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.
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.