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 difficult 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

Best Cleaning Gloves & PPE

If you ask someone about their favorite activities, odds are cleaning is not high up on the list. Interacting with dirt, grime, and bacteria can be unpleasant to say the least, and without the right cleaning PPE, it could even get you sick. To minimize the unpleasantness and health risks around this necessary task, we’ve assembled a wide collection of cleaning gloves, dishwashing gloves, and more cleaning PPE. Whether you’re looking for the best cleaning gloves for personal or professional use, we’ve got you covered at PalmFlex. Read on to learn our top recommendations.

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5 Safety Tips for Working in the Sun

Working in the Sun | 5 Sun Safety Tips

Throughout the year and especially during the hot summer months, people working in the sun have to contend with dangerous UV exposure. Even on cloudy days, workers are still vulnerable to up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays. It’s no wonder that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., afflicting almost 5 million Americans and costing more than $100 million in lost productivity every year.

Fortunately, harmful UV exposure is preventable if you implement the proper safety precautions. Whether you work in construction, landscaping, or any other type of outdoor work, follow these 5 sun safety tips to maintain a healthy and productive workplace.

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How to Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace

Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace

Every year, thousands of workers around the country fall victim to heat stress injuries and illnesses. However, workers can beat the heat by taking proper safety precautions and by wearing the right warm weather workwear like cooling vests and other cooling apparel. Continue reading to learn how to prevent heat stress in the workplace.

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5 Tips for Reducing Workplace Injuries

construction worker experiencing workplace injuries

Workplace injuries that cause employees to miss work days are unfortunately extremely common, averaging 4,600,000 cases a year. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion, an injury from contact with objects and equipment, and falls or slips. Implement programs to help prevent injuries and enhance your company’s safety level with the tips below.

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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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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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Tips for Staying Dry While Working in the Rain

Working in the Rain | 4 Tips for Staying Dry at Work

The weather can make or break your progress on a job. If there’s precipitation in your forecast, be prepared with our best tips for staying dry while working in the rain.

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Best PPE For Doctors, Nurses, & Hospital Workers

Throughout the pandemic, 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 Prevent Spreading Germs in the Workplace

Protect Your Workplace From Germs

While workplaces like movie theaters, gyms, restaurants, and bars have closed during the pandemic, 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 prevent spreading germs in your workplace

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