Summer Safety

Stonehouse Signs Summer Worker Safety

Can the time of year affect your chance of being injured or killed? Yes, according to the National Safety Council (NSC,) and we’re in the highest-risk season right now.

What Type of Eye Protection Do You Need?

Stonehouse Signs Eye PPE Sign Safety First Save Your Eyes Wear Eye Protection

When it comes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE,) one size definitely does not fit all. And for one piece of protective equipment it is especially true – eye PPE.

Safety Tag Headers – What Do They Mean?

Stonehouse Signs Safety Tag Header Meaning Danger Tags Warning Tags Caution Tags

Danger, Caution, Warning – all words that command attention. So how should they appropriately be used on workplace safety tags?

OSHA Most Cited Violations 2015

Stonehouse Signs OSHA Releases Most Cited Violations of 2015

Each year, OSHA releases their most cited workplace safety violations for the preceding fiscal year, in the hopes that companies will fix the most common health and safety hazards before they cause an injury or fatality. In OSHA’s words, “OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up.

OSHA Fines Increase First Time in 25 Years

Stonehouse Signs OSHA Signs and Safety Scoreboards

In a surprise increase, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently raised fine amounts for the first time since 1990. The fines were increased by a provision included in the recently signed federal budget bill, and were not discussed much prior to the bill’s passing. Because of that, many employers and health and safety experts were not aware of the provision prior to the bill’s passing.

OSHA Most-Cited Violation: Respirator Protection

Stonehouse Signs Danger Respirator Required Sign

For the last five years, OSHA’s annual list of most-cited violations has included “Respirator Protection” as a frequently cited violation – in fact, it has held steady at #4 on the list for the preliminary numbers for 2015 and for the final numbers from 2010 – 2014. For 2015, the preliminary numbers show that OSHA standard 1910.134, “Respiratory Protection,” was cited 3,305 times.

Custom No Smoking Signs

Stonehouse Signs Custom No Smoking Signs

Gone are the days where the extent of smoking regulation involved smoking sections and non-smoking sections. Today’s current smoking laws are much more involved and complex, and can vary by city, county or state ordinance or law. Plus now many states have specific rules and regulations on the use of new or newly-legal types of smoking, such as electronic cigarettes or marijuana. And the rules continue to evolve with each passing year.

OSHA Changes How It Measures Inspections

Stonehouse Signs OSHA Changes How It Measures Inspections

OSHA is making some big changes for 2016.

The agency, which just recently increased fines for the first time in 25 years, is also changing the way it measures inspection numbers.

OSHA Most-Cited Violation: Machine Guarding

Stonehouse Signs Machine Guarding Signs

Machine Guarding is essentially protecting workers from injuries associated with a machine’s moving parts or other machine processes or functions. Although the explanation sounds simple, in reality this OSHA standard is consistently one of the most cited violations. It was cited 2,540 times in 2015 and 2,520 times in 2014.

No Open Carry Signs / No Concealed Carry Signs

Stonehouse Signs No Open Carry Signs / No Concealed Carry Signs

Stonehouse Signs often gets calls from customers asking if we have a specific compliance sign in stock. And while we don’t keep every state, county or municipal-compliant sign on-hand, our Custom Sign Service does give Stonehouse Signs the flexibility to make whatever sign you need, following the compliance standard, and get it to you quickly.