ANSI Offers Free Access to Standards

ANSI Standard Sign - Notice Keep This Area Clear

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced recently it would be offering free read-only access to certain standards that have been incorporated by reference to federal regulations. ANSI announced the free access soon after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations were updated to include the new ANSI standards by reference, which was made law September 11, 2013.

OSHA’s Changing Role in the Safety Industry

OSHA’s Changing Role in the Safety Industry

Since OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, worker fatalities have dropped from an estimated 14,000 in 1970 to 4,500 in 2010. This is the equivalent of reducing fatalities from 38 per day in 1970 to 12 per day in 2010. This, coupled with the explosive growth in some industries considered more dangerous for workers, such as the oil and gas industry, has established OSHA as essential to the health and safety of many U.S. employees.

What is a Deficient Safety Culture?

Stonehouse Signs - Safety First Report All Unsafe Conditions Sign

Recently the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), a federal agency that evaluates industrial chemical accidents and provides safety recommendations to businesses and regulatory agencies such as OSHA, officially listed a “deficiency safety culture” as one of the root causes of a refinery explosion that killed seven workers. The explosion, which occurred at a Tesoro oil refinery in Anacortes, Washington, was certainly tragic. But the conclusion of the CSB left many business owners wondering what a “deficient safety culture” actually is and how to avoid it.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2014

Emergency Exit Signs Help Businesses Prepare for Severe Weather Preparedness Wee

March 2 – 8, 2014 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The annual week, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is designed to raise awareness of the importance of preparing for severe weather conditions before they happen. According to NOAA, in 2013 there were seven severe weather events which caused over $1 billion of damage in the U.S.

Lockout/Tagout an OSHA Most Cited Violation

Stonehouse Signs Lockout Safety Tag Danger Do Not Start This Machine

One of the most helpful tools OSHA releases each year is their list of most cited violations. In doing so, business owners have a chance to review their own safety policy, with increased focus on industry-wide trends from the previous year, to help keep their workers safe.

Sound Measuring Apps More Accurate Than First Thought

Stonehouse Signs Caution High Noise Area Wear Ear Protection Sign

Concerned about noise levels and hearing protection for your employees? A new study published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) may have some good news for you.

Food Manufacturing & Lockout Tagout

Stonehouse Signs Lockout Tagout for Food Manufacturing Industry

Two major federal organizations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), are focusing on reducing the number of lockout tagout violations, injuries and fatalities in the food manufacturing industry.

Ski Season is Coming – Are You Prepared?

Stonehouse Signs Ski Season is Coming - Are You Prepared?

With the snow already falling in the high country, now is the time to make sure you're prepared for the upcoming ski season!

Stonehouse offers a full line of ski area signs, including:

Black Friday Safety Tips for Retailers

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 any retailer’s mind.