A lockout hasp is used when more than one employee is involved in a lockout:tagout operation. These employees work in a group on the same energy source. The hasps allow multiple padlocks to be used when isolating one energy source such as a piece of machinery or a power switch. The lockout hasp is placed through a latch on the machinery to be locked out and each person carrying out maintenance or service work attaches their padlock through one of the six openings within the lockout hasp. All of the padlocks are then locked.
There is little or no warning that a fire
has started and that it has quickly gone out of control.
it is extremely important that all preparations for proper egress be made,
including signage well in advance and then practiced (drilled) over and over so
that there be no mistakes should there actually be a fire. With that in mind,
OSHA created the Means of Egress Standard.
first set of signs to be placed would include the name of the WARDENS.They are
the people that the employer or someone designated by the employer selects to
act as the leaders of groups of employees to assist in leading them to safe
that should be placed at key locations throughout the facility is “Floor Plans”
which clearly show the emergency escape routes. The use of color-coding for
various groups can aid in knowing exactly where to go to leave the facility
quickly. Another important sign would indicate the SAFE AREA to exit to. An
exit sign has to be made to withstand harsh conditions, so they should be made
from heavy-duty laminated plastic.
ADA signs are designed and manufactured for Handicap
persons. They follow the guidelines set up under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. And with so many more handicapped employees now being hired
under that act, these signs are becoming more and more prominent.
ADA signs can
be found wherever a handicap individual will have to negotiate an entrance, a
restroom or a walkway. The signs are generally made with heavy-duty lamination,
or from steel or aluminum. All signs must have non-glare backgrounds and
characters to help ease the way for the elderly and those with little or
perhaps no vision.
While these signs are now beginning to be seen
in and around factories, they are not the only type of ADA signs. There are
also signs for the hearing impaired, people who are deaf and those that may
have a mental disorder of some kind.
When evaluating the potential for injury to hands while
working on equipment, if it is determined that general workplace practice will
not in itself provide enough protection then protective equipment must be
provided. This includes gloves, finger guards and arm coverings or elbow-length
gloves. Machine guards can be shown to provide some protection, but certainly
not enough to ward off possible injury.
There are many
types of hazards that a worker’s hands may encounter and there are many types
of gloves that are available for each of the hazards. It is extremely important
that workers use the gloves that have been specifically designed for the type
of hazard they face. When making the decision of what type of gloves to choose,
the following must be considered: the type of chemicals handled, what type of
contact will be encountered, the duration of the contact, what part of the
hands or arms are involved, what type of grip is necessary, thermal protection,
abrasion protection and the size and comfort needed by the worker.
According to OSHA 1910.134, Personal Protective Equipment, when
engineering controls are neither feasible, available nor effective in
preventing the breathing of harmful dusts, fumes, gases, vapors, sprays, etc.,
then appropriate respirators must be worn.
The regulation goes on to say that the employer must provide each
employee with respirators that are suitable and applicable for the purpose
intended. There are respirators for virtually every type of operation. For example
there are Air-Purifying -Atmosphere-Supplying; Escape Only Respirators to name
just a few.
respirator does not automatically mean that an employee is completely safe from
the atmospheric conditions he or she is working in. The maximum use
concentration (MUC) is determined by multiplying the assigned protection factor
specified for a respirator by the required OSHA permissible exposure limit.
Among the most frequently cited standards by OSHA in 2013
include those involvingLockout:Tagout, Construction, Hazard Communication
(including Right-to-Know,) Confined Space, Electrical Components and Equipment.Interesting enough, there are accidental prevention tags
that contain verbiage and symbols to help reduce accidents for all of these
categories and more. If only they were to be used properly, if at all.Accident Prevention tags
can be used to specify rules; to specify procedures; to announce Danger
or Caution situations; to announce hazardous conditions; to provide
“Right-to-Know” information; to record important data, to name just a few.
There are many important items that need the quality long
lasting plasticized protection that a desk top laminator delivers. Laminated
materials provide protection from weather, abuse, chemical spills and tampering.
There are 3 Desk-top laminator sizes: a 4” wide model that is suitable for
wallet-sized ID Cards, personalized safety tags, business cards, file cards,
driver’s licenses and luggage tags; a 10” wide model that is used for
laminating legal and letter sized documents, price lists, signs, 3-hole loos
leaf sheets, material safety data sheets and photos; a 12” wide model that is
ideal for laminating chart size material and menus. Laminating materials that
can be used include clear, matte finish and pressure-sensitive.
sleeve labels are rapidly growing in many industries. Made from polymer plastic
film, shrink wrap sleeves offer protection to packages and labels. They are
also used to bundle multiple items together. They are often used on bottles
drinks and various other packaged products.
safety sign is hard to miss. They are practically everywhere you see them. They can be
found under the sink, on appliances and on the road. The main purpose of a
safety sign is to warn the viewer of a hazard or potential danger. You are likely to see several dozen different types of
safety signs along roads and highways when traveling. Most safety signs are symbol based, therefore
allowing for rapid recognition when driving or reading quickly.
and plastic cards tend to wear out and fade after being used for a long period
of time. Laminating and sealing anything between two sheets of plastic is an effective way to preserve and protect documents, photographs, business cards,
posters, or any other piece of paper that is of value to you. If you wish to
laminate something, there are a number of options available to you. Roll
laminators, for instance, are the most professional and the most expensive models in the
In this modern
age of health and safety awareness, a lot of people are skeptical about most
health and safety rules. Some people may see it as overkill, bureaucracy gone mad and a
pointless creation of jobs. But, these signs if properly installed and observed
will prevent countless accidents both at work and at home, and the proper
implementation of personal protective equipment rules will minimize the risk of
injury at work in a variety of environments.
many applications these days. They are often used in scanners and detectors,
night vision optics, medical applications and industry. However, radiation
exposure from lasers can be a serious health risk and it
does exist in many items that we come in contact with on a regular basis, such
as microwave ovens and cellphones.
The OSHA Confined
Space Regulation, CFR1910.146 is designed to prevent accidents to employees
when working in a space where one has limited or restricted access for entry or
exit and while in that area might meet up with liquids, gases or obstacles.
Thus, a person entering a confined space must be fully trained in the hazards
to be faced and must wear the appropriate protective clothing. The area is also
constantly monitored for air quality. Before entering a confined space area,
one has to receive a “Confined Space Permit.” To help the process along, a
series of signs and tags have been created. They contain proper procedures to
follow, Caution and Danger announcements as well as directions for those both
entering the area or assisting in the operation.