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NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, NFPA, PPE, Wire Marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

For most industries, abiding by ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards is sufficient for staying safe and OSHA compliant. Some workplaces, though, are required to comply to more unique pipe marking standards due to the nature of the substance the pipes contain.

Pipe Marking, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

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NFPA 704

NFPA 704

NFPA 704 is a set of standards used to identify hazardous materials so that emergency response professionals will know the dangers.

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Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Learn how to properly label hazardous materials following NFPA 704 labeling standards.

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10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an electrical circuit. The arcing fault results in a tremendous amount

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HazCom Labels And SDSs - OSHA Talks

HazCom Labels And SDSs - OSHA Talks

HazCom labels and SDSs are confusing - until now. Two OSHA industrial hygienists explain what is happening right now with the Hazard Communication Standard. Hear about HCS 2012 changes in chemical

OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer his thoughts on each, see links to all. Paul reviewed 150

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Spanish Resources, Safety

OSHA Inspections - How To Prepare

OSHA Inspections - How To Prepare

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be safe and ready for inspection. For FREE. An OSHA consultation visit

GHS, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

New HazCom Labeling Standards

New HazCom Labeling Standards

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck says the new labels are a big safety improvement from

GHS, OSHA, NFPA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Safety

NFPA 70E Standards 2015

NFPA 70E Standards 2015

NFPA 70E electrical standards see a major shift in the 2015 edition. Hear Bill Burke of the NFPA explain the change in risk assessment. Bill urges non-electricians to be aware of

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Electrical Safety At Work

Electrical Safety At Work

Electrical safety at work kicks up a notch with strong advice from OSHA trainer Jon Koppari. Hear Jon’s tips for safety managers, owners and workers. In 13 short minutes, Jon covers

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Safety Management System Improvements

Safety Management System Improvements

Safety Management. Has it helped workplace safety improve? Safety management systems expert Maureen Johnson, of IBM, rates 30 years of safety. As the Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM, Maureen

OSHA, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Safety

OSHA Inspections - What To Expect

OSHA Inspections - What To Expect

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections, revealing the facts. Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of Oregon OSHA, explains

GHS, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Do A Combustible Dust Test

Do A Combustible Dust Test

Combustible dust explosions can happen in a confined workspace without notice. Hear dust and flammability expert Dr. Ashok Dastidar discuss a Go/No-Go test, and how to collect a sample of

OSHA, NFPA, Fire Safety, Safety

Chemical Hazards And Emergency Planning

Chemical Hazards And Emergency Planning

Chemical hazards can lurk, unseen. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says we should learn from the West Fertilizer Company explosion in Texas. Listen for their study results. The CSB recently

OSHA, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Safety

Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories of workplace safety signs. OSHA adopted sign standards from American National

Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast, plus the five methods to prevent them. The surface of the

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Turkey Fryer Flames At Work

Turkey Fryer Flames At Work

Turkey fryer disasters can happen in the workplace, not just at home. Hear how a pre-Thanksgiving jobsite cookout torched a house under construction. In this podcast, Dan Clark talks with Tim

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7 HazCom Label Questions For OSHA

7 HazCom Label Questions For OSHA

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June 1st. Hear important information about pictograms, labeling bulk shipping containers, refillable

GHS, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 1

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 1

Safety apps can help prevent worker injuries. Paul Colangelo, a safety expert, describes his 10 favorites. Most are free, some are low cost, all are great. Paul, ClickSafety’s National Director of

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4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find out the difference between flammable and inflammable. Hear about volatile liquid

GHS, Safety Signs, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Safety

9 Volt Battery Myths And Facts

9 Volt Battery Myths And Facts

Battery myths. Can 9 volt batteries start fires, and how do you avoid them? Can 9 volt batteries fatally shock you? We peel away fiction, reveal the truth. Facilities and vehicles

Electrical Safety, NFPA, Safety

Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey fryer fires happen more than you might think. Listen to the story of contractors who nearly burned down the house they were building. You’ll hear why the NFPA and

NFPA, Fire Safety, Safety

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the NFPA’s Bill Burke in this podcast. Bill explains the philosophical

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Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, and the types of extinguishers, and how to use them. What’s burning? Is the source wood,

Electrical Safety, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, Safety

Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

Flame-Resistant Clothing Breakthroughs

FR wear finally has an improvement. Now you can buy lightweight, comfortable, breathable garments made from a new polyester. Flame-resistant clothing has a well-earned reputation for being heavy, hot and uncomfortable. So much

GHS, Arc Flash, NFPA, Safety

Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to know the risks. In this podcast, we describe anhydrous ammonia, and

GHS, Pipe Marking, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Safety

Available Fault Current Labels

Available Fault Current Labels

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current, and the date it was calculated. If it changes, the

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, NFPA, Wire Marking, Labeling, Safety

NFPA Labels - Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA Labels - Reading The Fire Diamond

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the “Fire Diamond,” to stay safe. The diamond shaped NFPA label has

NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible dust is a major workplace danger. If you can write your name in the dust, and it’s combustible dust, you could have a dust explosion. Wood and food processing can

OSHA, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Facility Safety - 10 FAQs

Facility Safety - 10 FAQs

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers

Arc Flash, Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

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