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3 Tips to Improve Visual Communication

3 Tips to Improve Visual Communication

Improve Safety and Efficiency with Visual Communication When looking for ways to improve the organization, safety and efficiency of a facility, few things can be as effective as visual communication. Visual communication strategies are almost always very inexpensive (or even free) and can provide immediate improvements that are measurable and long lasting. The following are some

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

Globally Harmonized System Labeling Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling is an important requirement in many facilities. Whether you are looking to implement GHS labeling in a facility for the first time or you are just updating your current visual communication standards it is important to get everything right. In addition to helping to ensure your

Hand Hazards that are Often Overlooked

Hand Hazards that are Often Overlooked

Hand Hazards in the Workplace When it comes to workplace accidents and injuries, few are more common or more traumatic than hand injuries. Every year thousands of people experience severe cuts or even amputations, which can have a permanent impact not only on their ability to work, but also to perform most common tasks outside

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.

Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Improving Hazard Communications with Vinyl Labels As you may recall, last week I wrote about a recent study that uncovered that hazard communications were at the heart of many of the most significant safety challenges in facilities today. In that article I went over how floor tape can help convey critical information, and improve the

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Floor Marking Tape Continues to Help with Hazard Communications Keeping a facility running safely and efficiently can be very difficult. While most companies try to improve safety whenever possible, they often miss some obvious problems. This is illustrated by the 2011 report from Workplace Safety Pro, which listed the top 25 general industry violations. When

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Working with hazardous chemicals can be one of the most dangerous activities for workers to engage in for a number of reasons; not the least of which being that many chemicals used in production are used in small quantities, meaning that they last a while between re-stocks and workers don’t have to handle them constantly.

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes are always occurring around us, if processes or practices sit idle for too long they become outdated and less efficient while everything else continues to improve. OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard is no exception to this rule. The OSHA HazCom Standard is in place to protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals through the use

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

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

Hazard Symbols

Hazard Symbols

Hazard symbols are helpful pictograms that illustrate safety messages regarding specific hazards. The reason hazard symbols are so useful is that they work in any language since they do not use linguistics to convey safety messages. Because of the universal nature of hazard symbols, the same set of symbols can be used effectively worldwide thus

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

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