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Frequent Heat Waves Result in Increasingly Dangerous Conditions for Electrical Linemen

Frequent Heat Waves Result in Increasingly Dangerous Conditions for Electrical Linemen

Citizens in the Northwestern United States suffered near unlivable conditions in their homes during this last summer because of June and July’s high temperatures. Combined with a widespread lack of air conditioning, temperatures reached a deadly threshold. Not only that, but the high demand for power during the massive heat dome in June resulted in

Thanks for Donating with Us!

Thanks for Donating with Us!

We wanted to thank all those who donated blood on Friday the 24th. It was such a successful blood drive that we exceeded our goal, as well as had 6 new people participate in donating to the Red Cross. We are humbled by the incredible generosity of the locals around the Beaverton area. The Red

New LabelSuite™ Updates

New LabelSuite™ Updates

Many new features have been added to Creative Safety Supply’s LabelSuite™ software in the last 30 days. Have you downloaded them yet? Helpful changes have been made to both the Generic Label Assistant and Pipe Marking Assistant applications. But that’s not all, the complete list of recent LabelSuite™ updates are as follows: A new Health and

Whiteboards: The Solution for the Disorganized

Whiteboards: The Solution for the Disorganized

Creative Safety Supply has recently revealed a new product line all about whiteboards! Dry erase boards are an excellent tool for encouraging collaboration between departments and employees. However, one of the best attributes whiteboards hold is the fact that they are most often used as an organizational tool. When we say organization, it isn’t just

Come Donate Blood with Us!

Come Donate Blood with Us!

In Canada and the United States someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. Because of that, about 43,000 pints of donated blood is used every day! Each pint has the capability of saving up to three lives, which is excellent because America alone has close to 4.5 million people who need a blood transfusion

Introducing the Winner of the Summer Scholarship Award 2021

Introducing the Winner of the Summer Scholarship Award 2021

In these unprecedented times, we are proud to continue awarding scholarships to individuals continuing their education and pursuing their goals. In the past we’ve helped an emergency department technician who went above and beyond while working during COVID-19 to a United States Veteran returning to school. Each year we are astounded at the accomplishments of

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

A new final rule made by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) finally went into effect earlier this year allowing operators to fly small drones over people under certain conditions. The flexibility this rule grants and advancements in technology make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) a valuable asset for companies in construction and manufacturing to improve safety.

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month! Since launching the NSM campaign in 1996, the National Safety Council sponsors an annual observance to promote safe behaviors in the workplace. Use this month to motivate your employees and focus on improving safety culture—now is more than important ever. According to the most recent

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard + New Guidance Regarding COVID-19

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard + New Guidance Regarding COVID-19

Even as major cities reach the milestone of 70% vaccinated, OSHA reaffirms the importance of protecting workers from COVID-19. On June 10th, OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers as well as new guidance for employers to keep unvaccinated workers and otherwise at-risk workers healthy. Temporary Standard for Healthcare Environments “Too

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

With summer quickly approaching, employers need to be aware of the risk of heat stress and how to prevent it. Excessively warm work conditions in industrial facilities and outside in construction sites not only pose dangers to employees but can also keep your facility from being OSHA compliant. While construction workers account for more than

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

June 8 marks the eighth annual National Forklift Safety Day! Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, this yearly event serves as a great opportunity for those in the industry to review forklift safety in their own facility. Speakers this year includes James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor (OSHA), Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director and Publisher

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

What keeps businesses powered and facilities running can also pose some of the most dangerous hazards to workers. The Electrical Safety Foundation International has launched its annual National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) in an effort to reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. Each May, ESFI spearheads the campaign and this year’s theme is

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

During the worst public health crisis in our generation, it is especially important to take the time to recognize contributions to public health and look to the future for improvements. This Monday kicks off National Public Health Week! From April 5 to April 11, employees, employers, and individuals alike can join their community to become

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

The percentages of schools reopening across the country continue to rise as infection rates decline and vaccines are distributed. According to a school opening tracker from Burbio, approximately two-thirds of schools are currently operating at either a hybrid online/in-person learning schedule or entirely in-person classes. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released

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