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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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Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

FR wear finally has an improvement. Now you can buy lightweight, comfortable, breathable garments made from a new polyester. Flame-resistant clothing has a well-earned reputation for being heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. So much so, workers sometimes don’t wear it. In this podcast, we tell about modern polyester flame-resistant technology from Bulwark FR and Millikan. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro

Dan Clark | September 11, 2014 | Flame Resistant, Heat Related Injuries, Podcast | Arc Flash, Fire Safety, NFPA, PPE, Safety, Workplace Safety


Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance of not taking shortcuts. Workers and managers should always “do it right” and use lockout-tagout signs and labels. Implementing this element

Dan Clark | September 9, 2014 | Lockout-Tagout, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), Podcast | Electrical Safety, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to know the risks. In this podcast, we describe anhydrous ammonia, and how it’s used in breweries, cold storage warehouses, processing milk, cheese and meat. Ammonia hazards include its high flammability, and toxicity

Dan Clark | September 4, 2014 | Ammonia, Podcast | Ammonia Pipe Marking, Facility Marking, Hazcom, NFPA, Pipe marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety




Available Fault Current Labels

Available Fault Current Labels

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current, and the date it was calculated. If it changes, the label needs to be replaced with the new calculation and date. In this podcast we review the change in the NFPA 70

Dan Clark | August 26, 2014 | Fault Current, National Electrical Code, Podcast | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Wire Marking, Workplace Safety


Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, need clear labeling to keep operators and pedestrians safe. This podcasts details the three main types of labels, CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER. We also discuss the factory-supplied nameplate, and what’s on it. Good labeling increases visuality for the operator. They will be more aware of

Dan Clark | August 21, 2014 | Forklift, Podcast, Powered Industrial Truck, Signs and Labels | Forklift Safety, Labeling, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Machine Safety At Work

Machine Safety At Work

Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen for tips on machine safety. In this podcast, we review nine rules to keep workers safe around machines. Important issues covered include lockout/tagout, loose clothing; flame resistant clothing, PPE, and more. In

Dan Clark | August 19, 2014 | Hand Safety, Machine guarding, Podcast | Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Lockout Tagout, Safety, Workplace Safety