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Preventing Workplace Injuries

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Americans work an average of 2,087 hours annually. Let’s face it, most people spend a majority of their time at work. It stands to reason they would want to be comfortable and safe. No matter the job or location, foot injuries can happen in any workplace. We most often think of construction or industrial settings when [...]

Flip Flop Flap

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What is Flip Flop Flap? If you think its the sound made when walking in Flip Flops you’d be flip flopping wrong. Summer is bearing down on us and the warmer weather has plenty of folks grabbing their favorite slip ons. These open air sandals of summer put many at risk of foot ailments. Our feet were designed [...]

Understanding OSHA

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Most people working in an industry that requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are familiar with the regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For those who are just entering a workplace that adheres to such guidelines, this unchartered territory may be confusing. What do those letters and numbers mean anyway? OSHA is a division [...]

Mythbusters: Is Steel Toe Amputation Possible?

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In my travels, I often hear from people who refuse to wear steel toe safety shoes because they’re afraid their toes could be amputated! Ummm what??? Three Sixty Safety uses a great example on their website; If I had a 30lb anvil and you had to have it dropped on your toes and I gave [...]

The Signs of Safety

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Like the song says, “Signs, signs, everywhere signs, Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs?” The Five Man Electrical Band wrote “Signs” as a commentary on social and political change in the 1970′s. Today people may be humming that well known chorus while driving in their car or [...]

High-Visibility Safety Apparel

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You know that OSHATOES carries many types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). From steel toe overshoes to hard hats, we’ve got you covered. Today we’d like to introduce you to HI-VIZ: The OSHATOES  line of High-Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA). What is HVSA? HVSA is clothing that is worn to increase visibility to others (think of [...]