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Why does heat illness happen?

A heat illness happens when your body is unable to dissipate heat effectively. When the balance of salt and water in your body become unbalanced your temperature rises and then sweating fails to keep you cool. The results of this can include: heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Is heat illness preventable?

Yes. Heat illnesses are very preventable. Not only is heat illness bad for your health but heat related illnesses contribute to decreased performance and therefore can have a substantial cost to workers and employers. Let’s examine some steps supervisors and workers can take to prevent heat illness.

Supervisors with a commitment to providing an effective program of safety can avoid heat illness with their workers. Ensure workers have the needed time to build up tolerance or acclimatize to the heat. This can be done during the first few days of working in warm or hot environments.

Make sure workers do the following:

  • Drink plenty of water and sport drinks
  • Work shorter shifts
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Quickly identify any heat illness symptoms.

Supervisors and workers should receive training on how to recognize heat related symptoms and what to do to treat it.

Keep from Heat Illness



Understanding Safety is what Advanced Safety & Industrial Supply is about.  We want to help everyone to work and live safely and to do this we offer more than safety products. We offer education and training on ways your workplace can remain safe.  We do this by helping you keep up to date on the latest OSHA standards for safety and offering resources to educate on how to use and wear PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

Below you will find product information from leading manufacturers in the safety industry. We provide comprehensive lines of safety equipment including Head Protection, Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Hand Protection, Knee Protection to mention just a few.  We are always adding new products and product information to our website so visit often and reach out to us with any questions.


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Ear Protection

Hearing Protection

One area of PPE that is often overlooked is hearing protection. Many facilities have varying levels of noise within the facility. To avoid exposure to the hazard of noise there are steps you can take. The most common step is making sure employees have the proper hearing protection (PPE) and know how to wear them and when. Many manufacturing facilities have noise dosimeter tests taken.


Request a noise inspection today to see if your facility meets OSHA’s occupational noise exposure standards. This test will alert you to any areas where employees should utilize hearing protection equipment.


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Eye Protection

Eye Protection

Safety Glasses or Goggles? 

Personal protection for the eyes varies between work environments and lighting. For those working with chemicals or in a machine shop protecting the eyes from particles, chemicals and even light is important. The hazards for these environments can include the following:

  • Gases
  • Fumes
  • Vapors
  • Mists
  • Laser or ultraviolet light
  • Particles

There are three types of eye protection that exist. From the three glasses, goggles and face shields there are many things to consider in choosing the right one for your task. Review the following information and if you are still unsure contact us. We are more than happy to answer any question you have.


Safety Glasses
Shatter resistant brands made of materials like polycarbonate or propionate plastic with side shields are designed to stop large particles or objects from injuring the eyes. Also, good for filtering laser light and reflections from entering the eyes which can cause injury to the eye. Safety glasses generally can be purchased with prescription lenses or even bifocals. One disadvantage of safety glasses is that they provide little protection from liquids or vapors.

Radians Sealed Safety Glasses

There are two types of goggles to choose from vented or non-vented. 

Non-vented goggles protect eyes from vapors, mists, fumes and any other objects because the eyes are completely covered.

Vented goggles offer moderate protection from liquids, mists, fumes, vapors and hazards of objects. Caution when purchasing goggles as there are several types of goggles to choose from depending on the work being done. One example is a hardware store goggles can have holes drilled into the plastic which can be unsuitable for working in a laboratory where liquids can make its way through the holes. Vented laboratory goggles often have buttons embedded into the plastic which can allow air to pass in but present a barrier to liquids.


Face Shield
A face shield offers protection for the face. Face shields are not a stand alone protection for the eyes and should be used along with safety glasses or safety goggles.


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Hand Protection

Hand Protection

What is ANSI?

Basically, ANSI is not in itself a standard developing organization. Instead, it sets the framework for fair standards developed and a quality conformity assessment system that continually works to safeguard their integrity. As a neutral venue of standards based on solutions, the Institute brings together private and public sector experts and stakeholders to initiate a collaborative standardization that respond to national priorities.

Hand Protection Cut Ratings in a Nutshell

What does EN 388 which is similar to ANSI/ISEA 105 mean? It is the European standard used to evaluate hand protection mechanical risks. In addition, gloves with an EN 388 rating are third party tested and rated for abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.

Learn more about the cut scores printed on safety gloves [Learn more]
Updated ANSI Standard for Cut Resistance


Learn more about the hand protection standard revisions in this video.

