21
Aug
17

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? ðŸ’¤

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Americans sleep, on average, two hours

less than they did 60 years ago.

Some may argue that that’s a good thing and some may argue that it’s a bad thing. This information was found by the University of Chicago. I personally feel that to be productive in our working environments, we need our sleep. I was always told 8 hours of a sleep is a good night. Today, most working people in the U.S. (which is most of the population) sleep on average 6.1 hours per night. I know I wouldn’t be able to focus on 6.1 hours of sleep everyday.

 

50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders can include insomnia or sleep apnea. Insomnia includes those that cannot fall asleep at night or get a full night of sleep. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which there are interruptions in breathing during sleep making it unrestful. Sleep is meant to rest the body, therefore sleep apnea is basically not even sleeping unless one is treated for it. About 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. 

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Overtime jobs result in 61% higher risk

for injury.

Accidents are more likely to occur when people are in want of sleep. Therefore if you work overtime, or work evening shift, rotating or on-call shifts, you are more likely to be injured if you are not careful of your sleeping habits.

 

ADULTS SHOULD RECIEVE 7-9 HOURS OF

RESTFUL SLEEP PER DAY.

Okay…that may seem difficult. Maybe you have kids to take care of, maybe you need to work more, maybe you just can’t sleep. That’s okay. Just aim to at least get 7 hours / night and follow the following tips:

  • Get to bed at a consistent time every night
  • Avoid caffeine & food before bed
  • Alternate work tasks often to keep mind engaged

 

 

 

*Thank you to the sleep center, ncbi, cdc, and blacklinesafety for this information.
14
Aug
17

Glove Coatings 101 ðŸ–ï¸

Different coatings on work gloves are available depending on what you are exposed to in daily work. Even though some are similar, they are different in important aspects. For example, nitrile and latex are similar but a person with a latex allergy may be able to wear nitrile gloves because they are synthetic. We are going to go over a few coating materials and what they can provide you.

However, all gloves are made differently so this is just an overview of these materials. Be sure to check the product descriptions on the specific product you are interested in before you purchase a pair in a certain category.

 

 

 

NITRILE COATING

  • Excellent Dry Grip
  • Thick for Snag, Puncture, Cut and Abrasion Resistance
  • Stands up well to Oils, Petrochemicals, Fuels and Most Acids
  • Made of Synthetic Rubber
  • Great Alternative if Latex Allergy Exists

Check out, Wells Lamont Kevlar Shell Foam Nitrile Palm Gloves

Wells Lamont Kevlar Shell Foam Nitrile Palm Gloves - Y9256

 

 

 

 

LATEX COATING

  • Good Dry and Wet Grip (aqueous based liquids, animals fats, caustics, acids and alcohols)
  • High Elasticity
  • Resistant to Snag, Puncture, Cut and Abrasion

Check out Wells Lamont Latex Coated Work Gloves

Wells Lamont Latex Coated Work Gloves - Y9243

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEOPRENE COATING

  • Good Dry and Wet Grip (heavy oils, acids, caustics, grease and solvents)
  • Resistant to Snag, Puncture, Cut and Abrasion

 

Check out Wells Lamont Neoprene Textures Gauntlet Gloves

Wells Lamont Neoprene Textured Gauntlet Gloves -Y8418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLYURETHANE (PU) COATING

 

  • Good Dry Grip; Fair Wet Grip in Slightly Wet Conditions
  • Very Thin Coating Allows for Excellent Tactility and Dexterity
  • Great for Small Parts Handling
  • Good Abrasian Resistance

 

Check out Memphis UltraTech Polyurethane Coated Palm Gloves

Memphis UltraTech Polyurethane Coated Palm Gloves - 9695

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)

  • Barrier Protection (petrochemicals, oils and grease)
  • Stays Flexible at Low Temperatures
  • Economical Material
  • Good Abrasion Resistance but May be Susceptible to Punctures, Tears and Cuts
  • Effective Against Water and Detergents

 

 

Check Out Memphis High-Vis Oil Hauler Lined Safety Gloves

Memphis High-Vis Oil Hauler Lined Safety Gloves -  6410SCHV

07
Aug
17

Beat the August Heat ðŸ”¥

We’ve recently added two new hard hat shades and two new cooling vests to the mix here on Discount Safety Gear. These four items are from Ergodyne and are all high visibility. This makes them great for anyone outside working construction or traffic patrol. We’ve got you covered, literally!

