Category Archives: General Safety

How to Dress for Cold Weather Work

Working in the Cold: How to Dress for Cold Weather Work

No matter the job, working in the cold can be challenging and even dangerous. Without proper cold weather work clothes, workers at best will be faced with significant discomfort. At worst, they could suffer from cold stress illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite. Employers have a responsibility to protect workers’ safety, but it may be confusing to determine what exactly is required. We’ve simplified that process with the following tips on how to dress for cold weather work. Continue reading

Ranking The Different Types of Face Coverings

Ranking the Different Types of Face Coverings | PalmFlex

As the pandemic stretches on, workers and the general public alike have been tasked with a unique responsibility: wearing effective face coverings to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The CDC strongly recommends face coverings as a simple barrier to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling from one person to another via coughing, sneezing, or even just talking. With all the different types of face coverings available, it can be hard to determine which one is the most effective or right for you. We’ve made it easier by breaking down the different types of face coverings below. Read on to learn how to best equip yourself for the remainder of the pandemic.

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Best PPE For Doctors, Nurses, & Hospital Workers

Throughout 2020, medical professionals have courageously stepped up to the frontlines to treat the many victims of coronavirus. The increased demand for medical care brought on by this virus has also created a greater need for the best PPE for doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers.

While the country is still enduring a disposable PPE shortage, we at PalmFlex are doing everything we can to replenish our stock as quickly as possible to keep our brave healthcare professionals safe. Please use the buyer’s guide below for PPE recommendations and check our website for availability, as inventory fluctuates daily. At PalmFlex, we stand at the ready to supply you with your personal protective equipment needs. Read about the Best PPE For doctors and more below.

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How to Beat Heat Stress with Cooling Vests & Accessories

How to Beat Heat Stress with Cooling Vests & Accessories

Each summer, thousands of workers around the country fall victim to heat stress injuries and illnesses. Heat stress occurs when our body becomes overheated internally through muscle use, externally by the environment, or from a combination of the two.

This increase in body temperature can result in illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, fainting, or a potentially fatal heat stroke. These illnesses in turn increase the risk of workplace accidents, posing further dangers. However, workers can beat the heat by taking proper safety precautions and by wearing appropriate summer workwear like cooling vests and accessories. Read more below to learn how to beat heat stress.

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Protect Your Workplace From Germs During Coronavirus

Protect Your Workplace From Germs

On March 11, 2020, the respiratory disease COVID-19 (also referred to as “coronavirus”) was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic. Within days, businesses were ordered to shut their doors, and millions of workplaces were forced to decide their next course of action in order to minimize close contact.

While workplaces like movie theaters, gyms, restaurants, and bars have closed, there are some businesses that are vital to the function and well-being of society—hospitals and grocery stores chief among them. If your workplace is still open, you and your employees may be worried about the amount of close contact you experience. In some workplaces, like the food industry or the medical field, sanitation is vital to keeping both your employees and the general public safe. Read more below to learn how you can protect your workplace from germs.

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5 Tips for Reducing Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are unfortunately extremely common, averaging 4,600,000 cases a year. The three most common workplace injury events causing employees to miss workdays are overexertion, an injury from contact with objects and equipment, and falls or slips. Implement programs to help prevent workplace injuries and enhance your company’s safety levels with the tips below.

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Tips for Maintaining a Sanitary Workplace

The quality of a workplace environment affects the well-being of your employees, which in turn affects their performance and productivity. Maintaining a sanitary workplace will have a significant impact on the overall health and efficiency of your workforce, which translates to a notable effect on your bottom line.

In some industries, such as the medical field and food preparation and production, sanitation is even more crucial. Workers, equipment and environments must all get treated with the utmost care to maintain regulatory compliance as well as the health of everyone involved in each process.

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How to Improve Safety in the Workplace

How to Improve Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace safety and health is one of the most difficult goals for employers to achieve. A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds, leading to 104 million lost production days in a year. Employees in the medical, manufacturing and construction industries are especially prone to the top three types of injuries that result in lost workdays — sprains and strains, chronic or acute pain and cuts or lacerations.

The specific vulnerabilities of your workplace depend on the industry you serve. Medical professionals are at high risk of needle sticks as well as infections. Construction workers have less potential to pick up an infection from work but are more likely to fall from a height or get injured by mishandled equipment. Across all industries, slips and falls account for about $70 billion in health care costs annually.

Improving workplace safety and taking a preventative approach can keep your workers healthy and on the job. Better safety practices also reduce your company’s chances of having to pay workers’ compensation and face higher insurance rates after an injury. In combination with your specialized knowledge of your workplace, the following 10 tips can help you strengthen your workplace safety culture. Continue reading

Best Hi Vis Workwear To Stay Visible

Best Hi Vis Workwear

High visibility is important in many situations, such as poor weather conditions and during the winter season when working in the dark is more common. The right hi vis workwear will keep employees safe and visible when working in any weather or lighting condition, and it will ensure employees stay compliant with safety regulations.

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