Savings and Safety Tips for April 2015 from All Safety Products, Inc.
April is National Workplace Violence Prevention Month. It may be time to review your Workplace safety procedures in regards to violence-related injuries. In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 23,000 significant injuries due to assaults in the workplace. Over 70 percent were in the healthcare and social service settings. Healthcare and social service workers are almost four times as likely to be injured as a result of violence than the average private sector worker.
Savings and Safety Tips for January 2015 from All Safety Products, Inc.
Taken from OSHA QuickTakes Volume 14, Issue 1: "Beginning yesterday, Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
Savings and Safety Tips for December 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.
Workers typically install roof sheathing after all trusses/rafters and any permanent truss bracing is in place. Roof structures are unstable until some sheathing is installed, so workers installing roof sheathing cannot be protected from fall hazards by conventional fall protection systems until it is determined that the roofing system can be used as an anchorage point. At that point, employees shall be protected by a personal fall arrest system.
Savings and Safety Tips for November 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.
You are at risk from falling objects when you are beneath cranes, scaffolds, etc., or where overhead work is being performed. There is a danger from flying objects when power tools, or activities like pushing, pulling, or prying, may cause objects to become airborne. Injuries can range from minor abrasions to concussions, blindness, or death.
Savings and Safety Tips for October 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) (sometimes called Ebola Virus Disease, or EVD) is the disease caused by infection with an Ebola virus. It is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) brought on by any of several strains of viruses in the Ebolavirus genus. Ebola viruses are capable of causing severe, life-threatening disease. Many people who get EHF die from it. Workers performing tasks involving close contact with symptomatic individuals with EHF or in environments contaminated or reasonably anticipated to be contaminated with infectious body fluids are at risk of exposure. These workers may include workers in the healthcare, mortuary and death care, airline, and other travel service industries.
Safety and Savings Tips for June 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.
Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions your employer should take any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work.
Safety and Savings Tips for April/May 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.
You first need to identify reactive chemicals and inventory where and which chemicals you are storing and the proximity of chemicals near each other. OSHA covers this in greater detail on their website, "Chemicals have the ability to react when exposed to other chemicals or certain physical conditions. The reactive properties of chemicals vary widely and they play a vital role in the production of many chemical, material, pharmaceutical, and food products we use daily. When chemical reactions are not properly managed, they can have harmful, or even catastrophic consequences, such as toxic fumes, fires, and explosions. These reactions may result in death and injury to people, damage to physical property, and severe effects on the environment. Process Safety Management is used to prevent and mitigate chemical reactivity hazards. Safety and Savings Tips For February 2014, from All Safety Products, Inc.
When it comes to safety eyewear, the right fit is essential for comfort, performance and most importantly, protection. If your safety glasses do not fit securely or there are large gaps in coverage, you risk a serious eye injury from flying debris or particles. To ensure that your eyewear fits properly, some styles offer adjustment features or are available in multiple sizes to accommodate a variety of facial shapes, giving you a customized fit. Workers will be more likely to wear their safety eyewear if it fits them comfortably, increasing compliance and decreasing eye injuries. Safety and Savings Tips For January 2014, from All Safety Products, Inc.
Most of us start out the New Year with good intentions to keep new resolutions we make to keep our employees safe and often purchase new safety products to accomplish this. The costs and budgets increase despite our best efforts to contain costs. At All Safety Products, Inc., we offer a large selection of industrial safety products from numerous suppliers to fit your budget without sacrificing the quality and comfort your employees expect when wearing safety apparel and equipment. Please give us a chance to help you reduce your safety products expenses. We also can provide samples within reason for the commodity type items (gloves, eyewear, etc.) you purchase in large quantities. We will also work within your MRO requirements. Safety and Savings Tips For December 2013, from All Safety Products, Inc.
Protecting eyesight is very important, thus making eye wash stations critical when working around chemicals. Most chemical work environments require their employees to wear safety glasses, but we all know accidents can happen and eyewash stations provide an effective means of emergency treatment for when chemicals come into contact with the eyes. Safety and Savings Tips For August 2013, from All Safety Products, Inc.
