Pipeline Safety III: Pipeline Inspections

In Part I of our series on Pipeline Safety, we discussed the safety responsibilities of pipeline operators, to help properly manage System Integrity, Maintenance, Leak Detection, Training, and Emergency Preparedness.

Required Inspection Tags for Businesses

Inspection tags are a vital piece of any safety program.  They keep record of repairs and maintenance schedules, identify items that are safe to use after being repaired, and prevent accidents and injuries from unexpected startup or the release of hazardous energy.

Helmets & Winter Sports

Wearing a helmet when you ski or snowboard is still optional at most resorts. Yet with every news report involving the death or serious injury of skiers and riders, the subject of helmet use is front and center.

Smoking in the Workplace

Smoking in the workplace has always been a polarizing subject.  Statistics show that in the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually. 

All About Confined Spaces

Maintenance and repair crews across the United States are presented with a dangerous and potentially life threatening situation when they enter a confined space. 

Since a confined space can be encountered in virtually any occupation, it's vital that employers and employees adhere to the standards and regulations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Updating Safety Signs at Your Facility

There are so many variables involved in figuring out when it's time to replace an older safety sign.  Maybe your production process requires new specific personal protective equipment, or you need to replace a sign that was damaged due to high wind.

Stonehouse Signs Faded Caution Sign

Hazardous Material Fire Codes & Standards

Hazardous materials are present in every workplace in the United States.  They could be something as simple as cleaning supplies, but also include other types of chemicals, explosives and radioactive materials.

Stonehouse Signs Hazardous Material Fire Codes & Standards

Bill to Simplify OSHA Language Introduced

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does its best to try and provide a safe and healthy working environment, but reading and interpreting OSHA regulations can be a little frustrating.  Once you dig into the details, the jargon and detailed information can be even more confusing!

One member of congress sees an opportunity to make it easier for businesses to understand the regulations they must comply with.

Five Most Popular OSHA Sign Wordings

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. 

OSHA Updates Sign Regulations

OSHA Updates General Industry and Construction Safety Sign Regulations

New Rule Went Into Effect on September 11, 2013