New videos from OSHA inform workers on proper respirator use

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a series of videos to help workers learn about respirators and how to properly use them. The videos provide essential information to general industry, construction, and healthcare...Read Full Article

Football head injuries take spotlight as Super Bowl nears

As the largest sporting event in America draws closer, it's a good time to bring the hard-hitting facts about head injuries to light - on the field and at a worksite.  Former Dallas Cowboys tailback Tony Dorsett recently announced his...Read Full Article

DHS releases Building and Infrastructure Protection Series

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a series of pamphlets to aid in the design and construction of structures that can withstand unusually severe hazards. Ideally, every bridge, tunnel, train terminal, building, and other critical...Read Full Article

Keep hands warm and comfortable with pigskin leather work gloves

Hand protection is important, as workers subject their hands to many types of rough conditions. That's why companies appreciate safety products like NS® Insulated Pigskin Leather Work Gloves with Knitwrist. Using these gloves helps workers...Read Full Article

Maritime safety and health meeting held by OSHA

On February 22-23, 2012, in Washington,  D.C. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). The committee advised Secretary of Labor Dr....Read Full Article

Breathe easy on the job with 3M 8271 disposable particulate respirators

Ensure comfort and easier breathing with the 3M P95 disposable particulate respirator.  Featuring the 3M Cool Flow™ Valve, this respiratory protection reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the mask, making it more comfortable. Soft...Read Full Article

ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 safety vests meet FHWA requirements for work zones

High-visibility protective vests are required for right-of-way workers, flaggers, and adult crossing guards by standards in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) uses as a basis for...Read Full Article

DoD facilities recognized for using emission-reducing technologies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized two facilities of the Department of Defense (DoD) with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award. The honor was presented to the facilities for their achievement in taking an...Read Full Article

More construction, manufacturing job openings in December

On February 7, 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced there were 3.4 million job openings across the country in December, up from 3.1 million the previous month. The numbers mark a continued upward trend since the U.S. began its slow...Read Full Article

U.S. Transportation Secretary promotes vision for high-speed rail in California

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited Sacramento, California, to promote President Barack Obama's vision for a high-speed rail in the state. LaHood discussed with suppliers how they can maximize the...Read Full Article

Railroad training standards rule proposed by FRA

On February 7, 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a proposal to require railroads to train and qualify workers in occupations involving safety on existing federal railroad laws, orders, and regulations. "Safety is our...Read Full Article

New lab safety guidelines released by CDC panel

A panel of experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidelines for safe work practices in diagnostic laboratories. The document was published to improve the safety of clinical diagnostic laboratory activity, and...Read Full Article

Keep employees' hands safe with brown jersey work gloves

Northern Safety offers a wide selection of safety products for a variety of industries, and NS® Premium Weight Brown Jersey Work Gloves give employers across the country a useful protective product for almost any line of work. Providing workers...Read Full Article

Northern Safety gives you the Edge™ in 2012

Northern Safety is excited to offer the durable and stylish line of Edge™ safety glasses in 2012. These comfortable, versatile eyeglasses come in two different styles, with a variety of lenses to suit any employee's tastes while delivering...Read Full Article

New for 2012 - Bullard® Tritan™ Visors

Northern Safety is excited to announce its 2012 line of Bullard® Tritan™ Clear Face Protection Visors to reduce face and eye-related injuries in workplaces across the country. Bullard® Tritan™ Clear Face Protection Visors...Read Full Article

Cartridges help provide workplace safety

Many companies need respirators to ensure employee safety. The North® by Honeywell P100 particulate respirator cartridges provide excellent protection and are designed for use with North® by Honeywell 7600 and 5400 series full facepiece...Read Full Article

Keep hands clean and safe with disposable nitrile gloves

Take a proactive approach to maintaining workplace health and safety by providing FlexShield® 5 Mil Powder-Free 9.5" Disposable Nitrile Gloves that offer workers ideal hand protection in laboratory, assembly line, and industrial settings....Read Full Article

Protect visitors' eyes with Visitor Sport safety glasses

Eye protection is necessary in the construction and manufacturing industries, where workers and guests can be exposed to a variety of eye hazards. Northern Safety offers a sleek, comfortable option for visitors with its N-Specs® Visitor Sport...Read Full Article

