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  • Spring-Time Safety: Flood Preparedness

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    For most of us, spring-time means a lot of water around our facilities. Whether it’s from massive snow piles that have melted or just rain from those pesky April showers, it’s no surprise when extra water makes its way into and around your building. To help lessen the damage to your facility, it helps to be prepared before any flooding occurs. Certain steps should be taken during and Read More

  • Stay Safe in the Cold: Snow Removal Safety Facts You Need Now

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    You already know how important it is to protect your workers with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they’re working outside in extremely cold weather conditions. Illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia and cold stress are significant threats to workers’ well-being. At the same time, the actual jobs workers perform outside during the winter months can also jeopardize their health—specifically snow shoveling and using power equipment, such as snow Read More

  • Start an Employee Safety Training Program

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    If you’re starting 2015 with a renewed commitment to safety and compliance at your workplace, a good way to spread that commitment among your workers is to create an employee safety training program. An employee safety training program is an effective way in which to create a strong safety culture and reduce overall workplace hazards. OSHA provides guidelines on how to build and maintain a program. The first Read More

  • Housekeeping in Your Facility: Why a Clean Workplace is a Safe and Healthy Workplace

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    A clean workplace isn’t just an organized workplace. It’s also a safe and healthy one. You may think your workplace is clean and safe, but is it? Ask yourself these questions from the National Safety Council’s  (NSC) “cleaning quiz” to see how well housekeeping duties are performed in your facility. Are passageways kept clear? Does stacked material impeded workers’ vision? How often is combustible waste removed to minimize fire hazards? Are all Read More

  • Year-End Inventory Requires New Tags; New Year Requires New Permits

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    As we get closer to the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, it’s time to start thinking about conducting inventory. Inventory dot labels, consecutive numbers on a roll, color-coded consecutively numbered labels and inventory tags can all help make—and keep—you organized. Effectively identify and keep track of your inventory. Start the New Year off knowing exactly what you have and what you need. While you’re getting the Read More

  • How to Make Your Parking Lot ADA-Compliant

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    Do you know for sure if your parking lot is ADA-compliant? There is a lot to know to ensure you’re following all of the rules and regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Having accessible parking is one of the most important components of the ADA. First of all, you must provide an adequate number of accessible parking spaces depending on the size of Read More

  • Use Proper PPE When Cleaning and Decontaminating Areas with Ebola

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    Workers who need to clean and decontaminate areas that are contaminated or possibly contaminated with Ebola are advised by OSHA to wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when performing this task in non-healthcare/non-laboratory environments. OSHA, which offers a lot of information about Ebola on its website, makes these suggestions regarding PPE “suitable for contact-transmissible diseases,”  including Ebola: Nitrile gloves Fluid-resistant or fluid-impermeable gowns Goggles or face shields Facemasks that cover the Read More

  • Pavement Message Signs: Safety Messages Right Where You Need Them

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    Seton is always on the lookout for new ways to help you promote safety within your facility. The latest is our new line of pavement message signs. These pavement signs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use and to last up to a year. Also, as with our other floor and pavement markers, our new pavement signs feature highly noticeable graphics and messages for a number of safety Read More

  • Forklift Safety: Proper Training Can Save Lives

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    Proper training can be a lifesaver. That’s certainly true when it comes to forklift operation training. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), forklift accidents cause approximately 85 fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries annually. OSHA estimates that about 20 to 25 percent of those are caused in part by inadequate training. OSHA states that forklift operators must be trained and certified by their companies, which are required Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Several companies were recently fined for a variety of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) violations. Retailer Cited for Multiple Safety Violations A national retailer faces penalties of $217,000 after being cited for four safety violations (three willful and one repeat) in a Montana location. The willful violations were failure to keep exit routes free and unobstructed, storing materials in unstable and unsecured ways, and using space around electrical Read More

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