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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

How to find Cost Effective ways to Create Labels for Marine Environments

How to find Cost Effective ways to Create Labels for Marine Environments

Any time you are operating in a facility near the water, you’re going to have to make some changes to the way things are done. Water can have dramatic impacts on how everything works, from the machines to the safety signs, and everything in between. If you’re looking for ways to create all sorts of

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

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

Sign Maker Machines

Sign Maker Machines

Things to Consider When Thinking About Purchasing a Sign Maker Machine One of the fastest and most effective ways to convey safety information in a facility is by using visual signs. When walking through most workplaces, you’ll see a number of different signs that help people stay safe. Everything from letting people know where a

When to Choose a Large Label Printer

When to Choose a Large Label Printer

Are You Thinking about Purchasing a Large Label Printer? Printing safety signs and custom labels for your facility is a big part of keeping everyone safe, as well as ensuring the facility remains in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Safety managers at facilities need to make sure they always have the right signs

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

Industrial Labeling Systems

Industrial Labeling Systems

Safety signs, labels and other types of visual information are essential in every facility. Some of these items are required by OSHA or other regulations, and others are needed for improved efficiency and safety. The bottom line is that all facilities use these types of things, and need them to be easy to see, very

Housekeeping for Safety

Housekeeping for Safety

When Housekeeping for safety is Ignored, Tragedy May Occur It seems that you can’t go more than a few days without seeing a news story about a workplace injury or fatality that could have been prevented with proper safety procedures. The companies where these incidents occur are investigated to see what went wrong, and in

Universal Safety Standards in the Workplace

Universal Safety Standards in the Workplace

Safety Standards in the Workplace and You Recently, chemical production companies, workers, and producers using chemicals in their final products will have noticed some changes in their labeling systems. Known as the GHS, or global harmonization system of labeling, the new labels for chemical containers are an effort at standardizing the identification procedures for many

Achieving OSHA Compliance with the help of an Industrial Label Maker

Achieving OSHA Compliance with the help of an Industrial Label Maker

The role of a safety manager at a facility is often difficult because of all the different requirements and responsibilities involved. Several years ago, I was hired into a facility as a safety manager. Prior to being hired on, the facility did not have a dedicated safety manager, so the responsibilities were just performed by

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