When buying PPE supplies, it is important to understand all aspects of selection. Of course, price is always a factor. However, many industrial buyers may not realize that there are other aspects that should be considered in the purchase decision.

We spoke with an industry expert who has many years of experience with PPE supplies and has particular expertise in the selection of industrial gloves. Our expert highlights some major considerations when choosing industrial gloves.

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Plant Engineering Magazine produced a series of articles tackling the subject of preventative maintenance programs. Although a few years old, the articles are just as relevant today.

Read on to find out the difference between a preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance program, preventative maintenance failures and fixes, and best practices and steps to create an effective and sustainable preventative maintenance program.

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In conjunction with a health and safety program, employers should also focus on ensuring the right health and safety equipment and industrial PPE are on-hand and well-maintained. Employers should be aware that they are tasked with several responsibilities for worker safety in the specific area of industrial PPE.

Personal protective equipment should be employed to reduce the risk of short and long-term injuries in many workplaces. The type of PPE required is contingent upon the workplace environment; PPE needs would differ drastically in an office environment vs. an industrial environment vs. a farm.

Find out about common types of industrial PPE and how to choose the right PPE to ensure your employees’ safety.

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Poor air quality has been a growing heath and safety concern, particularly for organizations with industrial facilities. Inadequate ventilation systems combined with industrial and construction contamination and employees spending more time indoors has elevated the need to properly examine, assess, and deal with the associated risks of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues.

Those responsible for health and safety for their organization need to be well-versed in all types of workplace hazards and risks – from the obvious, slips/trips/falls, to the overlooked like poor air quality. Fortunately, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides easy-to-read, question-and-answer type fact sheets to provide health and safety managers with everything they need to know.

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Our recent blog posts, Worker Safety and the Cost of Ignoring It and Steps to Improving Your Organization’s Preventative Maintenance, we talked about the risks of workplace injuries and associated costs and how proactive preventative maintenance programs can help reduce those risks and costs.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Benchmark Report of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) highlighted the challenges small businesses faced with managing health and safety.

Read on to find out about the report’s highlights and to read the complete benchmark report.

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A preventative maintenance program is a crucial tool for any organization, particularly those which centre around an industrial environment.

Most organizations have a preventative maintenance program in place. Organizational leaders invest a great deal of time and resources to analyzing, designing and implementing a preventative maintenance program that will allow them to achieve some (or ideally all) of their goals.

However, implementing a preventative maintenance program is not the final step to achieving these goals. Organizations need to focus on continuous improvement to optimize and improve their program and continue to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the program and its success.=

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