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NOM-26

NOM-26

NOM stands for Norma Oficial Mexicana, and is a series of standards that apply to businesses operating in Mexico. There are dozens of these standards that can apply to a variety of different industries. NOM-26 is the standard that is used for regulating pipe marking. This is an important safety requirement for manufacturing facilities as well as

Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is a concept that attempts to ensure the entire organization is striving to meet the needs of their customers with every interaction. The customers could be traditional point of sale customers, or other departments within the organization. At its core, operational excellence is a strategy for organizational leadership and intelligence, though it will certainly impact

NOM-18

NOM-18

NOM, or Norma Oficial Mexicana, is a set of official, compulsory standards and regulations that apply to businesses operating in Mexico. They are prepared by the General Directorate of Standards, which is the group that represents Mexico in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). NOM-18 is from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and was first

Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

A common question building managers ask is who is the authority having jurisdiction for their facility? The simple answer is the facility’s AHJ is the individual or office responsible for enforcing NFPA codes and standards. Without authority having jurisdiction, the vital fire and electrical safety codes developed by NFPA are just voluntary standards. When NFPA codes

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

The Environmental Protection Agency established the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule to help facilities prevent and mitigate oil spills. Alongside the Facility Response Pan (FRP) rule, SPCC is one of two significant rules included in the EPA oil spill prevention program. The SPCC rule (40 CFR part 112), actually part of the Clean Water

Waterfall Methodology

Waterfall Methodology

The waterfall method is an approach to project management that breaks down project activities into linear sequential phases. The term “waterfall” is primarily used in the context of software development but the methodology itself has been adopted in a number of industries because of how simple it is. In the waterfall model, also known as

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Download Now Countries all over the globe are grappling with COVID-19. As the effects of the Coronavirus continue to impact workplaces worldwide, the term “social distancing” is becoming part of everyday vocabulary. Sean Morrison, a geriatrician with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, reminds us  “Social distancing doesn’t mean no one ever sets foot

Stop the Spread of Germs

Stop the Spread of Germs

Text From Infographic Stop the Spread of Germs The best way to avoid developing respiratory disease is to keep yourself from being exposed. However, if you can’t evade exposure, the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help restrict the spread of illness. These are the measures recommended by the CDC: Avoid close contact with people

HACCP

HACCP

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. This consists of a plan that keeps people safe from hazards found in foods from the beginning of its processing all the way to the end product. The HACCP management process specifically keeps track of the following: Raw material processing Procurement and handling Manufacturing Distribution Consumption of

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

Did you know on average 34,900 serious injuries occur as a result from forklift accidents? With pedestrians and forklifts operating in close quarters, traffic management is critical to safely managing a facility. There are many elements to a warehouse traffic management system – training, maintenance, PPE, facility layout, etc. and investing in one result higher

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

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