2013

  • Ergonomics and the Workplace

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    According to the most recent numbers compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), musculoskeletal disorders account for 34 percent of all injury and illness cases in the workplace. Ergonomics-related conditions are a leading cause of lost workdays among all employees. Ergonomics Defined Ergonomics is the study of employees and their work environment. When there is a poor fit between employees and their work environment, the result can be Read More

  • Recent Quarry Fire - Could New GHS Labeling Have Prevented It?

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    On January 30, 2014 a quarry in Branford, CT, near the Seton headquarters, experienced a fire that caused the evacuation of several hundred people in a one-mile area surrounding the quarry. Local fire officials claimed that employees of the quarry had accidentally started the fire by burning cardboard in which explosives had once been stored. The fire was expected to smolder for several days due to other combustible materials Read More

  • Seton's New Catalog for New Challenges in 2014

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    A few weeks have passed since the first day of January. After the festivities of welcoming a new year comes the business of getting down to-well, business. 2014 offers another chance for establishments and industries across the United States to promote safety and proper facility management. This, of course, brings new challenges for both employers and employees to meet. With this in mind, Seton is offering several new Read More

  • Reflective Tape Regulations: What You Need To Know

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    It’s safe to say that very few people give much thought about a roll of reflective tape. The truth is, reflective tapes are one of those unsung safety "heroes", those materials that quietly help create a safer environment for almost everyone. Reflective material – and consequently reflective tape – was developed to enable objects to become visible at night Read More

  • Safety Vests: High Visibility for Highlighting Safety

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      Safety vests are the safety gear necessary to keep personnel visible to other people especially when working along roads. Federal agencies, such as the American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA) has time and again enacted requirements to promote high standards for protective clothing. The standards for safety vests are no different. One such standard is the ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 standard. Read More

  • The Basics of Non-Permit Required and Permit Required Confined Spaces

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    A confined work space is one of the more challenging areas to work in. If you’ve ever had to change a leaking pipe underneath your kitchen sink, you’d have some idea as to how difficult it is working in an area that’s both enclosed and with limited options for entry and exit. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its part defines a confined space as a Read More

  • First Aid Information and Education - It Saves Lives

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    Know what to do in case of emergencies with first aid training. It is an understatement to say first aid knowledge can save lives. A wide range of first aid procedures can be applied to an equally wide range of medical emergency situations. As such, first aid information and education prepares individuals to properly Read More

  • December 1 – The First GHS Deadline: A Recap

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    For those of you who have been keeping up with the latest compliance news (as well as our blog), you already know that December 1 was the first deadline for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) push to integrate the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard or HazCom with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS. As Read More

  • The Proper Contents of a First Aid Kit

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    First aid is defined as “emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.” With proper training, anyone can administer first aid. Along with the training, the most important piece of equipment necessary for proper first aid is, of course, a well stocked first aid kit. There are a number of first aid kits available in the market, Read More

  • Steps to a Safe Lockout

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    Lockout/tagout procedures can vary from machine to machine or site to site. However, there are some general steps that should be always be followed: 1. Prepare for shutdown by notifying all affected employees that lockout is about to occur. 2. Shut down the machine or equipment using normal stopping means, such as a stop button at the production control center. 3. Disconnect or isolate the machine from its energy source; Read More

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