Choose Ruf-flex® Lite gloves for superior protection and flexibility

Looking for a soft yet durable knit glove for construction, maintenance, material handling, or manufacturing? Look no further than NS® Ruf-flex® Lite Blue Rubber Coated Nylon String Knit Gloves, ideal hand protection for the industrial or...Read Full Article

Driver's gloves offer flexibility and comfort

Drivers face the challenge of staying safe as they operate trucks, tractors, and other types of heavy machinery. That's why Northern Safety offers NS® Premium Pigskin Grain Leather Driver's Gloves - excellent protection for workers...Read Full Article

Improve workplace hearing protection

Industrial work environments often involve a variety of machines that create loud-volume noises throughout the day. Employers can offer safety products ideal for employees exposed to continuous or loud noises in the workplace in the form of Howard...Read Full Article

Northern Safety introduces optimal site search experience

Northern Safety, a leading distributor of personal protective equipment and safety supplies, recently unveiled a new search system that will greatly enhance the way you browse, find, and select the exact safety products you need. The new...Read Full Article

Chemical manufacturing companies make progress in voluntary toxic chemical reduction efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the interim results of a voluntary effort on the part of 8 chemical manufacturers to keep emissions and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFCs), including perfluorooctanoic acid...Read Full Article

DOT budget to be used for innovative transportation programs

On Monday, February 13, 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation had been given a budget of $74 billion, which will be used to create the framework for economic growth and competitiveness...Read Full Article

Avoid hydrogen sulfide exposure with an economical gas detector

Take a proactive approach to workplace safety with the fully serviceable Honeywell ToxiPro™ - H2S, a reusable gas detector that instantly alerts to the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas. This portable gas detector is an economical choice for...Read Full Article

Temporary enforcement measures in residential construction given extension

On February 15, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a six-month extension for its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The measures have been extended through September 15, 2012. During...Read Full Article

New DOL budget includes millions of dollars devoted to worker health and safety

Although some items were financially cut, the budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 that was presented to Congress on February 13, 2012, includes millions of dollars to improve the health and safety of U.S. workers. The proposed budget includes...Read Full Article

New York factories grow at swiftest pace since June 2010

Manufacturers in New York expanded in February at the quickest speed since June 2010, indicating the industry is putting more Americans to work in factories, and manufacturing is continuing to lead the recovery. The Empire State Manufacturing...Read Full Article

New budget to help EPA with environmental and human health protections

On February 13, 2012, the Obama Administration released a proposed budget of $8.344 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will be used to continue to ensure environmental and human health protections. "This budget...Read Full Article

DOT proposes guidelines for automakers to curb driving distraction

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to urge car makers to design vehicles with the risk of distraction from electronic devices in mind....Read Full Article

Opened U.S. resources means oil and gas industry employment could rise

During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, he announced that "millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration" had been opened, and included a directive to his administration "to open more than 75 percent of our...Read Full Article

Protect employees' hearing with NS® Soft Fit® Plus Disposable Uncorded Foam Ear Plugs

Hearing protection keeps employees safe from loud noises in the workplace or at the worksite, and superior protection comes in the form of products like the NS® Soft Fit® Plus Disposable Uncorded Foam Ear Plugs. Northern Safety offers the...Read Full Article

U.S.-Mexico agreement opens 1.5 million acres in Gulf for drilling

A milestone agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments will allow 1.5 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to be opened for oil and gas extraction. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the agreement...Read Full Article

$1 million in pipeline safety grants to be awarded

From mid-February until early March 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will be accepting applications for its Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) for pipeline safety initiatives...Read Full Article

High-visibility mesh safety vests keep employees safe and comfortable

Workers on busy roads and highways, construction sites, loading docks, and in any environment with moving heavy equipment or traffic need protection they can wear to stay safe and visible. The NS® Hi-Vis Class 2 Breathable Mesh Safety Vest...Read Full Article

