Safety

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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Mobile Apps Help You Get the Job Done

The world has changed drastically in the past several years. You can pull up an app to have a driver come pick you up to go somewhere. With a few clicks you can set up a reoccurring order to get groceries delivered to your doorstep every week. Too busy to go to the store before […]

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First Aid & Jan-San Products Now Included in Our Stock Optimization Program

While every facility is unique, there is specific inventory most businesses need to keep running. In addition to MRO supplies, French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program can help you maintain proper first aid and janitorial/sanitation product stock.  We’ll help you reduce stock-outs to improve productivity, but we won’t overwhelm you with too much stock and stress […]

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Fall Protection: Leading Edge Hazards

Imagine this: one of your workers is working on a high platform. They are well-trained and equipped with fall-protection, and you’re confident in the precautions taken for their safety. Then the worst happens: they fall. Their fall protection should go into action, stopping their fall, but the lanyard holding them up hits the edge they […]

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The Importance of a Solid Lockout Tagout Program

Electricity powers almost everything around us. While it’s capable of incredible benefits, electricity is also capable of causing great harm.  Over the years, various safety standards have been developed to help protect workers from the risks of working with electrical equipment. Controlling hazardous elements is essential to workplace safety, and one of OSHA’s focuses. The […]

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Tackle the Winter Season with SNO-PLOW® Ice Melt

Winter has already descended on the region, with multiple days of snowfall under our belts and much more predicted over the next several months. Whether you love or loathe the cold temperatures and wintry precipitation, it’s something you need to manage. The great news is that French Gerleman now has a hard-working new addition to […]

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Keeping Your Hands Safe on the Job

A safety glove’s design can help prevent hazards including cuts, chemical burns, abrasion, crushing or contact with bio-hazards.  No matter what kind of work you do, you must be equipped with the appropriate tools to help you efficiently and safely perform your job. Safety Gloves Can Protect You from Hazards Safety gloves can protect you […]

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Verifying the Absence of Voltage Before Servicing Electrical Equipment

When dealing with electrical equipment, there are certain safety precautions with which workers must comply. One of these is performing a voltage verification test to ensure no voltage is present before equipment is serviced. Absence of voltage tests (AVT) are necessary for the safety of workers, but they can be time-consuming.  Once installed, Panduit’s VeriSafe […]

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Using Industrial Barriers to Segregate Pedestrians from Danger

While there are many uses for industrial barriers, one of the most important is segregating pedestrians from dangerous equipment, such as forklifts or vehicles. Industrial safety barriers are a useful tool to protect workers, guests, equipment and product. Industrial barriers can mark and defend traffic routes, providing visual guidance for drivers. Conversely, barriers also define […]

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