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10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an electrical circuit. The arcing fault results in a tremendous amount of energy released as current flowing through ionized air. It is not necessary to touch live components to sustain an arc flash injury. Arc

The 10 Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.

The 10 Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.

The 10 Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S. These jobs had the highest rate of fatal injuries for full-time employees for 2014. The numbers below reflect the deaths per 100,000 full time employees. Logging workers – 109.5 Fishers and related fishing workers – 80.8 Aircraft pilots and engineers – 63.2 Roofers – 46.2 Refuse and

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It’s Pipe Marking Season! Are you in Compliance? Now that the snow is melting and spring is springing, this is a good time to check your pipes and make sure they are properly labeled. If you discover your pipes are not labeled and you are not in compliance with ANSI/ASME standards, spring is a good

Poka Yoke: What’s it all about?

Poka Yoke: What’s it all about?

Poka Yoke: What’s it all about? Poka Yoke is a simple concept that is often used in manufacturing. It means “mistake-proofing.” It is the concept of adding simple design features that make it almost impossible for errors to occur. Examples of Poka Yoke in every day life: Washing machines won’t work with the door open,

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention There are approximately one million active forklifts in the United States. It is estimated that 11% of all forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year*. Organizations like OSHA set regulations to make working conditions as safe as possible, but accidents still happen as a result of

Lockout/Tagout Safety

Lockout/Tagout Safety

Lockout/Tagout Safety Lockout/Tagout regulations are based on OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 “Control of Hazardous Energy” standard Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) refers to the specific practices and procedures for safely de-energizing and re-energizing equipment when service or maintenance must be performed. Designated workers are required to go through a set of safety precautions that assure the machine will

Custom Signs

Custom Signs

Contact us for your Custom Signs Today! If you can’t find the sign you’re looking for, a good option may be to order or create custom signs! The benefits of custom signs far outweigh those related to generic signs. The main benefits include using the colors, font, and specific message you want. Whether it is

Construction Safety Signs

Construction Safety Signs

Construction zones are known as areas that are full of potential hazards. Common construction zone hazards include falling objects, electrocution, excavation accidents, asbestos, general machine hazards, automobile accidents, etc. The list literally goes on and on. The job of construction involves a lot of equipment, tools, and motorized vehicles, and the risk for injury increases

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

Safety organizations such as OSHA provide helpful guidelines and standards to protect employees from occupational hazards while on the job. One of the leading occupational hazards includes the use and consumption of electricity. Electricity is used by nearly every industrial business worldwide. Electricity not only powers equipment, but also provides employees with lighting, HVAC, and

Labeling Tangled Cables

Labeling Tangled Cables

We’ve all seen it before, large amounts of disorganized cables. Messy and tangled cables not only look chaotic but also make maneuvering, understanding, and replacing cables extremely cumbersome.  Whether tangled cables are located within a small cubicle area or in the back room of an IT department, they not only look visually displeasing, but may also

Machine Hazards

Machine Hazards

Machines help make many jobs easier by cutting, bending, gluing, and fabricating different products and materials so people don’t have to. However, along with the utilization of machines comes the risk for injury. The sad truth is that nearly four million employees are injured while on the job each year with some of those injuries

Lead Exposure

Lead Exposure

You may have heard the saying, “Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a child?” used comically on television shows or in a movie. If so, have you ever wondered why they say that? The reason why is because many household paints used to contain lead and exposure to lead at a young

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