Safety

Enhance Electrical Safety in Your Facility with an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

An electrical explosion, and subsequent arc flash and arc blast, can happen in any facility. There are many causes for this type of event, including power irregularities, equipment faults, corroded parts, or even a lightning strike. We’ve recently written about understanding arc flash hazards, as well as National Electric Code changes put in place in […]

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Reduce Workplace Hazards Through Design with Panduit’s VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit

The importance of safety is crucial when servicing electrical equipment. To comply with NFPA 70E, workers must test to verify an electrically safe work condition  which is a multi-step, time-consuming process. Panduit launched their new VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit to provide an added layer of protection by preventing enclosure doors from being opened until the […]

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Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set It & Forget It

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with your […]

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Helpful Resources & Information for COVID-19

Keeping your workforce healthy in today’s environment is a top priority for employers. The news is changing by the minute and new guidelines are being updated each week as the spread of COVID-19 reaches more places and affects more people. It can be overwhelming to stay abreast of the updates as they occur. At French […]

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First Aid Kit Inventory Management – Made Easy!

Replenishing your First Aid Kit Shouldn’t Create a Headache First aid kits are something every facility has, but we don’t necessarily think about them very often. At least, we try not to, because that means we haven’t needed to use them. But it’s important to keep your first aid kits up-to-date and filled. In an […]

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Ergonomic Hand and Power Tools

Ergonomic Hand & Power Tools

It’s important to have ergonomic hand and power tools to help save labor and time on jobs and projects. The CDC defines an ergonomic tool as one “fits the task you are performing, and it fits your hand without causing awkward postures, harmful contact pressures, or other safety and health risks.” Ergonomic Risk Factors There […]

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Manage Cold & Flu Season with Jan-San Products from French Gerleman

We are in the midst of cold and flu season with several higher risk months still ahead of us. Most common colds, just like the flu, are brought on by a virus and are contagious. Any contagious virus spreads through airborne respiratory droplets such as coughs and sneezes, skin to skin contact like a handshake, […]

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold Without Winter Work Gloves

When it gets cold, many from the Midwest think they can just “tough it out.” Even if workers are wearing the proper winter clothing, bulky winter work gloves can get in the way, and may get taken off anyway. Hands are the first and most vulnerable place people experience the cold weather, and the workers […]

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The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of one of the most recognizable and important pieces of personal protective equipment.  The invention of the hard hat is credited to Edward W. Bullard who developed it in 1919 based on “doughboy” helmets worn by troops during World War I. Worker safety equipment has come […]

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Does Your Facility Meet OSHA Standards for Workplace Emergency Alarm Systems?

Employee safety has evolved and improved over the years.  A century ago there were numerous recorded incidents of workplace injuries and deaths.  Enacted in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) defined employers’ responsibility to maintain a safe workplace. Today, one way an employer can improve personnel safety is with employee alarm systems.  These […]

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