Safety

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Preventing Sickness & Injury from Occupational Heat Stress

Each year, on the last Friday in May, OSHA recognizes National Heat Stress Awareness Day. While May temperatures tend to be considerably fairer than those we see in August, there’s a reason OSHA designates a day in early summer to this critical topic. 50% to 70% of outdoor fatalities related to heat exposure each year […]

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How to Improve Safety Through Industrial Lighting Design

From the PPE your team wears to the lubricant that keeps your machines humming, there’s not a detail of your industrial operation that doesn’t account for the safety and wellbeing of your team. But depending on the type of lighting in your facility, you may be creating a less safe workspace than you think. LED […]

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Protect Your People & Property with Integrated Access Control & Video Security Systems

Is your facility’s security system making it easier or more difficult for you to keep your people and your property safe? As technology has evolved to make our workplaces more secure, it’s come with new responsibilities for IT teams. But staffing hasn’t always expanded at the same rate, leaving many facilities’ IT teams feeling stretched […]

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UV Disinfection Systems from Safeology Can Help Remove Viral Pathogens

Before we entered the age of COVID-19 a year ago, many facilities outside of healthcare were largely unaware of the various UV disinfection systems available to eliminate pathogens and reduce the spread of illness. So much has changed in these past twelve months, and many facility managers are exploring how their hospitals, schools, office buildings, […]

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Facemask Standards Explained: Choosing the Right Mask for the Job

Over the course of the past year, the average person has learned more than they probably ever thought they would about masks and face coverings. While we’ve come to understand the role masks play in reducing the transmission of viruses, it’s important to understand how each type of mask works so you know which applications […]

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Get Ready for Winter with French Gerleman

The days have gotten shorter and the temperatures are starting to fall. If you are like many facility, safety or property managers, you’ve started thinking about the things you need to put in place to get ready for the new season. The great news is that you are not alone! The French Gerleman team is […]

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Finding the Right Glove for the Job: The Basics of Hand Safety Ratings

Nearly everything that’s been invented, built, or written exists because of human hands. When you consider how important hands are, on both an individual and societal scale, keeping them protected is a paramount concern. Hand protection, specifically through the use of gloves, is critical in today’s manufacturing world. It can be a cost-effective way to […]

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Enhance LOTO with Safety-by-Design

Before you begin working on equipment in your facility, how can you establish and verify a deenergized state to identify when it is safe to begin work?  Grace Technologies’ Voltage Test Station (VTS) can assist your team with a safer and more productive Lockout Tagout (LOTO) procedure. The Voltage Test Station (VTS) is Grace’s flagship […]

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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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