Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Six reasons you should stop buying labels from a catalog and start printing your own labels with an industrial label printer Filling out lengthy order forms is a real drag…and your hand might cramp. If you order the wrong size, you’re stuck with it until you order again. That giant catalog takes up space in

Pokemon GO: Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Pokemon GO: Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Pokémon Go: Safety Dos & Don’ts Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings. Don’t tresspass on private private property. It’s illegal. Don’t go places you wouldn’t normally go (like into rivers, off cliffs, or into a stranger’s van). Do be aware of your surroundings. Accidents happen when you’re oblivious! Don’t act suspicious. Nobody likes

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2015* Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721 Violations Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192 Violations Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295 Violations Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305 Violations Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,002 Violations Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,760 Violations Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,489 Violations Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,404 Violations Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,295 Violations Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

Arc Flash PPE Categories

Arc Flash PPE Categories

Arc Flash PPE Categories The Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Category is determined by consulting the PPE tables in article 130.7 of the NFPA 70E standard. PPE categories range from 1 to 4 (with four having the highest incident energy rating and requiring the most protective gear). Remember, PPE should be viewed as the

Tool Organization with Foam Kits

Tool Organization with Foam Kits

Tool Organization and Control with Foam Kits EMPTY your tool drawer. MEASURE the inside dimensions of the drawer. MARK AND CUT the tool foam sheets in the dimensions you got from the drawer. ARRANGE AND TRACE the tools onto the primary foam sheet. CUT the tool shapes with a razor knife. Take your time! PEEL

The A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of Fall Protection

The A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of Fall Protection

The A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of Fall Protection HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR FALL DISTANCE +   Lanyard Length (LL) +   Energy Absorber Deceleration Distance (DD) +   Height of Suspended Worker (HH) +   Clearance to Obstuction During Fall Arrest* ————————————————————————– =   Required Distance Below Anchor Point to Nearest Obstruction (RD) * 1 ft

Industrial Floor Tape vs. Industrial Floor Paint

Industrial Floor Tape vs. Industrial Floor Paint

Industrial Floor Tape vs. Industrial Floor Paint The average factory in the U.S. is 600,000 square feet. Many of them contain between 5,000 to 12,000 feet of safety & organizational lines (most of them painted.) BUT… more companies than ever are choosing floor tape over paint…and for good reasons. INSTALLATION Floor tape requires no extra

10 Tips to Keep You Awake and Safe on the Job

10 Tips to Keep You Awake and Safe on the Job

10 Tips to Keep you Awake and Safe on the Job The CDC officially recognizes insufficient sleep as a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep has been linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, medical and occupational errors. An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. Percentage of adults who unintentionally fall

Gemba: A Powerful Piece of your Lean Toolbox

Gemba: A Powerful Piece of your Lean Toolbox

Gemba – A Powerful Piece of Your Lean Toolbox Gemba is a straightforward way for business owners and managers to find and remedy issues that can affect their production. Gemba walks can easily fit into any improvement regimen that is planned or already in motion. After the walk, the observations will be used to make

Stay on Top of Ladder Safety

Stay on Top of Ladder Safety

How to stay on top of ladder safety Each day ladder-related accidents cause: 2000 Injuries 1 Fatality In the workplace, 20% of fall injuries involve ladders. In construction 81% of fall injuries involve ladders (based on data from fall injuries treated in emergency rooms). Take these steps for ladder safety First, determine if a ladder

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers in the Workplace Safety 2.8 million workplace injuries occur every year in the US alone.This equates to 1 injury every 11 seconds. With proper training and safety awareness, 100% of these accidents could be avoided. Proper labeling of potential workplace hazards is the easiest way to dramatically decrease and

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101 – Why is pipe marking important? Safety – Eliminate accidents by minimizing identification errors. Efficiency – No wasted time tracing pipes to their source. Compliance – Reduce company liability and eliminate fines. Guidelines for labeling pipes There are four main arenas of pipe marking guidelines. Format – Standards and Formats vary from country to country. EU

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect. Inspections have four main parts Presentation of Credentials The inspector will present credentials, which contain a photo and serial number. Always ask to see these and report to law enforcement any inspector who asks for payment during an inspection (a real inspector will never do this). Opening Conference The

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries They may seem simple and ordinary, but they sure add up! Knowing the kinds of injuries that occur most often may help you be more aware as you go through your work day. Be aware and take care! 25.7% – OVEREXERTION INVOLVING OUTSIDE SOURCE Overexertion in lifting, pushing, pulling, turning, throwing,

GHS Timeline: What’s Next?

GHS Timeline: What’s Next?

GHS: What’s Next? The timeline of GHS Compliance The GHS Mission: To internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals with pictograms, signal words and hazard warnings. The goal is to reduce time and costs, facilitate trade, and improve comprehension and understanding of health and environmental hazards. IMPORTANT DATES FOR GHS COMPLIANCE IN THE U.S. Ongoing: The GHS