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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

“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

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

Podcasts to Improve the Workplace

Good employers and safety managers are always looking for ways to improve their workplaces. New equipment such as innovative PPE and new methods for organizing the workplace such as 5S can help create improvements in both safety and efficiency. When you’re always looking at the same workplace day in and day out, coming up with

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

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

Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

Fall protection in the workplace receives a lot of attention, as it is the most frequently cited OSHA standard, and falls to a lower level accounted for 574 work-related fatalities in 2013. These falls occur in many circumstances, and understandably, personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) are often implemented to protect against falls in many workplaces. Some

OSHA vs. ANSI Pipe Marking – What You Need to Know

Pipe Marking

Busy safety managers have plenty of rules and regulations to keep track of, and pipe marking standards may sound complex. That’s because pipe marking regulations aren’t universally adopted by the various standards agencies. Despite this fact, pipe marking doesn’t need to be terribly difficult because you can follow one set of requirements that will help

Fire Extinguishers – Do You Know How (and When) to Use Them?

Fire Safety

We’ve discussed the dust explosion pentagon, which explains the five components needed for a combustible dust explosion, before. Today we’re going to discuss a diagram that is simpler, but no less important for people to understand: the fire triangle. The fire triangle is made up of the three components necessary for a fire to start: