More than half of industrial workers are washing their workwear and protective clothing at home and potentially risking their safety, new research claims.
WESTMARK BV says its new website promotes safety to prevent dropped object accidents. The company says this online platform does not guard against bird droppings, comets or asteroids falling from the sky, but instead focuses on accidents arising from items that fall from multi-level worksites. Dropped object risks account for a significant number of severe accidents in the offshore and other labour intensive industries and Westmark says its new website offers simple and affordable solutions to prevent such accidents and improve safety.
ARCO, a leading UK safety company, reports it recently brought Thermo-Man, a life-size thermal burn injury evaluation system, on its first visit to the UK. In a series of educational seminars for customers, held at the Humberside Fire Service’s Headquarters, Hessle and Linlithgow,
Respiratory expert SCOTT SAFETY reports it has introduced Duraflow, a lightweight and ergonomically designed powered air respirator with sophisticated real-time air flow control technology.
RRC says its partnership with Birmingham based safety and environmental training provider British Safety Services (BSS) started in April this year and is proving hugely successful for both RRC & BSS’s customers and after many years of informal collaboration RRC & BSS are both now working together under the same roof in Birmingham.
As part of the Rolls-Royce Production System the company has updated 10 of the Team Centres at the facility in Bristol. In accordance with Lean Manufacturing principles the focus was on safety and efficiency through visual management and Andrew Tromans, manufacturing improvement leader, realised that the floor was an under used resource.
EMPTEEZY says if customers are about to take a cold shower it recommends that they don’t.The company says ANSI Z358.1-2014 establishes universal minimum performance and use requirements for Emergency Eyewash and Drench Shower equipment used for the treatment of the eyes, face, and/or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials and/or chemicals.
PILZ says since 2013 it has been working with TÜV Nord to offer the CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification. Pilz says more than 1,800 experts in over 40 countries have passed the corresponding examination and now they can all use www.cmse.com to network, with access to exclusive, practical content.
ALCUMUS a market leader in compliance risk management, certification and accreditation, has announced it will be demonstrating how it supports businesses to manage exposure to risk and comply with the latest legislation at this year’s Safety & Health Expo, London.
ARCO, a leading UK safety company, says it is set to debut the industry’s first ever full range of women’s hi-vis hazardwear at Safety & Health Expo 2016 (stand M2050-M2100). Models will take to the runway donning garments specifically contoured to both fit the female form, and keep women safe at work with meticulously specified and placed reflective bands around the chest, arms or legs.
A-SAFE, a manufacturer and inventor of fixed, flexible safety barriers that protect people, property, profits and performance in industrial environments reports that while some costs of a workplace accident are obvious, it can often be the hidden costs that are the most damaging.
PILZ has announced it is adding PSENmlock to its range of safety switches. PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring (also known as interlocking) and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest levels up to PL e (of EN ISO 13849) in one device. It fully satisfies the requirements of the latest interlocking standard EN ISO 14119. Pilz says the slimline yet robust design and the many different installation options make PSENmlock both flexible to use and easy to install.
ION SCIENCE has announced the launch of its Falco series of fixed continuous VOC (volatile organic compound) monitors for the on-going protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as refineries, petrochemical plants and laboratories. Incorporating first of a kind ‘typhoon’ technology for added reliability, Falco is specially designed to work in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions.
JSP says the millions of people who wear its industrial safety helmets worldwide know and instantly recognise the highly distinctive ‘shield’ shape on the front, which gives them reassurance that they are the genuine article.
A new Lightyear Waterproof Safety Boot has just been launched by PK SAFETY, a personal protective equipment specialist based in South Wales. The model BX-700 Voyager Boot is said to provide total water protection and can be ideal for environments where a worker may be exposed to excessively wet and muddy environments such as in industries including recycling, waste, utilities and those where workers spend a great deal of time outdoors.
DICKIES, an internationally renowned workwear brand, says it has an excellent range of workwear designed for warmth, with thermal clothing often the product of choice on exceptionally cold days or freezing weather conditions.
DICKIES reports it has recently launched its new ED24/7 trousers saying they are not only practical for the everyday working environment but are also comfortable and stylish while 245gsm fabric ensures they are tough but light enough to retain agility.
induct.me, says it specialises in innovative online induction software - designed to save companies time and money inducting their workforce quickly and consistently, and minimising the health and safety risk.
P K SAFETY reports it is celebrating a record 2014-15 with the highest value of orders for a single day secured on 30th March 2014, a month for March 2015 and for the Financial Year.
ARCO says hearing damage caused by exposure to noise at work is irreversible and can have a devastating impact on lives. In order to help businesses identify and prevent employee hearing loss, Arco, a leading UK safety company, has developed, in conjunction with CluisTROM Ltd, its own Hearing Check Kiosk.
Over a third of all injuries reported annually are said to be caused as a result of a slip or trip at the workplace. SKYHOOK GB LTD, established in 2004, reports it has come up with a revolutionary product specifically designed to prevent these unfortunate mishaps.
BOFA, says with nearly 30 years’ experience in providing fume extraction systems that protect people and production processes, it has introduced two new performers to its range of units for the electronics, laser, and printing industries, featuring its revolutionary iQ operating system.
ARCO, a leading UK safety company, has signed an agreement with AEG Europe to become official safety equipment partner of The O2 and Up at The O2, the iconic London venue that attracts 9 million visitors each year from around the globe.
Every year in the UK, thousands of people die in situations where basic first aid could have saved their lives. A survey carried out in 2012 by St John’s Ambulance revealed that only 18 % of people know basic first aid, yet all businesses are required by law to provide the appropriate first-aid arrangements, including the provision of trained first aiders.
