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Regulations & Compliance Articles

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

If you are looking to implement or update a pipe marking strategy for your facility it is important to gathering as much information as possible. Read More...

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance

The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

OSHA regulations require businesses to follow one of two safety sign standards to remain in compliance: ANSI 1967 and ANSI 2011. Take a look at these two styles and pick the one that best meets your needs.

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

What is HAZCOM?

What is HAZCOM?

Hazcom is designed to help employees to quickly identify hazardous chemicals. Learn more beneficial information about Hazcom.

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

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

SVEP – Severe Violator Enhancement Program

SVEP – Severe Violator Enhancement Program

OSHA’s Severe Violator Enhancement Program (SVEP) was created to help ensure companies actually improve safety practices instead of just paying fines for violations. Learn how to avoid getting this designation by improving your workplace safety protocols and become a safe, efficient facility.

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

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards are a unified labeling method for the wires used in computer systems. These standards help businesses record data and keep their IT environments organized. Get to know these standards; they’ll help your business run more efficiently.

Electrical Safety, Wire Marking, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste water treatment labeling ensures that all water and flow is accurately labeled. keeping employees safe from contaminated water.

Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Spill Cleanup

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare

Implementing lean healthcare in the medical field will lead to improvement in overall performance and patient satisfaction.

Lean Manufacturing, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Facility Efficiency

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flashes are one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen in a facility. Learn how to keep your facility safe and incident-free through proper labeling.

Arc Flash, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance

Compliance Audit

Compliance Audit

Compliance audits are intended to help improve safety both for employees of the company, and for the community as a whole. Learn more about compliance audits how to prepare for them.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

HMIS Labels

HMIS Labels

Having a complete understanding of the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) is essential to keeping your employees safe when working with chemicals.

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration | OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration | OSHA

Get answers to the most common questions regarding Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

HAZWOPER: Training For Hazardous Substances

HAZWOPER: Training For Hazardous Substances

Crucial training for anyone who works with or near hazardous waste, the HAZWOPER standard seeks to keep workers safe and prevent environmental catastrophe.

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

OSHA Card

OSHA Card

The term OSHA Card refers to a type of certification that is issued from OSHA after completing authorized training that they provide.

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Metal-Detectable Labels (FDA Food Labeling Compliant)

Metal-Detectable Labels (FDA Food Labeling Compliant)

Accidental contamination is a major worry in the food industry, and while it’s impossible to completely rule out all contamination, metal detectable labels help eliminate a significant danger.

Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Short-Term Exposure Limit

Short-Term Exposure Limit

Short-term exposure limits are a guideline that employers can use for how long an employee can be exposed to certain chemicals before their safety is compromised. Find out more...

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Safety Audit

Safety Audit

In a safety audit, information is gathered about one or more aspects of the workplace in order to evaluate the risk levels for health or safety issues including efficiency, reliability, and effectiveness of their health and safety systems.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Planned Maintenance

Planned Maintenance

Planned maintenance, also known as planned preventative maintenance or scheduled maintenance, is an activity where a company will schedule work done in order to avoid outages.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

ANSI S3.19 – Noise Reduction

ANSI S3.19 – Noise Reduction

In most facilities there is no way to eliminate dangerous levels of noise, so it becomes necessary to wearing hearing protection. Hearing protection is regulated by ANSI S3.19 standards.

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Visual Factories

Visual Factories

Visual factories use signs, posters, charts, labels and floor marking to provide information that improves efficiency, safety and productivity in the workplace. This is a fairly simple concept that yields excellent results.

Floor Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA 10 Card / Certification

OSHA 10 Card / Certification

The OSHA 10 Hour Training program teaches those in attendance all about workplace hazards, the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers, workplace safety, and more.

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

NIST Certification / Calibration

NIST Certification / Calibration

NIST is a standards laboratory that is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce that certifies that the equipment used by labs or manufacturing facilities is properly calibrated according to the industry standards in place.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

ANSI Z87.1 – Safety Glasses

ANSI Z87.1 – Safety Glasses

ANSI Z87.1 focuses on safety glasses and helps employers and employees make decisions that can help protect people’s eyes and face from a variety of threats.

