Here's a collection of recent safety news and resources, with links to more information:
Women and PPE: Finding the Right Fit
A new article in National Safety Council's Safety + Health magazine reminds employers to keep women in mind when purchasing PPE. In industries such as construction it can be challenging to find effective PPE that fits women properly. OSHA cites limited PPE sizes and types and employers’ limited knowledge of PPE designed for women as key reasons women have difficulty finding correctly fitted PPE. The article addresses problems of poor fit, PPE design and more, and includes a link to the International Safety Equipment Association's list of suggested manufacturers that provide PPE for women. Read more here.
New NIOSH Fact Sheet on Young Drivers and Workplace Vehicle Crashes
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities among young people in the United States ages 16 to 24. This new fact sheet will help employers be more aware of the risk of motor vehicle crashes among younger and older workers. It gives information about Federal and state laws that cover workplace driving