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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

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips that Could Improve Workplace Safety For many facilities the only thing they think about when it comes to pipe marking is whether or not they are in compliance with the required standards from organizations such as ANSI and ASME. While this may be sufficient to get you in compliance, it is not

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions

Safety Signs 101 – 7 Most Common Questions Using safety signs in a facility is a great way to help quickly inform people of potential dangers is a specific area. There are many different types of safety signs that can be used, which can actually make it somewhat confusing when trying to plan out what

British Pipe Marking Standards

British Pipe Marking Standards

An Introduction to British Pipe Marking Standards As a business owner or manager, I probably don’t need to remind you how specific some of ANSI’s (and by extension OSHA’s) pipe marking standards can get. Specific colors and labels are required in a number of precise areas and junctions, and it, of course, remains the responsibility

Review of ANSI Color Codes For Pipe Marking

Review of ANSI Color Codes For Pipe Marking

A Great Pipe Marking Guide for Understanding Color Codes One thing that virtually all facilities have in common is that they have all sorts of different pipes running throughout the building. These pipes can carry just about anything from drinking water to any number of chemicals or even gasses. Labeling pipes properly is extremely important

OSHA and ANSI Z359 – Fall Protection Standard

OSHA and ANSI Z359 – Fall Protection Standard

Reviewing the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Standard When it comes to workplace injuries, few things are as dangerous, or as common, as falling. This is why safety agencies such as OSHA have spent so much time developing their standards related for how to protect employees from falling while on the job. It is important to

Grab Bag: Safety Signs and Labels

Grab Bag: Safety Signs and Labels

There are many topics in the safety sphere which transcend any individual business or industry, and become vital in just about every industrial operation (and sometimes non-industrial as well) in existence. The wide range of safety signs, labels, and the associated rules and suggestions that go along with them certainly fit into this category without

Emergency Shower and Eyewash Stations Q & A

Emergency Shower and Eyewash Stations Q & A

Emergency eyewash stations and showering stations are located in many work environments, and serve to help mitigate the damage of a harmful chemical coming into contact with a human body part (namely the skin and eyes). While OSHA and ANSI standards and regulations for these stations are dense and detailed, let’s take a look at

Pipe Marking For Safety Managers: Start to Finish

Pipe Marking For Safety Managers: Start to Finish

In many modern day factories and other facilities, materials flow through lengths of piping that run throughout. These materials can often be hazardous and subject to other dangerous conditions (such as heat and pressure) and are thereby potential safety hazards to workers in their vicinity. To address this, you should learn to effectively evaluate and

The Power of Color Coding: Floor Marking

The Power of Color Coding: Floor Marking

Colors are used everywhere to signify different meanings. We create order, understanding, and cohesion with color coding. For example, all drivers are aware of the color code used for traffic stop lights. Red is stop, green is go, and yellow is slow down. In fact, the color coding on stoplights is so easy to follow

Pipe Marking: The Basics You Need to Know

Pipe Marking: The Basics You Need to Know

Even though pipe marking is an essential practice when it comes to safety in any facility with exposed pipes, this practice is often undervalued and sometimes even overlooked by employers. Why? Well, it could be due to a lack of time to pipe mark or it may even be that they don’t have the correct

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

One of the most common injuries plaguing nearly any industrial business is the eye injury. The human eye is susceptible to damage from a variety of different sources, however, most eye injuries stem from exposure to chemicals, paints, solvents, allergens, sawdust, laboratory materials, etc. However, it is important to remember that nearly ninety percent of

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