Preventing Hand Injuries
Cuts and punctures are the leading cause of workplace hand injuries, a problem that can be prevented.
Welding Safety Clothing and BlackHawk's Solutions
Even a top-notch welder needs the appropriate safety gear and clothing for every weld, be it a small or large job.
OSHA Cold Weather Requirements
The presents are unwrapped, the new year rung in and now it’s just two to three months of cold, wet and relentless winter weather. Work is still there waiting in temperatures at freezing or dipping below 0° Fahrenheit.
Keeping Workers Safe with Respirator Masks
A respirator is a protective device that covers the nose and mouth or the entire face or head to guard the wearer against hazardous atmospheres.
Small Safety Fixes Pay Big Dividends
When it comes to safety at the job site, best practices can never be overemphasized.
The Rx for Protective Eyewear Or, I Need Glasses for My Glasses
Today’s blog is for the workers who require protective eyewear that accommodate their individual visual acuity.
What Causes Heat Stress to Occur in the Workplace
Increasing the risk of injury are the following consequences that can occur in a severe heat environment.
Tips to Lower the Risk for Employee Heat Stress Injury and Illness
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most on the job heat-stress related injuries and illnesses happen in the summer months of June through September.
Do Women Need Special Personal Protective Equipment?
As the number of women increase in construction how do employers keep their female employees safe on the job.
How to get Workers to wear their Safety Glasses
Safety experts and eye doctors believe proper eye protection can lessen the severity or even prevent 90 percent of these eye injuries.
Seven Things to Know about Lockout Tagout
These rules apply to industrial manufacturing, aerospace, oil and gas, metalworking shops, and similar operations.
Water. Rest. Shade. Repeat. Keeping Workers Healthy in the Heat
OSHA takes the heat seriously, asking employers to keep workers safe in the heat with water, rest and shade.
Five Deadly Truths about Confined Space Work
Confined spaces are dangerous work places. Their potential hazards include exposure to toxic substances, electrocution, asphyxiation and explosions.
Loading Dock Safety: 4 Inexpensive products that will keep workers safe
With all the hustle and bustle of rushing to get trucks loaded and unloaded quickly, loading docks are one of the most notorious accident zones in a warehouse.
Why Should you Build a LEED Certified Building or Home?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building initiative started out in 1993. This certification program is based upon a points system, the more points you earn, the higher your rating.
How to Avoid an OSHA Whistleblower Complaint
Whistleblowing has been increasing over the last five years.
BlackHawk offers Safety Consulting
Our trusted supplier partners have the expertise to do audits, evaluations and inspections for PPE and safety products.
How to Identify and Prevent Job Site Cold Stress
OSHA guidelines and safety in winter weather.
Three Simple Ways to Keep Workers Warm in Cold Weather
The cold weather months can be tough on workers and production overall.
Best Heaters for the Industrial Workplace
According to the Voluntary Protection Participant’s Association (VPPA), workers spend 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime. That’s a lot of hours!
How to Keep your Employees Healthy During the Flu Season
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that the current flu season is on track to be one of the worst in years
CUSTOMER INFORMATION REGARDING BLACKHAWK’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Corona virus outbreak has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives. Our businesses are likewise affected by the pandemic and the global efforts to stop it.
What is the difference in N95 respirators and surgical masks?
What is the difference in N95 respirators and surgical masks?
How to Choose the Right PPE Glove
Here are some quick pointers about glove selection
5 Ideas to Thank a Warehouse Worker
It may not be considered the front lines, but many warehouse employees are working just as hard during the Covid-19 epidemic to keep our essential businesses going.
Guidelines for Decontaminating N95 Respirators
We break down the guidelines to help you understand what you need to know.
Tips to Help You with Worker Safety After the COVID-19 Shut Downs are Lifted
In the past month, we have found that we are no longer in ordinary times. COVID-19 has changed everything.
How Electrolytes Boost Productivity
Providing your workers with water and electrolyte drinks is a simple way to avoid problems with dehydration at work.
How to Protect Workers From Falls
For decades, leading causes of death on construction jobsites in the United States have been “Falls” and “Struck by Object”
Tips for Handling Hazardous Chemicals
Chemical-related injuries and illnesses are mostly preventable if chemicals are handled with care and safety in mind.
A Checklist for Hot Weather PPE
You can prepare your workers for summer work with the proper PPE and sensible precautions. Here’s how.
What You Need to Know Before Reopening for Business
Whether you’re returning to business or have been operating all this time, we have some resources to help keep people healthy at your workplace.
Camping Safety Basics: What to Wear & What Not to Wear
Aside from your camping basics, you’ll want to make sure to pack the proper clothing and personal accessories to withstand weather elements and terrain.
10 Safety Reminders for Summer Road Trips
Whether you’re gassing up your family car or renting an RV, you’ll want to keep some safety measures in mind.
Fireworks: Enjoy with Caution
Who could imagine a Fourth of July without fireworks? Americans love their “rockets’ red glare” and “bombs bursting in air”.
How to Stay Safe from Sunburn While Working in the Sun
The sun’s rays attack any exposed skin, so remember that your summer PPE must also address head-to-toe protection. Best practices include:
Burn Injuries at Work
At any work site, more important than getting the job done is getting it done safely
Reduce Employee Back and Leg Pain with rubber floor mats
Anti-fatigue mats are gentler on workers feet. The softer floor coverings reduce fatigue, offer workers some relief and keep them from missing work due to back and leg pain.
Protect Your Feet from Summer Heat
Did you know that approximately 120,000 American workers suffer a foot-related injury each year?
How to Keep Children Safe in Hot Weather
The first question to ask, does your child have any of the risk factors for heat exhaustion? Children may be at a higher risk for heat exhaustion if they:
Masks Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19
Today, masks are mandatory to enter most workplaces and commercial establishments.
High-Visibility Safety Vests for Protection
We can all agree that the most important factor in any workplace is making sure employees are well cared for, right?
How to Safely Mix Summer Fun and Alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates the body and affects one’s core body temperature, throwing off the body’s ability to cool itself through perspiration.
Protection from Hazardous Airborne Particles (Including Covid-19) with Reusable Respirators
With the Covid-19 pandemic on everyone’s mind, many employers are thinking strategically about the best ways to keep transmission of the virus to a minimum.
How to Keep restaurant Employees Safe Around the Grill
It’s Labor Day weekend and I don’t know about you, but I’m going to visit some of my favorite Bar-B-Que restaurants.
Cold Weather PPE
It’s time to talk about cold weather safety and protection gear.
MCR Safety’s Insulated Work Gloves Keep You Toasty AND Productive
MCR Safety's Flex Therm series is a great option for insulated work gloves as it takes the benefits of the Flex Tuff series up a notch with added thermal protection.
Why Pick a PAPR?
Respiratory protection is a necessary part of many jobs throughout many different types of industries—disposable respirators, reusable respirators, powered air purifying respirators (PAPR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Preparing a Construction Site for Cold Weather
Preparing for the winter months can seem like an arduous task, especially in these times. Since weather can be unpredictable, planning is key. It’s best to prepare before the first storm to not only keep potential work hazards at a minimum, but to avoid any resulting delays in shipping of crucial supplies.