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Workplace Signs

Workplace Signs

Signs are everywhere! Whether you are shopping in a large mall, visiting a zoo, or simply driving in your car, there are signs helping to guide you along your visit or journey. However, one place that signs are highly utilized is within the workplace, especially within industrial work environments. With all the safety hazards possible

Lab Safety Symbols

Lab Safety Symbols

There are many different safety symbols that can be seen in labs. Since labs can harbor physical dangers it is important to be aware of safety symbols and to use common sense when working around different lab materials. First off, the technical definition for a lab or laboratory is a place in which experiments, measurement,

Floor Marking

Floor Marking

Floor marking is imperative in any industrial environment. The risk of injury due to unmarked floors still remains one of the top OSHA violations. Good floor marking is important because it informs employees and visitors about different safe and unsafe areas within the work place. In order to make floor marking as beneficial as possible,

Nuclear Waste Storage

Nuclear Waste Storage

So we have all heard of nuclear waste, but what exactly is it? We know it is dangerous and we know it is emitted in certain types of industrial operations, but are you aware that nuclear waste may take over a million years to dissipate into non-hazardous levels? It’s true! Nuclear waste storage is a

ANSI  Z359 Fall Protection

ANSI Z359 Fall Protection

The risk of falls still remains one of the top dangers within an industrial work environment. Workplace falls may attribute to injuries and even cause death. It is the employer’s job to provide a safe work environment for all employees and it is a right of employees to be able to work in a safe

Guest Post: Fear, Blame Cause 92 Innocent Deaths

Guest Post: Fear, Blame Cause 92 Innocent Deaths

Today’s post is from James Lawther. He writes about process improvement at www.squawkpoint.com On the December 1st 1974 a TWA flight was coming in to land at Dulles Airport, Washington DC. As it approached the runway the air traffic controller uttered the words “cleared for approach”.  Shortly afterwards the plane crashed into the side of Mount Weather. 

Hazard Symbols

Hazard Symbols

Hazard symbols are helpful pictograms that illustrate safety messages regarding specific hazards. The reason hazard symbols are so useful is that they work in any language since they do not use linguistics to convey safety messages. Because of the universal nature of hazard symbols, the same set of symbols can be used effectively worldwide thus

NFPA 1 Fire Code

NFPA 1 Fire Code

Similar to many other workplace hazards, there is also a set of pertinent rules and regulations for fire safety. Right from a very young age you were probably told how dangerous fire can be. The effects of an uncontrolled fire can be monumentally destructive. Buildings can be destroyed in a matter of minutes due to

Arc Flash Boundaries

Arc Flash Boundaries

There are many possible hazards within industrial work environments; however, an arc flash is potentially one of the most deadly and debilitating dangers. An arc flash can be described as an arc-shaped electrical current that leaves its intended path and travels through the air to the ground or another conductor point. The heat and light

Loading Dock Safety

Loading Dock Safety

Loading docks can be very hazardous areas within any industrial work environment. If you think about it, loading docks are essentially the moving traffic source within a facility. Loading docks often serve as two-way transmission points since these areas are able to accept deliveries and but also send out products or goods as well. During

Make Safety Your Business

Make Safety Your Business

Safety and health hazards are everywhere. In fact there are different levels of hazards present in almost every activity we do. For instance, driving a car presents the hazard of possibly being involved in a car crash. Furthermore, taking a shower when it is storming outside may put one at greater risk for being struck

OSHA 300

OSHA 300

Thousands of people are injured every year within the workplace. Even though it is nearly impossible to avoid all work-related injuries, we can try to limit the amount of injuries that are possible through training, education, and employee assistance. This is where OSHA comes into play. For those of us familiar with OSHA, we understand

HMIS

HMIS

HMIS is the acronym for Hazardous Materials Identification System. The HMIS was created by the American Coatings Association to help convey the risks for possible hazards. The HMIS works as an aid to help clearly identify hazards based on OHSA’s safety guidelines. The HMIS is very similar in nature to the fire diamond that was

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