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High Five Products recently announced it was acquired by BarrierSafe Solutions International

High Five is a provider of disposable gloves and non-woven apparel.

High Five is a major supplier for Enviro Safety Products and its Subsidiaries like Public Safety Stores.com. With the acquisition being announced, we are very excited to see High Five grow, and we’re looking forward to even more product selection for our customers.”

David Gust founded High Five in 1996 and believes he selected the right partner to lead
High Five forward. High Five will continue to operate out of its same offices and
distribution centers, and will benefit from the added buying power of the BarrierSafe
portfolio. In addition, High Five’s VP of Sales will continue with the company in the
same capacity.

Barrier Safe and High Five now comprise several product lines including latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves, along with many other supplies for Fire, Police and EMT Services.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Enviro Safety Products is happy to be a supplier of fine products like disposable gloves for the fire, police and EMT communities.

New to Enviro! Sorbents

Enviro now carries a line of Sorbents used for spill control and cleanup. Sorbents are often the first line of defense against a spill and can be used against a wide range of liquids including oil and petroleum based liquids, chemical liquids and waste water. Sorbents are widely used in manufacturing plants around machinery and at chemical processing plants. We carry a wide selection of sorbents including booms, socks, pillows, pads and rolls.

Types of Sorbents

Booms – are widely used in controlling and containing large spills. Its cylindrical shape is popular in controlling spills on water and multiple booms can be connected together for controlling even larger spills. Booms are used for controlling oil and petroleum based liquids.
Socks
– also know as a mini-boom, socks are also cylindrical in shape and are used to control and contain a spill around machinery or other mechanical equipment that can leak. Socks can also be connected together for containing larger spills.
Pads/Rolls – these sorbents come in flat sheets or unperforated rolls up to 150’ in length and can be used to catch leaks under machinery, line shelves or clean up spills. Sorbent pads and rolls are highly absorbent for cleaning up oil spill, chemical spills and other less leather liquids. Sorbent rolls can be cut to a specific length.
Pillows – sorbent pillows are rectangular in shape and are designed to absorb hazardous liquids more quickly than sorbent pads. Used for cleaning up medium sized spills are as a precautionary when transferring liquids and a spill is possible. Sorbent pillows can be used on a variety of hazardous liquids.

OSHA Injury/Illness Recordkeeping

This is a reminder that beginning on February 1, 2012, companies who are required to keep Injury and Illness log (OSHA Form 300), must post a summary of the log in OSHA Form 300A from Feb.1 to April 30, 2012 in a common area of the company grounds where worker notices are usually posted. The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the total number of job-related injuries, accidents and illness that occurred during the 2011 year. Once OSHA Form 300A is completed, a company executive must certify all established summaries.

Employers can click here to download the OSHA booklet that contains Forms 300, 300A and 301, or visit the OSHA Recordkeeping Web Page.

The OSHA booklet has the forms necessary for maintaining occupational injury and illness records for 2011 as well as:

  • An overview of general instructions for filling out the OSHA 300 and 300A forms along with definition terms used
  • Instruction on how to fill out the Log properly
  • Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illness forms
  • Summary pages for easy posting at the end of the year
  • A worksheet to aid you through filling out the summary
  • OSHA’s Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report Form)

Q & A
Q: How extensively do I have to review the OSHA 300 Log entries at the end of the year?
A:
You must review the entries as extensively as necessary to make sure that they are complete and correct.

Q:Who is considered a company executive?
A:
The company executive who certifies the log must be one of the following persons: an owner of the company, an officer of the corporation, the highest ranking company official or the immediate supervisor of the highest ranking company official.

The OSHA/NIOSH Guide to Nail Gun Safety

A Nail Gun is a common tool used by contractors and carpenters everyday at construction sites, especially in residential construction and every year, tens of thousands of painful injuries occur related to nail guns. The Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dr. David Michaels said that nail gun injuries are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits annually.

In an effort to prevent nail gun injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a handbook for employers and self-employed contractors titled, “Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors”.

Improving Nail Gun Safety in the Workplace
OSHA and NIOSH have developed six steps that employers can take to improve nail gun safety and prevent workers from injury or death.

  1. Use nail guns with a full sequential trigger – this type of trigger will reduce the risk of unintentional nail discharge and double fire, which includes bumping into co-workers.
  2. Provide adequate training – everyone benefits from training. Employers should provide hands on training, including operation, loading the nail gun, air compressor operation, awkward positions and what-to-do when the nail gun malfunctions.
  3. Establish work procedures – creating a step-by-step procedure for handling, operating and storing of nail guns will make the workplace safe and reduce employee injuries.
  4. Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – workers should be provided and required to wear steel toe boots, a hard hat, high impact safety glasses with ANSI Z87.1 protection, and earplugs or earmuffs while operating a nail gun.
  5. Encourage employees to discuss the importance of nail gun safety – employees should be active in making sure fellow employees are following proper nail gun operating procedures.
  6. Provide adequate first aid supplies and immediate medical treatment immediately following nail gun injuries.

