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4 Ways Kitting Can Crank Up Your Safety Program

Why Kitting Matters If you’ve ever spent any time researching, sourcing and purchasing products of any kind, you’ve probably run across this term. Kitting is only the most efficient and cost-effective way of purchasing your safety needs there is, that’s all. It’s a process in which individual ...

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Foam-Backed Eye Protection: Don’t look at the arc!

Protect your eyes from the risk of arc flash You already knew that arc flash releases hot gas and radiant energy up to 4 times the temperature of the sun, right? Let’s ponder that for a minute. When arc flash happens, the ambient temperatures can reach 35,000° Fahrenheit. And the arc blast, or ...

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Catch These Common Slip, Trip & Fall Risks Before They Catch You  Not only are slips, trips and falls (STF) one of the biggest causes of workplace deaths. They’re also one of the most frequently reported for injuries. Holding steady at 25% of all annual reported claims, it’s obvious that most safety programs out there still need a little work.   Do you recognize any of these common STF issues in your facility or jobsite?   Slip Hazards  Time to throw around a fancy term to get your attention — Coefficient of Friction.   If you’re not sure what that is, it’s basically the ability for one surface to move horizontally over another. Think: An oily floor and a basic pair of tennis shoes. That doesn’t end well, does it?  Look around your work space and see if you spot any of the following:    Freshly polished floors Lubricating oil Sand or sawdust Motor oil Poor draining Metal surfaces Grease Food oil Water Ice    Trip Hazards  A good portion of the time, poor housekeeping and human error is to blame for trips at work. Is the workplace clean and free from clutter? Have damaged walkways and floors been repaired? Do you follow the old motto, “A place for everything and everything in its place”? If not, there’s no better time than now to start.   Look around your work space and see if you spot any of the following:    Uneven walking surfaces Loose flooring, carpet or mats Sloped walkways Electrical cords Damaged flooring Air hoses  Poor lighting    Fall Hazards  Whether we’re talking a fall off of a step stool or one from the 4th floor, falls are no joke. Falls usually occur when someone loses their center of balance. Workers can experience falls at the same level or fall to a lower level.   Look around your work space and see if you spot any of the following:   Lack of guardrails on skylight openings Lack of railings with toeboards Lack of floor hole covers Broken ladders Portable ladders Leading edges Loading docks Missing stair rails  Holes in walls  Poorly lit stairways Lack of fixed stairs Ramps

Hazard Storage: 4 Questions Every Facility Manager Must Ask

From the farm to the lab and everything in between, hazardous materials are everywhere. Think about your own facility for a minute. Can you think of any materials that are dangerous to people or the environment? Oily shop towels, paint cans, gasoline, oils, fertilizer or pesticides are just a few ...

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Prevent These Common Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards In Your Facility

When it comes to unnecessary injuries and deaths on the job, it’s no laughing matter. Bacon takes workplace safety very seriously — especially in the case of slips, trips and falls. Did you know that slip, trip and fall incidents make up the majority of general industry accidents? That’s kind of ...

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Flammable Storage Works!: Bacon's Safety Tip

Are you storing your flammable and combustible liquids (over 25 gallons) the right way. What? There's a wrong way? Yep. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 30) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are pretty firm on how to store these hazards. Bacon is all about ...

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Eyewash Stations vs Dump Bottles at Work: Bacon's Safety Tip

You want to hear something that might make you shed a tear? OSHA just increased their penalities if you fail to comply with ANSI Z358.1-2014 by 80%. Think about that the next time you try to get by without the right eye safety systems and first aid. Think a portable dump bottle is enough? Think ...

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How To Pack Your Winter Survival Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

 Wintertime can bring many dangers, both at work and on the road.   Picture it. It’s the end of January. The last of daylight is just above the treeline, the snow is starting to fall faster and more furious. You’re the last one onsite. So, you pack up your gear, hop in your truck and head down the ...

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4 Tips To Winterize Your Work Site and Avoid Injuries

Is Your Work Site Winter Ready?   To the rest of the world, the thought of falling snow brings warm thoughts of cocoa by the fireplace. To construction workers (or anyone that works outside), it’s a bleak reminder that cold weather can bring annoying, dangerous and even deadly working conditions.  

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How To Pack Your PPE Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

Kitting your personal protective equipment is a sure-fire way to make sure your crew has the supplies they need to stay safe. Help your workers avoid being one of the 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries that happen every year; be prepared.  PPE Kits save money and time. Plus, you get the added ...

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