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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

Why is it Important to know the Difference between Vapors and Fumes?

Vapors and Fumes

5 min read Learning the Difference between Vapors and Fumes When working on improving safety within a facility, it is often important to use very precise language. If you are talking to most people, for example, you could typically use terms like vapor, fumes and even gas in a fairly interchangeable way. The fact is, however, that they … Read more

Hazard Communication – 1910.1200

Hazard Communication

4 min read Improving Hazard Communication in the Workplace If you’re looking for ways to improve the overall safety of your facility, one of the best places to start is with an evaluation of your current hazard communication standards. According to OSHA, hazard communication violations are the second most commonly cited violations, as of 2012. In 2012 there … Read more

Safety Signs – 7 Reasons Your Facility Might Need an Update

safety signs, visual workplace

5 min read Proper safety signage in the workplace can be the difference between an employee being safe while performing a task or getting injured. It’s true that safety training also helps prevent workplace accidents, but strategically placed safety signs are daily, on-the-job reminders that will reinforce proper behavior. Consequently, it’s important employers and safety managers do their … Read more

The Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

3 min read Many of our lifelong associations between shapes, colors, and symbols are formed in our early years of life and follow us for decades. This “universal language” helps us to visually communicate with one another, even when coming from different backgrounds and cultures. In the workplace, these types of associations most often manifest themselves in the … Read more

The 6 Pillars of Effective Safety Training

4 min read Safety programs within any business can only thrive when paired with proper safety training. In a number of cases, however, employers and safety managers may find themselves facing problems with compliance, acceptance, or comprehension of safety rules. In order to ensure that training information is effective and is retained, you can follow a six step … Read more

CleanRoom Safety 101

4 min read Scientific research facilities and certain manufacturing plants use CleanRooms to safeguard products or specimens against environmental contamination. Maintenance personal need to keep temperatures and air purity at consistent levels. A CleanRoom is designed to seal out various contaminants, including dust particles, microbes, mold spores and chemical vapors. Working safely in a CleanRoom requires specific procedural … Read more

8 Safety Communication Tips

Forklift Driver Communicating With Supervisor

3 min read Safety Communication Safety, safety, safety, we hear it all the time. “Be safe!” What does that even mean? It’s probably the most cliche term used in safety communication today. We all know that safety is a focus, but more times than not we stick to the same routines we’ve been stuck in and resort to … Read more

Safety Signage 101

3 min read Thinking safety Keeping your employees safe and injury free can seem like a daunting task that seems to always be heading up hill. Even with the best safety practices and hours of rigorous safety training, accidents still seem to happen. Of course, the goal of any organization is to completely eliminate workplace injuries or deaths. But, … Read more