The ABC’s and 123’s of Fall Protection

Falls are one of the most dangerous hazards workplaces face and unfortunately many also lack the appropriate fall protection and safeguards in place. Workers are at risk for falling from ledges, ladders, or platforms and this can result in serious injuries, even death. Did you know falls are the leading cause of death in construction?

Gemba – A Powerful Piece of your Lean Toolbox

Lean manufacturing has a toolbox filled with tools and strategies that work to reduce wastes, involve workers from levels, and improve a facility’s efficiency. One of the most commonly used tools is Gemba. Gemba is a Japanese word meaning “the real place.” Taking a Gemba walk means walking around a specific area to observe processes

Stay on Top of Ladder Safety

Even though nearly everyone has been on or around a ladder and they are commonly found in any workplace, they often have very dangerous consequences. Every day workers around the country are being injured from improper ladder safety. OSHA has listed ladder safety in the top 10 violations for this year citing 2,944 violations in

10 Astonishing Facts About Arc Flash

Arc flashes occur suddenly and usually have catastrophic results. An arc flash is a dangerous discharge from an electrical circuit that can cause a traumatic force. Although these flashes only last a handful of seconds, it can lead to serious injuries and severe property damage. They can result in severe burns, ruptured ear drums, melted

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Have you thought about the pipes in your facility lately? Or the labels on them? All the different components of pipe marking can get confusing. It is important however, for safety and efficiency to keep the pipes in your facility properly labeled. Those working on or around pipes should be able to quickly identify the

GHS – What’s Next? A Timeline of GHS Compliance

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is an international hazard communication standard. According to OSHA, more than five million workplaces and over 40 million workers are affected by GHS, it’s a big deal! Chemicals being manufactured, produced, and distributed will need to have GHS labels and safety data sheets. Although OSHA

Industrial Floor Tape vs. Industrial Floor Paint

Having floor marking a facility is often done with industrial floor paint, but there is a better option! Whether you’re laying down aisle marking lines or creating traffic lanes for forklifts, you should consider using industrial floor tape. Floor tape offers many advantages for floor marking and this infographic breaks down why it is the

Arc Flash PPE

If an arc flash occurs, it is critical that workers in the are kept safe by the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). OSHA requires workers to weat protective equipment for wherever danger of injury from electric arcs, flashes, and electrical explosions can occur. Arc flash PPE often includes leather gloves and shoes, a balaclava, safety

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

Is your facility prepared for pipe marking season? Springtime, also known as pipe marking season, presents a great opportunity for reviewing and refreshing your current pipe labeling strategy. Having the pipes in your facility can really improve safety by easily communication the contents of a pipe those working on or around pipes. This can alert

Poka Yoke: What’s it all about?

In the world of Lean manufacturing there are many several Japanese terms used to describe concepts and strategies. One of these terms is Poka Yoke, or mistake proofing. To avoid inadvertent errors. Essentially, Poka Yoke is the practice of building mechanisms into a process in order to keep workers from making mistakes. It encourages developer