Archive: April 2015

Commonly Asked Questions About Portable Fire Extinguishers

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Dave Henry

How high above the floor does OSHA require portable fire extinguishers to be mounted?

Intrinsic Safety Approvals for Gas Detectors

Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Mike Maxwell

There are varying degrees of intrinsic safety approvals given to gas detectors. For example, not all gas detectors have the intrinsic approvals needed for explosive dust environments.

Let a Child Teach You the Safe Way to Lift

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Dave Henry

Lifting was accomplished in the most natural way – using the body the way it was designed to move. How did we do it? Watch any small child and you will see them…

Are Safety Glasses Required to be Worn Under Faceshields?

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Dave Henry

OSHA requirements for eye protection can be found in either 1910.133 for general industry workplaces, 1926.102 for construction sites, or 1915.153 for shipyard employment. It seems we sometimes forget that each of these sections of the OSHA regulations cover eye and face protection, or even worse, we forget to differentiate between these two types of safety gear.

Managers Didn’t Provide PPE… Now They’re Going to Prison

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by Michael Puffer

A judge has sentenced five owners and managers of a Tennessee business to prison for illegal asbestos removal, including not providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers handling cancer-causing materials.

Balancing PPE Costs with Worker Safety

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Chris Candido

Trying to balance the proper PPE made available to employees with constraints of a budget can be challenging, but doing what is necessary to prevent the high costs associated with workplace injuries can pay off.

Managing Stress at Work

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Michael Puffer

The more an organization can do to reduce stress on the job – and the more individuals can do to better manage the stress in their lives – the more productive the workplace.

10 Items To Put On Your Home Spring Cleaning List

Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Eric Vogel

The changing seasons are a reminder that it’s time to check around the house to make sure things are operating properly and safely. Here are 10 often overlooked tasks to add to your home spring cleaning list.

Be Prepared for Roof and Pipe Leaks this Spring

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by Missy Taylor

Spring is a time for renewal – the renewal of roof leaks! Be prepared this year with the UltraTech Ultra-Roof Drip Diverter.