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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 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.

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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 with the military need to follow these standards, and it is important to use the right materials for thorough compliance and efficiency.

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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 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals are teaming up to bring more hazard awareness communication and mitigation to the forefront.

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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 communication can say a lot about that company: their expertise, attention to detail, and overall competency.

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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 follow exposure limit protocols there is a greater risk to employee safety as well as an increased risk to work site damage.

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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 can create an opportunity for hazards to arise. Here are four tips to boost wayfinding in any facility.

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Safety Tips to Drive Down Work Traffic Injuries

The Drive Safely Work Week and Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaigns serve as reminders for workplaces to focus on traffic safety to prevent injuries and deaths. Here are several tips to help workers put safety first as drivers and pedestrians in and out of the workplace.

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Take Charge of Industrial Control Panel Safety

As part of industrial maintenance, most workers will have had to conduct work inside control system panels. To troubleshoot problems, visual communication is not only required, but important to inform, remind, and warn. In control panel work, missing, incorrect or out-of-date labels can be a hazard.

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Improper Hazardous Material Shipping is Costly

Every year, there are a list of companies that fail to properly ship hazardous material. Lapses in safety transportation procedures can cause injuries and result in costly recovery work. Companies can prevent those types of failures by implementing hazmat training solutions.

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Airfield Safety Hinges on Communication

Safety is a top priority for all in the aviation industry, however, there is no shortage of challenges. Part of reducing dangers and improving clarity and awareness on airfields requires various forms of visual communication as well as other checks and balances.