Safety pays for everyone! Work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths are costly to everyone involved. A safe work environment pays, in more ways than one. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses nationwide, are equivalent to those of cancer. Amazing. And that is just the financial […]
Ergonomics. It’s a term you hear a lot about lately. There are entire industries dedicated to creating products and spaces that are ergonomically correct, but what is it exactly. I decided to look it up. Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. Clear, right? If you are a scientist! In layman’s […]
As humans, we instinctively seek to avoid pain and death. When we get too close to a fire and start to intensely feel the heat, we back up. It is instinct. We don’t have to tell ourselves, “wow, this is hot. Let’s move away!” We just do. Yet, even with this instinct, when it comes […]
When it comes to worker safety, the wearing of proper hearing protection when noise levels are high can diminish the chances of, or eliminate the chance of hearing loss. In the safety industry, this is called hearing conservation…but how loud is too loud? How Do We Hear? Sound is collected in our outer ear and […]
Most of us encounter color cues on a daily basis without consciously recognizing that we are doing it. We stop at a red light, never slow down for the green light, we know that orange and white stripes means that there is road work ahead. We don’t stop and think ‘oh, the light’s red, what […]
Are you familiar with the term Nomex? If you work in or around any of the plants in Louisiana, you should be very familiar with the term. Many safety jobs require the use of the Nomex suit, a fire resistant, cut resistant, safety suit made from material created by the company DuPont. We all know what it looks like. Generally it is a full body jumpsuit and is aimed at providing the best protection for the worker.
The flame resistant material, although constructed to be less restrictive and cooler, can’t overcome the heat of Louisiana summers.
So, how do you remain cool when your safety depends on you wearing hot clothes?