New uniforms for AlItalia

JFK Airport Alitalia customer service agents wear the new uniforms that Alitalia recently released. They go along with the near completion of a reorganized Alitalia hoping to climb from bankruptcy. Alitalia is nearing a sale or partnership to one of the carriers; EasyJet, Air France, Delta or Lufthansa. There are differing offers; one drastic one…

Workplace Safety Regulations Become Driving Force in PPE Design

Personal Protective Equipment has gained immense importance in businesses that have workers functioning in hazardous conditions. With increasingly strict safety standards enforced by government bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the UK and Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S., PPE continues to rise in significance throughout multitudes of businesses.…

Working women in working men’s clothes

South Africa is seeing an increase in female workers in industrial environments as the traditional barriers of gender-specific roles are being broken down.  However, from a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) perspective, women are still pigeon-holed with the expectation that they should wear either male or unisex PPE.  There is a fundamental difference in the size…

The Legalities of PPE

Earlier this year, the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC was replaced by the Regulation 2016/425 in a bid to improve health and safety at work. It can’t be denied that the western world has witnessed many changes regarding working practices, with an abundance of innovative technology paving the way for new methods of production, both in machinery…