If you think you're immune from accidents just because you work in an office, think again. Hazards lurk everywhere from file cabinets to copiers. In fact, OSHA estimates that there are 40,000 disabling office injuries each year, including 200 that are fatal. Falls are the number one cause of office accidents. The disabling injury rate for falls among office workers is at least twice the rate for nonoffice employees. Keep drawers closed, clean up coffee spills, and don't lean too far backward in office chairs. Accidents involving electricity are also frequent. With so much office machinery running on electricity, accidents can occur as a result of faulty or defective equipment, unsafe installation, and poor safety practices. Inspect electrical equipment and cords regularly. If equipment sparks, smokes, or smells, shut it off and report the problem right away. A neat, organized office will also go a long way in preventing accidents. Be sure to follow safe housekeeping practices around the office. Finally, tragedies like 9/11 have shown us how important it is to plan for fires and emergencies in offices. Know your company's emergency plan. Avoid fires by making sure all heat-producing equipment like coffee makers, copiers, and computers are shut off at the end of the workday. Safety and Savings Tips For July 2013, from All Safety Products, Inc.
Nitrile exam gloves are an excellent alternative to latex gloves. The synthetic fiber is the first choice in tear resistance and dexterity. It also has great flexibility and chemical resistance. At All Safety Products, Inc., we offer a wide selection of nitrile gloves exam grade to meet a variety of safety needs. They are particularly beneficial to those who have experienced adverse reactions to latex or natural rubber. Safety and Savings Tips for May 2012 From All Safety Products, Inc.
That doesn't seem so difficult and yet simple lock-out/tag-out procedures are often misused and misunderstood. Lockout/Tagout is the fifth most violated standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One United Auto Workers study showed that 20 percent of fatalities in the workplace from 1973 to 1995 were caused by failures to follow the procedure. Lockout/Tagout keeps people safe from electrical accidents and injuries. It is required for machines and equipment to allow contractors making repairs to proceed. Safety and Savings Tips for April 2012 From All Safety Products, Inc.
It seemed harmless enough. A sheriff's deputy from Birmingham, Ala., was pulling a nail with needle-nose pliers when the nail slipped. In a second, the pliers plunged into his eye, gashing his cornea, tearing most of his iris, and smashing his lens. The deputy's case is typical. He was not wearing protective Safety and Savings Tips for February 2012 From All Safety Products, Inc.
Talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving is banned in 10 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) and the District of Columbia. Utah has named the offense careless driving. Under the Utah law, no one commits an offense when speaking on a cellphone unless they are also committing some other moving violation other than speeding.
All Safety Products Industrial Safety Newsletter November & December 2011
In today's economic climate, customers want to know the best gloves to purchase at the cheapest price. I'll let you in on a little secret. Most times, people over purchase gloves. For example, they may purchase an Exam Grade / Medical Grade glove when they may really only need industrial grade quality. Did you know that in quite a few instances, the industrial grade glove has all the quality that an exam grade glove has, but without the FDA assurance? It is less expensive to purchase, yet still retains high quality. The key to purchasing industrial grade gloves with the same, high quality you've come to expect in your exam grade gloves is to know the sourcing of the industrial grade gloves. The main difference in these gloves is that in the manufacturing process, they've only taken off the labeling on the package and label the gloves "industrial" rather than "exam grade". Yep, that's it. These gloves do not come under FDA scrutiny and therefore the manufacturer will offer these at a cheaper rate. The important thing to watch; however, is whether the manufacturer starts releasing a disportionate amount of industrial grade gloves in relation to exam grade gloves. Quality starts diminishing when this happens. At All Safety Products, the suppliers are carefully chosen to ensure they are producing high quality gloves, not second hand quality. All Safety Products offers a wide selection of nitrile gloves (industrial and exam grade) to meet a variety of safety needs. Nitrile gloves are particularly beneficial to those who have experienced adverse reactions to latex or natural rubber. All Safety Products Industrial Safety Newsletter for October 2011
After making a few larger capital purchases of material handling equipment or plant machinery, you'll probably notice several safety items that you overlooked in the initial round of spending. Some of these safety items can be as inconsequential as traffic cones, floor mats or signs. Even so, with safety products as basic as safety cones, it's important not to skimp on these items, and get the best value for your money on heavily used items.
All Safety Products Industrial Safety Newsletter for September 2011
Ice cream packaging is frustrating isn't it?
There aren't too many brands of ice-cream that are actually a half-gallon in size (2 quarts) anymore. Now they are only 1.50 or 1.75 quarts in size and yet companies still maintain the same pricing as the previous half-gallon size. We're doing our best to help you ensure you get good value for your money spent. Our occasional industrial safety newsletter will be focused towards helping you to reduce your safety products costs. A key goal with most purchasers is to reduce costs while ensuring excellent quality and value. We have recently launched our new website, www.allsafetyproducts.com
that provides features our customers have requested of us such as easier website navigation, better pricing, a state-of-the-art quote system for prompt responses and an express ordering system for prompt reorders.