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New System Blamed in Ink Dust Blast

A squeal, sizzle, whoosh and loud thump—not an alarm from a brand-new dust collection system—heralded a blast and flash fire that burned seven employees, three severely, at a New Jersey ink ...


Skeletons Give Workers a Lift

A shipyard in South Korea is testing exoskeletons that could radically increase a worker’s ability to lift heavy objects.


Blasting Contractor Cited for Lead

An Illinois contractor is facing nearly $47,000 in fines for allegedly exposing its abrasive blasters to lead paint, federal officials say.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Air Shower Reduces Dust Exposure

A new mobile air shower can reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica by removing dust from worker clothing in 30 seconds, according to Bellwood, PA-based HalenHardy.


Bridge Paint Hazards Draw $110k Fine

An Illinois railroad faces $110,500 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing workers to lead-paint hazards during bridge demolition work in Chicago.


CO Detector Hard Hat Takes Award

A construction hard hat that incorporates a carbon monoxide sensor has won an award for its inventors at Virginia Tech University.


Ninja Goggles Protect from Overspray

Using air as a barrier, new Ninja goggles shield painters from overspray, according to manufacturer ProBlocker.


Ergodyne’s Brim Adds Protective Shade

A new hard hat brim provides neck and face UV protection for workers who are exposed to the sun.


Chevron Fined $1M in Refinery Fire

Chevron's apparent decision to ignore its own inspectors' decade-old recommendation to replace a corroded, leaking pipe has triggered a record fine against the oil company in the blast and b...


Judge Throws Out OSHA Clothing Case

Federal regulators overstepped their authority when they cited an oil and gas company for not having an employee wear flame-retardant clothing, a new ruling holds.


Army Recruiting ‘Omniphobic’ Coating

Hoping to clothe its troops against greater chemical, bacterial and viral threats, the Army is in the market for a new protective coating that can repel just about anything.


Paint Firm Fined $126K in PPE Case

A small metal painter in Wisconsin is facing nearly $126,000 in federal fines for allegedly failing to provide workers with protective equipment, exposing them to skin rashes and irritations...


New Glove Palms Coated to Resist Cuts

Magid Glove & Safety has added two new gloves to its XKS line: CutMaster XKS500 and XKS510 palm-coated styles.


Waterjet Safety Gear Enters N. American Market

TST Sweden, the leading supplier of waterjet protective clothing in Europe, will begin to distribute its line of safety garments and hose protection in North America and Southeast Asia begin...


Glove Grabbers, Hazmat Suit Enhance Protection

“Grabbers” that temporarily attach gloves and other items to clothing and a gas-tight chemical protective suit have just hit the protective equipment market.


Survey Finds Widespread Lack of PPE Use

Widespread, and growing, failure to wear necessary safety equipment—especially eye protection—has become the No.1 workplace concern of safety professionals.


Labor Dept.: Pay Workers for Time Spent Donning PPE

The Department of Labor has reversed earlier decisions and issued an interpretation letter stating that workers are entitled to compensation for time spent donning personal protective equipm...


Ansell Says New Gloves Offer Worker Comfort

Ansell Limited, a manufacturer of safety apparel, has reported that it has a new line of ergonomically designed gloves for workers in construction and general industry.


Sperian Launches Protective-Eyewear Line

Sperian Protection (Smithfield, R.I.), a manufacturer of personal protective equipment, announced that the launch of Uvex SolarPro™ safety eyewear, featuring a sport-inspired wrap-around des...


Partnership Aims to Reduce Workplace Eye Injuries

Safety eyewear maker Sperian Protection and Prevent Blindness America have teamed up to help reduce workplace eye injuries and promote a culture of safety.


New Eye Protection from Sperian

Sperian Protection (Smithfield, R.I.) announced that its flagship brand, Uvex®, has launched the Specifix collection of protective eyewear, including three new styles designed to meet unique...


Road Construction Workers Must Wear Reflective Clothing

High-visibility warning garments are now required safety attire for all highway and road construction workers, according to a new letter of interpretation recently released by the U.S. Occup...


 
 
   

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