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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

Mark Floors with Hazard Tape

Hazard Tape, Floor Marking Tape

3 min read If you are in charge of safety at an industrial facility, you most likely have hazards that you want employees to know about. There are plenty of methods for alerting workers to these hazards such as safety signs and training and emergency drills, and today we want to discuss another effective method: hazard floor marking … Read more

Podcasts to Improve the Workplace

3 min read 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 … Read more

Indoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

Indoor Air Quality

3 min read 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 more

Pipe Labels – In house vs pre-made

Pipe Labels Marked

3 min read Using Pipe Labels for Safety and Convenience Keeping the pipes in your facility properly labeled is important for both safety and convenience. In some cases, it will be a requirement from OSHA or other regulators, and in others it is just something that you want do to help ensure your facility is following industry best … Read more

7 Places to Use Anti-Slip Tape

traction tape, non-skid tape

4 min read Slips, trips and falls account for the most accidents in general industry, according to OSHA, resulting in 15 percent of accidental deaths in the workplace. Only work-related motor vehicle accidents cause more worker fatalities annually. These accidents also cause many injuries that lead to time spent away from work. Slips, trips and falls (STFs) can … Read more

The Visual Workplace – 5 Less Obvious Places to Use Signs and Labels

floor sign, informational label

4 min read Your workplace already uses many types of signs and labels: exit signs, hazard pictograms and signs telling workers not to smoke, not to enter and not to forget to wear PPE. These signs are an integral part of a visual workplace, which is a work environment where visual cues like signs and labels quickly communicate … Read more

Repeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

safety label, hazard label

4 min read When a company gets into trouble with OSHA regulations more than once, it’s possible to end up in the organization’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, which focuses on employers that repeatedly disregard safety measures. This happened to Formed Fiber Technologies, a business that manufactures vehicle interior trimmings for automobile makers like General Motors and Toyota. OSHA … Read more

Traffic Management in the Warehouse

traffic

3 min read As a safety manager, you are responsible for the safety of everyone in your warehouse: workers and visitors, vehicle drivers and pedestrians. You can train some of these people, but others you can’t. Consequently, it’s imperative you properly direct traffic in your warehouse so everyone can move safely through the space to accomplish their tasks. … Read more