17 episodes

Hosted by Al Buczkowski & Allie Thunstrom, Radio Free Tenacity presented by Ergodyne is a podcast utterly obsessed with Making the Workplace a Betterplace. Featuring the latest work gear, stimulating convos with jobsite experts & innovators, & more than its fair share of surprises. Worksite safety has never sounded so good. So get switched on to Radio Free Tenacity, the Voice of Worker Safety.

Radio Free Tenacity Ergodyne

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Hosted by Al Buczkowski & Allie Thunstrom, Radio Free Tenacity presented by Ergodyne is a podcast utterly obsessed with Making the Workplace a Betterplace. Featuring the latest work gear, stimulating convos with jobsite experts & innovators, & more than its fair share of surprises. Worksite safety has never sounded so good. So get switched on to Radio Free Tenacity, the Voice of Worker Safety.

    016 - Understanding the Temperature Ratings of Your Thermal Gear

    016 - Understanding the Temperature Ratings of Your Thermal Gear

    The truth is, thermal ratings are a performance guide, not gospel—the best direction is available through exhaustive testing and consideration of three major factors.

    In this episode you'll get to know:
    What three main factors go into temperature ratings for thermal gearWhy temperature ratings are not as straight forward as you'd likeHow to choose the best thermal gearFeatured Guest:
    Claudia Weber, Queen of Cold Stress Circumspection, Ergodyne

    • 8 min
    015 - Building A Cold Weather Layering System for Winter Work

    015 - Building A Cold Weather Layering System for Winter Work

    In this quick-hitting episode we’ll take you through the essentials of staying warm & productive in cold working environments. Plus, we’ll hit you with a winter work fact that’ll shock you to the core. Ok, maybe that’s being a bit dramatic, but still, we wouldn’t have guessed it ourselves.

    • 3 min
    014 - New Tool Tethering Solution Hits the Sweet Spot: Simplicity, Safety and Performance

    014 - New Tool Tethering Solution Hits the Sweet Spot: Simplicity, Safety and Performance

    As the pioneer in tool tethering, Ergodyne has a long history of innovation in the category, and the Squids 3745 Tool Grip and Tether Attachment Point might be their most clever solution to date. Nate Bohmbach, Product Director at Ergodyne and Chair of the Dropped Object Prevention Group at ISEA, joins the pod to give you the scoop.

    In this episode, you'll get to know:
    The challenges and pain points of tethering screw and nut driversHow end user feedback helped solve those pain pointsHow this new tool tethering solution doesn't just improve safety and simplify tool tethering, but actually improve the usability of the toolFeatured Guest:
    Nate Bohmbach, Chief Drop Cop

    • 5 min
    013 - Understanding OSHA’s National Emphasis Program For Heat Stress

    013 - Understanding OSHA’s National Emphasis Program For Heat Stress

    In September of 2021, the US Department of Labor announced enhanced, expanded measures to protect workers from hazards of extreme heat, indoors and out. Those measures included the launch of a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard and deployment of a National Emphasis Program (NEP). The NEP is the agency's first-ever nationwide enforcement measure specifically targeting heat-related hazards and greenlights heat-related inspections on worksites. 
    In this episode you'll get to know: 
    What an NEP is and its purposeWhat industries are affected by the NEPWhat compliance officers are looking for on heat-related inspections How cooling PPE fits in to your planFeatured Guest:
    Alsie Nelson, Heat Stress Hotshot, Ergodyne

    • 13 min
    012 - The Latest Safety Glasses, Goggles, and the Most Important Standard in Safety Specs 

    012 - The Latest Safety Glasses, Goggles, and the Most Important Standard in Safety Specs 

    Making sure eye protection meets and exceeds safety standards like ANSI Z87.1 is table stakes, but that doesn't necessarily mean those safety glasses are ready to take on the realities of the worksite. Ergodyne Product Director Tim Gallant joins the pod to discuss the most important standards in safety specs: the workers'. Through the lens (ha!) of the latest additions to Ergodyne's Safety Glasses + Goggles Series, he takes us through the considerations—big and small—his team puts into developing glasses and goggles that a) get worn and b) stand up to how they're usually treated on the job (hint: not very well).
     In this episode you'll get to know: 
    The newest additions to Ergodyne's Safety Glasses + Goggles SeriesThe most important considerations in developing and selecting protective eyewearHow workers help uncover small details that come up bigFeatured Guest:
    Tim Gallant, Primary Peeper Protector, Ergodyne

    • 13 min
    011 - Latest Traction Collaboration with Michelin Helps Workers Get on the Good Foot

    011 - Latest Traction Collaboration with Michelin Helps Workers Get on the Good Foot

     Slips happen. Like, a lot. And Ergodyne’s recent collaboration with Soles by Michelin looks to make them happen less. Like, a lot less. A few years after debuting the now best-selling TREX 6325 Spikeless Traction Device for winter conditions, Product Director Alsie Nelson's team has launched the TREX 6326 Spikeless Traction Device for oily, greasy and other slippery situations commonly (but not exclusively) found indoors. The new addition to the TREX line has been extensively tested and touted by workers in a diverse array of applications—food processing, wastewater treatment, food and janitorial services, car washes and more.
     In this episode you'll get to know: 
    The benefits of wearing a "sling style" traction device vs. tennis shoes/slip-resistant bootsHow this new solution compares to the rest of the TREX Traction SeriesThe severity and cost of slips and falls vs. the simplicity and affordability of traction devicesFeatured Guest:
    Alsie Nelson, Resident Slips Slayer, Ergodyne

    • 7 min

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Top notch safety tips!

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