• Seton Case Study: First of Its Kind Pipe Installation Requires One-of-a-Kind Solution from Seton

    casestudyemailimageforblog Seton specializes in creating personalized solutions for its customers. For one customer, that personalized solution required the design and creation of extremely large pipe markers featuring colors that had never been used before. DC Water (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority) runs the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment facility, the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. It was looking fo.. Read More
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  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

    protectiveheadgear 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 headgear that best protects in a particular work environment. There are.. Read More
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  • Inspection Perfection: Tips When Inspecting Pipe Markers

    Pipe Accident

    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 app.. Read More

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  • Plum Heated Eyewash Stations Keep Eyes Safe in the Cold

    Plum Heated Eyewash Stations

    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 be a disaster if your .. Read More
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  • Size Matters: Introducing the Smallest Pipe Marker Ever

    Setmark® Snap-Around Pipe MarkersIf 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 w.. Read More
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  • Clearing Up the ANSI Sign Confusion

    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 tags. This update doesn’t limit sign choice. Instead, it makes it even broader. Facilities can use the current OSHA signs or the ANSI Z535 signs. Facility managers can purchase whichever signs work best for their facility.

    Both signs effectively communicate safety messages, alt.. Read More

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  • A Quick Glance At Eyewash Station Regulations

    First-Aid-Safety-Signs-J28-008-ba 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 Prevention) found that, on a daily basis, .. Read More
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  • What you need to comply with ANSI A10 Standards

    ANSI-SignsAccording 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 a.. Read More
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  • OSHA & ANSI – 101

    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 as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act of 1970). The act was passed “To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the .. Read More
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  • Pipe Marking Part 4: Choosing the Right Color

    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 is now assigned with flammable fluids, and Green/White shall now identify potable, cooling, boiler feed and other waters. These two changes mean that legends such as hot water, cold water and steam will now all use the color code of Green/White. The other significant color changes include the addition of Brown/White.. Read More
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