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GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Previously called MSDS (material safety data sheets) under the old OSHA HazCom Standard, safety Data Sheets are a critical part of GHS and are designed to communicate complete information about a chemical or mixture and how to mitigate any issues with handling or storage. Before GHS, the requirements for MSDSs were confusing and not very

Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigerant Safety

Anhydrous Ammonia, one of the most common and widely used refrigerant chemicals in the industry, is also one of the most common and potentially lethal hazards in food processing facilities, by either physical contact or inhalation. Ammonia, in the form of liquid or gas, is extremely caustic, and corrosive to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract

Improve Workplace Safety with 5S

Many facilities choose to implement the 5S system to create a cleaner and more efficient workplace. While most think of 5S and organization synonymously, did you know the methodology can make a huge impact on safety as well? Safety is an ongoing process supported by nearly all pillars of the 5S system: Sort: Removing unnecessary

Who Needs Arc Flash Training?

An arc flash or a flashover is a dangerous instance where there is an electrical explosion or discharge. This happens when energy is released because of an arc fault, and it results in electricity being propelled through the air from one conductor to another. The current often connects to the ground and conducts powerful energy.

How To Conduct Safety Training For New Employees

The orientation or introduction of new employees to any organization is an essential process. Whether the employee is from another site or division, promoted and then assigned to a new work setup, or totally new to the company, the orientation is the first step to ensuring employee productivity, growth and safety. As a process, it

Tips for Keeping Your Storage Area Organized

In any business or workplace, there is almost always a storage zone independent from production. Typically, storage in manufacturing environments could come with specific purposes. In production plants, retail and wholesale business, transport and many other industries, storage systems are in place to ensure order in the area. With the variety of activities in such

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This Winter

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs most frequently between November and February in the United States, largely because of the use of heating systems in homes and other buildings. It’s worth assessing the carbon monoxide control methods used in your workplace this time of year to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent the deadly

Personal Hygiene – Prevent the Spread of Illness at Work

Deadly illnesses such as Ebola have been on people’s minds in recent months. Many have questions about the threat of the disease and whether it could impact communities and workplaces in the United States. This is understandable, but these concerns often overshadow the more likely culprits of illness and time spent away from work this winter:

Safety Supervisors – The 5 Most Common Mistakes

Safety Supervisors and their Mistakes Whether you yourself are a safety supervisor or are just tasked with the appointing and training of them within your business, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Safety supervision is vital to any safe and efficient organization, but getting things just right is far from easy. For one,