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Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

It’s been more than thirty years since OSHA published Guidelines for Robotics Safety in 1987. Since then, automated systems and are robots are used in all kinds of industries to complete all types of jobs – from material handling to fabrication to security. Robotics have given companies the chance to dramatically increase operational efficiency while

Jesse Allred | January 21, 2020 | Safety Solutions | Electrical Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to address common electrical hazards in your workplace. One of the most important components of electrical safety is the control of hazardous energy, AKA lockout/tagout. Electrical energy can be fatal when accidentally released, and employees are at risk for shock, burns, electrocution, or other

Jesse Allred | May 13, 2019 | Safety Solutions, Visual Safety | Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month, designated by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), and designed to promote electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. The annual campaign aims to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss that occur all too often. OSHA estimates there are approximately

Jesse Allred | May 15, 2018 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


Five Common Safety Blind Spots

Five Common Safety Blind Spots

Improving workplace safety is a challenging task, and one that is never ending. When done properly, however, it can help to avoid accidents and even save lives. Many businesses focus on implementing safety standards, and ensuring equipment is properly maintained to avoid safety issues. While these are both very good things to do, it can

Tony Ferraro | June 19, 2017 | Safety Solutions | Blind Spots, Floor Marking, Forklift Safety, Lockout Tagout, Safety, Workplace Safety


15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

Workplace safety is extremely important and it’s something most people reading this page think about on a regular basis. Those who work in this industry often get to a point where they don’t see very many egregious safety failures because companies that employ safety managers typically have at least some standards in place. Every day

Tony Ferraro | May 8, 2017 | Safety Solutions | Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Forklift Safety, Ladder Safety, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

When looking to improve the safety of employees and the overall facility during maintenance and other work on machines, there are few things better than the lockout tagout system. This system is designed specifically to prevent accidents and injuries when personnel are working in and around potentially dangerous machines. For example, if someone is going

Tony Ferraro | March 17, 2016 | Safety Solutions | Electrical Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Workplace Safety


Lockout Tagout Mistakes – 6 Ways to Eliminate Them

Lockout Tagout Mistakes – 6 Ways to Eliminate Them

Eliminating Lockout Tagout Mistakes When it comes to protecting people while working on machines within a facility, few things are as effective as following the lockout tagout procedures. If you are not already using this safety method, it is a process in which the person (or people) who are going to be working in a

Tony Ferraro | October 28, 2014 | Safety Solutions | Facility Marking, Labeling, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety



10 Items for Your Safety Hazards Checklist

10 Items for Your Safety Hazards Checklist

Get Started with a Safety Hazards Checklist Keeping a facility safe is extremely important, and as a safety manager or other leader in the facility it is often going to be your responsibility to ensure there are no unnecessary hazards. One of the best ways to do this is to make a safety hazards checklist

Tony Ferraro | September 8, 2014 | Safety Solutions | Electrical Safety, Facility Marking, Fire Safety, Labeling, Lockout Tagout, Safety, Safety Signs



Top 6 Losses in OEE

Top 6 Losses in OEE

OEE and Understanding the Most Common Areas of Loss Tracking your facility’s productivity is an important way to keep up to date on how efficient your business is operating, and how to make improvements. The OEE standard helps manufacturing companies keep track of how things are going, and identify where they are experiencing excessive downtime

Tony Ferraro | June 30, 2014 | Lean | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lockout Tagout, OEE


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

Tony Ferraro | May 28, 2014 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Facility Safety, Fire Safety, GHS, Labeling, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Safety, Safety Signs, Safety Standards, Workplace Safety