Fall Prevention – 5 Reason why Prevention is better than Protection

Fall Prevention

4 min read One of the most common, and potentially most dangerous, types of accidents in most workplaces is related to falling. Whether this means falling down stairs, falling from great heights or just tripping and falling, it is important to make sure to take precautions in order to minimize this risk. Most facilities do a fairly good job with fall protection by using harnesses (such as the Miller Harnesses) and other safety devices to help catch people …

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Pipe Marking – 7 Things You Should Know

Pipe Marking, Pipe Labels

5 min read Does your facility have pipes? If so, those pipes need labels. While pipe labeling may seem like a confusing process with many requirements, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Starting with a plan will make your pipe-labeling project easier and more organized. Then once your facility’s pipes are labeled, you’ll see communication about pipes improve. Using visuals like labels makes communication direct and simple, and it reduces the need for asking questions about pipe contents.  …

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10 Reasons Why to Inspect Rental Equipment

Inspect Rental Equipment

5 min read Do You Inspect Rental Equipment? There are many situations where it is necessary to rent equipment for use in a facility. In the vast majority of cases, renting equipment is an easy process where you get exactly what you need and don’t experience any problems at all. Occasionally, however, the process can be quite a hassle, which is why it is important to always inspect the equipment prior to accepting it as well as periodically …

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How to Fall Safely (and Avoid Falling in the First Place)

Fall Safely, Fall Prevention

3 min read Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common accidents in many kinds of workplaces, and these incidents often result in injuries that prevent people from doing their jobs. Businesses should take steps to reduce the hazards that cause slips, trips and falls such as implementing housekeeping procedures for floors, using salt or sand on icy patches of ground, keeping cords out of walkways and installing traction tape. But what can workers do to …

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Is Being OSHA Compliant Good Enough

3 min read Most facilities spend a lot of time, effort and financial resources working to remain compliant with regulations from OSHA and other organizations. While this is good, and certainly necessary, it is important to ask whether it is sufficient. The regulatory organizations provide guidelines and requirements that are meant to be the minimum acceptable levels of safety. In order to help keep employees and the facility itself as safe as possible, however, it is a good …

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