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can be even more effective in protecting their workers.
In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews and insights into how contractors and safety managers can be even more effective in protecting their workers.

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Exit Routes At Work

Exit Routes At Work

Exit route violations are very common in OSHA inspections. Make access to unobstructed, well marked workplace exit routes a priority. We detail the finer points of exit routes in this podcast. We discuss the three parts to an exit route: exit access, the exit itself, and exit discharge. Hear about OSHA’s requirements

Dan Clark | August 7, 2014 | Exit, Exit Routes, Podcast | Emergency Evacuation, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


NFPA Labels – Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA Labels – Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the “Fire Diamond,” to stay safe. The diamond shaped NFPA label has four color quadrants, each designated with a hazard range or symbols. Listen as we review the NFPA label details in less

Dan Clark | August 4, 2014 | Fire Diamond, NFPA Labels, Podcast | Facility Marking, Fire Safety, Hazcom, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety



Fall Protection – Residential Construction

Fall Protection – Residential Construction

Fall protection is critical. Falls are the leading cause of death and injury in construction. In residential construction, risks can sometimes be underestimated because heights aren’t as great as in commercial construction. But short falls can be fatal. If a worker will be six feet or more above the next lower level,

Dan Clark | July 28, 2014 | Fall Protection, Podcast, slip and Fall | OSHA, PPE, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety



Safe Welding

Safe Welding

A fireproof workplace and personal protective equipment are critical for safe welding. Welding is a hot work process due to a gas flame, an electric arc, a laser, or other dangerous heat source. Employees must be properly protected from the high heat and arc flash produced in the welding process. Follow the rules in ANSI

Dan Clark | June 30, 2014 | Flame Resistant, Heat Related Injuries, Podcast, Welding Dangers | ANSI, Arc Flash, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety




Color Coding For Safety

Color Coding For Safety

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The American National Standards Institute suggests labeling areas with seven colors for safety or organizational categories. Use the same color scheme throughout your facility, using only a few colors. Consistency and simplicity make

Dan Clark | June 18, 2014 | Color Coding, Podcast, Safety Tape | ANSI, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Labeling, Organized Workplace, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers are a good starting resource for any professional concerned about facility safety. The size of signs. The colors of signs. OSHA compliance.

Dan Clark | June 4, 2014 | Podcast, Safety Labels | Facility Marking, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety