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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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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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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).
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
and descriptions or any other unique type of safety tag that is not easy to
The modern democratic world is highly bureaucratic and
organized when it comes to safety sign
requirements in the commercial arena. It is virtually canonical for insurance companies
in developed countries to require the presence of industry-specific and/or
general safety signs in work areas as part of their insurance policies.
This is especially applicable to the food industry, which on
top of containing specific potential dangers to employees, additional care has
to be taken to avoid food contamination, which can harm customers and thus
result in a number of different lawsuits.
Lockouts are also known as “tag outs,” and hence the term
lockout/tag out is often seen in tandem. A lockout/tag out refers to a
procedure whereby a company assigns an individual to shut down power and
disconnect all equipment and machinery from its primary energy source. The
reason for doing so is in an emergency when becoming necessary to prevent the
unexpected activation of that machinery as a means to protect workers and
employees. The assigned employee then activates the energy-isolation (lockout/tag
out) devices in a safe or “off” position.