safety

  • Back To School, Back to Cleaning

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    Now that another school year has begun, educational institutions across the United States are faced with another set of responsibilities. One of these concerns is the cleanliness of the school. As the health and safety of both students and staff is greatly dependent on the sanitation and maintenance of the school, this should be one of the top priorities of administrators and managers. Unfortunately, the start of the school Read More

  • Demolition Hazards on the Jobsite: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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    Citing many recent fatalities, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has launched a new website focused on protecting workers from construction demolition hazards. On the new site, OSHA outlines how to avoid these hazards. The first step is to plan ahead. OSHA recommends completing an engineering survey before any demolition work begins. Next is to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes protection for the eyes, face, head, Read More

  • ADA Marks 24 Years: Know the Guidelines to Stay Compliant

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    As the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) marked its 24th anniversary recently, it continues to evolve. The most recent example is New York State’s summer adoption of new legislation calling for the update of handicapped signage and logos. The new signs will not include “handicapped”; instead, using the word “accessible.” The logo will also depict a more “active” image. Whether or not you live or work in New York, Read More

  • Backing Construction Vehicles: How to Keep Safe from Moving Hazards

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    Backing construction vehicles can be a major safety hazard on the jobsite, leading to serious injury and even death. Recognizing the threat of danger, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers recommendations to keep workers safe from this particular vehicle hazards. NIOSH recently released a document outlining those threats and how to address them. While making sure equipment is operating properly is a key Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Many companies have been cited by OSHA for having unsafe working conditions and putting their workers at risk. Read more about the violations, as well as proposed changes to injury and illness reporting. Contractor Cited for Several Safety Hazards A construction company was cited by OSHA for 12 safety violations for placing worker in harm’s way for falls, burns and other workplace safety hazards during the installation of seawalls. According Read More

  • 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Parking Permits

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    Properly designed parking permits are very important to the safety and efficiency of any parking lot. When combined with proper enforcement and security, you can expect that most, if not all, users will have a good experience in your parking facility, whether it is a car park, parking structure, parking garage, carport or open-air parking area. When designing Read More

  • Noise Hazards in the Workplace: How to Quiet the Risk

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    Is your workplace harming the hearing of your workers? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers spend each workday in “damaging noise” and that 22 million are exposed to that damaging noise every year. NIOSH suggests that workers are not exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dBa) for eight hours. To prevent exposing workers to dangerous noise Read More

  • Shift Work: Keep Workers Safe Whenever They’re on the Job

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  • New York Updates Look of Handicapped Signage

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    Handicapped signs in New York State will soon have a new look.  On July 25, 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that calls for the replacement of the current logo with one depicting a more active individual in a wheelchair. The word “handicapped” will also be eliminated from new signage. It will be replaced with the word “accessible.” Like the current handicapped symbol, the new one is also Read More

  • Giant Custom Signs for Giant Recognition

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    It's a somewhat universally acknowledged truth that establishments need to be seen in order for a customer to find them. Businesses still require proper signage to create a brand with which people can identify. In some case, even standardized signs are not sufficient enough. A Customized Fit A well-crafted signage appeals to the attention of the general public. Whether the signage is to be a billboard, awning, or marquee, it Read More

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