Protect workers providing CPR and biohazard cleanups with the right kit

Accidents and injuries can occur at any time in a workplace, and employers can stay prepared with the First Aid Only™ Bloodborne Pathogen Personal Protection Kit with CPR Pack. This first aid package offers the safety tools and supplies...Read Full Article

The right hard hat can reduce injuries in a variety of environments

Employers in construction, demolition, mining, and other industries face a challenge keeping employees safe in hazardous workplaces. Northern Safety provides the MSA V-Gard® Hard Hat with Fas-Trac® Ratchet Suspension to help manage workplace...Read Full Article

Protect employees and pedestrians with plastic chain

Many cities, towns, and businesses use stanchions to keep pedestrians safe as they walk near hazardous areas. Safety equipment like Plastic Chain for Crowd Control Stanchions helps to guide workers and others away from possible dangers. ...Read Full Article

Final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene released by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene (perc) to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database. Perc is most often used in the dry cleaning industry, but is also...Read Full Article

DOE supports small business green projects

On February 21, 2012, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that 142 small businesses from around the country have begun work on new research projects that will increase the use of green energy, such as better wind turbines, chemical-free ways to...Read Full Article

Self-retracting lifeline offers durable, lightweight safety option

Companies can provide a sense of freedom of movement for greater productivity while protecting employees with the 20' Contractor SRL Web Self-Retracting Lifeline from Northern Safety.  The NS® 20' Contractor 20' SRL...Read Full Article

Study shows nuclear fallout from Fukushima reached U.S.

A new study, released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that fallout from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan resulted in trace amounts in precipitation in the U.S. in about 20 percent of 167 sites analyzed. The survey was...Read Full Article

Keep employees hydrated throughout the workday

Staying hydrated can help keep workers in construction, manufacturing, and other industries productive. Northern Safety offers the Gatorade® 2 1/2 Gallon Instant Powder Mix Variety Pack to reduce workplace dehydration and fatigue. The...Read Full Article

NIOSH announces Safe-in-Sound Excellence winners

On February 23, 2012, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), working with the National Hearing Conservation Association, announced the winners of the 2012 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards....Read Full Article

First shale-oil and shale-gas resource potential assessment released by USGS

In the first report of its kind, the U.S. Geological Survey has estimated the potential undiscovered, technically recoverable shale oil and gas found in the lands of Alaska's North Slope. The estimates range from zero to 2 billion barrels of...Read Full Article

CDC warns of occupational exposure to deadly chemical

On February 24, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a warning, stating that occupational exposure in the refinishing industry to products containing methylene chloride can be fatal. The alert was issued based on an...Read Full Article

ISEA Executive Summit heading to Texas

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Executive Summit, regarded as the premier meeting for the safety products industry, will draw some of the top global suppliers of personal protective and safety equipment to the Hill Country of...Read Full Article

Foam ear plugs provide employees' high-quality hearing protection

Hearing damage can occur when employees are subjected to loud workplace conditions. The NS® Soft Fit® Disposable Uncorded Foam Ear Plugs deliver top-of-the-line hearing protection to employees. Providing workers with the...Read Full Article

Polyethylene shoe covers can limit wear and tear of shoes and boots

Employees entering dirty, grimy areas often need protection for their clothing.  NS® ActivGARD® Disposable Polyethylene Shoe Covers are an economical solution to protect workers' footwear from dirt, grime, and liquid spills....Read Full Article

Help reduce workplace hand injuries with premium rubber palm coated work gloves

Handling rough objects without a secure grip can cause problems for workers. Ruf-flex® Premium Rubber Palm Coated Work Gloves from Northern Safety offer a solution. These rugged gloves ensure a great grip and can help reduce hand injuries....Read Full Article

Patch palm leather work gloves offer economical protection

Providing reliable safety products to protect employees' hands is important for companies across the country. Businesses can take advantage of the economical NS® Patch Palm Leather Work Gloves, from a trusted safety equipment provider - Northern...Read Full Article

Safety vests enhance safety for your employees

Employers can make an economical safety investment by purchasing the NS® Hi-Vis Economy Safety Vest for their workers, while giving them the benefit of dependable safety supplies.  The NS® Hi-Vis Economy Safety Vest is a reliable...Read Full Article

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