Eye Protection Fundamentals

Published on 6/9/2020
Eye Protection Fundamentals

In the workplace, eyes are often exposed to many risks, from flying objects to chemical agents, dust, or even wood chips. Whenever possible, these hazards should be eliminated or minimized by using the proper equipment and establishing safe work procedures. Appropriate protective eyewear must be selected, maintained, and worn to protect against all hazards that may remain.

Visor and Face Protection in Times of Coronavirus

Published on 5/19/2020
Visor and Face Protection in Times of Coronavirus

In addition to the usual health instructions, authorities now recommend that masks be worn in public and the workplace. With the reopening of construction sites and industrial activities, it is fitting to ask about visors and face protection equipment. Are they effective against coronavirus?

4 Tips for Choosing the Right OTG Safety Glasses

Published on 1/6/2020
4 Tips for Choosing the Right OTG Safety Glasses

We rely on our vision for a vast majority of tasks at work or home, for learning, using tools or devices, and so much more. As time goes by, it’s frequent to develop vision problems that require care: the prevalence of vision loss in Canada is expected to increase nearly 30% in the next decade.

Hard hats have an “expiration date” too!

Published on 9/24/2019
Hard hats have an “expiration date” too!

It may be easy to know when to replace your work boots, or even easier to know when your workwear needs to be thrown out. The same is true for your eye protection. Simply take a good look at these items—if you can spot holes, if the seams are falling apart, if the soles are worn, or if the glass is scratched, it’s time to get rid of them. It’s even easier when an expiration date is printed on your work gear!

3 key points about the CSA Z94.1 hard hat standard

Published on 2/8/2018
3 key points about the CSA Z94.1 hard hat standard

The CSA Z94.1 standard came into effect at the end of June 2016. The most important topics being outlined in the new standard are the new regulations around the maintenance of hard hats, the appropriate size and fitting and the definition of the different types of hard hats.