Nail Gun Don’ts

  • Never bypass or disable nail gun safety features, including removing the spring from the safety-contact tip, or securing the trigger so it does not need to be pressed.
  • Never keep your finger on the trigger when holding or carrying a nail gun that is not in use.
  • Never lower the nail gun from above or drag it by the air hose.
  • Never operate a nail gun with your non-dominate hand.

Click Here to download OSHA’s “Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors” handbook.

Workplace safety makes sense for business, expert says

A recent discussion in the Orlando Sentinel with workplace expert, Isabel Perry emphasizes the importance of workplace safety programs. Aside from the legal and social responsibility requirements, there is a cost effective aspect that, once realized, make work place safety mandatory. Fewer accidents result in lower insurance cost and increased productivity.

With respect to costs, if a workplace injury results in a $2,000 cost for a company that maintains a 10 percent profit margin, the company needs to increase revenues by $20,000 to pay for that accident.

Perry maintains that the most effective improvements for workplace safety include nonslip flooring and matts and safety harnesses for elevated work environments.  She also contends that there is a $3 savings for every $1 spent on safety – an investment well worth it.

A New Look For Our Website

We put a new face on our website! What do you think? Feel free to provide feedback and let us know what features or focus would better serve you as our valued customers. Is our navigation easy to use? Can you find the product you are looking for easily? Do we carry the product you are looking for? Email us at news@envirosafetyproducts.com with your comments.

We are striving to make our website more current and will be offering specials and resources in the coming months that we hope you find valuable. Currently, we are offering the Peltor Workstyle FM Only Radio Earmuff at a 20% for only $63.70 each.

Please take the time to sign up for our newsletter to receive future special pricing offers or information important to our safety customers. New subscriptions will receive $10 off on your next order of $75 or more! You will find the sign up prominently displayed on our home page.

Enviro Safety Products Discount for Irene Clean Up

Disasters such as Hurricane Irene cause considerable hardship on our communities and businesses. As a valued Enviro Safety Products customer, we would like to extend the following offer:

10% off all orders shipped to the East Coast in areas that were affected by Hurricane Irene.

We hope this will assist in clean up and restoration efforts. We offer a complete line of

We will make every effort to ship your requests as soon as possible.

This offer will be valid until September 30, 2011. Simply enter the coupon code irene upon checkout to receive your discount.


Occupational Safety Scholarship

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Even better, who doesn’t love free money?  Enviro Safety Products is proud to announce our Occupational Safety Scholarship! Every year we will award a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety and Heath or a related field. All students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply. For more information visit our website: http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/scholarship.php Don’t miss out! The deadline for the 2011 award is approaching.

Pelican for Patriots Program Continues

Free Pelican Cases for VeteransThe Pelican for Patriots program was scheduled to end on 12/31/2010, but Pelican Products has decided to extend it indefinitely. This unique program offers a FREE PELICAN CASE to soldiers who have lost a limb in service of our country, as a way to say thank you for their sacrifice.

It’s common for people with prosthetic limbs to have multiple prosthetics, either as back-ups, or for specific tasks, and storage can be problematic. Now, the same Pelican Cases used on the battlefield will protect your valuable prosthetics. Pelican will even customize the interior to the exact measurements of your prosthetic to ensure a secure fit. Strong and durable, Pelican Cases feature an open cell core with solid wall design for lightweight protection. An o-ring seal makes Pelican Cases watertight, and dust-proof, yet open easily with a light tug on the double throw latches. Suggested models are the Pelican 1200 Case for smaller prosthetics, the Pelican 1510 Case for medium sized prosthetics, and the Pelican 1700 Case for larger prosthetics.

Eligibility: The Pelican for Patriots program is open to those service members of the United States, Canadian, Australian, or British armed forces who lost a limb in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). To enroll in this program, please fill out this Pelican for Patriots Order Form, and submit to Pelican for processing.

To all the brave men and women serving in the military, envirosafetyproducts.com and Pelican Products would like to say thank you for all the sacrifices made protecting our freedom.

California Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Residences

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke DetectorsStarting Friday, July 1, residences in California are required to have carbon monoxide detectors as well as smoke detectors. Previous laws have required newly-constructed homes to have CO detectors. However, the new Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (California Senate Bill 183) applies to existing dwellings. The law states that owners of residential properties with gas appliances, fireplaces or attached garages must install one CO detector per floor. Owners of single-family units (such as houses, manufactured homes, and condominiums) must comply by July 1st or face up to $200 in fines. Owners of multiple-unit dwellings (apartments, hotels, dormitories, etc.) have until January 1, 2013 to comply.

Carbon monoxide is called “The Silent Killer” for good reason. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause unconsciousness, brain damage, and death. According to the California Air Resources Board, carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for 30-40 deaths and 175-700 emergency room visits each year. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act aims to reduce these avoidable deaths and injuries.

Carbon monoxide detectors are an easy, affordable way to protect your family. At envirosafetyproducts.com, safety is our number 1 concern. We offer a large selection of carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, including combination smoke/CO detectors that fulfill the new California residential requirements.