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Stationary Process Container Safety for Food Processing

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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

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

2 min read The United States has had an active mining industry since colonial times, becoming a major industry in the 19th century. As long as miners have been employed to extract minerals and geological materials from the earth, safety has been a concern. Miners face more dangerous hazards than those working in a typical industrial facility including … Read more

Which Countries are Participating in GHS?

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2 min read Although the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is not a legal requirement, many countries are choosing to adopt this new standard because it simplifies the transport and storage of chemicals. Those involved in the chemical trade will no longer need to create multiple labels and information sheets to sell their products … 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

Is your facility prepared for a fire?

2 min read Fires in the workplace are never an expected event, but a facility needs to be prepared in case of one. An uncontrolled fire can result in fatalities, injuries, and serious damage. For worker’s safety, it is wise to take preventative measures while you can, rather than being unprepared and have a fire result in a … Read more

Arc Flash Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

2 min read If there is electrical energy in your industrial or production facility, the danger of arc flash is present. Arc flashes are a highly dangerous, even fatal, type of electrical hazard. An arc flash is part of an arc fault and creates a very bright light and intense burst of heat. It has the potential to … Read more

“Idiots on Ladders” Contest Raises Awareness about Ladder Safety

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2 min read 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 … 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

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

Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

Hazardous Chemicals

4 min read 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 … Read more