Stonehouse Blog and Safety News

Mon, 2011-03-28
How fast is lightning fast?  Is it the blink of an eye?  The flash you see before you hear the thunder?  The response time of your new, super-fast computer?  In relation to your business, it might be an order that you don’t have to think about- before you even wonder where it is... Read Full Story
Tue, 2015-01-27
Stonehouse Signs One-Fifth of Workers are Sleep Deprived
Last March, in a highly-reported incident, a Chicago commuter train operator feel asleep while on the job. The train she was operating crashed, leaving 32 people injured and causing about $6 million worth of damage. Sadly, the operator said this occurrence was not the first time she fell asleep... Read Full Story
Tue, 2015-01-20
Stonehouse Signs Caution Slippery Floor Sign Workplace Safety Sign
The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that a safety sign can be considered a “Safety Device,” and that companies are responsible for their proper use by workers to encourage worker safety.The details of the case are pretty straightforward: In 2006, a nurse at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center... Read Full Story
Mon, 2015-01-12
NSAA Winter Conference and Tradeshow Stonehouse Signs
Are you attending the National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) Eastern Winter Conference and Tradeshow? The conference is taking place next week, January 20 – 21, 2015, in Killington, Vermont, and Stonehouse Signs will be in Booth #15 exhibiting our line of standard and custom ski signs.So why should... Read Full Story
Wed, 2015-01-07
OSHA Updates the Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for 2015 - Stonehouse Signs
2015 is going to be a busy year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.)After months of debate, planning and preparation, OSHA’s updates to the Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule officially went into effect as of January 1, 2015. The updates to regulation 29 CFR 1904 were... Read Full Story
Mon, 2014-12-22
Stonehouse Signs - Fracking Safety
Use of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing, has been on the rise in the last decade. Although it’s not technically a new process, its use has increased recently due to more horizontal well development – OSHA’s current estimate is that 35,000 wells are fracked each year.So what exactly is fracking?... Read Full Story
Wed, 2014-12-17
Ski Lift Safety Signs - ANSI Check For Loose Clothing And Equipment Sign
From 1973 to 2012, ski lifts transported riders over 7.53 billion miles – or the equivalent of more than 75 trips from the Earth to the Sun, according to the National Ski Area Association (NSAA.) More incredible still is that in the same time period, there were only 13 deaths that were... Read Full Story
Tue, 2014-12-09
Facility Traffic Signs - Danger Look Out For Lift Truck Sign
Many hazards exits within the workplace, but one often overlooked danger for workers is facility traffic. Outdoor areas like parking lots, alleyways and loading docks are considered part of the work area and need to be properly identified to prevent accidents and injuries. And internal traffic from... Read Full Story
Tue, 2014-12-02
Stonehouse Signs Scaffolding Tags
Construction is a dangerous business, as shown year after year in the fatality and injury data. For instance, in 2010, construction workers accounted for 7% of U.S. workers, but 17% of workplace fatalities, and they were also at higher risk for illness and injury according to the Center for Disease... Read Full Story
Tue, 2014-11-25
New NSAA Freestyle Terrain Park Safety Signs
Keep your skiers and riders safe while they enjoy your freestyle terrain parks. The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) has just released updated Freestyle Terrain Park Safety Signs, including educational “Park Smart” Signs and Terrain Park Entrance Signs. These signs were redesigned to have a... Read Full Story
Wed, 2014-11-19
Black Friday Safety Tips for Retailers
Planning on running a Black Friday sale or other big promotion over the holiday season? There’s more to consider when planning a holiday event than checking stock, taking markdowns, and advertising. Keeping your customers and your employees safe during an event also needs to be at the forefront of... Read Full Story