Industrial Safety

Safety is incredibly important for industrial companies. Purchasing surplus and slightly-used equipment will not risk your safety.

An Introduction To Hazmat

By Joe Russell -- The term hazmat refers to hazardous materials. These materials are toxic chemicals that can cause harm to humans and the environment. Such materials are strictly regulated by Government Transportation offices such as the Department of Transportation. Some hazardous materials will require the use of special permits and approvals before being transported. A special permit or approval is a document which authorizes a person to perform a function that is currently not authorized under the authority... more

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Industrial Safety

By Jim Staller -- Industrial safety is important for all employees on a daily basis and working in an area without safety awareness may result in serious bodily harm or possibly even death. Industrial safety is a key factor in running a company and there are many aspects to consider when providing overall safety for your employees. You must ensure that employees have special equipment and procedures to ensure eye safety, ear safety, head protection, fire prevention and respiratory... more

The Confined Space Safety Policy - 9 Policy Headings

By Rayce Bannon -- Confined Space is an area/space where an employee: - has limited openings for entry and egress; - can bodily enter and which is large enough to perform assigned work; - could be engulfed by bulk materials; - is not intended to continuously occupy. Non-Permit Required Confined Space is a confined space neither containing nor having the potential to contain any hazard. Permit Required Confined Space is a confined space with: - a hazardous atmosphere or... more

The RoHS Lead Free Directive and How to Comply

By Sandra Noble -- The RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC is often referred to as the Lead-free RoHS, even though it covers five other hazardous materials. The reason for this nick-name may be the ubiquitous nature of lead in electronic equipment and the potential health hazards associated with lead contamination. As per the directive, a product has to be below a threshold limit of 1000 parts per million (ppm) of lead on a homogeneous (any single substance that cannot be separated... more

Preparing For and Surviving an OSHA Inspection

By Sandra Noble -- Generally, an employer who takes proactive action (and the associated pains) to try and adhere to mandated requirements will fare much better during such OSHA inspections. A little known fact for many employers is that compliance officers normally research the history of a worksite before an inspection. Therefore it pays to work with the inspectors and answer questions fully and honestly, rather than adopt stalling tactics. Actions like insisting on an inspection warrant, to buy... more