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Lead Hazards in the Workplace

4 min read The hazards of lead are well known, so people may assume exposures to this dangerous metal have been reduced. To a certain extent to this true; lead levels in the general population have decreased since the 1970s. In some workplaces, though, lead continues to be a serious problem. The Seattle Times recently published a series … Read more

Permit-Required Confined Spaces – Do You Know What They Are?

Confined Space

4 min read Confined spaces in the workplace are common, and they may even be more common than you think. For example, sewers, storage bins and tanks can all be confined spaces, but in many cases so are silos and open pits. Some confined spaces may not pose great harm, but others can be very dangerous to anyone … Read more

Fall Prevention – 5 Reason why Prevention is better than Protection

Fall Prevention

3 min read Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection 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 … Read more

Pipe Marking – 7 Things You Should Know

Pipe Marking, Pipe Labels

4 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. … Read more

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 … Read more

Is Being OSHA Compliant Good Enough

3 min read Being OSHA Compliant and other Regulations 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 … Read more

10 Places to Use Safety Signs & Labels in the Industrial Workplace

Safety Signs, Safety Labels

3 min read A visual workplace is one where information related to safety, rules, instructions, machines and other commonly asked questions is communicated through visuals like signs, labels, and posters. Visual cues allow workers to easily see and understand what they need to do in many situations without needing to stop and ask questions. This type of workplace is … Read more

Methods for Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

2 min read The industrial workplace is filled with machines, and many of them have sharp or moving parts that can pinch, crush and cut workers. Too often machines are even responsible for amputations and fatalities when proper procedures for performing maintenance (like lockout/tagout) aren’t followed. According to OSHA, about 18,000 amputations, lacerations and other injuries are sustained … Read more

Five Quick Hazard Communication Improvements

Hazard Communication

3 min read A Hazard Communication Guide There are many times when a facility will take on major projects that are meant to make significant improvements toward a set goal. While these are a great and necessary thing, it can be equally beneficial to try to make improvements in a quick and simple way. If you want to … Read more