Category Archives: Safety

What You Need To Know — New OSHA Silica Standard & It’s Regulations

Silica Standard

It took a wave of worker deaths in the 1930’s to spur The U.S. Department of Labor to first address and investigate the harmful effects of respirable crystalline silica. Today, an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to the silica dust and the previous exposure limits... Read More

Comprehensive Guide to the OSHA Silica Standard & it’s Compliance Regulations

Silica Standard

[caption id="attachment_22739" align="alignright" width="210"] Download Our Infographic[/caption]  Permissible Exposure Limit  OSHA has reduced the respirable crystalline silica PEL to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air (µg/m3), averaged over an 8-hour shift. Employers must take action to protect their workers if this limit is reached, however,... Read More

What Is an Intrinsically Safe Radio—and When Do I Need One?

Intrinsically Safe Radio

What is an “intrinsically safe” radio? A standard 2-way radio generates sparks and heat during normal operation, which can be dangerous in some work environments.  An “intrinsically safe” radio is a special 2-way radio that is designed to prevent fires or explosions by eliminating the sparks... Read More

5 Things to Know—About Current Arc Flash Regulations

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Is your company in compliance with the most current safety standards for arc flash?  According to Stephen Herzig, an electrical engineer and arc flash safety specialist at Herzig Engineering, here are 5 things you need to know about current arc flash requirements. Arc flash causes... Read More

Warm Up Cold Employees – Indoors or Outdoors

Warm Up Cold Employees – Indoors or Outdoors

As the temperatures drop, so does productivity.  By using effective portable heating, you not only make employees happier and more comfortable—you can actually boost productivity, and get more work done in the long cold days of winter. Productivity Drops + Mistakes Increase—in Cold Temps The connection... Read More

Are Ultraviolet Lamps Part of Your Food Safety Program?

Are Ultraviolet Lamps Part of Your Food Safety Program?

Recent deadly outbreaks of microorganisms showing up in ice-cream, caramel apples, cantaloupe, and peanuts have drawn national attention to the issue of food processing safety.  In fact, 3,000 people die annually in the U.S. from foodborne diseases—out of a total 48 million who get sick,... Read More

Do You Need Intrinsically Safe Lighting from Bayco?

What Is Intrinsically Safe Lighting? When a light source is intrinsically safe, it means that it is safety rated for use in a hazardous work environment, and will not cause a fire or explosion—as long as the light is used properly, and is not tampered... Read More

6 Reasons You Need an OSHA Lockout/Tagout Program

According to Todd Grover, the Global Senior Manager of Applied Safety Solutions at the Master Lock Company, “In our experience, more than 80% of all U.S. companies either do not have a lockout/tagout program in place—or have an inadequate one.” Lockout/tagout (LOTO) programs are designed... Read More

Why Do You Need MCR Safety High Visibility Gloves?

For the first time, high visibility orange safety gloves using true DuPont Kevlar are now available on the market. “These gloves are ideal for situations where you work with a lot of moving machinery, or in high cut-level areas, such as with sheet metal or... Read More

Site Safety Evaluations Help Prevent Permanent Eye Injuries

Emergency safety showers and eyewashes prevent permanent eye and skin damage from chemical burns or foreign substances generated by grinding, hammering, chipping, testing, pouring, storing, transporting, and disposing operations. It is well known that workers’ compensation claims cost thousands upon thousands of dollars, and add... Read More