Combustible Dust 101

combustible dust

5 min read There’s no avoiding dust: it accumulates in our workplaces, our homes and even our cars. Many of us find dust irritating, but we tend to think of it as harmless. In the workplace, this misconception about dust can actually lead to very dangerous situations. Under the right conditions, many types of dust can catch fire … Read more

Forklift Safety in 6 Steps

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4 min read A forklift, despite being fairly small in size, uses a counterweight system to lift thousands of pounds, often high in the air. The technology may be old, but it helps worksites on a daily basis. In workplaces where employees need to move a lot of heavy materials, forklifts play an integral role in keeping the … Read more

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace and How to Prepare for Them

Chemical Hazard, Chemical Exposure

5 min read Does your company have hazardous chemicals in the workplace? If so, you’re required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, which requires you to develop day-to-day and emergency procedures for handling hazardous chemicals and then properly train employees in those procedures. Understanding the specific types of chemical hazards and how to prepare for the type(s) … Read more

Hazardous Chemical Cleanup: Steps for Dealing with a Spill

Hazardous Chemicals, Spill, Cleanup

7 min read Despite your best efforts to avoid employee exposure to hazardous chemicals, if your company uses chemicals, it will likely experience a spill occasionally. According to OSHA estimates, 650,000 chemical products exist and 32 million workers may be exposed to chemical hazards. Because of the prevalence of chemicals in the workplace, spills happen and need to … Read more

HazCom: Simplified Program Ideas for Safety Managers

Hazardous Chemicals, HazCom

4 min read Many hazardous substances and materials enter the workplace, but some industries certainly use more hazardous materials than others. Even if your facility only uses one hazardous chemical, though, your company is still required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS). This standard states employees have a right to know the names of … Read more

Workers Still Ignoring Fall Protection

Blocks Spelling Safety Falling Over As Symbol for Danger And Warning

3 min read Workers Still Ignoring Fall Protection The information is clearly out there for all to see. The risk of injury or death from construction workers that work without the proper fall protection equipment is alarmingly high. Yet we still see a large amount of workers still ignoring fall protection. A recent study by the researchers/authors of … Read more

Avoid Water Contamination From Poor Facility Plumbing Infrastructures

Water Tank valve with Pipe lines

4 min read Most of us remember the saying “A stitch in time saves nine”. This saying came to us from a time in life when people had to resort to repairing their own clothes due to the high cost of replacement, should a small rip turn into a larger one, due to ignoring the problem too long. … Read more

Creative Safety Supply Offering Free SafetyTac Floor Tape Samples

3 min read The beginning of the end for floor paint? The benefits of using floor tape over floor paint, for your safety and organizational lines are as evident as ever. As more companies move towards floor tape and paint becomes a thing of the past, the challenge becomes which tape to buy?  Deciding which floor tape is … Read more