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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

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

“Back” to the Basics – Preventing Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

“Back” to the Basics – Preventing Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

Back pain and injuries account for some of the most reported and most serious common workplace injuries worldwide. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a country whose labor department doesn’t dedicate pages of literature to both employers and employees solely on this topic. Loss of work days and productivity, lifelong injuries and disabilities, and

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

How to Handle Chemical Spills

How to Handle Chemical Spills

The goal of workplace safety programs is primarily to prevent accidents and injuries by helping train people on how to minimize risk and work more safely. An important part of any program also must focus on how to respond when something goes wrong. Nowhere is this truer than when there is a chemical spill in

Five Steps to Proper Hand Protection in the Workplace

Five Steps to Proper Hand Protection in the Workplace

Cuts and lacerations, sprains, broken bones, burns, and infections all affect the hands of millions of workers every single year in America. While employees generally seek to be careful and are protective of their own bodies, accidents happen and, when they do, they can range from the very minor to the very severe, going so

Accident Investigation – Everything You Need to Know About Surviving A Post-Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation – Everything You Need to Know About Surviving A Post-Accident Investigation

Unfortunately, workplace accidents are inevitable and occur across the country on a variety of scales on a daily basis. Most accidents are minor, with some even going unreported, but for many there are followup investigations that can potentially drag on for months or even years, much to the chagrin of a business owner trying to

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

Industrial floor signs, or industrial floor stickers, used in factories and other work floors, have a variety of uses. These can range from simply helping employees find their way around to facilitating lean projects and other endeavors. Just to show you how versatile these floor signs are, here are seven unique uses for industrial floor

NFPA 70E Update Overview

NFPA 70E Update Overview

The NFPA or National Fire Protection Association is responsible for creating the NFPA 70E which is the standard for electrical safety within the workplace. When it comes to electrical safety in the workplace, there are basically three different types of electrical hazards; they are electrical shock, electrical arc flash, and electrical arc blast. It is

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

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

One of the most common injuries plaguing nearly any industrial business is the eye injury. The human eye is susceptible to damage from a variety of different sources, however, most eye injuries stem from exposure to chemicals, paints, solvents, allergens, sawdust, laboratory materials, etc. However, it is important to remember that nearly ninety percent of

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