Workzone Safety

  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be Read More

  • 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

  • Safety in Small Spaces: Preventing Confined Space Danger

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    Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous work areas because of their size. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) defines a confined space as an area with “limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and not designed for continuous worker occupancy.” Examples of confined spaces, according to OSHA, are underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits and silos. Permit-required confined spaces include those Read More

  • Video: How to Install a U-Channel Sign Post

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    When you're planning to buy new traffic or parking signs, you're probably also thinking about how you will install sign posts. With the right tools and techniques, your new signs and posts can be put up to stand the test of time. Watch this brief video to learn the correct way to install  U-Channel sign posts. Read More

  • Texting While Driving: Why It Matters That You #JustDrive

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    Last month, a new PSA was released that shows the dangers of texting while driving. In this haunting video, what starts out as a fun car ride with friends ends in tragedy. As the driver gets her phone to reply to a text message, she misses the stop sign in front of her. Suddenly, they get hit by an oncoming truck, and the car flips Read More

  • Pedestrian Safety In Your Warehouse: A Safer Layout for Forklift Traffic

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    As far as industrial sites go, warehouses, especially large ones, are unique in the sense that these facilities experience both outdoor and indoor traffic. Indoor traffic is a combination of pedestrian traffic and powered industrial trucks like forklifts moving along warehouse aisles. As you may know, large warehouses rely on forklifts and other material handling equipment to efficiently move their inventory from one part of the facility Read More

  • Recent Quarry Fire - Could New GHS Labeling Have Prevented It?

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    On January 30, 2014 a quarry in Branford, CT, near the Seton headquarters, experienced a fire that caused the evacuation of several hundred people in a one-mile area surrounding the quarry. Local fire officials claimed that employees of the quarry had accidentally started the fire by burning cardboard in which explosives had once been stored. The fire was expected to smolder for several days due to other combustible materials Read More

  • Reflective Tape Regulations: What You Need To Know

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    It’s safe to say that very few people give much thought about a roll of reflective tape. The truth is, reflective tapes are one of those unsung safety "heroes", those materials that quietly help create a safer environment for almost everyone. Reflective material – and consequently reflective tape – was developed to enable objects to become visible at night Read More

  • Safety Vests: High Visibility for Highlighting Safety

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      Safety vests are the safety gear necessary to keep personnel visible to other people especially when working along roads. Federal agencies, such as the American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA) has time and again enacted requirements to promote high standards for protective clothing. The standards for safety vests are no different. One such standard is the ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 standard. Read More

  • Mark Traffic Patterns and Save Worker's Lives

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    Construction sites, especially larger ones commonly employ specialized vehicles such as forklifts, tractors and loaders besides more common vehicles such as cars, trucks, and vans. These utilities are necessary for construction workers to perform the tasks more efficiently. However, these vehicles, which move in and around the workplace, can present a serious threat of injury and even death.  According to the National Institute Read More

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