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ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Just Dropped. Here’s the Deal.

As you probably already know the American National Standards Institute publishes a voluntary set of standards and best practices for the construction industry. The latest standard addresses equipment used to tether and/or contain hand tools, components and other objects that could fall from at-heights applications. Increasing numbers of employees are finding themselves ascending to heights … Continue reading ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Just Dropped. Here’s the Deal. Continue reading
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Glove Coatings & Materials – What is right for you?

Article written with information courtesy of Wells Lamont, Liberty Glove & Safety, Majestic and Cordova Safety Products. Determining the appropriate type of glove, coating or features is vital to ensuring the protection of you and your co-workers. What type of leather will provide the most abrasion resistance but not break the bank? Will a latex … Continue reading Glove Coatings & Materials – What is right for you? Continue reading
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Helping to Understand the New ANSI/ISEA 105 2016 Ratings

Article written by MCR Safety, one of Ritz Safety’s key partners in providing cutting-edge safety equipment. ANSI/ISEA and EN388 cut levels are NOT interchangeable To capitalize on today’s technology and innovation, you need to understand our industry’s test methods. Each test method has unique processes and testing equipment (see diagrams for more explanation). Therefore, it … Continue reading Helping to Understand the New ANSI/ISEA 105 2016 Ratings Continue reading
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2016 Changes to Hand Safety Standards – New ANSI/ISEA 105 Needlestick Test Explained

Originally posted by HexArmor on 1/14/2016 and used with their permission. While there are many standards in hand safety set by both the American ANSI/ISEA 105 and European EN388, one area has been completely missing: hypodermic needlestick protection. Both the ANSI/ISEA 105 and EN388 provide a puncture test that uses a blunt probe to measure the amount of … Continue reading 2016 Changes to Hand Safety Standards – New ANSI/ISEA 105 Needlestick Test Explained Continue reading
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