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  • Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

    There are a number of ways to guard against heat stress, and those can be divided into preventative measures, protective measures, and proper attire.

  • IAFF Firefighter Cancer Summit Set for Feb. 1

    "Cancer can be devastating for fire fighters, and we are just beginning to understand the scope of this problem," said IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger, who is scheduled to deliver opening remarks at the event. "That's why we're bringing together the best and brightest minds on this subject. We must continue to learn all that we can to save more lives."

  • Four Parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates in 2018

    The updated NFPA 70E can be explored through the lens of parties impacted. Through analyzing party responsibility, safety engineers and managers can make informed decisions to comply.

  • Researchers Confirm Method for Assessing Body Armor Failure

    NIST researchers used positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) to view fibers on a molecular level.

  • FR 101: Selection, Use, Care & Maintenance

    Proper selection, use, care and maintenance of FR clothing is essential to ensuring the safety of workers, and it is ultimately up to employers and safety managers to identify, select, and provide the proper clothing for their workers.

  • VF Corp. Buying Dickies

    Steve Rendle, president and CEO of VF, said the acquisition "combines two great companies and a group of iconic brands to create a global leader in workwear with approximately $1.7 billion in annual revenue. We look forward to welcoming Williamson-Dickie and its 7,000 dedicated employees to the VF family."



  • Fire is Unpredictable, Nomex is not.

    Let's face it, you can never know with certainty when a fire will spark, how hot it will burn, where it will spread or how long you’ll be in danger. Because fire is such a wild card, DuPont™ Nomex® becomes the best bet. Nomex® fiber is proven, predictable and yes, safe.

  • Predicting Thermal Comfort of Garments by Measuring Fabric Properties

    Worker safety is top priority for employers. Personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety apparel is the "life-saving device" worn everyday for flame resistant (FR) protection.


  • Introducing DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 SFR

    Tychem® 2000 SFR coveralls provide protection against a multitude of inorganic acids and bases as well as a range of industrial cleaning formulations. In the event of a flash fire, Tychem® 2000 SFR coveralls won’t ignite, and won’t contribute additional burn injury if appropriate FR apparel is worn beneath.

  • Space to Ground: Cyclops and LONESTAR Meet Station

    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station; this video was posted in January 2016. Got a question or comment? Use #spacetoground to talk to the agency.

  • Move It! Rig Move Safety for Roughnecks

    This NIOSH February 2012 video targets one of the most dangerous activities in the oil & gas extraction industry: the drilling rig move. Such a move includes all of the activities involved in disconnecting and disassembling an oil and gas drilling rig and its components, loading all of the equipment onto trucks, transporting the equipment to the next well site, and reassembling and reconnecting the rig and its components. During a rig move, there are dozens of workers and vehicles at the well site, resulting in what is referred to as "controlled chaos." This video features workers identifying the major hazards encountered during a rig move and describing ways to avoid them. The use of workers speaking in their own words makes this product compelling to oil and gas extraction workers. NIOSH did not use a script or solicit specific responses from the workers; all of the workers' comments are their own. Three companies provided access to their work sites and workers for the development of the video. NIOSH distributed nearly 1,500 copies of the video within six weeks of its release. The International Association of Drilling Contractors also agreed to market the video to its members, on its website, and at national meetings and conferences.