From OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, GHS and more, regulations are everywhere. Make sure your facility is compliant and employees are informed with our blogs, articles and podcasts covering the most well-known regulations.


Regulations & Compliance Articles

ISO 9001: 2015

ISO 9001: 2015

ISO 9001: 2015 is a standard that outlines and defines requirements for a quality management systems. This QMS certification allows companies to demonstrate to clients that they take quality and efficiency seriously.

Food Security

Food Security

With the 2011 passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, considerable attention has been focused on the purity of our foods from the perspective of accidental contamination.

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.

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

Underground utility labeling is an essential ingredient to every project that involves construction. This article outlines the step-by-step process of getting your site inspected for utilities, and how to label underground lines safely and accurately.

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...

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.

What is HAZCOM?

What is HAZCOM?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HAZOP

HAZOP

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

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

Confined Space Hazards

Confined Space Hazards

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

Safety Colors

Safety Colors

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

ANSI Z535

ANSI Z535

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

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.

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

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

Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

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

Aisle Marking Tape

Aisle Marking Tape

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

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.

Floor Marking for Electrical Panel Compliance

Floor Marking for Electrical Panel Compliance

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

MSDS to SDS

MSDS to SDS

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

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

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

OSHA Facts

OSHA Facts

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

ANSI Standards

ANSI Standards

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

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.

OSHA Floor Marking

OSHA Floor Marking

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

Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management

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

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.


Regulations & Compliance Blog Posts

Regulations & Compliance Infographics

Eye Injuries in the Workplace

Eye Injuries in the Workplace

Eye Injuries in the Workplace 1000 eye injuries occur every day in U.S. workplaces, according to OSHA estimates. Injuries range from eye… 

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2015* Fall Protection (1926.501) - 6,721 Violations Hazard Communication (1910.1200) - 5,192 Violations Scaffolding (1926.451) - 4,295 Violations … 

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101 - Why is pipe marking important? Safety - Eliminate accidents by minimizing identification errors. Efficiency - No wasted time… 

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect

Surprise OSHA Inspection? What to Expect. Inspections have four main parts Presentation of Credentials The inspector will present credentials, which contain a… 

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS: What's Next? The timeline of GHS Compliance The GHS Mission: To internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals with pictograms, signal… 

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It's Pipe Marking Season! Are you in Compliance? Now that the snow is melting and spring is springing, this is a… 

Regulations & Compliance Podcasts

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to… 

HazCom labels and SDSs are confusing - until now. Two OSHA industrial hygienists explain what is happening right now with… 

Front-line workers shouldn’t be fired for blowing the whistle on safety. Their observations need to be taken seriously by managers,… 

Safety kickoffs can have spark and NOT be boring. Hear John Drebinger, Jr., expert safety speaker, give great tips on… 

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer… 

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be… 

Fall prevention requires employer planning and employee training. Listen to Matt McNicholas of OSHA discuss the annual Construction Fall Safety… 

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck… 

Safety Management. Has it helped workplace safety improve? Safety management systems expert Maureen Johnson, of IBM, rates 30 years of… 

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections,… 

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories… 

Portable containers for hazardous chemicals in the workplace can have NO labeling in only two situations, according to OSHA's HazCom… 

Permit-required confined spaces aren’t just sewer pipes. Semi-trailers can be hazardous too. Hear about hazards in three trailer types, empty… 

Safety data sheet compliance is hard when suppliers don’t update. Hear OSHA experts answer five important questions on SDSs required… 

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June… 

Truck underride rules may be expanded by NHTSA. The agency may soon require underride guards on the backs of trucks… 

Safety apps can help avoid injuries or save a life. Safety expert Paul Colangelo reports about his 10 picks for… 

Safety apps can help prevent worker injuries. Paul Colangelo, a safety expert, describes his 10 favorites. Most are free, some… 

OSHA standards vary state to state. For the first time, a database accurately compares state and federal OSHA laws and… 

Texting and driving will get you a ticket in the DOT’s national crackdown April 10-15, 2015. Companies can be fined… 

Who pays for temp PPE? Not the worker. The host employer or the staffing agency are ultimately responsible for keeping… 

Incident reporting increases when workers don’t fear losing their jobs. That’s one of six ways to encourage incident reporting, and… 

Permit-required confined spaces, PRCS, are simply confined spaces with an added hazard. But who issues the permit? Listen to hear… 

The deadline for OSHA’s new HazCom labeling standards, based on GHS, is June 1st, 2015. Are you compliant? OSHA has new… 

Eye protection at work could eliminate 90% of eye injuries. Listen to hear how easy it is to protect your… 

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the… 

Machine guarding is one of OSHA's top 10 most-cited safety violations. Workers should respect these devices that protect them from… 

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, need clear labeling to keep operators and pedestrians safe. This podcasts details the three… 

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the… 

Combustible dust is a major workplace danger. If you can write your name in the dust, and it’s combustible dust,… 

Safety apps put important information at your fingertips. A mobile device with a free safety application can be a convenient… 

Pipe marking can stop injuries. Labels on pipes give visual safety cues to workers on the job. Color codes from… 

An OSHA inspection can happen without notice, but with preparation, facilities can be ready for scrutiny. Prepare the employees so they… 

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site,… 

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The… 

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal… 

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These… 

ALL injuries equal, or add up to, a loss of money for every company. And imagine how much money. The… 

Choosing the right safety label maker for your facility's safety program is an important job. Many safety managers are given… 

Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from… 

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