ANSI

  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

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    Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of Read More

  • Inspection Perfection: Tips When Inspecting Pipe Markers

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    When you have extensive piping infrastructure in your facility, it’s critical that you mark this properly with appropriate pipe markers.However, it can be just as important to keep those pipeline markers properly maintained, inspecting them regularly for signs of deterioration. This is especially important when preparing for safety inspections as degraded or improperly applied pipe markers are considered a violation of safety regulations. But what should Read More

  • Plum Heated Eyewash Stations Keep Eyes Safe in the Cold

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    When temperatures drop, rinse your eyes with Plum Heated Eyewash Stations. Work involving potentially hazardous chemicals and fumes can happen in any condition. This includes cold climates and below-freezing temperatures such as in the northern parts of the country. Thus, you need to ensure that the safety solutions you provide for your employees can work in any given environment. It would Read More

  • Size Matters: Introducing the Smallest Pipe Marker Ever

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    If labeling very small pipes pester you, then your worrying days are over! Identifying and marking small pipes is now easy, thanks to Seton's newest Setmark® pipe marker size! This latest and smallest pipe marker size (8XSM) can conveniently fit pipes with an outer diameter of 3/8” to 1/2” (with a 5/16" letter height). What’s more, this little marker comes with big Read More

  • Clearing Up the ANSI Sign Confusion

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    We’ve heard from many customers that they need some clarity around which safety signs they need in their facility to ensure OSHA-compliance. We definitely understand the confusion and we want to help clear it up. In September 2013, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its signage regulations to add the 2011 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Z535 safety sign standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and Read More

  • A Quick Glance At Eyewash Station Regulations

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    Your eyes are one of the most vulnerable and easily damaged parts of your body. They also provide you with one of the senses you count on to do your everyday tasks – sight. The combination of vulnerability and high importance of such a sense is pretty scary since just one accident can easily rob you of your ability to see. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Read More

  • What you need to comply with ANSI A10 Standards

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    According to the Organizational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 4.1 million workers suffer from job-related illnesses and injuries in a year. Construction Industry Standards Released In reaction to these numbers, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ASSE recently added two A10 safety standards that are directly related to the construction and demolition industries. These standards, “Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Read More

  • OSHA & ANSI - 101

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    Who is OSHA? What is ANSI? These may be easy questions for some to answer, but for others they may be a source of confusion or unknowing. To help those who may not be clear on the difference I am going to answer some frequently asked questions. This is OSHA & ANSI 101. Who is OSHA? OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Why was OSHA created? OSHA was created Read More

  • Pipe Marking Part 4: Choosing the Right Color

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    Part of the ANSI Standard A13.1-2007 Scheme for Identification of Piping Systems that recommends a universal approach to pipe and valve identification is a predetermined color scheme. This secondary piece of pipe identification has been revised in the latest 2007 revision.  This portion of the standard has changed dramatically. In addition, the terminology of inherently hazardous or non hazardous has been removed from the standards. The combination of Yellow/Black Read More

  • Reflective Safety Vests Help Save Roadside Worker Lives

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    The roadside is a dangerous place to work. Ask any emergency responder or construction worker. Drivers speed by like they don’t even see them. Add in factors of poor lighting, bad weather and distracted drivers and the potential for accidents climbs. That’s why it’s important for roadway workers to do everything they can to make sure that drivers see them. Making roadside workers more visible allows drivers time Read More