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Qatari construction workers to be given cooling hard hats

110705 F 8384J 001 6440545501As Qatar prepares for the football world cup in 2022, it has been reported migrant workers are being given cooling hard hats as a way to lower the body temperature of workers

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Red Wing shoes flourish in safety sector in Middle East

4643862950 2ee22ca7ff z 1Paul Olson, managing director of Red Wings Shoes for the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Russia and CIS, was upbeat about the company's prospects when he was interviewed at the ADIPEC conference in Abu Dhabi

Red Wings' work boots are some of the world's most sought after footwear, highly regarded for their comfort and specialty for working in a variety of conditions. For example, customers can choose from a number of technical abilities from their work shoe including designed for conditions with increased electrical hazards, puncturing, slip resistant shoes or static dissipative. 

The company debuted in the UAE 42 years ago, with a Dubai head office established in 1996, and bespoke manufacturing facility. There is also a presence in 12 other countries across the region, including Saudi Arabia and Oman. Red Wing is also well represented in 12 African countries, including the major oil and gas markets of Nigeria, Angola, Egypt and Ghana, and emergent East African countries such as Kenya and Tanzania.

"Our Dubai team is a really talented group, it is like the United Nations, they are from all over the world - and this reflects the oil and gas industry, which is one of he most multicultural industries in the world," he said.

Mr Olson talked about the importance of good customer service. "We provide solutions for each customer," he said of the personalised safety products the company makes, depending on specific client needs. "We customise everything to exact specifications."

"Flexibility with supply" is another strategy that Mr Olson says helps the company thrive in the current economic climate. Compared to the Middle East, Mr Olson said times had been tougher in Africa but the company is "working hard to sustain the business" on the continent.

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Emerson helps UAE workers beat the heat

b1588e91ca4678b3 orgInnovative neck cooler provides outdoor workers with relief from extreme summer temperatures

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DuPont launches DuPont Tyvek 800 J

DupontDuPont has designed a limited-use chemical protective coverall Tyvek 800 J, that offers both durability and lightweight comfort in environments that require chemical, liquid and/or oil protection

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Go for zero with Lockout/Tagout from Brady

brady tagFifteen to 20 per cent of workplace accidents can be avoided with Lockout/Tagout, which is why the procedure should be part of any ambitious go for zero programme that bans accidents from the workplace. Lockout/Tagout can save lives during machine maintenance and interventions in production facilities 

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