Choosing the Right PPE for Arc Flash Hazards

Arc flashes are a potentially deadly possibility when working with live or damaged equipment. Every year there are around 30,000 arc flash incidents that result in 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 deaths. The most frightening thing about arc blasts is that they can heat up to 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is more than

Floor Marking: A Valuable 5S Tool for the Workplace

5S is a widely known visual management tool that is used in many different work environments. Its methodology revolves around maximizing the rate of efficiency and profit in a process via organizational tools. There are numerous ways a company can make improvements to an already existing 5S program or implement this strategy into the innerworkings

GHS Labels: An Overview

The Globally Harmonized System is a universally agreed upon standard for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It has been fully adopted by OSHA, making it the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard since 2015. When the United Nations developed GHS, they developed a labeling system that had consistent elements and a defined format. There are many

A Guide to Facility Spill Kits

Spills are a presumed occurrence in most workplaces, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Industrial spills create slipping hazards and depending on the substance, may pose a serious risk to human or environmental health. Prevention is the most effective solution for avoiding spills, but you should always be prepared for an emergency. You

Conveyor Safety in the Workplace

Just as OSHA is a governing and determining body in the world of worker safety, creating new laws and guidelines to ensure the safety of your workers, CEMA, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association is a trade organization comprised of conveyor equipment manufacturers, installers and designers. Over the years a number of injuries and fatalities have

Creating an OSHA-Compliant Sign System

Visual communication is critical for a safe workplace. When implementing a safety sign program or updating your current system, you will need to follow OSHA standards and know what your facility needs. A new visual system may seem daunting, but you can get started today! Assess Your Space To start implementing or updating a signage

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