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Machine Guarding (Safety Requirements + Expert Tips)

Machine Guarding (Safety Requirements + Expert Tips)

Machinery-related injuries can be devastating. Those operating or maintaining unguarded machines are at risk for crushed hands and arms, severed limbs and fingers, abrasions, amputations, and lacerations, or even death. Industries using dangerous machines (like power saws or milling machines) are required to eliminate or control any preset hazards. Machine guards serve as a safeguard

Jesse Allred | June 27, 2019 | Safety Solutions



Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to address common electrical hazards in your workplace. One of the most important components of electrical safety is the control of hazardous energy, AKA lockout/tagout. Electrical energy can be fatal when accidentally released, and employees are at risk for shock, burns, electrocution, or other

Jesse Allred | May 13, 2019 | Safety Solutions, Visual Safety | Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Managing Inventory with Rack Labels

Managing Inventory with Rack Labels

With rows and rows of aisles and shelves, operating an efficient warehouse can be a difficult and complex task. There is a considerable amount of planning that takes place in the development of a warehouse management process, but rack labeling is a simple and cost-effective way to control inventory. Facilitating the flow of inventory, keeping

Jesse Allred | May 2, 2019 | Industry News, Lean, Safety Solutions | Barcoding, Facility Efficiency, Inventory Control, Labeling, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Rack Labeling


How to Spring Clean Your Facility

How to Spring Clean Your Facility

Most people associate spring cleaning with clearing out the attic or organizing the closet, but the same energy can be applied to the workplace! Spring is an excellent opportunity to evaluate your facility and organize for efficiency. Focus on getting rid of items cluttering the workplace and making an environment that allows for more productive

Jesse Allred | April 12, 2019 | 5S


Are you up to date with OSHA?

Are you up to date with OSHA?

OSHA works to assure safe and healthy working conditions and uses its authority to keep regulations and standards up to date. Below we have compiled some updates from the agency this year and what changes may be in the future. Higher Fines OSHA penalties were updated earlier this year and apply to any citation issued

Jesse Allred | April 5, 2019 | Industry News, Safety Solutions


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

Jesse Allred | March 29, 2019 | Safety Solutions, Visual Safety



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,

Jesse Allred | March 14, 2019 | Safety Solutions | Ammonia Pipe Marking, Facility Marking, Labeling, Pipe Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Workplace Safety


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

Jesse Allred | February 28, 2019 | Safety Solutions | ANSI, Facility Marking, Pipe Marking, Valve Tag, Workplace Safety


Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Spring is just around the corner. As we leave behind the freezing temperatures and enter a new season, we also usher in the beginning of Pipe Marking Season. With longer days and spring cleaning in mind, it is the opportune time to evaluate your pipes and ensure they are properly labeled. If you are not

Jesse Allred | February 13, 2019 | Visual Safety | Facility Marking, Labeling, Pipe Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Valve Tag, Workplace Safety


The IEEE 1584 2018 Update: What’s Changed and Why It Matters

The IEEE 1584 2018 Update: What’s Changed and Why It Matters

In 2002, the unveiling of the IEEE 1584 guide was unprecedented. For the first time, an internationally recognized standard existed to calculated arcing short circuit currents, incident energy, and arc flash boundary. The standard was revolutionary, and was thanks to the hard work and tireless research done by electric engineers driven to reduce arc flash

CSS Editorial Staff | December 7, 2018 | Safety Solutions | Electrical Safety



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

CSS Editorial Staff | October 30, 2018 | Safety Solutions


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

Jesse Allred | October 25, 2018 | Safety Solutions