 

 

Lime This Ergodyne GloWear Mesh Neck Shade (left) is perfect for August Heat. It covers the neck to keep it cool from sun while also making you visible. It is made of a lightweight mesh material and elastic to fit most hard hats. You can purchase this shade in lime or orange for only $6.15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Sharing some of the benefits as the shade above such as high visibility, cooling, and reflective, this Ergodyne GloWear Neck Shade (right) is also ANSI-Compliant. It is made of polyester, allowing for more sun protection and has hook and loop closure. You can purchase this neck shade in lime or orange for only $6.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lime

The Ergodyne Chill-Its Evaporative Cooling Vest (left) is great for keeping cool for 4 or less hours. It is made of 100% nylon and is lightweight. You activate this vest by soaking in cold water for 2-5 minutes. This vest can be purchased in either high visibility lime or grey for only $39.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And lastly is a really cool product, no pun intended! It is the Ergodyne Chill-Its Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest (above). The awesome thing about this vest is that it has a reservoir that you fill with 13-20 oz. of water to keep you cool UP TO 3 DAYS.

Check it out on the website for more information!

31
Jul
17

Pitch that Old Tool Bag!

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We’ve added some new tool bags here at Discount Safety Gear. We’re going to go through the perks of a few of them. You can Check them all out here! We’re sure to have added something perfect for you whether you work at heights, at home in the house, or with cables, we’ve got you covered.

These new bags and rolls are from Ergodyne, a PPE company founded in 1983 to “Make the Workplace a Betterplace”. We’re selling them to you at ultra low prices because we want you to experience what it’s like to have a home for every one of your tools! No more searching the basement for that lost hammer.


Ergodyne Arsenal Dual Compartment Tool Backpack - 5843

The first one we want to mention is the Dual Compartment Tool Backpack (5843). This backpack has 26 interior pockets, 7 exterior pockets, 11 webbing loops, and padded shoulder staps. It is perfect for those working at heights. You won’t have to carry your bag, you can have both hands free and wear it on your back!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ergodyne Arsenal Cable Organizer - 5888

Next up is the Cable Organizer (5888) which is perfect for emergency personnel and anyone working with cables. It is extremely heavy duty, made with 1680D Polyester and has a front pocket for any maps or gauges.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ergodyne Arsenal Electrician Tool Bag - 5840

 

The perfect bag for an electrician, Electrician Tool Organizer! It has 48 pockets and holders, an outside tape loop and an extremely comfortable carry strap. You could easily hang it for easy access also.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ergodyne Arsenal Large Open Face Tool Bag - 5815

 

The last one we want to feature is the BIG BOY. It is the Large Open Face Tool Bag (5815). Check this one out. It has 61 POCKETS, and can carry up to 100 lbs…that’s a lot of tools!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If papa’s lucky, his brand new bag is from our Arsenal® Gear Storage Line. These backpacks, duffels, and buckets are made of heavy-duty, durable fabrics and designed to maximize storage space. All to help you take a load off Annie – or anyone else.” – Ergodyne

24
Jul
17

Protect Your Hands: MCR Safety

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We are so excited to debut our BRAND NEW MCR/Memphis work gloves that we’ve added to our huge assortment of gloves, most of them being high visibility. Work gloves are just as technical as your safety eyewear. You know how you choose eyewear based on being inside, outside, welding, working with power tools, etc? Well, the same with work gloves. We offer cut resistant, high visibility, abrasion resistant and so much more. So make sure you are purchasing the correct type of gloves for your line of work.

