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Noise Reduction Ratings

Source: United States Department of Labor Decibels (db) are a measurement of environmental noise. This chart from the United States Department of Labor showcases a spectrum of sounds and their decibel levels. When looking into hearing protection...

Cut-Resistant Ratings

The new ANSI standard now features nine cut levels significantly reducing the gaps between each level and better defining protection levels for the cut resistant gloves and sleeves with the highest gram scores. The graph shows the difference...

Cut-Resistant Glove Chart

The cut-resistant glove selection guide looks at abrasion, cut, tear, and puncture levels of different glove materials. Please use the Cut-Resistant Glove Selection Guide to determine which gloves are best for your application. Shop Cut-Resistant...

Glove Selection Guide

Liners & Yarns DuPont Kevlar: A cut-resistant aramid fiber from DuPont known for its strength and tear resistance.Dyneema: A cut-resistant fiber from DSM that offers cut and superior abrasion resistance with enhanced softness and a cool,...

Chemical-Resistant Glove Chart

This chart shows degradation, breakthrough time, and permeation rate for different glove styles tested with various chemicals. Please use the Glove Chemical Resistance Chart to find out the right glove for your application. Shop Chemical...

Chemical-Resistant Footwear

This chemical resistance comparison chart is based on theoretical information available in literature about the chemical resistance of individual elastomers. To find out which footwear material best fits your application, click Footwear Resistance...

Footwear Sizing

At Nelson-Jameson, we often get questions from customers asking about how to find the right size when ordering boots for female employees. For those not familiar, industrial/work boots are generally sold only in men's sizes. Hence, things c...

Outsole Patterns

Selecting footwear with the correct outsole design is one of the first steps to help prevent slips and falls in the workplace. The type of flooring as well as the contaminants on the floor need to be taken into consideration...

First Aid Kits: ANSI Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised the standard relating to first aid kits in the workplace. ANSI Z308.1-2009 has been replaced by ANSI Z308.1-2015. The latest revision introduces a separation into two classes. Kits...

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical...

Terminology

Safety & Personnel Terminology ANSI: American National Standards InstituteChevron: Sole design that looks like a tire tread.Chevron Plus: Sole design that spits out debris, providing excellent traction & increased wearability.Cleated:...

High-Visibility Compliance & Performance Classes

Feeling in the dark about high-visibility compliance and performance classes? Let us help—we have a wide range of high-visibility apparel that meets the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Standard. This standard provides a uniform, authoritative guide f...

Protective Clothing Materials

Polypropylene Spunbonded polypropylene is a lightweight, breathable fabric that provides economical protection against non-hazardous, dusty-work environment applications. It is the best low cost solution for protecting workers against dry...

Pipe Marker Standards & Material

Marking and identification of contents in pipes and piping systems is important for both safety and maintenance. Pipe markers are used to visibly identify contents, flow directions, and hazard classification, thus promoting a safe working environment....

Choosing the Correct Safety Knife

There are several different types of safety knives available. The information below lays out the differences between retractable vs. fixed-blade vs. breakaway knives. Retractable knives are a good choice for general or everyday use. Easy...

Safety Sign Selection Guide

Choosing the correct safety sign is an important task. Here are a few key factors to consider. Safety Sign Header OSHA and ANSI require signage to clearly indicate and define specific hazards that could cause injury or death if not identified....

National Marker Sign Material Selection Guide

When choosing a material for your safety sign, there are several factors to consider including time of day, temperature, and usage. The table below will help guide you in choosing the correct material for your sign and application. Safety Sign Material...

Shadow Board Material Guide

Shadow boards present many advantages such as speeding up processes and improving safety, extending the life of equipment, and eliminating missing tools. When creating a custom shadow board, there are various options to consider. Below, we break down...