Basketball Courts – A Creative Use for Floor Marking Tape

Floor Marking Tape

We’ve discussed the applications for floor marking tape at industrial worksites before, since floor-marking products allow workplaces to improve communication, organize space and increase safety.  Today we want to share one facility’s creative use for floor marking tape: making lines on a basketball court. The creator of the court used Smart Stripe Tape from Creative … Read moreBasketball Courts – A Creative Use for Floor Marking Tape

“Idiots on Ladders” Contest Raises Awareness about Ladder Safety

Colored Ladders

Ladder safety may seem like commonsense, but too many people suffer annually because of ladder accidents related to misuse. Each day, about 2000 people in the U.S. are injured in ladder-related accidents, and many of those injuries are debilitating. To raise awareness about the prevalence of ladder misuse, the Ladder Association, an industry organization in … Read more“Idiots on Ladders” Contest Raises Awareness about Ladder Safety

Safety Myths – It’s Time We Debunk These 5 Safety Myths

Safety Myths

Safety Myths That Are Not True One of the biggest problems with facility safety is that there are many myths that are repeated on a regular basis. These myths are not just untrue, but they can actually make a facility more dangerous. When these myths are constantly repeated, people start believing them, which often means … Read moreSafety Myths – It’s Time We Debunk These 5 Safety Myths

Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Hazardous Chemicals

Last month, OSHA issued a Request for Information in order to begin a national dialogue about permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This request asks stakeholders in industries that manufacture and use potentially hazardous chemicals to give their input about how OSHA could update PELs for known hazardous chemicals in a useful … Read moreWill Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Respiratory Disease Resurges Among Coal Miners

Black Lung Disease

What should be done when old workplace problems reemerge decades later? This is a question regulatory agencies, industry associations and workplaces have been asking recently about coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) (often referred to as black lung disease). The disease, which was very common among coal miners until the 1970s when laws were put in place … Read moreRespiratory Disease Resurges Among Coal Miners

Indoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor air can be filled with pollutants from vehicles, industrial processes and plenty of other sources, so outdoor air quality should be our biggest air quality concern, right? Wrong. If you work indoors, the air you breathe all day long in your office building, warehouse or manufacturing facility could actually be the bigger threat to … Read moreIndoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance