PPE

Too hot for a mask?

Heat stress prevention is a hot topic these days (pun intended), particularly around the added challenge of Covid PPE. Masks appear to be here to stay, at least for this summer. Do masks increase heat stress? We’ve learned a lot about making masks safe and comfortable: They need to be double-layer or triple layers, snug-fitting, […]
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How to pick winter treads…for your feet

A November 15th webinar by Dr. Tilak Dutta of the University Health Network reviewed winter footwear characteristics, and how treads are tested. He even identified specific footwear with better slip resistance…more on that later. The method for testing footwear’s slip resistance is fascinating. They use a room with an ice floor. The entire room tilts! […]
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