All of these high vis featured gloves are made by the company MCR. We love this company because they specialize in PPE (personal protection equipment) so they truly know they’re stuff.

HIGH VISIBILITY: High vis gloves may be required by your work place. Even if they are not, it may be a good idea to invest in them. It makes your hands easier to be seen so that there are less accidents. For instance, if you are working with power tools and your hand is close to the working area, you or someone else is more likely to see a bright orange glove than a black glove.

Fleece-Lined Luminator Pigskin Leather Palm Work Gloves

MCR Safety High-Vis Fleece Lined Luminator Pigskin Leather Palm Work Gloves - 19251 Oil Hauler Lined Work Gloves

Memphis High-Vis Oil Hauler Lined Safety Gloves -  6410SCHV Industry grade Pigskin Leather Driver Gloves

Memphis High-Vis Industry Grade Pigskin Leather Driver Gloves - 3407

Luminator Economy Leather Palm Work Gloves

MCR Safety High-Vis Luminator Economy Leather Palm Work Gloves - 12440R

Watch your Hands Split Leather Driver Gloves

MCR Safety High-Vis Fingertip Split Leather Driver Gloves - 3100HVI

Try out a pair of these comfortable, durable and safe MCR gloves and let us know what you think! We’re excited to bring them to you and to get your input.

21
Jul
17

Warehouse Safety ⛑️

As you may know, Discount Safety Gear is one of 8 current stores at Online Stores. We operate mainly out of New Stanton, PA and our largest warehouse is also in the same area as our corporate office. Therefore, warehouse safety continues to be one of our main focuses. We spend a lot of time educating workers in the warehouse and making sure that everyone is safe and aware. So let’s talk about a few reminders for warehouse safety! Restricted Area Do Not Enter, 10x14 Plastic Sign

OSHA calls “Struck-By Hazards” anything that involves a hazardous situation such as stacking pallets and wrapping pallets for example. Stacking and wrapping is extremely important but it’s even more important to keep people away from anything that could potentially be hazardous due to failure to follow proper protocol. Bollards and impact barriers are an example of a way to keep those away from these areas. We also sell hundreds of warehouse signs such as this

10 X 14 Sign that can help aid in keeping workers where they need to be.

Some employees in the warehouse may be required for fall safety training. If you are exposed to a 4′ drop or more at anytime, OSHA requires you to have fall protection. We have plenty of options for fall protection wear here at DSG. You can purchase a full kit or even just a harness. The harness below is a FallTech 1 D Ring w/ Tongue Buckles and is one of our best sellers. It is both OSHA and ANSI compliant. We have plenty of other options too. Check out our entire fall protection products.

FallTech Safety Harness - 1 D Ring with Tongue Buckles

We just touched base on a few subjects that are important in the warehouse. Be sure to check out OSHA’s website for more information. Always remember to evaluate and plan beforehand.

 

 

 

 

18
Jul
17

OSHA Violations 2016

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At the closing of 2016, OSHA published their top violations. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at a few of them and help them make more work places aware! OSHA lets us know that these violations do change from year to year but not by very much. They also say that a good place to start looking at your company’s safety is to take a look at these top violations to see if you would pass the test. OSHA issued more than 35,000 citations in the top 10 categories in 2016 (Safety and Health). We’re going to inform you of the TOP FIVE:

1 – General Fall Protection – most often due to unprotected sides and walking/working surfaces

2 – Hazard Communication – most often due to failing to inform workers in training

3 – Scaffolding – most often due to improper procedure when scaffolding 10 feet or higher

4 – Respiratory Protection – mostly due to failure of medical evaluation

5 – Lockout/Tagout – mostly due to general procedures and following standard outlines

 

Discount Safety Gear cares about you and your company’s safety. We want you to be informed and to also have options at your fingertips. We sell fall protection accessories, safety signs, harnesses, repirators and so much more at extremely low prices!

 

 




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