Tag Archives: personal protection

Turn Down the Risk of Occupational Hearing Loss

While heavy tools create a variety of physical risks for contractors, manufacturers and auto repair workers, one of the threats is harder to detect: hearing loss.

Though it may not seem serious, hearing loss is one of the most common workplace illnesses in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates approximately 22 million American workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels at their job each year, and account for about 14% of reported occupational illnesses each year.

Exposure to high-volume environments comes at a price. Hearing loss jeopardizes communication and alertness in the workplace and can plague workers the rest of their lives. And the price tag? (more…)

9 Smart Tips for Construction Site Personal Protective Equipment

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is your last defense against injury. Exposure to elevated noise, potentially harmful gases and liquids, and objects ejected from work processes can be an everyday occurrence. Protecting your health and safety depends on your attitude and ensuring that you maintain your PPE properly. Follow these smart tips… (more…)

Life-Saving Equipment You Can Provide to Protect Your Contracting Employees

Artisan contractors operate in an environment built on risk. From the equipment they employ to the buildings they work on, each element poses a unique set of dangers. Implementing proper training and safety procedures can help protect your workers from harm. But even that isn’t always enough.

Oftentimes, injuries are hard to avoid or happen without warning. What’s more, exposure to elevated noise, projectiles and potentially harmful gases and liquids is an everyday, on-the-job occurrence. (more…)