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Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc flash hazard labels must be placed on any piece of electrical equipment where workers might need to perform work while the equipment is still energized.

NFPA 99

NFPA 99

NFPA 99 standards are built specifically to ensure safety from fire danger in healthcare facilities. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your facility from fire hazards with this overview of the NFPA 99.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

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


NFPA Questions and Answers

What are the NFPA codes?

The National Fire Protection Association has published over 300 consensus codes and standards that help to minimize the risk of fire in the workplace and other locations. This nonprofit has been around for over a century, and continues to work with companies around the world to improve workplace safety in many ways. Their codes and… 

Are NFPA codes retroactive?

Improvements to workplace safety is an ongoing goal that often proceeds with incremental improvements. As new technologies develop, new standards are made, and more information is gathered, safety organizations like the NFPA will make updates to their codes and standards to help pass on the benefits to all their members. Many people will ask whether… 

What does the NFPA regulate?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an organization that is dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and other related hazards. This organization was founded back in 1896, and today serves members around the world as a self-funded nonprofit organization. Their focus on fire and electrical… 

Are NFPA standards law?

It can be difficult for companies or agencies to get the funding and commitment that they need to make safety improvement changes. In many cases, the best way to convince the management team that it is necessary is to show them that they need to make changes in order to comply with the law. This… 

Are NFPA labels required by OSHA?

The NFPA 704 code is the labeling system that was developed to identify hazardous materials that are often used in the workplace. It is primarily used by emergency responders, though it is also beneficial for any workplace that can benefit from the information. Given the fact that there are other labeling standards, such as GHS,… 

What does NFPA stand for?

NFPA stands for the National Fire Protection Association. It is a trade association that is based in the United States, but has international members as well. This association creates standards and codes that are used by businesses, local governments, and other organizations to help improve fire safety. NFPA was first formed in 1896 by insurance… 

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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… 

NFPA Podcasts

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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 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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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,… 

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… 

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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