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Store Hazardous Chemicals Safely

When working with and storing hazardous chemicals, steps must be taken to ensure safety. Appropriate protections are important for workers as well...

When working with and storing hazardous chemicals, steps must be taken to ensure safety. Appropriate protections are important for workers as well as others who might come into contact with these materials. Improper storage or failed labeling of materials can cause a disaster.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 29, 2018
Safety

Are Arc Flash Injury Rates on the Rise?

No matter what the reason, arc flash injuries are still a problem in industry. Lockout/tagout, one of the best tools for arc flash prevention, held...

No matter what the reason, arc flash injuries are still a problem in industry. Lockout/tagout, one of the best tools for arc flash prevention, held its place at No. 5 on OSHA’s Top 10 violations for a second year. Recently, an arc flash in a power generation facility injured two workers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 20, 2018
Safety

How to Avoid Three Top Welding Injuries

Some of the job hazards welders face each day are while working from heights, in extreme conditions, and in confined spaces. There are several simp...

Some of the job hazards welders face each day are while working from heights, in extreme conditions, and in confined spaces. There are several simple precautions workplaces can take to ensure a safer work environment. Here are three of the biggest dangers to welders and how to avoid injuries.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 05, 2018
News and Trends

Maintain Uniformity with DoD Labels

Military expectations are high when it comes to labeling products for MIL-STD-129 shipping and MIL-STD-130 asset management. Companies contracting...

Military expectations are high when it comes to labeling products for MIL-STD-129 shipping and MIL-STD-130 asset management. Companies contracting with the military need to follow these standards, and it is important to use the right materials for thorough compliance and efficiency.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 05, 2018
News and Trends

OSHA and SMRP Team Up for Safety

A fifth of fatal occupational injuries stems from those working in installation, maintenance, and repairs. To help improve safety, OSHA and the Soc...

A fifth of fatal occupational injuries stems from those working in installation, maintenance, and repairs. To help improve safety, OSHA and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals are teaming up to bring more hazard awareness communication and mitigation to the forefront.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 26, 2018
Visual Communication

Safety Sign Failures Can Be Costly

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signage requirements for safety and compliance. A facility’s signage and other visual communi...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signage requirements for safety and compliance. A facility’s signage and other visual communication can say a lot about that company: their expertise, attention to detail, and overall competency.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 25, 2018
News and Trends

Exposure Report Shows Areas for Improvement

A report by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries shows exposure limits in various industries are being exceeded. When workplaces do not...

A report by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries shows exposure limits in various industries are being exceeded. When workplaces do not follow exposure limit protocols there is a greater risk to employee safety as well as an increased risk to work site damage.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 25, 2018
Visual Communication

4 Wayfinding Errors and How to Fix Them

Employees should be able to find their way safely and efficiently around the workplace. When crucial signage and other visual cues are amiss, it ca...

Employees should be able to find their way safely and efficiently around the workplace. When crucial signage and other visual cues are amiss, it can create an opportunity for hazards to arise. Here are four tips to boost wayfinding in any facility.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 25, 2018
Visual Communication

Safety Tips to Drive Down Work Traffic Injuries

The Drive Safely Work Week campaign is sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). The week serves as a reminder for workplace...

The Drive Safely Work Week campaign is sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). The week serves as a reminder for workplaces to focus on traffic safety to prevent workplace traffic injuries and deaths. Here are several tips to help workers eliminate distraction.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 04, 2018