Have You Heard About These PPE Improvements?






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ADVANCEMENTS IN
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Technological advancements and significant improvements to products are constantly occurring all around us, and this includes updates to personal protective equipment (PPE). We may not always realize it, but PPE has come a long way in the last several years, whether in the form of anti-fog adjustable safety glasses, lightweight cut-resistant gloves, or hard hats with built-in technology.

Have You Heard About These PPE Improvements?

GLOVES:
Lightweight, higher cut resistance, touch screen capability, antivibration, thermal, and cut-resistant arm sleeves.

HEARING PROTECTION:
Moisturizing, one-hand insertion, better reusable options, improved ergonomic designs, and a wider variety of sizes.

HIGH-VISIBILITY GARMENTS:
Attachment points for tool tethering, built-in power source lighting, GPS tracking capability, and customizability.

HARD HATS:
High-heat environment capability, clear brims, concussion-reducing technology, sensors that indicate heat stress risk, and improved designs.

SAFETY GLASSES:
Improved anti-fog and anti-scratch capabilities, full adjustability, transition lenses, and new designs for wearing over prescription glasses.

Construction Personal Protective Equipment for the Female Workforce
 Historically, there haven’t been optimal sizing options for protective equipment for females. However, this is changing with more diversely-tailored gear being produced, as well as companies offering a wider variety of sizes and cuts. Learn more about better options for female workers here.

Tips:

Ask employees for feedback on all provided PPE.

Provide more than one size and different types of PPE to ensure all workers get a good fit.

Work with a knowledgeable supplier.

RESOURCES







Soon, certain general contractors are going to require that newer-style hard hats with chin straps be worn at their worksites. Now is the time to update your crew’s PPE.

Don’t forget that TBG Safety Services offers an extensive safety video library that is accessible to our members! Please reach out to your Safety Services Representative for the login and password to access a multitude of safety videos.

Upcoming Training Opportunities
 
Please reach out to your TBG Safety Services Representative to schedule any safety training you’d like your organization to receive. You can also look at the TBG Safety Training Calendar for upcoming training opportunities.

10/25: OSHA Construction Safety Outreach 10-Hour Course
11/3: FREE SEMINAR: Reducing & Managing Legal Risks To Minnesota Construction Companies
11/3: VIRTUAL: Reasonable Suspicion Seminar for Supervisors

As your partner for working safer and smarter to be more profitable, we at the TBG Safety Service Association are committed to bringing your organization more resources that benefit everyone.

Thanks to the new TBG Safety Service Association, we are now offering each TBG member two free seats per year and lower member pricing for our OSHA-10 training!

Members are jointly and severally liable for their proportionate share of obligations for the group and will be assessed on an individual and proportionate share basis for any deficit created by the group. Dividends are not guaranteed. 

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