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What is happening in the Disposable Glove Market

Pretty much everybody who uses disposable gloves knows that they are hard to get these days, and the prices are much higher than they were just last year.  Unfortunately, given the current new coronavirus and covid-19 pandemic, supplying is hitting demand. Hard.
Andrew Bender
Why is Flame Resistant Stationwear important for Firefighters?

Why is Flame Resistant Stationwear important for Firefighters?

For many industries, flame-resistant (FR) clothing has been widely adopted as a means of protecting employees from burn injury or even death. However, while the fire service community takes firefighter safety very seriously, it is estimated that only a quarter of fire departments require flame-resistant station wear. Instead, the majority of fire departments wear either cotton or synthetic uniforms underneath their turnout gear. FR station wear should be considered an integral part of every firefighter’s personal protective equipment (PPE) – clothing designed to be worn continuously in designated locations where intermittent exposure to radiant heat and flame is possible. 
Andrew Bender

Comparison of FFP2, KN95, and N95 and Other Filtering Facepiece Respirator Classes

With all that is going on in this country and in world now regarding the coronavirus and covid-19, a lot of people are looking to get their hands on PPE Personal Protective Equipment for themselves or their workplaces, hospitals, you name it.  Almost as many people, it seems, are looking for information, and a big question now is what is the difference between N95 face masks and KN95 face masks.  
Andrew Bender

What are the Top 7 features to look for in high quality Mining Boots?

The price tag of a quality pair of mining boots may make people think twice about purchasing a specialized boot for their protection. What is so special about the boots worn by miners as opposed to normal work boots, or the even hiking-style work boots you could wear on the trail? As it turns out, there is a specific combination of features that makes a mining boot what it is. Every mining boot is a work boot, but not every work boot or hiking boot is a mining boot.
Austin Cushing

Work Safer This Spring with Five Simple Steps

Now that spring is here, it's the perfect time for cleaning and reorganizing - not just around your house, but in the workplace. A tidy and presentable facility presents a positive image of your company, and has been shown to boost employee morale and company pride. Spring cleaning is also a great opportunity to reassess the safety of your work facility. Rejuvenate your facility this season with these spring safety tips.
Austin Cushing

How Do You Choose the Right Body Armor?

It is an unfortunate reality that many public safety personnel and military operators must rely on ballistic body armor.  Body armor has advanced tremendously since the days when people thought of them as just "bulletproof vests" and just for police officers.  Today, in addition to military and police, they may be worn by all types of first responders and public safety personnel, including sheriff's deputies, EMS and EMT personnel, and more.  (Corrections officers may also wear ballistic vests, but they usually are more concerned with stab-proof armor - which we'll talk about in another blog post.)
Austin Cushing

Develop a Disaster Survival Kit for Your Workplace

While most of us would prefer to avoid spending extra time at work when possible, there are times when you might find yourself stranded at your workplace. Natural disasters, severe weather conditions, or major accidents may make driving hazardous or otherwise force you to make an unplanned stay. However, if you plan ahead, you can prepare for this eventuality for both yourself and your workplace.
Austin Cushing

Stay Healthy - and Keep Your Workplace Healthy This Flu Season

This is the time of year when somebody at work comes in sniffling, then somebody else starts sneezing, and pretty soon everyone is sick. It's bad enough when we're talking about the common cold, but unfortunately sometimes it can be worse.  One of those worse things is seasonal influenza, also known as the flu.  The flu season is underway, and while it may seem like getting sick is beyond your control, there are some things you can do to prevent getting sick.  
Austin Cushing

Therapeutic prison furniture - can it help reduce recidivism?

The U.S., as probably everybody knows, has one of the highest rates of incarceration. And unfortunately, we also have a high rate of released prisoners repeating their crimes (or committing other).  For years, a lot of people have been trying to figure out how to reduce recidivism in our inmate populations.
Austin Cushing