Why is HazCom important?

    Hazcom compliant label

    2 min read HazCom training is an important part of a workplace’s overall safety efforts. Providing employees with training that is specifically for HazCom will help them to understand the various standards that are used throughout many industries. This will help ensure new employees, contractors, and visitors to a facility are able to conduct themselves safely. It will … Read more

    NFPA 70E and Electrical Safety

    NFPA 70E Lockout Tagout

    2 min read In their mission to save lives and reduce loss, the National Fire Protection Association has developed nearly 300 standards and codes to eliminate risks and minimize the harm caused by fire, electrical, or related hazards. NFPA 70E, titled the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, establishes requirements that protect workers from electrical hazards like … Read more

    Stationary Process Container Safety for Food Processing

    food processing stationary process container

    2 min read A stationary container system is comprised of a tank or process contained with pope work and fittings, all located in one place. Often, stationary process containers are used for varying and different food products over a period of time (sometimes seasonally determined). At one point the container may hold acidic foods or fluids (tomatoes, orange … Read more

    Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

    Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

    2 min read The United States has had an active mining industry since colonial times, becoming a major industry in the 19th century. As long as miners have been employed to extract minerals and geological materials from the earth, safety has been a concern. Miners face more dangerous hazards than those working in a typical industrial facility including … Read more

    Which Countries are Participating in GHS?

    GHS-worldwide

    2 min read Although the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is not a legal requirement, many countries are choosing to adopt this new standard because it simplifies the transport and storage of chemicals. Those involved in the chemical trade will no longer need to create multiple labels and information sheets to sell their products … Read more

    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

    Is your facility prepared for a fire?

    2 min read Fires in the workplace are never an expected event, but a facility needs to be prepared in case of one. An uncontrolled fire can result in fatalities, injuries, and serious damage. For workers safety, it is wise to take preventative measures while you can, rather than being unprepared and have a fire result in a … 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