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Improving Facility Safety With a Visual Communication Strategy

Improving Facility Safety With a Visual Communication Strategy

Visual communication fosters a strong safety culture in the workplace. Visual communication reinforces training, displays best practices, suggests safe operating guidelines, and keeps workers aware of hazards.  Visual cues like signs and floor tape help to quickly communicate important information in a matter of seconds. Implementing a visual communication strategy is relatively inexpensive, but the

Pipe Marking for Anhydrous Ammonia

Pipe Marking for Anhydrous Ammonia

Anhydrous ammonia is widely used in food production as a cost-effective refrigerant. Although efficient, ammonia is a very dangerous chemical that can pose serious risks to those working with, or around, the substance. The corrosive properties of ammonia are extremely hazardous to human health; within just a few seconds of contact, it can burn, blister,

The Importance of Valve Tags in Pipe Marking

The Importance of Valve Tags in Pipe Marking

An effective pipe marking strategy is more than just labels—it also includes the use of valve tags. While valve tags are not required by the ANSI/ASME pipe identification standard, they are an important visual tool that can improve safety and efficiency in the facility by reducing the risk of spills, accidents, and workplace injuries caused

Join Creative Safety Supply at FABTECH 2018

Join Creative Safety Supply at FABTECH 2018

  Come find our booth at the FABTECH expo! Creative Safety Supply will be attending this year’s metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing expo in Atlanta, Georgia next week. Stop by our booth in the Tube & Pipe Pavilion to learn about pipe marking and how you can create professional pipe labels right in your

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

Earlier this week at National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, OSHA announced the top ten most violated standards of the 2018 fiscal year. The highly anticipated list was announced by Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement. At the end of every fiscal year, OSHA announces the top ten violations

Is your business compliant with Proposition 65?

Is your business compliant with Proposition 65?

August 30th, 2018 is the official day that new Prop 65 regulations will take effect. Originally enacted in 1986 as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Proposition 65 works to inform those in California of potentially hazardous chemicals present in products or areas. There are a wide variety of chemicals (both naturally occurring

e-Manifests

e-Manifests

Transporting hazardous waste is an important job and one that comes with a lot of rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are in place to not only protect the environment, but also the general public and even those who are doing the transporting. On June 30th, 2018, the US EPA will be launching their

National Safety Month Week 4: Warehouse Traffic Safety

National Safety Month Week 4: Warehouse Traffic Safety

It is the last week of National Safety Month and the National Safety Council is focused on driving safety. In this post, we will explore warehouse traffic and how to keep both drivers and pedestrians safe in the workplace. Industrial traffic almost always includes forklifts and pedestrians, but can include flatbed carts, utility trucks, and

School Safety

School Safety

Schools are supposed to be a safe place for children, teachers, and others to come to learn, teach, and grow the community. Today more than ever, it is necessary for school administrators to take a proactive approach to protect those in their care. The dangers impacting schools today include exposure to dangerous cleaning chemicals all

Celebrating National Safety Month: Week 3

Celebrating National Safety Month: Week 3

Slips, trips, and falls can result in serious injury, or even death. They are, however, 100 percent preventable. OSHA has cited fall protection in the construction industry as the number one violation of 2017 and fall protection training takes the ninth spot on the list. As we enter week three of National Safety Month, we

National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day

Today is National Forklift Safety Day! Sponsored annually by the Industrial Truck Association, the day aims to reduce the number of forklift-related fatalities and injuries. Since the mass production of power lift trucks in the 1930s, forklifts have been a staple to countless warehouses, facilities, and construction sites. The average forklift weighs nearly 5 tons

Celebrating National Safety Month: Week 1

Celebrating National Safety Month: Week 1

With the start of summer comes rising temperatures, barbecues, sunshine, and the chance to commemorate another National Safety Month. Promoted by the National Safety Council (NCS) each June, this month of observance aims to increase safety awareness while reducing preventable injuries and deaths. At Creative Safety Supply, we pride ourselves in providing the best products

Spanish GHS Labels

Spanish GHS Labels

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a set of standards set forth by the United Nations aimed at standardizing and harmonizing the classification of hazards, and has been adopted by companies, governments, universities, and other institutions around the world. Although the UN does not have power to require or enforce this system, OSHA has aligned