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Savings and Safety Tips for November 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.

Am I in Danger From a Falling Object?

Workers not protected from being struck by falling objects.

Am I In Danger?

You are at risk from falling objects when you are beneath cranes, scaffolds, etc., or where overhead work is being performed. There is a danger from flying objects when power tools, or activities like pushing, pulling, or prying, may cause objects to become airborne. Injuries can range from minor abrasions to concussions, blindness, or death.

How Do I Avoid Hazards?

  • Wear hardhats.
  • Stack materials to prevent sliding, falling, or collapse.
  • Use protective measures such as toeboards and debris nets.

Power Tools, Machines, etc.
  • Use safety glasses, goggles, face shields, etc., where machines or tools may cause flying particles.
  • Inspect tools, such as saws and lathes, to insure that protective guards are in good condition.
  • Make sure you are trained in the proper operation of powder actuated tools.

Cranes and Hoists
  • Avoid working underneath loads being moved.
  • Barricade hazard areas and post warning signs.
  • Inspect cranes and hoists to see that all components, such as wire rope, lifting hooks, chains, etc., are in good condition.
  • Do not exceed lifting capacity of cranes and hoists.

Overhead Work
  • Secure tools and materials to prevent them from falling on people below.
  • Barricade hazard areas and post warning signs.
  • Use toeboards, screens, or guardrails on scaffolds to prevent falling objects.
  • Use debris nets, catch platforms, or canopies to catch or deflect falling objects.

Compressed Air
  • Reduce compressed air used for cleaning to 30 psi, and only use with appropriate guarding and protective equipment.
  • Never clean clothing with compressed air.

At All Safety Products, Inc., we offer a wide selection of PPE Equipment.

Materials Selection Guide for Chemical Resistance

All Safety Products also has a glove selection chart with chemical breakthrough times on our website for your convenience.

Types of Gloves and their normal use:

Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) gloves resist bases, acids, alcohols and diluted aqueous solutions of most types of chemicals. They also offer fair protection against undiluted ketones and aldehydes. In addition, natural rubber latex provides some resistance to cuts. There have been some reports of allergic reactions to the proteins in natural rubber. In cases of latex sensitivity, nitrile, neoprene and PVC are good alternatives.

The synthetic rubber compound, Nitrile , offers good protection against bases, oils, many solvents and esters, grease and animal fats. Nitrile gloves are not recommended for ketones and some organic solvents. They do provide, however, excellent resistance to snags, punctures, abrasions and cuts.

Neoprene (polychloroprene) is another synthetic rubber compound. Neoprene gloves protect against a very broad range of oils, acids, caustics and solvents. Neoprene offers less resistance to snags, punctures, abrasions and cuts than nitrile or natural rubber.

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) is highly resistant to aliphatics, aromatics, chlorinated solvents, esters and most ketones.  PVA gloves also resist snags, punctures, abrasions and cust, but quickly break down when exposed to water and light alcohols.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) gloves provide protection against many acids, caustics, bases and alcohols. PVC is recommended for ketones or many other types of solvents. It generally offers good abrasion and cut resistance, but some glove styles are susceptible to cuts.

Polyethylene offers economical protection from mild chemicals, oils, fats, punctures and abrasions. Component materials of polyethylene gloves comply with FDA regulations for food contact.

Polyurethane (PUR) gloves resist bases, acids, alcohols, grease and animal fats.  They're not recommended for most types of organic solvents. Polyurethane provides excellent snag, puncture, abrasion and cut resistance. In the form of a foam, it can be highly effective as an insulating liner inside some types of supported gloves.

Butyl rubber gloves offer superior resistance to highly corrosive acids, ketones and esters. They protect well against bases, alcohols, amines and amides, glycol ethers, nitro-compounds and aldehydes. Butyl is not recommended for halogen compounds, aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbons, or applications that require the physical strength of natural rubber. This synthetic rubber provides the highest permeation resistance to gases and water vapors of any protective material used to make gloves.

DuPont Viton is the most chemical resistant of all the rubbers and protects against toxic and highly corrosive chemicals. Viton gloves protect against polychlorinated triphenyls, benzene aniline. A flouroelastomer, Viton provides excellent resistance to aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons as well as chlorinated solvents. It is not recommended for ketones.

About All Safety Products

We are all about trying to save you money when we are able to. It is our shipping policy to only charge you the actual shipping/handling costs. Sometimes there is a shipping error on our website. We do review all orders for accuracy and pleasantly surprise our customers when we notify them of an adjustment in their favor. We make money on products, not shipping!