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Roll Laminators for Safety Signs and Tags

Documents 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 industry.

Personal Safety Signs can Prevent Accidents at Workplaces

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.

Radiation and Laser Safety

Lasers have 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.

Safety Regulations for Restricted Areas and Confined Space

     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.


Head Protection and Hard Hat ID’s

Head protection is absolutely crucial for protecting construction industry workers from a wide array of hazards. Hard hats or helmets meeting ANSI standards should be worn any time  when there is a risk of falling or moving objects, fixed objects such as exposed pipes or beams on which one might strike their head, or if there is a possibility of accidental contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear should resist penetration, absorb the shock of a blow, resist water and burns, and display clear instructions.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Safety

The use of industrial chemicals in the workplace presents a danger to employees if the products are not handled safely. OSHA has set up rules requiring the labeling of chemicals by companies and employee training by employers to minimize the risk of the chemicals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked to regulate the manufacture and transportation of all materials, including hazardous ones. When a material is known to present a health or safety hazard, all materials must be labeled so employees who must work with the material are aware of its dangers.

Laminated Safety Tags: Real Life Tags

Lamination provides the ultimate protection for mass-produced safety tags. Idesco Safety has a wide selection of OSHA approved laminated safety tags designed to withstand tough, dirty and greasy conditions. The durable polyester laminate resists water, grease and extreme temperatures. These laminated safety tags are easy to use. Simply attach these custom safety tags to machines, equipment and other devices to warn of dangers and communicate status.



Welding Arc and Eye Protection

Welding can injure both the welder and others working nearby. Welding fumes, vapors, particulates and high intensity light all pose a threat to people that are exposed to them. Temporary or permanent damage to the eyes can result from welding depending on the length and type of exposure. Welding generates metal fumes, chemical gases and vapors. These chemicals can cause irritation of the outer layer of the eye and the cornea.


Safety Glasses

Thousands of people are yearly blinded from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. Eye and face protection is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, long shoring, and the construction industry.


Ear Protection Safety Signs

The most guaranteed method of preventing occupational deafness is by reducing noise at the source by engineering methods. However, in certain workplace conditions, there is very little or nothing one can do to reduce noise at the source. In such workplaces, workers wear hearing protectors to reduce the amount of noise reaching the ears.


Danger: Do Not Enter This Area Unless You Are Wearing A Hard Hat

Hand shields or helmets provide eye protection by using an assembly of components such as a helmet shell. This helmet must be opaque to light and resistant to impact, heat and electricity. Outer cover plate made of polycarbonate plastic which protects from UV radiation, impact and scratches. This helmet also includes filter lens made of glass containing a filler which reduces the amount of light passing through to the eyes.


Danger: Respirator Must Be Worn At This Operation

Danger: Respirator Must Be Worn At This Operation

  Wearing a respiratory protection device does not mean that you are safe. The atmosphere that surrounds you at work still remains dangerous. The air that we breathe in is never "100% clean". For example, your lungs can attacked by cooking smells, carpet deodorizers, chlorine in bleach, cigarette smoke or dead skin cells from animals in your own home. In your yard or on the street, car exhaust, household and industrial smoke, smell of freshly cut grass, tree resin, fungus dust, flower pollens and dust taken by wind, are omnipresent. Moreover, some types of work generate substantial amounts of atmospheric contaminants. For example, spraying with pesticides, washing with solvents, grinding metal, transferring wheat on a feeder, painting with a spray gun or arc welding belong to this group.

 


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Laminating Roll Materials


What are Laminating Roll Materials?

Laminating roll materials typically refers to the large laminate sheets that are wound around a tubing of identical length to the sheet. The entire laminate sheet and tube are fitted into a roll laminator machine, which rotates to feed the laminate sheet through the machine, with the substrate side pressing the sheet against the object being laminated (in this case a board or piece of paper).

 


Q-Tags and Customized Laminated Tags

What are Q-Tags? Q-Tags are mass-produced safety tags laminated using Idesco’s proprietary lamination method. The Q-Tag lamination method is employed specifically for safety tags that are harder to laminate using existing and traditional methods, such as bar codes, photos, tags containing special messages, machine-specific data, right-to-know chemical stats and descriptions or any other unique type of safety tag that is not easy to categorize.

 


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