SAFETY MATTERS

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NMC Answered the Call

  During a normal week NMC will field unique requests that challenge our thinking and require our team to provide solutions that may not have yet been thought of. With the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world, those request have increased dramatically. One request during the week of March 23rd seemed easy – “we need some labels”. That’s a daily request here at NMC. Turned out, the customer needed (to start) 50,000 labels, and they needed them next day, and they needed CDC (Centers for Disease Control) approval. OK…and…OK! The NMC team buckled down and didn’t overcommit. We did however produce those labels, from customer approval-to-delivery in less than 12 hours, well ahead of schedule. The labels were destined for state-manufactured emergency hand-sanitizer meant to supplement decreasing availability at the retail level. We’re happy to report that those bottles are already in-use; that’s teamwork and dedication!   Short of Hand Sanitizer, here are some handwashing tips: Handwashing can help prevent illness, but there’s a technique. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the … READ MORE

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Don’t forget Signs

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself, your loved ones, and co-workers stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste After handling pet food or pet treats After touching garbage Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. Follow these five steps every time. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the … READ MORE

Parking Lot Signage and Posts Checklist

Sign manufacturers run the gamut when it comes to parking lot signage – some use cheap materials and manufacture flimsy products, while others rely on durable materials to create long-lasting signs. Manufacturer’s like NMC take it a step further by providing an extra layer of protection against scuffing, scratching, fading and graffiti (Sign Muscle®) READ MORE

A Review of OSHA’s Fatal Four: Electrical Hazards

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration recognizes four common workplace safety hazards that can easily become fatal if the right precautions aren’t in place ahead of time. In the first entry of this four-part series, we’ll examine electrical hazards – one of OSHA’s “Fatal Four” and a hazard that can strike anytime, often without warning. READ MORE