Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

Most common OSHA violations of 2019 This infographic includes the top ten safety violations OSHA observed during inspections in 2019. Many of these hazards make the top 10 list every year, so it’s important to be aware of the prevalence of these dangers and the emphasis OSHA places on them. Are you violating any of

International Material Data System (IMDS)

International Material Data System (IMDS)

The International Material Data System (IMDS) is an up-to-date, computer-based archive allowing suppliers to record material data for all components used by the automotive industry. The system helps suppliers and OEMs track materials as they move down the supply chain, making it easier to comply with mandatory reporting requirements, restrictions, recycling laws, other various regulations around the

ISO 14726

ISO 14726

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has specified the colors that are used to identify piping systems within marine structures and on ships. These color standards can be used for land installations as well as piping systems that are drawn out or diagramed. However, ISO 14726 does not apply to piping systems that contain medical gases,

Line Labeling

Line Labeling

Line labeling, another name for pipe marking, addresses the safety standards for properly labeling pipes in facilities. If done correctly, the workplace becomes more efficient and a safer environment for its employees. Line labeling can lead to a significant drop in accidents that often involve injury and damage to company property. While OSHA doesn’t require

LabelTac® Pro X Giveaway Winner Selected

LabelTac® Pro X Giveaway Winner Selected

We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who registered for our summer LabelTac® giveaway and helped to make it such a success! Congratulations to Greg W. from Ohio, the lucky recipient of a new LabelTac® Pro X. With the printer, Greg will be also be getting the intuitive LabelSuite™ software, free

Fire Diamond

Fire Diamond

Multi-colored fire diamonds, a common fixture on tanks and buildings, are meant to communicate hazard information quickly to firefighters and other first responders to help determine what precautions to take, procedures to follow, and equipment to use. The fire diamond is part of the Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for

Pipe Marking with LabelSuite™

Pipe Marking with LabelSuite™

Every LabelTac® printer comes with the easiest labeling software on the market. Featuring an expansive library of ready-to-print templates and symbols, LabelSuite™ makes creating custom signs and labels a breeze. Included in this software is the Pipe Marking Assistant to guide you step-by-step through the design process of creating compliant pipe labels. Pipe marking is

Announcing the 2019 Fall Scholarship Winner

Announcing the 2019 Fall Scholarship Winner

After months of sorting applications and reading through essays, it’s time to announce the winner of the Creative Safety Supply scholarship competition! Year after year we receive hundreds of submissions and this year it has been our pleasure to read about the experiences and goals of scholars all across the country, from all different backgrounds.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Poor emergency planning can mean disorganized chaos leading to injury or property damage. To avoid this, OSHA strongly recommends (and in some cases requires) businesses to have an emergency action plan in place. EAPs designate roles and responsibilities to employees during emergencies, and are designed to help organizations facilitate safe evacuations. Emergency action plans should be well

Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas

Business plans aren’t inherently Lean. They can take weeks or even months to complete, lengthy proposals may never be read, and teams can grow frustrated with trying to get their message across. The solution? Lean Canvas. In less than an hour, a team can put together a proposal that captures the essence of the organization’s values,

Safety Management Plan

Safety Management Plan

Implementing a safety management plan is arguably the most effective way for small- and medium-sized businesses to address workplace hazards, prevent injuries and illness, and meet compliance. Also known as safety and health programs, these plans are a proactive and collaborative approach to maintaining workplace safety. Safety management programs incorporate seven core elements as identified

Safety-Critical Systems

Safety-Critical Systems

Safety-critical systems are all around us, built into the planes we board, the cars we drive, and the medical devices we use. Also referred to as life-critical systems, they are the software systems whose failure or malfunction will likely result in death or serious injury, loss or severe damage to equipment or property, or environmental

Safety Engineering

Safety Engineering

As part of the field of engineering and a component of risk management programs, safety engineering is the discipline of designing environments, equipment, systems, and processes to reduce workplace accidents and improve safety. Health & safety engineers work to identify hazards, find problems within safety systems, and come up with solutions. While safety engineering has historically been

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

A toolbox talk is a short, informal safety meeting that is conducted by supervisors or foremen on the job site before the start of a work shift or specific task. Meant to supplement official safety training, toolbox talks facilitate discussions that address the particular environment and operations of the job site and promote your specific organization’s safety

Leak Detection

Leak Detection

Many businesses are constructed or repaired with inadequate plumbing materials, which unfortunately results in failed connections, broken pipes, and leaks. When your facility’s plumbing is flawed, this can lead to extensive water damage and other types of property destruction, especially over time. If pipes carry chemicals or gases, the situation can end up becoming a