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Production Flies High at Valley Forge Flag

As a manufacturer and wholesaler of flags and banners, Valley Forge Flag has been in business for more than 130 years. This mass production of spor...

As a manufacturer and wholesaler of flags and banners, Valley Forge Flag has been in business for more than 130 years. This mass production of sports, government, school, and other patriotic insignia takes diligent craftsmanship. Valley Forge Flag talks about its history as well as its safety.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published June 11, 2019
Safety

6 Ways to Improve Office Safety in June, National Safety Month

Each year, nearly 80,000 private sector administrative workers suffer on-the-job injuries. With June named by the National Safety Council (NSC) as...

Each year, nearly 80,000 private sector administrative workers suffer on-the-job injuries. With June named by the National Safety Council (NSC) as National Safety Month, here are six smart fixes, beyond simple ergonomics, that can help make any office safer.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published June 06, 2019
Safety

Tips to Prepare for National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day is the second Tuesday in June. The day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight safe use of forklifts an...

National Forklift Safety Day is the second Tuesday in June. The day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. In turn, this encourages safer behavior in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 29, 2019
Pioneering Personnel

Worker Details Chemical Inhalation Incident

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the eme...

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the emergency room for headaches, nausea, and other ailments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 14, 2019
News and Trends

Fall Prevention, Protection Focuses Increase

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering sc...

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering scaffolding requires extra attention for fall prevention and protection should a fall occur.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2019
News and Trends

4 Things to Do to Meet IEEE 1584-2018 Changes

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important st...

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important step in an arc flash assessment: labels.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 06, 2019
Visual Communication

Energize Workplace Electrical Safety Plans

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the poten...

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the potential hazards in various industries. This year, the campaign focuses on electrical safety during disasters, among other electrical dangers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019
News and Trends

Creative Teen Videos ‘Speak Up’ for Work Safety

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work...

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The videos allow teens to create safety messages for peers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019
Safety

Tips to Maximize Control Panel Safety

Never underestimate the power of electricity. While it is easy to take energy for granted, there are many hazards that await workers who do not pre...

Never underestimate the power of electricity. While it is easy to take energy for granted, there are many hazards that await workers who do not prepare prior to working with it. Workplaces can ensure safety for electrical maintenance by keeping control panels neat, organized and properly labeled.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 10, 2019