Empire Safety Blog

Hi-Vis Apparel & PPE: When Fit Meets Function

Posted by Empire Safety on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Workers face challenges every day from changing environments, materials and machinery; the last thing a worker should be concerned about is protective clothing. Just as the workforce evolves, so should vital pieces of Hi Vis personal protective equipment (PPE) such as vests, apparel and accessories. The new ANSI standard 107-2015 addresses some of the long overlooked issues with Hi-Vis apparel and accessories, including size and fit. Since PPE is often the last line of defense for workers against injury on the job, the updates couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Read More

Topics: ANSI, Hi-Viz, PPE

Facility First Aid: Compliance Saves Lives

Posted by Empire Safety on Feb 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Accidents are an inevitable part of life. How employers prepare for injury in the workplace is something that can be controlled. While first aid kits have always been a requirement in the workplace, the relevant standards have been expanded to allow employers greater access to necessary supplies based on the complexity of work and the level of hazard. Read More

Topics: ANSI, OSHA, Facility Safety, First Aid