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Identify and Remove Those Slip and Trip Hazards for a Safe February

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in a...

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in abating common causes of slips and falls is to perform a safety audit.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 26, 2017
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Amputations Happen Every Day in the US Workplace

More than seven amputations occur daily in the U.S., on average. Most of the amputations reported to OSHA this past year involved fingers, but work...

More than seven amputations occur daily in the U.S., on average. Most of the amputations reported to OSHA this past year involved fingers, but workers also lost hands, toes, feet, and other extremities.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 18, 2017
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Special Precautions for Fire Evacuations in Historic Buildings

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure...

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the building’s mechanical room. Visibility, even with smoke and a power outage, can be enhanced with lighting tape to help people navigate exits.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published January 13, 2017
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Popcorn Lung Spreads to Workers in Different Industry: Coffee Roasters

In 2000, workers at a Midwest popcorn processing plant began showing symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans, a lung disease now known as “popcorn lu...

In 2000, workers at a Midwest popcorn processing plant began showing symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans, a lung disease now known as “popcorn lung” or “flavorings-related lung disease.” The disease is caused by exposure to diacetyl, a flavoring agent in microwave popcorn.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published December 02, 2016
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Can Near-Miss Reporting Help Your Safety Program?

A near-miss reporting plan helps build a strong overall safety plan by reflecting on near misses and using the lessons learned to improve your comp...

A near-miss reporting plan helps build a strong overall safety plan by reflecting on near misses and using the lessons learned to improve your company’s broader culture of safety, even when incidents don’t lead to injury.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published October 04, 2016
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Production Begins at the World’s Largest Diamond Mine

Now under production, the Gahcho Kué will be the world’s largest diamond mine. The project is a joint venture between Mountain Province Diamonds In...

Now under production, the Gahcho Kué will be the world’s largest diamond mine. The project is a joint venture between Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and De Beers Canada Inc., and they expect to sell the mine’s first diamond by the end of 2016.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published August 10, 2016
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Columbus, Ohio Emerges as Smart City Challenge Winner

As a safety product supplier to US Departments of Transportation (USDOTs), Graphic Products would like to offer congratulations to the City of Colu...

As a safety product supplier to US Departments of Transportation (USDOTs), Graphic Products would like to offer congratulations to the City of Columbus, Ohio for winning the Smart City Challenge. The national award was hosted by US DOT in tandem with Vulcan Inc. of Seattle.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published July 20, 2016
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Could a Construction Labor Shortage Mean Cutting Corners on Safety?

Construction labor and subcontractor shortages are a reality in June 2016 as housing starts increase. Will this affect safety? As well as Complianc...

Construction labor and subcontractor shortages are a reality in June 2016 as housing starts increase. Will this affect safety? As well as Compliance Assessment Services, Graphic Products offers a range of construction resources such as resources on crane safety and safety signage to keep sites safe.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published July 07, 2016
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Is Your Workplace Prepared for Emergency Evacuations in the Dark?

While the Department of Energy (DOE) works to beef up power grids and make them more resilient, safety professionals and facility managers can shor...

While the Department of Energy (DOE) works to beef up power grids and make them more resilient, safety professionals and facility managers can shore up emergency evacuation areas with glow-in-the-dark visual communication methods so workers can quickly find their way outside.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published June 09, 2016
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National Safety Stand-Down Underscores Importance of Fall Protection

OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down, happening May 2-6, 2016, works to minimize the number of workplace falls and improve worker safety.

OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down, happening May 2-6, 2016, works to minimize the number of workplace falls and improve worker safety.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published May 02, 2016