Category Archives: Safety

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

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

See How the Lenze Inverter Drive Helped a Sausage Manufacturer—and Try an AC TECH/Lenze Drive for FREE

Exchange your old drive for a FREE AC TECH/Lenze SMV Drive—now! Limit 1 per company Problem Washdown can be a challenge for any food manufacturer. A sausage maker was using variable frequency drives housed in waterproof metal boxes to control the progress of their product through... Read More

6 Workplace Winter Safety Products You’ll Love

“It’s as important to stay warm in the winter as it is to stay cool in the summer,” said Mike Davis, a Product Specialist for the Safety and Warehouse Equipment Group at IBT Industrial Solutions. “Anybody that works outside—or in an unheated warehouse—can be affected.” More: Don’t... Read More