalachyan Instructor: Dr. Maureen MacGillivray School: Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., U.S.A. The aircraft marshaller’s safety jacket, a two-layer cold weather system, incorporates LilyPad Arduino technology, electronics designed Read more [...]

Lack of Protective Equipment to Blame for Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Health Issues?

This week, a Center for Progressive Reform report highlights a lack of workplace safety procedures as being a key contributing factor of health issues and complaints reported by some Gulf oil spill cleanup workers. Besides safety training and chemical exposure monitoring, there have been concerns regarding the lack of protective equipment used by cleanup workers. One of the main problems, according to the report, is the programs themselves (known as the National and Regional Contingency Plans) Read more [...]

Bifocal Safety Glasses: Dual or Traditional?

Are you in a professional environment where you are exposed to harmful substances or airborne dust or do you use power tools such as angle grinders, band saws, sanders around the home? Did you know that thousands of eye injuries are recorded in the USA everyday? Over 90% of which could have been prevented had the injured party been wearing safety glasses? Safety glasses are a see-through safety shield for your eyes. They're different to regular glasses in that they cover only the front of your Read more [...]