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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

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

Safety Myths – It’s Time We Debunk These 5 Safety Myths

Safety Myths

4 min read Safety Myths That Are Not True One of the biggest problems with facility safety is that there are many myths that are repeated on a regular basis. These myths are not just untrue, but they can actually make a facility more dangerous. When these myths are constantly repeated, people start believing them, which often means … Read more

Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

3 min read 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 … Read more

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

Pipe Marking

2 min read 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 … Read more

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

Fire Safety

4 min read 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: … Read more

New OSHA Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping Rules

workplace injuries, OSHA reporting

3 min read Most employers, especially in manufacturing, construction and other high-risk environments, are probably quite familiar with OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Until now, employers have been required to report any work-related fatalities to OSHA, as well as any incident that led to three or more hospitalizations. Many workplaces also had to keep records of work-related injuries … Read more

OSHA’s SHARP Program – Safety Success Stories

PPE, safety gear, safety success

5 min read We often hear stories of workplace accidents in the news: combustible dust explosions, fires, chemical accidents, workers electrocuted by power lines. It’s important that these stories are reported since to continue improving workplace safety, we need to know what kind of problems still exist. Not all the news on the safety front is bad, though. … Read more

Why Your Workplace Needs a Heat Acclimatization Program

Farm Workers, Heat Stress, Heat Acclimatization

4 min read Heat illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion affect many workplaces during the summer, especially outdoor workplaces. Long hours spent in direct sun quickly lead to dehydration and rising body temperatures, particularly in new workers or those who have recently returned to work after an absence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a … 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