• Truck Safety Crack Down Begins Nationwide

    Today the state police and the Department of Motor Vehicles are cracking down on unsafe trucks and buses.This new safety initiative is taking place all over the US as well as Canada and Mexico. The campaign was named Roadcheck 2011 and began today. The DMV along with the help of the state police have set up truck and bus .. Read More

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  • Campus Wide Smoking Bans – A New Trend?

    Last week, members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate voted for a policy to ban all uses of tobacco products on campus. This policy will also prohibit the use of tobacco products in vehicles and doesn't go in effect until July 2013.  Most people understand that colleges and universities have policies in place for no smoking within buildings. This new policy is different since you will not be allowed to smoke anywhere on the grounds...including parking lots, sidewalks, athletic fields - anyw.. Read More
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  • Where Do We Draw The Line with Warning Messages?

    I think we all know the importance of posting warning messages, but when is it too much? I recently read an article posted by Forbes.com that read “Only a moron would try to wash her daughter in a washing machine; or shake hands with the business end of a chainsaw; or light a match to check the contents of a gas tank.” Although these warnings are geared toward consumer use products, what about warning signs in your facility? Some say you can never be too safe. After all, it’s better to be safe than .. Read More
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  • Means of Egress…Are Yours Effective?

    Means of Egress…It sounds pretty straight and forward, but what does it really mean? How easy is it to locate a means of egress when seconds count? How effective are your means of egress? Are your means of egress up to code? These are just some questions to ask yourself about emergency exits, or your "means of egress". If you are in charge or will be held accountable for emergency plans, you should be able to answer these questions about your entire facility. Every workplace must have enough exits suitably located to enabl.. Read More
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  • Changes in ISO Compliance for Seals

    ISO/PAS 17712 establishes uniform procedures for the classification, acceptance, and withdrawal of acceptance of mechanical freight container seals. It provides a single source of information on mechanical seals which are acceptable for securing freight containers in international commerce.  It addresses all types of security seals usable on maritime containers. Since many other industries use the same seals, members of those industries also may choose to adopt ISO 17712. ISO/PAS 17712 is not applicable to special-purpose seals, such as fibre-optic or sophisticated electronic seals.

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  • Wet Loop Versus Microfiber

    The microfiber mop is the newest mop on the market. We continue to get the question from our customers, "how does it really stack up against the conventional mop that my business has been using for years?" To start lets discuss microfiber. The fibers of a microfiber mop are a 1/16 the thickness of human hair. The fibers are a blend of microsco.. Read More
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  • March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

    Did you know that March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month? The Prevent Blindness America website reports that “more than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day”. Those are some scary statistics and what is even scarier is that “of the total amount of [eye] work-related injuries, 10-20 % will cause temporary or permanent vision loss”. We at Set.. Read More
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  • MRO Products and Practices Keep Your Facility Up and Running

    Many people don't know what MRO means, but every facility, no matter what the size, performs MRO in some way. MRO is an acronym that stands for Maintenance, Repair and Operations. These are the repairs and maintenance you perform to keep your facility in good working order. Every minute a piece of equipment is shut down means lost productivity, late production schedules and lost revenue. A good MRO team, no matter how big or how small, plays an importa.. Read More
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