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

HAZOP

HAZOP

When done properly, the HAZOP process will identify potential design or process flaws that were not discovered in the past.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA General Duty Clause

OSHA General Duty Clause

The OSHA General Duty Clause is in place to require that employers provide employees with a workplace free from any recognizable hazards that could put them at risk of death or serious injury.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Ammonia Refrigeration

Ammonia Refrigeration

When using ammonia refrigeration, or ammonia for anything in the workplace, there are a variety of OSHA regulations that need to be followed.

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA 1910.39 Fire Prevention

OSHA 1910.39 Fire Prevention

Fire prevention safety is important for all employees and workplaces. This article explains fire prevention standards and provides helpful tips.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

When following the ANSI A13.1 standards, the most important thing is to understand the six most common color schemes.

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA Hearing Protection Requirements

OSHA Hearing Protection Requirements

Many people don't think about hearing protection when we talk about safety, but hearing injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that occur in the work place.

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Typical Lockout Tagout Procedures

Typical Lockout Tagout Procedures

Find out how to use lockout tagout procedures for different kinds of energy including electrical, chemical, and pneumatic.

Electrical Safety, OSHA, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

A closer look at OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard—1900.1200—and how it applies to your facility.

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

Confined Space Hazards

Confined Space Hazards

When is it safe to work in a confined space? Get the details in this article.

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Safety Colors

Safety Colors

Using colors strategically makes communication in your facility more effective. Get the details about common color codes.

Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

ANSI Z535

ANSI Z535

An in-depth look at ANSI’s standard for safety signs and labels in the workplace.

Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Washington State – Accident Prevention Program

Washington State – Accident Prevention Program

Find out the basic requirements of an accident prevention program. Then learn how to implement or improve one.

Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Tips and recommendations for labeling the valves on your pipe system.

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Labeling, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Valve Tag, Safety

Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

A review of common software programs that will help you reduce arc flash hazards.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

Aisle Marking Tape

Aisle Marking Tape

Learn the requirements for marking aisles and the best methods for doing so.

Floor Marking, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

The Definitive Guide to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labeling

The Definitive Guide to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labeling

Implementing GHS has been an evolving process for many companies. Here's what you need to know.

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

Floor Marking for Electrical Panel Compliance

Floor Marking for Electrical Panel Compliance

Make sure you are meeting OSHA requirements for marking around electrical panels.

Floor Marking, Electrical Safety, Regulations & Compliance

MSDS to SDS

MSDS to SDS

Learn the difference between the old material safety data sheets and the new GHS/HazCom safety data sheets.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

The ANSI/ASME A13.1 pipe marking color code explained.

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Labeling, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA Facts

OSHA Facts

Everything you need to know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

ANSI Standards

ANSI Standards

The American National Standards Institute makes guidelines that could impact your workplace.

5S, Lean, Safety Signs, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Six Sigma

Arc Flash Facts

Arc Flash Facts

Arc flash can cause serious damage to people and property. Learn how arc flash works and how you can prevent it.

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Fire Safety, Safety

OSHA Floor Marking

OSHA Floor Marking

Find out what OSHA has to say about marking your facility's floors.

Floor Marking, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management

PSM is an OSHA standard developed for companies that handle hazardous chemicals.

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

Floor Marking Comprehensive Research, Education & Training

Floor Marking Comprehensive Research, Education & Training

Everything you need to know about marking your facility’s floors. Types of markings, practical tips, and more.

Floor Marking, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Regulations & Compliance Infographics

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

Most common OSHA violations in 2015 This illustrated list includes the most common safety violations OSHA observed during inspections in 2015. Read to stay up to date with OSHA’s most current

Electrical Safety, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Forklift Safety, Lockout Tagout, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking Safety and Compliance This pipe marking infographic explains the fundamentals of marking pipes in your facility. Marking pipes is important for safety, efficiency, and compliance, and you should follow

Pipe Marking, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Facility Efficiency, Hazcom, Safety

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

What to expect from an OSHA inspection Have you thought about the possibility that an OSHA inspector could show up at your facility? It could happen, and it’s best to be

Safety Signs, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

The timeline of GHS compliance According to OSHA, GHS—the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—affects over 5 million businesses and 43 million workers. This infographic includes an illustrated

