Understanding Safety Colors

6 min read There have been many dramatic improvements to workplace safety that have taken place over the past several generations. One of the biggest things that has improved safety is the use of visual communication techniques. These strategies allow a company to convey important information visually so that employees can take action more quickly and easily to avoid accidents or injuries. One great example of visual communication in the workplace is seen with the usage of safety …

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ANSI Pipe Marking Standards

Pipes outside marked with pipe labels

3 min read The pipe marking standards from ANSI are the most widely followed in the world. The system they have developed is proven to help make it faster and easier for people to identify what a particular pipe is used for, which will improve workplace safety. Whether you are already following these standards, or you need to implement it in your facility, it is important to make sure you know the various requirements set up by ANSI. …

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What does HMIS stand for?

2 min read HMIS stands for Hazardous Materials Identification System. It is a rating system that uses numbers and colors to alert people of hazards associated with specific materials. This system was developed by the American Coatings Association with the intent of complying with OSHA Hazard Communication Standards. Today HMIS is used by many different industries because it is a simple way to show what type of danger is present, while also remaining in line with OSHA’s HazCom …

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Who Uses Process Safety Management?

Process Safety Management

2 min read Many facilities need to develop a comprehensive process safety management program, and OSHA has focused its efforts on this standard in recent years. PSM is an important safety standard regarding highly hazardous chemicals and the proper handling of them. In addition to keeping workers safe, PSM aims to prevent potential disasters by reducing the risk of accidental release of flammable, toxic, or reactive chemicals into the environment. A 2013 Executive Order (EO 13650 “Improving Chemical …

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Pipe Marking Color Codes

pipe color codes

2 min read When marking pipes, you want to make sure employees can tell what’s in the pipe with just a glance, and this is usually done with a color-coding system. The industry standard was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an organization that developed the most widely used pipe color code standard. Employees working around pipes and even emergency personnel will be able to quickly identify the type of materials being carried in the pipe, …

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Forklift Pre-Inspection Checklist

Forklift Operator Safety

2 min read Most warehouses and manufacturing facilities use forklifts to complete critical daily operations but are also a common safety hazard. Forklift accidents can stem from a variety of problems, one of them being detectable equipment failure. Lowering common risk factors is the most important aspect of keeping forklifts safe for all the people involved in their operations and this can be done with pre-inspections of the vehicle. OSHA does require all forklifts to be examined on …

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