Occupational safety

The success of a company is influenced by the employees performance.

This is why occupational health promotion and accident prevention is an important challenge to the employer, the safety engineer and the specialist for occupational safety.

  1. Safety Harnesses
  2. Work Clothing
  3. Hand Protection
  4. Skin Protection
  5. Head Protection
  6. Respiratory Protection
  7. Foot Protection
  8. Realizing complete safety concepts

As a major supplier of occupational safety products, Rala is the interface between the user and the manufacturer. Our assortment leaves no requirement unfilled.

Products are tested in accordance with EN ISO, work clothing carry the "Öko Text" label, physiological stress is reduced by blending the materials in our impervious disposable clothing safety shoes that surpass all standards.
Our in-house specialists and field representatives as well as our production crew take part in internal and external training programs on a regular basis. This ensures up-to-date technical knowledge which serves as an advantage during customer consultation.
In close cooperation with the manufacturers, we will assist you in finding the correct safety product whether it is a complex safety concept such as: hand or skin protection plan, an accompanying test phase with safety shoes or selecting the correct safety clothing on-site. Service is our number one priority. We will keep your leading employees, purchasing department etc. up-to-date on current market developments.

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Safety Harnesses

The customers needs are very important to us especially when developing safety gear.

Special emphasis is placed on fit, ergonomics and wear comfort. Our products fulfill the latest regulations and, they are permanently examined by the manufacturer in the Center for Safety Equipment. Storage, utilization time and the necessary inspections are a guarantor for functional safety gear. We offer various types of safety gear.

Work Clothing

A rather broad term? The market for work clothing has developed exorbitantly in the last few years.

It has gone from simple work clothing (overalls) to corporate identity clothing to where it is now, safety- or functional clothing. The fabric structure is affected by the method it is woven. The fabrics use can be taken into account during production. The type of fabric such as: cotton and blended fabrics are differentiated however, the weight of the fabric is of importance when it is actually in use. Further criteria's are: abrasion resistance, air permeability and fabric refining by various coating methods. Companies that present themselves to the public, value corporate identity clothing for its employees. This can be realized with multi-colored clothing and corporate logos. Functional clothing that offers protection against cold and wet conditions, is a valuable asset to the employee. Its use, can minimize illnesses caused by bad weather. Safety clothing for the industry, disposable or reusable clothing, fire protection, welders protection, safety wear (reflective) and forest worker protection round-off the term clothing without going into further detail.

Hand Protection

All gloves that are part of the personal safety gear, must correspond to the general requirements of EN 420.

The exceptions are: electrician gloves and medical disposable gloves. Whether the gloves are leather, knit, synthetic or rubber, you can rest assured that the correct gloves are being worn in your company if a glove protection plan and its corresponding risk analysis is utilized.
To fulfill the various requirements, lawmakers have divided the risks in 3 categories:

Category I Minimal risk:
There is minimal to no injury risk, e. g. cleaning jobs or jobs involving soil or dirt.

Category II Medium risk:
The risk of injury cannot be completely diminished, e. g. working with sharp-edged parts.

Category III Irreversible risk:
The risk of irreversible damage or even death cannot be excluded, e. g. working with chemicals or high voltage wires

With on-site consultation, continuing education as well as the know-how from our manufacturing partners, you are on the safe-side with Rala.

Skin Protection

The largest organ of the human body is the skin.

Approximately 2 m² protect the body from outer influences such as UV radiation, viruses or wind and weather. Common pollutants which trigger skin diseases are disinfectants, organic solvents, coolants etc.
For this reason, skin protection is very important.
With a skin protection plan the on-site conditions can be checked. The correct combination of skin products such as: skin protection, skin cleansing and last but not least skin care products, can protect the employee's skin from job-related skin diseases.

Head Protection

Which helmet for which use?

