SAFETY MATTERS

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Yellow vs. Red

Every wonder when it’s ok to cross over (or under) Caution tape? What if that tape reads, “DANGER”? Are you allowed to journey passed that boundary? NMC barricade tapes are designed to help keep you and others safe, whether it is being used for a small home project or if a roll is strung across a large construction site. READ MORE

What’s in the bottle?

Do you have GHS secondary container confusion? A secondary container by definition is defined as any container being used beyond the original manufacturer’s bottle that the chemical was shipped in. This may include, but is not limited to: portable or working containers, such as spray bottles, jugs, jars, flasks, beakers or small storage bottles in immediate use. READ MORE

Understand the danger of ARC FLASH

Arc Flash incidents are responsible for 30,000 injuries per year, 400 of those being fatalities. Arc flash results from an arcing fault where the electric arcs and resulting radiation and shrapnel can result in serious burns, eye injuries and hearing damage. READ MORE

Equipment Hazards In Sight

Representing a combined 9.4% of fatal accidents across many industries – anywhere an object may be flying, falling, swinging or rolling should be subject to certain safety guidelines, especially posting the proper safety identification. Remind employees with the proper warning signs to point out easily overlooked dangers in and around the workplace. READ MORE

June National Safety Month

Living safely encompasses a range of activities–from knowing and obeying the laws, to remembering and following general safety tips. NSC is calling attention to safety this month by highlighting common safety and health risks within the workplace, throughout their annual June event. READ MORE

Electrical Safety Month

One of OSHA’s Fatal Four—Let’s make electrical safety everyone’s #1 priority. 5% of all job fatalities are due to improper interaction with electricity-they require proper attention from safety managers and facility safety programs. READ MORE