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Another California Gold Rush

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Another California Gold Rush



By Jerry Laws

Now that an initiative to legalize and tax marijuana has been certified for the state's Nov. 2 ballot, the debate has begun about what a yes vote by California voters would mean, aside from $1 billion in new tax revenue. …

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Added by Jerry Laws on March 31, 2010 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Web 2.0 Mapping Probability of Occurrence in Risk Analysis

Tweets, Google Maps Help Solve Mystery of Portland Explosion-WSJ Article

The Combustible Dust Policy Institute has been using Google Maps for several years in mapping combustible dust related fires and explosions that occur in the nations manufacturing sector. Mapping over… Continue

Added by John Astad on March 31, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

OSHA Forgot the OSH Act?

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I'm a bit concerned about the adverse attitude toward small business in the OSHA Director's testimony to Congress. OSHA appears to act as if they are they sole guardian of the OSH Act. Where is NIOSH at

concerning protection of the workforce… Continue

Added by John Astad on March 31, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Mark your Truss-type construction and protect firefighters

Trusses are fabricated components (constructed with diagonal members) made of wood and steel. Although Truss structures are very safe and the smart choice when spanning a large open area, they collapse with less stress from a fire, thus putting firefighters in greater danger. Marking Truss-type buildings with labels on entrances will allow firefighters to be… Continue

Added by Michelle Sears on March 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Property ID Labels Stop Thieves!

Professional thieves are interested in the re-sale value of property ONLY and anything that is labeled with a property id label is considered “branded”. Thieves will avoid taking anything that has a tracking label on it because it will not be accepted at pawn shops or even on the streets – it’s ‘hot’ or ‘stolen’ and is rendered useless.…

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Added by Renee Hioki on March 30, 2010 at 3:50pm — No Comments

How to make your traffic sign last longer

How long do your traffic and parking signs last? a couple years before you start to notice weather damage and graffiti?…if you’re lucky. Wouldn’t it be nice if the lasted forever

and you never had to replace them?!?!

This is 100% possible and it’s all about the sign’s topcoat.

All traffic and parking signs from all manufacturers are basically made from the same materials -…

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Added by Richard Mariano on March 30, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Are Your Protecting Your Packages?

Before mailing something that is valuable or sensitive be sure to secure the package prior to sending it. Often businesses forget how many hands a package may go through before reaching its final

destination. Ensure the security of these important items by taking the

proper measures to protect them.



Simple and economical steps can be taken that will help against outside intruders trying to view or steal the contents in the package. Use Tamper Evident Tape’s to…

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Added by Jessica McCann on March 30, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Tobacco Users Out of Luck for Hospital Employment



Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN has a new policy for their employment process.



According to the Hospital's website,

“To further our mission of building healthier communities, effective February, 1, 2010, Memorial Health Care System will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in

any form. Memorial Health Care System and its affiliates…

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Added by Tara Binkoski on March 30, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Combating the negative perception of safety training

According to a recent article on Safety News Alert, safety training is listed as one of the top 10 office annoyances — ranked among workplace issues such as slow computers, office gossip and poor toilet etiquette. Seriously? I was surprised to read that people found health and safety in the workplace annoying, rather than an

important part of their business/job.



Then again, from my workplace experiences, safety training does tend to… Continue

Added by Christie Mendola on March 30, 2010 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Safety Glasses- what color lens do I need?

With so many choices of safety glasses on the market, it can be very confusing finding exactly what lens color you need and want. As you may already know, there are many top brand manufacturers: 3M, AO Safety, UVEX, Pyramex, Crews, Sperian, DeWalt, Harley Davidson, United, Jackson Safety etc.… Continue

Added by Donna Kolody on March 29, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

What is the MUTCD? Do you need to abide by it?

If you’re responsible for the purchase or installation of traffic signs, parking signs or traffic control devices, then you should familiarize yourself with the MUTCD.



The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets,…

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Added by Richard Mariano on March 26, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Major changes to NFPA 1600 - 2010 version

Please check my new blog on http://exitandfiresafety.com/2010/03/25/nfpa-released-new-edition-of-nfpa-1600%C2%AE-available-for-free-on-nfpa-org/

I summarize the changes to the newly released NFPA 1600® Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.

Added by Michelle Sears on March 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Valve tag fastener options

Now that you are more familiar with the different types of valve markers available, you should think about the type of fasteners you want to use to secure the tags to your valves and machinery. What are your options?



Beaded Chain: Tough metal chain allows full flexibility for versatile use. Easy open/close fastener.



Chrome Plated Pins: Tougher than wire, chrome-plated pins easily snap around any… Continue

Added by Christie Mendola on March 25, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Improving Traffic Safety for Older Drivers

According to ATSSA (The American Traffic Safety Services Association) the number of drivers in the US who are over 60 is expected to reach 70 million by the year 2030.



Most older drivers will continue to drive safely well into their retirement years. However, there will also be a significant number of people continuing to drive with the added challenges of vision, cognition and motor skill changes that often come with age.…




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Added by Sheri Pear on March 25, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Metal Tag Material Guide

What are the differences between Brass, Aluminum and Stainless Steel Tags?

Without knowing the differences between the 3 metals it may be hard to decide which metal tag would be best for your asset identification application. Here is a brief description for each metal that will help you make an educated…

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Added by Christine Strollo on March 25, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Five ways to remind employees to work safe

Looking for ways to remind your employees to work safe? Here are five easy ideas.



1. Safety Reminder Signs: Hang motivational safety reminder signs around your facility to keep employees focused on safety. Consider putting them in locations where accidents are likely to occur or where employees should be extra cautious. Also consider putting safety reminder signs on machines and other potentially hazardous equipment.…



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Added by Christie Mendola on March 23, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The difference between bumps, humps, and curbs

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Added by Michelle Sears on March 23, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Pipe Marking - Are You Compliant?

Did you know that Seton was one of the original members on the committee that established the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard A13.1-1988 Scheme for Identification of Piping Systems? The standard recommends a universal approach to pipe and valve identification, and is designed to eliminate confusion of pipe contents. The standard has since been updated and the most recent version is A13.1-2007.



Seton has made it easy to understand how and why you should label your… Continue

Added by Jennifer Sledziona on March 23, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

CPR's Not Just For Humans Anymore

Latest Blog Entry:

CPR's Not Just For Humans Anymore



By Ronnie Rittenberry

I love my dog. I do. But when it comes to mouth-to-snout resuscitation, I don't know if I have it in me. …

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Added by Jerry Laws on March 22, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Hearing Protection and Understanding the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

Hearing protection prevents hearing loss in loud workplaces, saving your employees' hearing, lost work, time and money. Don't risk damaging your employees…

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Added by Donna Kolody on March 19, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments

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Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David R Snell Apr 26.

Feedback on a injury prevention product we're building.

Hi everyone!For full transparency ill tell you a little about myself and what I hope to accomplish. My name is Zuber and I'm an engineering student who founded a startup helping to build wearable…Continue

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Fire codes for residential buildings

Hi,Can anybody kindly give me a hint how to find Fire Codes for residential buildings in different cities in the United States?Continue

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OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that…Continue

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