ARCO says the UK is currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world; with manufacturing making up 54% of UK exports and directly employing 2.6 million people. With UK manufacturing remaining a key industrial sector and precision assembly increasingly required, the company says it is important that hands are suitably protected.
SCOTT SAFETY, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of personal and respiratory protective equipment, reports it will be showcasing a range of its latest products at the Health & Safety North event (8th-9th October, Bolton Arena, Stand E16).
ARCO, a leading safety expert, reports it will be launching the new Big Book Catalogue at Health & Safety North in October at Bolton Arena (stand K160). To accompany the launch, Arco says it will be showcasing a variety of new innovative products including a brand new range of flame resistant (FR) garments, specifically designed to increase worker protection in high risk environments, as well as launching ArcoPro fall arrest equipment and the new Assembly Range of gloves.
THOMAS AND BETTS says its new DTS range of XFP Ex de tubular LED fittings has been approved for use within hazardous areas Zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. Featuring automatic switch-off upon opening for safety and maintenance, the range is reported to be ATEX compliant and approved to EN60079-0,60079 -1 and 60079-7.
Showers & Eyebaths Services, specialist in the design and manufacture of safety showers and eyebaths, has just launched a new website which provides a comprehensive window into the world of emergency tank and portable showers used globally by oil, gas, chemical and utility companies.
Hands are incredibly vulnerable in the workplace and it’s a part of the body that is often actively put into or near high risk areas. 2012/2013 figures released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) showed there to be more than 17,400 handling injuries to employees, with 7% being major. Together with data from 2010/11, where it was reported 2,987 workers were “injured through cuts from sharp/coarse material or equipment or from trapped fingers”, it is clear that employees still need to be made aware of the risks and the protective solutions available.
SCOTT SAFETY, a leading company in the design, manufacture and supply of respiratory, personal protection and gas detection equipment, reports it has been recognised for its commitment to workplace health and safety by winning a coveted British Safety Council International Safety Award with Merit.
CORDIA reports its innovations have contributed towards a radical modernisation of the fire-fighting equipment that is available in the market. The company says it is constantly looking to introduce new solutions aimed at improving fire-fighting equipment and is the inventor of the first wireless fire alarm.
SAFESITE says its range of fragile roof access equipment is ideal for providing short term protection for work on fragile or industrial roofs. The range includes the Mobile Valley Frame, said to be an extremely compact, portable and easy to assemble system which is completely adjustable for most roof angles, making it ideal for maintenance of valleys and box gutter details on fragile or industrial roofs.
Martech UK Ltd, designer and manufacturer of a wide range of energy efficient light fittings, says it has improved its electrical safety testing procedure by installing an automatic system provided by the advanced HAL 104 from CLARE.
To celebrate the UK’s 85% reduction in fatal accidents since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, the country’s leading health and safety bodies are uniting to launch Health & Safety Week 2014, 16th – 20th June, at Safety & Health Expo and reinstate a positive image for this exceptionally worthwhile profession.
The HSE has commissioned a re-design of the Health and Safety Law poster and leaflet in a range of formats as part of its commitment to make health and safety information more accessible.
DECKSAFE SOLUTIONS, one of the UK’s leading distributors of anti-slip flooring and safety products, showcased its extensive range at Plant and Asset Management 2014 on Stand P336.
EMPTEEZY says it will be using the Plant & Asset Management Exhibition for theUKdebut of its fully ANSI standard compliant Emergency Tank Shower. This self contained shower issaid to be ideal for locations without piped water or where the water pressure cannot be guaranteed.
Following on from the success of its First Base 3 range of bump caps, SCOTT SAFETY is extending the product range to include the new flame retardant First Base 3 FR Bump Cap – offering advanced protection against burn and bump injuries to the head.
As part of its commitment to keeping people safe in the workplace, ARCO has created an expert guide on communication solutions that has been specifically designed to provide guidance on the selection of hearing protection which feature integrated communication capabilities and to advise on the different types of communication solutions available in the marketplace.
JSP reports its very latest innovation, the Thermex, is the most advanced safety goggle on the market. JSP says the Thermex can be relied on completely in the harshest of working environments to protect the wearer against fine particles, chemical splash, molten metal and extreme temperatures, safe in the knowledge that it will not mist up.
Honeywell Company CITY TECHNOLOGY has released the results of a global survey conducted over the last quarter of 2013 at major health and safety events in the US, Europe and Asia.
Zed Land anti-fatigue foam matting, from PLASTIC EXTRUDERS LTD – matting division, is being used at wehkamp.nl, the largest department store in the Netherlands in the field of online shopping.
DR. MARTENS reports its newly updated Workman Collection has resulted in one of the most versatile collections of multi-purpose safety footwear to be brought into the industrial range.
JSP reports it has come up with a way of quickly ensuring a good fit for face masks, the PressToCheck P3 filter, and has introduced it on its Force 8 half mask.JSP says to use its PressToCheck customers should:
The EVS fluorescent luminaires and emergency lighting for hazardous areas have been introduced to the UK market under the DTS brand by THOMAS & BETTS.
DIALIGHT, a global leader in LED technology, has launched a new LED floodlight. The compact 14’’ x 14’’ floodlight is said to deliver 10,750 lumens at 107 Watts and replace traditional HID solutions.
Wherever hazardous materials are being handled, used or processed the deployment of safety showers is often required by law. To meet the increasing demand BETE LTD - The Spray Nozzle People, has announced a significant expansion and diversification of its product range.
SCOTT SAFETY says any kind of visual impairment can reduce a person’s health and wellbeing, affect their ability to work and also their ability to perform normal, everyday activities such as reading or driving.
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