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This article was originally published in February of 2020 in Modern Contractor Solutions magazine. Working at height can be a risky business. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “more than 1000 construction workers die every year while on the job.”i U.S. OSHA reported, “Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Falls cause one of every three construction worker deaths. These falls happen in a split second while workers are on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, bridges, and other work surfaces.”ii That’s why many personal fall arrest systems rely on lifeline materials to perform in hazardous conditions where falls
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This study demonstrated a statistically significant increase in welder productivity (as measured by weld wire applied), as well as positive welder assessments of comfort and improved weld quality, plus an opportunity to reduce the potential for eye injuries when welders used an integrated PPE respiratory PAPR system.
Standardization can help with establishing a unified corporate compliance program when it comes to health and safety across multiple job sites and locations.
Consider a PPE manufacturer who understands the local regulations to support employers in PPE selection as well as look for opportunities to help improve safety and compliance from site to site.
Workers should consider what tools they can use, respiratory protection, and other hygiene practices they should employ to help protect themselves from crystalline silica.
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Employers and safety managers must consider the importance of control measures, including using dust-reducing abrasive tools as well as respiratory protection, when necessary.