Understanding Hand Protection Standards

EN 388 | ANSI 105

Selecting the Safest Glove for your Industry

The safest glove for your industry depends on several factors. Identifying what is needed for adequate protection in certain applications is the first step. The safest glove for your facility will be based on thickness, strength, elasticity, puncture and chemical resistance requirements.

We can provide you with the information you need to select the best glove for your facility.



  • All Purpose Gloves
  • Janitorial
  • Automotive
  • Food Handling
  • Medical Grade Gloves
  • Surgical Gloves
  • Examination Gloves
  • Healthcare Gloves

The material of the glove will affect the level of protection and durability of the glove. Most medical grade gloves are disposable and should only be used one time for one task and disposed of after each use.



Reusable gloves are most often referred to as industrial or heavy-duty and offer greater protection than disposable gloves.

Proper Use

Reusable gloves require more maintenance than disposable gloves as they must be washed and dried well after every use. For instance, proper care is very important if the gloves are used with chemicals to avoid cross contamination.

Carefully examine reusable gloves after each use for discoloration or signs of weakness in material.
We will be adding more information on hand protection in future articles.


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Head Protection

Head Protection

Hard Hats - Type I vs Type II

Impact protection is broken into two categories: Type I and Type II.


Type I Hard Hats

Type I Hard Hats are intended to protect impacts resulting from an object on top of the head.

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Type II Hard Hats

Type II Hard Hats are intended to protect impacts resulting from a blow off center, from the side or on top of the head. Type II Hard Hats are typically lined inside with thick density foam to sustain impacts.

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Hard Hats, Head Protection Equipment





High Visibility Clothing

High Visibility Clothing

Be Safe, Be Seen  & Understand ANSI Standard


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard. This standard consolidates the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard for High Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA) and the ANSI-ISEA 207-2011 American national Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests into a single comprehensive standard going forward.

The merge of the ANSI\ISEA 107 (roadway) and ANSI/ISEA 207 (public safety) standards, created the need for garment type classification based on the work environment and the level of protection needed [Learn more]

New standard in High Visibility Apparel (HVSA)


Work Safe Be Visible




Clothing Size

The Right Fit

Like the saying goes... 'Measure Twice and Cut Once'.  Using the same principle we strive for our customers to 'Measure Twice and Order Once!"  To ensure your purchase fits you just right throughout our website we have added size guides to help you choose the right size.  If for some reason you do not see a size guide near a product to assist you please contact us and we will update our website immediately and email a size chart to assist you in ordering the correct size.



Why is fall protection important?


Fall Protection Safety EquipmentIn 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 991 construction workers died on the job, with 38.7 percent of those fatalities resulting from falls. [more...].

Since falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths, employers need to ensure work place has what employees need to prevent falling off overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.  

Drop Protection
Never worry about dropped objects


Afraid your tools might fall and hurt someone?  Have the right protection for yourself and more equally as important for the others.  Honeywell offers a complete product line for anyone working at heights.

Prevent fatailities caused by dropped objects with dropout prevention equipment.  Using drop prevention equipment complements our reliable fall protection integrated solution.

3 Benefits to Drop Prevention Equipment


Using drop tool prevention equipment has benefits you can't afford to ignore.  First, drop tool equipment reduces the chances to drop tools and thereby save time having to retrieve or replace them.  Second, easy to install and use.  Very quickly set up your equipment saving time making it cost effective.  Third, reduces workers fatigue and equally important risk to others working below.

  1. Reduce chance to drop tools
  2. Easy setup saving time
  3. Reduce worker fatigue and risk to others

More information on OSHA requirements for construction standards in fall protection...



Falls can be prevented.  Watch this short video on how falls can be avoided and what employers can do to prevent them.

There are so many ways employers can protect workers from falls.  Some of them are more conventional such as guardrail systems, safety net systems and personal fall protection systems. 
The best way to keep a work place safe is by adopting safe work practices and providing appropriate training.   The use of warning lines, designated areas, control zones and similar systems are permitted by OSHA in some situations and can provide protection by limiting the number of workers exposed.
Conducting regular hazard assessments will help to manage fall hazards and focus attention on prevetnion efforts. If personal fall protection systems are used, particular attention should be given to identifying attachment points and to ensuring that employees know how to properly use and inspect the equipment. The following references aid in recognizing and evaluating fall protection hazards in the workplace. [more...]
Sitting in a harness after a fall can be deadly [Suspension Trauma: A Clinical Review]



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