This is a frequently asked question since every helmet is designed for a particular use. We differentiate between thermoplastics (e. g. polycarbonate/PC, polyethylene/PE etc.) and thermosetting composites (e. g. fiber glass-polyester/up-gf, textile-phenol/PF-SF etc.). The helmets suspension (web belt system) can be synthetic or textile. All helmets are marked with the name or the emblem of the manufacturer, the helmet type, date of manufacture, material identification, CE-Mark as well as the European test standard number. The governing regulation for industrial safety helmets is DIN EN 397. Employees can wear a base cap with integrated ABS plastic shell to protect themselves from minor bumps in areas where helmets are not mandatory.

Protective Eyewear

All manufacturers of protective eyewear must meet the appropriate EN-Norms. The work area must be considered when selecting the correct protective eyewear. The protective eyewear must have the same protection level whether in a laboratory, where the risk of a chemical splatter is high, or in a machine shop. We distinguish between single layer eye protection, face and eye protection or corrective eye protection. Protective eyewear is also available for welders and metallurgists. If necessary, the eyewear can be tinted on enquiry.

Hearing Protection

Since March 2007, the amended noise prevention guideline (2003/10/EG) limits the noise exposure value in work places to 80 db (A). This means the employer must offer suitable hearing protection to the employee. The employee must wear hearing protection in areas where the noise is 85 db (A) and above. The market offers a wide variety of products, disposable plugs, reusable hearing protection (with or without cord), banded hearing protection, ear muffs and custom hearing protection (Otoplastik). An occupational health examination is required to determine the correct hearing protection. Daily unprotected exposure to high levels of noise can result in the loss of hearing.

Respiratory Protection

A risk analysis is required to determine the correct respiratory protection device and its use, to ensure the air you breath is always "clean".

  1. Art und Umfang des Risikos
  2. Dauer des Einsatzes
  3. die Risikowahrscheinlichkeit für den Arbeitnehmer

Demzufolge unterscheiden wir zwischen
  1. Filtrierenden Halbmasken
  2. Halbmasken mit Steck-/oder Schraubfiltern
  3. Gebläseunterstützten Geräten

Vor Einsatz eines Atemschutzgerätes ist genau zu prüfen, ob die Produkte den Anforderungen bzgl. Gefahrstoff und Konzentration entsprechen. Die Hinweise auf den Gebrauchsanleitungen der jeweiligen Masken sind zu beachten.

Foot Protection

Nothing is perceived more subjectively than the well-being in safety shoes.

This is reason enough for Steitz-Secura to incorporate ingenious technologies into their safety shoes.

Comfort is often just a millimeter away. With the innovative foot measuring system, the employee can determine their shoe size and width in advance. As a result of this, the shoe fits like a custom made shoe. The highest quality standards are set with the Mckay shoe production method. Various widths can be optimally realized with the special assembly system. In addition, the STEITZ SECURA VARIO®-System offers the wearer with different body weight an equally good cushioning and a noticeable relief to their back.

Our partner has realized the newest innovation "Multi-zone Cushioning System". The STEITZ VARIO VITALITY ® system is designed for the stresses and strains resulting from standing occupations.

The weight adapted heel cushion and the special cushion element in the ball and toe area allow for a pleasant and comfortable shoe wear. The multi-zone cushioning system VARIO VITALITY® reduces the pressure load to a natural level. This level is comparable to walking barefooted.

Company Safety Equipment

No matter where you work, it is essential to be prepared for dangerous situations.

It can begin with a simple band-aid and can end with a room to rest in. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide the necessary facilities and trained staff. FIRST AID must be provided immediately after an accident. Adequate amounts of eye wash bottles, for rinsing out foreign objects, as well as first-aid kits must be available and easily accessible. The number of kits required is dependent on the amount of employees in a company. We have various disposable towels available for quick and efficient removal of small amounts of liquid. High absorptive capacity as well as tensile strength characterize these products. The danger of spillage or leakage exists even when working with chemicals or oils. You can clean up these substances quick and efficiently by utilizing binding fleece or mats. Once the clean up task has been accomplished, the used materials are then disposed in the corresponding containers.