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Four Resolutions to Implement for a Safer Facility in 2017

By Sally Murdoch

First aid signs from Graphic Products

As we look to the close of another year, many may be thinking about personal resolutions for a better 2017. If you are a safety manager, facility owner, or if you work at a facility where safety is central to operations, perhaps 2017 is your year to make a difference in assessing and improving protection and wellbeing for everyone within the workplace, too.

As a leader in safety solutions, and home of DuraLabel industrial sign and label printers, Graphic Products offers numerous supplies for site-specific applications and visual communication. Graphic Products carries a number of products that can help anyone improve safety next year. Here are four suggestions that, once implemented, can make anyone a safety superhero.

  1. Anti-slip PathFinder Standard Tread is as versatile as it is safe. With numerous colors to match floor décor, this gritty sandpaperfeel tread tape gives super grip to prevent slips and falls in medium to light traffic areas. Ideal placements and applications include food prep areas in industrial and commercial kitchens, aquatic environments (including swimming pools and boat docks), athletic facilities, playground equipment, and locker rooms.This tread tape can be used to meet OSHA specs for Stair Tread Requirements and is National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) certified.
DuraLabel Toro OSHA Kit from Graphic Products
Graphic Products' DuraLabel Toro OSHA Kit
  1. DuraLabel Toro OSHA Kit: Visual communication in the form of labels is the surest route to successful safety measures, and the DuraLabel Toro OSHA Kit from Graphic Products delivers cost savings and compliance in one bundle. This kit includes a DuraLabel Toro thermal transfer printer (capable of printing labels up to 4 inches wide), software for designing custom OSHA-compliant signs and labels, and rolls of premium vinyl and ribbon. Add the optional battery for three hours of continuous printing in the field, equivalent to 3,600 4"x6" labels.
  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is great to have on hand when needed. With fall protection violations consistently clocking in as OSHA’s most-cited offense each year, and with falls the leading cause of death in the construction industry, equipping yourself and your team with fall protection signage is smart. Graphic Products has a full selection of fall protection PPE, including lanyards, beam anchors, and full construction-specific harnesses such as this MSA Construction Workman Harness. Not sure what’s needed for your crews? Check our fall protection infographic to make an informed decision.
  1. Finally, preprinted first aid kit labels and signs are an easy way to show what’s important to your employees, and what’s needed with no forethought. If you’ve got a first aid kit, that’s only half the battle for safety—marking it with signage makes it instantly found.

No matter which resolutions you choose, starting with visual communication marks a perfect step in committing to safety. You can up your safety quotient for 2017 even more by downloading Graphic Products’ guide to OSHA Safety Signs to assist in assuring your facility's safety signage complies with ANSI standards enforced by OSHA.

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