How does our hearing work and how is the ear structured?

Noise is a danger that is often underestimated in the workplace. To better understand how harmful noise can be in the short and long term, you must understand how the human ear is structured and how our sense of hearing functions.

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Ergonomics: getting ahead of the game

Megatrends like digitalisation or demographic change affect us all – on both a larger and smaller scale. But how will personal protective equipment (PPE), designed, for example, to protect the head and face, have to be adapted in order to rise to modern challenges? At the present moment, is focusing purely on protective function in keeping with the times or does protective equipment now also have to be sustainable, digital and ergonomic?

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Safety gloves in the food industry

In industrial food processing – as well as in all other areas in which food is handled – selecting the right safety gloves is of particular importance. Mainly to avoid injuries to the hands and skin, but also to avoid any health risks posed to consumers from contaminated foodstuffs. To this end, food law regulations play an equally important role in ensuring adequate protection against one of the most common forms of injury: cut injuries.

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Case Study: uvex i-works removes the risk of eye injury at Trelleborg

“If there’s a risk, you’ve got to close that risk out.” That’s the credo of Craig Partridge, the person responsible for workplace health and safety at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. This cased study examines the risk and the process, which included the uvex i-works, to solve it.

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Homestory #9: Wildsau Dirt Run – Team Event

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our home stories allow people to share their experiences with their favourite uvex products in unique fields of application.

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uvex i-gonomics: new products at A+A 2017

Two years ago at A+A 2015, uvex presented its new i-gonomics range – a product system which aims to protect and thereby provide sustainable relief for people at work. Since then, uvex has continued to pursue this cause and further develop the product system – now, at A+A 2017, uvex is proud to welcome some new members to the uvex i-gonomics range.

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Sponsoring hearing-impaired kids in South Africa

uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation are making a difference in the lives of two hearing-impaired children at Eduplex, a unique school in Pretoria, South Africa. Through their annual sponsorship of the school fees for Thuto (aged 7) and Seabelo (aged 9), uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation have provided these children, from disadvantaged backgrounds, an opportunity to receive a ­first-class education.

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The new European PPE regulation: Greater responsibility for manufacturers

“On 20 April 2016, the new European PPE regulation came into force, but is only legally binding from 21 April 2018. The predecessor of the PPE regulation, the PPE directive from 1989 and the national legislation derived from it, contained numerous detailed requirements for PPE. The new regulation defines several points related to manufacturing, labelling and marketing of PPE in even greater detail. Overall, we view the new PPE regulation as a good chance to
demonstrate our market competency and honour our commitment to quality.”
(Frank Westphal, Head of Legal and Property Rights at bei uvex; in the picture on the left)


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uvex und das Familienunternehmen Rauch

Family? Career? This doesn’t have to be an either-or decision.

At uvex, a family-friendly company, there has long been an emphasis on striking a balance between life at home and life at work. Thorsten Rauch, Head of Customer Service GKA at uvex, recounts his time at the company, illustrating just how this corporate identity is brought to life.

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Wie sicher ist sicher – Prüfverfahren bei uvex

How safe is safe? Behind the scenes at the testing laboratory in Ellefeld – part 2

Personal protective equipment should be one thing above all else: safe. However, how can we guarantee that uvex products actually fulfil the necessary safety criteria? By conducting extensive tests on the material.

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