Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential for a worker’s safety, and workplaces are responsible for providing their employees with proper PPE. From hard hats to gloves to shoes, review different types of PPE, learn PPE requirements and more with our free resources.

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NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, NFPA, PPE, Wire Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Are your lean and 5S efforts making a difference? Crunch the numbers on OEE to find out!

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, PPE, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency

Workplace Lifting Safety

Workplace Lifting Safety

Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. Save time and money by learning how to prevent lifting injuries.

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Hard Hat Classes

Hard Hat Classes

Each hard hat class is designed specifically to help provide protection against certain types of hazards. Learn about hard hat classes to ensure the right hats are used to keep everyone safe.

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

These five lean manufacturing tools are essential for making your lean journey a success.

Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Floor Marking, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Confined Space Hazards

Confined Space Hazards

When is it safe to work in a confined space? Get the details in this article.

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Arc Flash PPE

Arc Flash PPE

Make sure everyone knows what protective equipment they need to work near this serious hazard.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Get an overview of common PPE requirements for the workplace including breathing protection, eye protection, and more.

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

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Arc Flash PPE Categories

Arc Flash PPE Categories

NFPA 70E PPE requirements for arc flash An arc flash is a dangerous electrical event that can result in serious injuries if proper protective measures aren’t taken. People working on electrical

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, PPE, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

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Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to build safety programs. Lori says a worker doing a task is

GHS, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Gemba, Hazcom, Safety

Early Warning Safety Vest

Early Warning Safety Vest

A safety vest that alerts a roadside worker of oncoming vehicles is in the works. Hear about the InZoneAlert safety vest from Virginia Tech’s Tom Martin. In development now, the safety

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer his thoughts on each, see links to all. Paul reviewed 150

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Spanish Resources, Safety

OSHA Inspections - How To Prepare

OSHA Inspections - How To Prepare

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be safe and ready for inspection. For FREE. An OSHA consultation visit

GHS, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

New HazCom Labeling Standards

New HazCom Labeling Standards

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck says the new labels are a big safety improvement from

GHS, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Safety

No-Itch, Flame-Resistant Clothes

No-Itch, Flame-Resistant Clothes

  Flame resistant clothing now means comfort. Hear about the new polyester FR fabric, a comfort and safety breakthrough from Bulwark FR Chris Holcombe VP, GM of Bulwark FR, describes their milestone

Arc Flash, PPE, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

Hot Work? You Need A Urine Color Chart

Hot Work? You Need A Urine Color Chart

Hot work dehydrates employees. A urine color chart can help workers monitor hydration by checking the shade of yellow. So says government agency NIOSH, the National Institute For Occupational Safety

PPE, Safety

5 Reasons For PPE Vending Machines

5 Reasons For PPE Vending Machines

PPE vending machines in the workplace can increase safety and lower cost. Hear about the many types of machines and the five arguments for installing one. Personal protective equipment dispensed by

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast, plus the five methods to prevent them. The surface of the

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, NFPA, PPE, Lockout Tagout, Safety

Car Wash Chemical Can Kill

Car Wash Chemical Can Kill

A car wash chemical can burn skin and even be fatal. A new hazard alert warns of handling hydrofluoric acid used to wash cars and trucks in your fleet. Washington state’s

GHS, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Pesticide Safety Is No Joke

Pesticide Safety Is No Joke

Pesticide safety needs an uptick! Thousands of people are poisoned every year and many don’t know the cause. Listen to increase your pesticide safety. In this podcast, Dan Clark explains ways

Safety Signs, PPE, Safety

9 Ways To Prevent Work-Related Asthma

9 Ways To Prevent Work-Related Asthma

Work-related asthma can be stopped dead in its tracks if employers and employees work together. Hear nine ways to prevent this occupational lung disease. Work-related asthma causes difficult breathing. It can

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 2

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 2

Safety apps can help avoid injuries or save a life. Safety expert Paul Colangelo reports about his 10 picks for construction, general industry and more. Paul is ClickSafety’s National Director of

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Spanish Resources, Safety

6 Proven Nail Gun Safety Tips

6 Proven Nail Gun Safety Tips

Nail gun safety increases with modern, well maintained equipment. Keep nail gunners from getting an injury with these six tips. The right nail gun trigger is just one of the items

OSHA, PPE, Safety

Who Pays For Temp PPE?

Who Pays For Temp PPE?

Who pays for temp PPE? Not the worker. The host employer or the staffing agency are ultimately responsible for keeping temporary workers safe with the right gear. OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Chemical Spill Cleanup In 9 Steps

Chemical Spill Cleanup In 9 Steps

Chemical spill! Stay and clean up, or call 911? Be ready to decide with these 9 steps on evaluating and cleaning up. A toxic chemical spill can happen without warning, requiring

PPE, Spill Cleanup, Safety

Hierarchy Of Hazard Control - Explained

Hierarchy Of Hazard Control - Explained

A hazard control hierarchy is simply the steps a company can take to reduce workplace hazards. Hear how to build a hierarchy of hazard control. PPE is the lowest on your

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Workplace Safety Myths Debunked

Workplace Safety Myths Debunked

Workplace safety myths are hazardous hogwash. We debunk four common myths about safety. Listen to stay safe! Folklore that “accidents happen” has been proven wrong. But are people naturally accident prone?

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Cement Burns And Irritation

Cement Burns And Irritation

Cement burns and irritations are the #1 occupational skin disease in the U.S. Why is wet cement such a widespread danger? How do workers avoid it? Listen! Cement is in concrete,

PPE, Safety

Indoor Air Quality Hazards

Indoor Air Quality Hazards

Indoor air quality hazards are a pain in the brain! In this podcast, learn how to avoid worker headaches by ensuring clean air in the workplace. Hear how employers and building

PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

Cooling Shirts - PPE For The Heat

Cooling Shirts - PPE For The Heat

Cooling shirts are a water cooled PPE for working in heat. They are used by industrial workers, athletes and medical professionals for comfort and to avoid heat illness. The shirts have

OSHA, PPE, Safety

Hazard Labels

Hazard Labels

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and

5S, Lean Manufacturing, GHS, Pipe Marking, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency, Hazcom, Safety

Safe Welding

Safe Welding

A fireproof workplace and personal protective equipment are critical for safe welding. Welding is a hot work process due a gas flame, an electric arc, a laser or other dangerous

Arc Flash, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

An OSHA inspection can happen without notice, but with preparation, facilities can be ready for scrutiny. Prepare the employees so they are used to working while being observed. The safety planning

Arc Flash, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Falling Object Risks

Falling Object Risks

Falling object hazards can be hidden in plain sight. They’re a threat in many businesses, not just warehouses or construction. In this Safety Brief, we detail three risk reduction steps

PPE, Safety

Stop Lower Back Injuries

Stop Lower Back Injuries

One million people have back injuries in the workplace every year, according to OSHA. And most of those injuries are from lifting below the knees or over the shoulders. Storage

Kaizen, OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

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