Personal Protective Equipment

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Updated: 7/17/17

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

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How Ergonomics Can Minimize Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries are Hurting Our Employees, and Our Businesses Repetitive strain injuries is a very real risk to not only employees, but business in general. Costs associated with these types of injuries can cost businesses an estimated $15 to $20 billion dollars a year in the United States according to the federal Occupational Safety … Read moreHow Ergonomics Can Minimize Repetitive Strain Injuries

40 Suggestions for a Safer Lab

The Laboratory Safety Institute’s Laboratory Safety Guidelines Steps Requiring Minimal Expense Have a written health, safety and environmental affairs (HS&E) policy statement. Organize a departmental HS&E committee of employees, management, faculty, staff and students that will meet regularly to discuss HS&E issues. Develop an HS&E orientation for all new employees and students. Encourage employees and students to … Read more40 Suggestions for a Safer Lab

The Science and Solutions of Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the blending of human biology, psychology, engineering, and design. The aim of ergonomics is to develop and apply techniques to optimize performance while protecting the health, safety, and well-being of individuals. The application and science of ergonomics is not a new one, ergonomics principles have been implemented since the 5thcentury BCE, an example … Read moreThe Science and Solutions of Ergonomics