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NIOSH and OSHA App Helps Workers Stay Safe in Hot Temperatures

7/13/17 11:08 AM Posted by Steve Ellis, Corporate Health and Safety Director

NIOSH and OSHA recently announced an update to their OSHA Heat Safety Tool app for Android and iOS mobile devices. The update is part of a larger OSHA initiative to increase heat stress awareness and prevention throughout the hot summer months. The app can be downloaded for free and provides workers and supervisors a way to measure and predict heat index at their job site throughout a work day.

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The Dangers of Counterfeit Safety Products

7/5/17 11:48 AM Posted by Steve Ellis, Corporate Health and Safety Director

Counterfeiters have long been making a living off of fake sports jerseys, designer purses, and believe it or not, safety equipment. Unlike a purse or jersey, a safety product made with lower standards can be the difference between life or death. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety-rated products are made with one goal in mind: to protect people from hazards they encounter while working. When corners are cut, safety standards compromised, and a company, unwittingly or not,  purchases a counterfeit item, the safety of their workers takes a major downfall.


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