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.
Laminating pouches are typically measured in inches and
small laminating pouches range from 2 x 3 inches (length and width) to 3 x 5 (a
typical 3-by-5 index card). Large laminating pouches range in size from (3.5 x
5.5 inches, which are the dimensions of file cards, to 12 x 18 inches,
which is the size of a typical menu and many charts.
A lamination pouch is a sealed air-tight plastic pouch with the
capability to protect a number of work and home-related supplies, namely
documents and other items which are typically written on. A heat-activation
process binds the print material to the inside of the lamination pouch, which
contributes to the tight seal created during the lamination process.
For example, a lamination pouch can be used for safety
signs, labels, ID cards and luggage tags. Laminating pouches are different from
traditional lamination in that the air-tight seal protects the contents of the pouch
by preventing moisture and other foreign materials from entering the lamination
cover. For this reason many industries, such as construction sites and plants,
turn to lamination pouches in order to protect signs that are vital for employee
Purpose of a Padlock
Padlocks are external, portable locks that can be placed
in most locations, versus the traditional stationary lock, such as the type
that is built in to a door. Padlocks are also different in another regard: they
were designed specifically in order to protect against vandalism, defacement,
or any of type of forced entry. They are typically used to protect the contents
of storage units, such as sheds, but are very widely used for safety purposes
as well, such as for keeping employees out of potentially dangerous areas.
Lamination is the process by which two or more layers of material are glued together and
placed within a plastic covering as to protect them from damage and normal wear
and tear or deliberate damage.
This type of lamination, which is the one that
people most commonly refer to, should not be confused with the type associated
with electrical engineering, which is a technique used to reduce undesired
heating effects. The plastic covering sheath used to cover the materials is
known as a laminate. Credit cards, photo ID cards and formal documents are some
of the most commonly laminated items, but the process is used for protecting
virtually any paper document that might need protection, such as school reports
In simple terms, safety signs are signs that include a range of messages with the intent of keeping people from physical harm. Other signs are preventive in nature, instructing people for or against taking certain actions. A third type of safety signs are those categorized as informational and simply alert people to certain information, such as the whereabouts of a fire extinguisher. These signs are found in a range of different locations: factories, offices, educational institutions, and just about in any place where large amounts of people congregate.
Employees can find themselves at risk of a serious injury or death if the machine they operate starts up unexpectedly or releases stored but hazardous energy. It is the sole responsibility of employers to address safety issues that concern the safety of the employees, especially when handling with dangerous equipment.
Procedures and standards must be in place to disable machinery and prevent the release of perilous energy while maintenance and servicing a machine. These measures may include the use of a multi-step startup procedure, time delays, or audible warnings. In such relatively uncommon situations, lockout/tagout requirements do not apply. However, such alternative precautions must be carefully evaluated for their effectiveness in light of the configuration of the machinery, the reliability of the alternative measures, employee training, and other factors.