Jessica Barrett

Jessica is a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant. After starting her career in the travel industry, she branched out on her own in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. Jessica is a regular contributor to several websites and works with numerous small businesses and NGOs around the world to craft content for both online and offline platforms. When she isn't writing, you might find her practicing yoga or adventuring (aka eating) her way through a new country. You an learn more about her on her website.

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Articles by Jessica Barrett


Summer Work Hazards Summer Work Hazards Summer Work Hazards Summer Work Hazards


Summer brings a number of safety challenges for outdoor workers. Here are the biggest ones.

6 Important Items that Get Left Off Too Many Safety Budgets 6 Important Items that Get Left Off Too Many Safety Budgets 6 Important Items that Get Left Off Too Many Safety Budgets 6 Important Items that Get Left Off Too Many Safety Budgets


Are you cutting too much out of your safety budget? If you're leaving these items off, you just might be.

How to Deal with Winter Weather on the Construction Site How to Deal with Winter Weather on the Construction Site How to Deal with Winter Weather on the Construction Site How to Deal with Winter Weather on the Construction Site


Construction sites are risky places, but even more so in the winter. Learn about winter construction site hazards and how to deal with them.

A Spotlight on Mold Remediation A Spotlight on Mold Remediation A Spotlight on Mold Remediation A Spotlight on Mold Remediation


Mold issues should be dealt with immediately, but mold remediation carries its own risks. Find out what it takes to treat mold safely and...

Confined Space Safety 101: First Steps You Need to Take Before Sending Workers into a Confined Space Confined Space Safety 101: First Steps You Need to Take Before Sending Workers into a Confined Space Confined Space Safety 101: First Steps You Need to Take Before Sending Workers into a Confined Space Confined Space Safety 101: First Steps You Need to Take Before Sending Workers into a Confined Space


Safety in confined spaces is particularly challenging. Find out what you need to know before sending workers into one.

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What respirator do you need for the summer? What respirator do you need for the summer? What respirator do you need for the summer? What respirator do you need for the summer?


While some respirators are intended for cold weather use, you won’t generally find ones specifically for use in hot weather. During...

What's the difference between caution and warning signs? What's the difference between caution and warning signs? What's the difference between caution and warning signs? What's the difference between caution and warning signs?


It can be tricky to determine the meaning of signs, especially when the words all seem to be synonyms with each other. But don’t be...

Know the difference between AR and FR clothing Know the difference between AR and FR clothing Know the difference between AR and FR clothing Know the difference between AR and FR clothing


The world of PPE can be confusing, and it's not always easy to choose the right gear for a particular application. But when it comes to...

What is the best way to handle fogging in a Level A suit face visor? What is the best way to handle fogging in a Level A suit face visor? What is the best way to handle fogging in a Level A suit face visor? What is the best way to handle fogging in a Level A suit face visor?


Getting comfortable in your Level A safety suit is no easy feat. When you're working, you might notice your visor starting to fog up...

What is silica and why is it hazardous? What is silica and why is it hazardous? What is silica and why is it hazardous? What is silica and why is it hazardous?


A natural mineral found in the Earth, the most common form of silica is quartz. It’s a widely used industrial material and is...