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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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Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

Chemical safety in the workplace requires solid cooperation between management and employees. Workers must wear the proper PPE, which will vary based on the chemicals being handled. To maintain industrial hygiene, employees must follow procedures for handling chemicals, based on the company’s HazCom, the Hazard Communication Plan. All workers should know procedures

Dan Clark | July 9, 2014 | Chemical Safety, GHS, Podcast | GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, PPE, Safety, Spill Cleanup, 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



Hazard Labels

Hazard Labels

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and fit well with 5S, Six Sigma and Lean systems. Hazard labels should be put on dangerous chemical containers to GHS standards,

Dan Clark | July 1, 2014 | GHS Labeling, Podcast, Signs and Labels | Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, Organized Workplace, Pipe marking, 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




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