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Product Spotlight: KleenGuard Protective Apparel

Product Spotlight: KleenGuard Protective Apparel

When people think about personal protection equipment, they typically think about hard hats, steel toed boots, and safety goggles. One of the most commonly used types of protective gear, however, is fairly normal looking protective apparel. Protective apparel from KleenGuard is used in many industries ranging from medical labs to manufacturing facilities and offers an

Classic Vs. Modern Definition of Root Cause | Which is Better?

Classic Vs. Modern Definition of Root Cause | Which is Better?

A post on LinkedIn by Mark Paradies of TapRoot recently discussed the difference between the ‘old fashioned’ definition of root cause, and the more modern version. Mark’s post, and the discussion it generated, were quite interesting and offer a lot of important insights that managers, business owners, and others can benefit from. Root cause is a key concept

Hand Safety

Hand Safety

When thinking about safety in the work place, it is absolutely critical to start with the hands. Over a million hand injuries occur in the workplace each year, with many of them causing a serious disability or even amputation. The most common type of injury is a laceration, which causes 63% of all disabling workplace

GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

When it comes to labels, few are better known than the GHS labels (even if people don’t always realize that is what they are called). GHS, or the Globally Harmonized System, is an international set of standards that are agreed upon to help ensure people from across many industries and around the world are all

5 Workplace Safety Tips

5 Workplace Safety Tips

Safety Tips to Improve Employees Well Being There is a common saying that you’ll hear at safety conferences and industrial meetings, “A safe workplace is an efficient workplace.” It is sometimes changed around to say profitable workplace at the end, but in either case the fact remains that while the primary reason to focus on

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

When looking to improve the safety of employees and the overall facility during maintenance and other work on machines, there are few things better than the lockout tagout system. This system is designed specifically to prevent accidents and injuries when personnel are working in and around potentially dangerous machines. For example, if someone is going

How to Measure Your Near Misses

How to Measure Your Near Misses

While most people think of the workplace as a fairly safe environment today, there are still a lot of risks in place. Sure, we have come a long way from the dangerous (and all too often deadly) work environments of generations past, but there are still thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In addition,

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

Globally Harmonized System Labeling Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling is an important requirement in many facilities. Whether you are looking to implement GHS labeling in a facility for the first time or you are just updating your current visual communication standards it is important to get everything right. In addition to helping to ensure your

5 Measurable Safety Goals

5 Measurable Safety Goals

Preparing for Your 2016 Safety Goals When discussing workplace safety most conversations are fairly abstract and look at generic ideas that could be applied to many different facilities. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it can be very helpful when coming up with safety improvement ideas and strategies that can be implemented at

Pipe Marking Saves Lives

Pipe Marking Saves Lives

Pipe Marking and Your Employees When someone is talking about pipe markings the conversation typically is focused on why they are important for regulatory compliance or for convenience or even to improve general safety. When it comes right down to it, however, pipe markings are important because they save lives. This isn’t an exaggeration or sales

Custom Safety Labeling for Manufacturing

Custom Safety Labeling for Manufacturing

Save Money with Custom Safety Labeling When working in a manufacturing environment one of the most important things for safety is being able to convey information quickly and accurately to employees in the area. Whether this is letting people know where safety equipment is, informing them of what is in a container, alerting them to

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

It seems like quite some time ago now that OSHA completed their 2012 final rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard, also known as the ‘right to know’ regulation. For many companies, the new regulations were looked over and then largely forgotten about. If that is the case for you, consider this your wakeup call! You

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