Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Three big players in the field of safety include OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and the HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System). All three organizations aim to provide certain levels of protection to employees and people regarding safety and health hazards. However, OHSA has done some recent revisions to

Welding Safety

Welding Safety

Welding is a common practice utilized within many different work environments, all the way from the ambitious underwater welding jobs which involve welding in the water to repair ships or pipelines, all the way to more standardized industrial welding within the manufacturing sector. However, welding involves the use of extremely hot and bright energy which

Oil Fields Safety: Preventative Maintenance

Oil Fields Safety: Preventative Maintenance

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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

Floor Marking

Floor Marking

Floor marking is imperative in any industrial environment. The risk of injury due to unmarked floors still remains one of the top OSHA violations. Good floor marking is important because it informs employees and visitors about different safe and unsafe areas within the work place. In order to make floor marking as beneficial as possible,

NFPA 1 Fire Code

NFPA 1 Fire Code

Similar to many other workplace hazards, there is also a set of pertinent rules and regulations for fire safety. Right from a very young age you were probably told how dangerous fire can be. The effects of an uncontrolled fire can be monumentally destructive. Buildings can be destroyed in a matter of minutes due to

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,

Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

When injuries occur at an industrial workplace, sudden fatal explosions or electrical flashes can be the culprit. For this reason, many factories use arc flash labels to warn employees of hazardous areas. At any time, a large number of employees obtain electrical charges that can cause immobility in their arms and hands. Additionally, it can

Standard Markings for Pipes

Standard Markings for Pipes

There is a color coding system for the marking of pipes for convenience.  As much as this is not yet a compulsory requirement, it is however important that it is implemented as the benefits are far reaching.  This practice ensures that no pipes can be mistaken in any way. ANSI has given a Pipe Marking Guide which

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