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Regulations & Compliance

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

Tony Ferraro | August 5, 2013 | Safety Products | ANSI, Eyewash Stations, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Does Punishment Create Compliance?

Does Punishment Create Compliance?

When somebody does something wrong at work, most employers use punishment in response to the undesired behavior. By using punishment, they hope to stop the undesired behavior and guide them to act in a more appropriate way. For many people the use of punishment is an innate response stemming all the way back from childhood.

Tony Ferraro | July 25, 2013 | Training | Regulations & Compliance, Safety


OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA is known for their great dedication towards employee health and safety. In fact, if it wasn’t for OSHA’s safety standards and guidelines, many workplaces would be quite a bit more hazardous than they currently are. Anyhow, OSHA makes it a regular practice to visit businesses in order to make sure they are indeed in

Tony Ferraro | July 22, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Fire Safety, Forklift Safety, Labeling, OSHA, OSHA Compliance, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety




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

Tony Ferraro | June 21, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Fire Safety, Hazcom, HMIS, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


OSHA Warning Labels

OSHA Warning Labels

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is dedicated to the health and well-being of employees while on the job. Day in and day out employees are exposed to potentially dangerous situations based upon their specific job functions. Whether a person is employed at a manufacturing facility, an auto body shop, or within a

Tony Ferraro | June 4, 2013 | Safety Products | Facility Marking, Labeling, OSHA, OSHA Labels, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety




Management Auditing

Management Auditing

The word audit can sometimes be daunting to even the most responsible and organized business owner. An audit can potentially expose issues related to safety, finances, and overall basic function. When defined, an audit can be described as an official inspection of an organization’s accounts and processes routinely conducted by an independent entity. Maybe one

Mike Wilson | February 6, 2013 | Lean | Regulations & Compliance


Aerospace’s AS9100 QMS Standard

Aerospace’s AS9100 QMS Standard

Although AS9100 is fairly new to the industry, making its debut in October of 1999, it is quickly becoming a mandatory staple within the aerospace industry. The AS9100 standards were designed and developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group. The AS9100 is basically an aerospace quality management system that focuses on meeting the needs of

Mike Wilson | January 28, 2013 | Lean | Regulations & Compliance


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

Mike Wilson | January 3, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety


Pipe Marking standards – ANSI compliant

Pipe Marking standards – ANSI compliant

The use of a piping system is a common phenomenon within industrial facilities. These pipes can sometimes carry dangerous substances. It is for this reason that they should be well labelled so that people know exactly what kind of substances they carry in them.  A pipe label designates potential hazards carried, direction of flow, and

Mike Wilson | December 14, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Ammonia Pipe Marking, ANSI, Facility Marking, Labeling, Marine Pipe Marking, Pipe Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


The Core Functions of OSHA

The Core Functions of OSHA

According to the available statistics, more than sixty percent of the accidents in the workplace are preventable. Prevention can be achieved through a proper educative system targeting the employer, the employees and the general public. Negligence forms the major component of the causes of these accidents while the rest are due to lack of proper

Mike Wilson | December 12, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Emergency Evacuation, Healthcare, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety