Did You Know?

  1. 90% of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper Safety Eyewear.
  2. When wearing Earmuffs, Safety Eyewear temples should fit as close to the side of the head and be as thin as possible. Wearing protective eyewear that interferes with the seal of your Earmuffs can lead to a loss in attenuation of 3-7dB.
  3. Safety Cabinets with Self-Closing Doors have a fusible link that melts at 165°F, instantly shutting door.
  4. The typical lifespan for a Smoke Alarm is 10 years. If you don’t know (or remember) how old your Smoke Alarm is, it’s probably time to replace it.
  5. Covering a wound with a bandage helps speed healing and helps minimize the chance of scarring. Contrary to popular belief, keeping a wound uncovered and allowing it to breathe and form a scab actually slows the healing process and increases the chances of leaving behind a scar.
  6. Nearly half of all worker-compensation costs are due to claims based on ergonomic-related disorders.
  7. Hard Hats have no set service life. They should be inspected daily for signs of dents, cracks, penetration and any damage due to impact. Any Hard Hat that fails this inspection should be removed from service.
  8. The use of gloves in health care settings reduces hand contamination by 70-80%.
  9. Unwashed or poorly washed hands are responsible for 1-in-4 foodborne illnesses.
  10. Nearly 18% of occupational injuries that cause workers to be absent for more than three days are related to slips, trips or falls that occurred on the same level.