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The Safety Brief In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews
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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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Loading Dock Safety

Loading Dock Safety

Loading dock safety is difficult to manage because of constantly moving vehicles, people and materials. Listen to this podcast for tips on improving safety at your loading dock. Workers should beware of trucks backing up trailers, forklifts and other powered transport devices. When walking or driving, employees should be wary of the

Dan Clark | September 25, 2014 | Loading Dock, Podcast, Safety | Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Labeling, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety



Warehouse Traffic Safety Management

Warehouse Traffic Safety Management

Warehouse traffic can be a safety battle. A battle of people vs. machines. Too often, the machines win. Struck-by accidents in 2012 alone claimed the lives of 199 people on the job. With better planning, those lives could have been saved. Listen to this podcast for ways to increase warehouse traffic safety.

Dan Clark | August 12, 2014 | Forklift, Podcast, Struck-by Accidents | Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Forklift Safety, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


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


Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace hazards are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Workers and managers need to be aware of 10 dangerous hotspots in facilities. Fall protection is needed on ledges, stairs and places people may slip and fall. Air quality is often ignored because it’s mostly unseen. PPE can help. Temporary electrical installations, such as

Dan Clark | July 10, 2014 | Podcast, Workplace Hazards | Electrical Safety, Facility Efficiency, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Hazcom, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Lean Safety

Lean Safety

Lean safety is the result of implementing “lean” methodology. Lean makes businesses less wasteful, more efficient and more profitable. An efficient workplace is a safer workplace. Simultaneous increases in efficiency and safety are seen at a Minnesota factory. The assembly line was dismantled and repositioned so workers did not have to physically

Dan Clark | July 7, 2014 | Lean Manufacturing, Lean Safety, Podcast | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Floor Marking, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site, consider buying a quality industrial label printer. Think about about all the signs a workplace might need: safety signs, 5S and Lean labels, warehouse markings, pipe markings, arc flash, chemical labels. Doing

Dan Clark | June 25, 2014 | Industrial Labels, Podcast | Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Labeling, Pipe marking, Safety, Safety Signs, 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