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 is the Hazcom standard?

Hazcom GHS label

2 min read The HazCom Standards is short for the Hazardous Communication Standard. It started off as a program from OSHA called ‘Right to Know.’ It was based on the fact that employees have a right to know what types of chemicals are being used in the area around them. In addition, they have the right to know what types of dangers these chemicals present. Of course, once employees know about these hazards, they can also demand things …

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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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What you Need to Know About OSHA

2 min read The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, also known as OSHA, is a government body that sets and enforce standards in United States’ workplaces. As an employer, it is important to know OSHA’s priority is for workplace safety and not to issue fines and citations for businesses. Virtually every employee working in the country is “protected” by OSHA. This means workers can anonymously file complaints, request inspections, and are guaranteed the right to safe workplace. OSHA …

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3 Characteristics for a Successful Lockout/Tagout Program

Lockout Tagout Label

2 min read A lockout/tagout (LOTO) program is necessary for facilities with any type of dangerous machinery or equipment. The purpose of having a LOTO program in place is to control hazardous energy and protect those who are physically working or performing maintenance on a dangerous machine. While commonly used to control electricity safely, there are several other types of harmful energy including hydraulic pressure, hydraulic accumulation, pneumatic energy, gas, and many more. The Occupational Safety and Health …

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Don’t Overlook Eye Safety

Eye safety eye washes and signs

2 min read Eyes are some of the most complicated, and important, organs in the human body. On many jobsites however, our eyes are put at risk to hazards like bright flashes, chemical splashes, flying sparks, or loose debris. Even a minor accident can result in long-term damage or even blindness. Whether you’re working out on a construction site or working in a medical lab, a number of hazards can be present, and it’s important to take appropriate …

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Safety Supplies And Products

2 min read Safety supplies are required in every corporate field and these supplies have got the highest importance in meeting up accidental emergencies. Many people think that only those workers who work in any industrial units like warehouse or factory might face accidental injuries and thus they need to use safety supplies but this is completely a wrong conception. The fact is that risks are associated with every corporate industry but the nature differs from one field …

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