The Classifications of Forklifts

Forklift Classifications

2 min read Deciding your warehouse or manufacturing facility needs to purchase a new forklift is only the first step. OSHA has identified and classified seven different types of powered industrial vehicles giving you a number of options to choose from depending on your organizations needs and applications. The recognized seven classifications are as follows: So, what does … Read more

Floor Marking Guidelines

Floor Markings, Storage, Stacking

2 min read Utilized in every kind of professional facility, from small schools and gymnasiums to large, full-scale manufacturing and chemical processing plants, strategically employed floor marking makes open space easier for workers and visitors to understand. Because it relays important information at the location and time it’s needed, floor marking creates a safer, more efficient facility. In … Read more

Arc Flash Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

2 min read If there is electrical energy in your industrial or production facility, the danger of arc flash is present. Arc flashes are a highly dangerous, even fatal, type of electrical hazard. An arc flash is part of an arc fault and creates a very bright light and intense burst of heat. It has the potential to … Read more

Basketball Courts – A Creative Use for Floor Marking Tape

Floor Marking Tape

1 min read 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 more

“Idiots on Ladders” Contest Raises Awareness about Ladder Safety

Colored Ladders

2 min read 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

Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Hazardous Chemicals

4 min read 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 more