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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Three Essential Tools for Optimizing Your Pipe Marker Purchases

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    When your facility houses a large amount of pipes, identifying and organizing all of them can be a challenge. In fields such as oil or chemical handling, manufacturing, and even facility management and construction, pipes carrying all types of substances will multiply rapidly. Having inadequately labeled pipes can lead to accidents and injuries, and you can prevent this by getting educated about pipe markers! Luckily, we have Read More

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