Welcome back to the Science of Safety Podcast. This time the podcast co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells along with their guest, 3M’s Skye Liu, a Senior Specialist in China, to discuss the importance of fit for hearing protection. Fit and noise reduction are related and are key aspects of hearing protector selection and use. Tune in to learn more about fit for earplugs and earmuffs, fit testing methods, factors that can affect fit, best practices, and much more. The first global season of the Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division. This is a
Read up on what the ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses changes mean for you.
Learn more about the importance of fit for tight fitting respirators.
Learn about some useful recommendations when it comes to fall protection inspection of equipment and gear.
Continue the discussion on the ABCs of fall protection in the second part of this series, but this time with a focus on the DEFs (descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools).
Find out why it is important to use the impact indicators properly on your fall protection harnesses.
Learn more about how the hierarchy of controls is used in assessing the hazards and risks of situations that involve heights, and the ABCs (anchorage, body support, connectors) of fall protection.
Marking and identifying various fall protection products made of webbing (i.e., belts, harnesses, lanyards, anchorage straps, etc.) is appropriate as long as acceptable materials or processes are used.
Let’s listen and learn even more about some fundamental concepts for hearing protection selection.
Selection of appropriate safety equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), is critical to all rescue workers, law enforcement, and other professionals involved in the aftermath of an earthquake.