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8 Electricity Tips for Staying Safe

8 Electricity Tips for Staying Safe

A Guide for Keeping Safe around Electricity Of all the many safety hazards in the workplace, few can cause as much damage, injury or even death as electricity. To make it worse, accidents with electricity can literally happen in the blink of an eye, which is why it is so important to implement electricity tips

What is NFPA?  – LabelTac Printers and Labels

What is NFPA? – LabelTac Printers and Labels

NFPA and LabelTac Working Together The NFPA, or National Fire Protection Agency, is dedicated to helping facilities improve their overall fire safety and prevention programs. This is done in large part by issuing safety standards, guidelines and codes that help instruct companies on how to stay safe when working with fire or electrical equipment, as

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

Hazard Communications – Signs

Hazard Communications – Signs

Safety Signs Improve Hazard Communications If you’re looking to improve the hazard communications in your facility, you’ll want to start by taking a good look at the different types of signs used by your company. Signs have been used to communicate hazards for millennia, and they are still one of the most effective options available.

5 Floor Marking Rules for a Safe Workplace

5 Floor Marking Rules for a Safe Workplace

It’s Time to Review the Rules of Floor Marking If you’re looking at updating your facilities floor markings to help improve the safety of the company, it is important that you take the time to ensure you’re doing it right. Spending time up front in planning and implementation can help you avoid a lot of

What is Fault Current?

What is Fault Current?

Arc Flash, Fault Current, and OSHA Electricity, for all its interaction with just about every aspect of today’s modern world, is still a general mystery to the layperson. While we may have a sort of idea of some of the terminology – hey, there was a band called AC/DC after all – most managers aren’t

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

Do You Know the Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility? When working in a facility for eight or more hours per day, at least five days per week, it is easy to develop a sort of ‘blindness’ to some of the more common workplace hazards. Of course, if something is on fire, or there

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Questions and Answers When it comes to improving safety in a facility, people have all sorts of questions. In many cases the questions are about specific situations related to their own facility. These questions often require very detailed answers and looking at how the laws or regulations apply to a specific situation. For

Flammable Liquids

Flammable Liquids

When it comes to workplace hazards, few things can be more dangerous than a fire. Each year in the United States there are over 70,000 workplace fires, with many of them being serious. From these fires, there are about 200 employee deaths each year. This is a very significant number, and it shows that not

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Most commonly, the hazards we associate with electricity and exposed electrical equipment are those due to direct contact. In these cases, a worker might accidentally touch an uninsulated wire or piece of electrical equipment, and momentarily become a conductor themselves. Severe burns and arrhythmia or stoppage of the heart can occur. What most people don’t

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