Workzone Safety

  • 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

  • Celebrate National Safety Month this June!

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    June is here and with it comes the start of National Safety Month! This year the theme is “Safety Starts with Me.” According to the official website, National Safety Month seeks to empower every employee, challenge them to take ownership and improve safety in their workplace. Each week during this month has been assigned a theme by the National Safety Council (NSC) which covers Read More

  • Traffic Cones: Your Multipurpose Safety Tool

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    Safety cones meet crashworthy standards. What do you know about safety cones? Apart from the usual notion that they are used as a traffic control device, you may be surprised with the numerous ways that you can use them. Extremely durable, portable, brightly colored, and undoubtedly a great attention catcher, these safety cones or traffic cones are your perfect partner in Read More

  • The 2009 MUTCD: Some New Standards

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    The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD is a document issued by the Federal Highway Administration that details the standards by which traffic control devices such as traffic signs, road markings and various signaling devices are designed, installed and used. Standards include font sizes, colors, shapes, reflectivity and other factors affecting how road markings can be perceived by motorists. At the start of Read More

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week: Bringing National Attention to Work Zone Safety

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    Keeping the public aware of work zone safety Each April, the National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to raise awareness about the dangers workers in work zones face. Work zones are high-risk environments where road construction and similar tasks are performed.  Because safety risks and hazards are always present, it is critical to Read More

  • How to avoid OSHA’s #1 cited violation - fall protection

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    In 2012, the #1 most frequently cited OSHA violation was the failure of employers in the construction industry to provide their workers with appropriate fall protection equipment. Not only did this rank at the top of the list for number of violations, it also ranked #1 in terms of the highest penalties of the year. What’s worse is that falls are the second leading cause of fatalities in Read More

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