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NFPA 70E Update Overview

NFPA 70E Update Overview

The NFPA or National Fire Protection Association is responsible for creating the NFPA 70E which is the standard for electrical safety within the workplace. When it comes to electrical safety in the workplace, there are basically three different types of electrical hazards; they are electrical shock, electrical arc flash, and electrical arc blast. It is

Arc Flash: Common Beliefs Debunked

Arc Flash: Common Beliefs Debunked

Even though many people know and understand the hazards associated with arc flashes, there are still some people that quite frankly act “untouchable” when it comes to certain safety hazards in the workplace. We all know these people, they are the ones who need multiple reminders to wear safety glasses, rarely utilize hearing protection, and

Hand Hazards

Hand Hazards

We use our hands every day for many things such as grasping, manipulating, holding, feeling, and much more. Hands are commonly considered as one of the most widely utilized body parts, which usually rings true when it comes to working in an industrial environment as well. In the industrial work environment, there is a wide

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

Safety organizations such as OSHA provide helpful guidelines and standards to protect employees from occupational hazards while on the job. One of the leading occupational hazards includes the use and consumption of electricity. Electricity is used by nearly every industrial business worldwide. Electricity not only powers equipment, but also provides employees with lighting, HVAC, and

Labeling Tangled Cables

Labeling Tangled Cables

We’ve all seen it before, large amounts of disorganized cables. Messy and tangled cables not only look chaotic but also make maneuvering, understanding, and replacing cables extremely cumbersome.  Whether tangled cables are located within a small cubicle area or in the back room of an IT department, they not only look visually displeasing, but may also

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

The Importance of Lockout Tagout

The Importance of Lockout Tagout

Lockout Tagout, or simply LOTO, is a safety practice that protects employees and visitors from uncontrolled hazardous energy that may escape from machines or equipment during isolation or servicing. When potentially hazardous equipment is identified for maintenance, it will be placed on LOTO which includes adding a visual lock and tag to the energy isolation

Proper Signage and Label Techniques to Combat OHSA’s Top Ten Safety Violations

Proper Signage and Label Techniques to Combat OHSA’s Top Ten Safety Violations

Each year OSHA gathers all data regarding cited workplace violations and compiles it into a top ten violations list. Although the lists may reflect some similarities in violations year to year, there are still great gains being made towards enhancing workplace safety. Below we have outlined OSHA’s top ten violations of 2012 according to the

Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

An arc flash happens when electrically energized equipment undergoes an electrical fault. It is actually a flow of electric current in the surrounding air. The temperature around the equipment may rise to temperatures of about 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit, causing even metal to vaporize. When this metal vapor and the hot air combine, a great explosive force

Warehouse Safety Hazards

Warehouse Safety Hazards

Warehouse safety is an integral part of the industrial interface between the customers and the factory. It is a place that includes both raw and processed products, and many times the safety of a warehouse is often overlooked in many industries. Though a warehouse is not a place for any heavy machines or intensive operations,

Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Make Christmas safe this year by following these fire safety tips. Click to Enlarge Image Christmas Tree Fire Safety Statistics: U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that began with Christmas trees. These fires caused: 13 civilian fire deaths 27 civilian fire injuries $16.7 million in direct property damage

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations Citations for 2012 at NSC Congress and Expo

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations Citations for 2012 at NSC Congress and Expo

At its annual Congress and Expo in Orlando this year, the National Safety Council was “treated” to OSHA’s release of its top ten list of violations citations for 2012. OSHA deputy director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust reported the list for a crowded Expo audience. Among the list of ten violations, the

ETAP, Electrical Engineering Software, Arc Flash Software, Arc Flash Labels

ETAP, Electrical Engineering Software, Arc Flash Software, Arc Flash Labels

If you are looking for ETAP arc flash Software, or if you’re trying to compare Arc Flash software before you purchase, call us today. Find out how we can help you and your company get Arc Flash software and a label printer. With these equipment, you can print straight from ETAP onto vinyl industrial labels

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