GHS, Pipe Marking, Safety Signs, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It’s time to check your pipe labels! Spring is here, and that means it’s pipe marking season. Time to assess the pipe label situation at your facility and see if it’s

Pipe Marking, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

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Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to build safety programs. Lori says a worker doing a task is

GHS, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Gemba, Hazcom, Safety

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

Front-Line Workers And Safety

Front-Line Workers And Safety

Front-line workers shouldn’t be fired for blowing the whistle on safety. Their observations need to be taken seriously by managers, says Dr. Sidney Dekker. Employees in the middle of the action

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, 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

Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down - Pt 2

Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down - Pt 2

Fall prevention requires employer planning and employee training. Listen to Matt McNicholas of OSHA discuss the annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down May 4-15, 2015. Matt says employers need to do three

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, 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

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

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

5 Safety Data Sheet Questions For OSHA

5 Safety Data Sheet Questions For OSHA

Safety data sheet compliance is hard when suppliers don’t update. Hear OSHA experts answer five important questions on SDSs required in Hazard Communication. The SCHC OSHA Alliance hosted OSHA’s Lana Nieves

GHS, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Hazcom, Safety

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

Truck Underride Protection Coming?

Truck Underride Protection Coming?

Truck underride rules may be expanded by NHTSA. The agency may soon require underride guards on the backs of trucks to save lives in rear-end collisions. Semi-trailers already have underride guards.

Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 2

10 Awesome Workplace Safety Apps - Pt 2

Safety apps can help avoid injuries or save a life. Safety expert Paul Colangelo reports about his 10 picks for construction, general industry and more. Paul is ClickSafety’s National Director of

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Spanish Resources, 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

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Finally! Compare OSHA Standards State To State

Finally! Compare OSHA Standards State To State

OSHA standards vary state to state. For the first time, a database accurately compares state and federal OSHA laws and regulations. On a website. For free. In additional to federal OSHA

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Mining Safety, Safety

Crackdown On Texting And Driving

Crackdown On Texting And Driving

Texting and driving will get you a ticket in the DOT’s national crackdown April 10-15, 2015. Companies can be fined if workers text and drive on the job. Police across the

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Who Pays For Temp PPE?

Who Pays For Temp PPE?

Who pays for temp PPE? Not the worker. The host employer or the staffing agency are ultimately responsible for keeping temporary workers safe with the right gear. OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative

OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

6 Ways To Encourage Incident Reporting

6 Ways To Encourage Incident Reporting

Incident reporting increases when workers don’t fear losing their jobs. That’s one of six ways to encourage incident reporting, and improve safety. In this podcast, Dan Clark goes into detail about

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA Finally Embraces GHS

OSHA Finally Embraces GHS

The deadline for OSHA’s new HazCom labeling standards, based on GHS, is June 1st, 2015. Are you compliant? OSHA has new requirements for labeling chemicals. In this podcast, HazCom industry expert

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

Eye Protection At Work

Eye Protection At Work

Eye protection at work could eliminate 90% of eye injuries. Listen to hear how easy it is to protect your eyes on the job. Flying or falling objects account for the

Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, 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

Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, NFPA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, need clear labeling to keep operators and pedestrians safe. This podcasts details the three main types of labels, CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER. We also

OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, 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

5 Safety Apps Every Worker Should Have

5 Safety Apps Every Worker Should Have

Safety apps put important information at your fingertips. A mobile device with a free safety application can be a convenient planning reference, or save precious minutes in an emergency. OSHA Safety

OSHA, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

OSHA Inspection Jitters?

An OSHA inspection can happen without notice, but with preparation, facilities can be ready for scrutiny. Prepare the employees so they are used to working while being observed. The safety planning

Arc Flash, Safety Signs, OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Safety

Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial Labeling Made Easy

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site, consider buying a quality industrial label printer. Think about about all

5S, Lean Manufacturing, GHS, Arc Flash, Pipe Marking, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Regulations & Compliance, Facility Efficiency, Safety

Color Coding For Safety

Color Coding For Safety

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The American National Standards Institute suggests labeling areas with seven colors

Floor Marking, OSHA, Labeling, 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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