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Safety isn't a slogan, it's a way of life.

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OSHA estimates that approximately 804,000 workers in the general industry and an additional 838,000 in the construction industry are potentially exposed to lead.

When you think about natural elements, you probably wouldn’t consider them causing any negative effects to your health, right? That’s not the case with Lead. Inorganic lead is a malleable, blue-gray, heavy metal that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. Exposure to lead could be grounds for serious health-related issues.

In the safety industry, it’s important to not just ‘talk the talk’ but ‘walk the walk. Because at the end of the day, you want to trust that the company you’re buying safety products from is actively participating in all aspects of safety.

At Safetycal, we take pride in knowing the products you bought are safely made, to keep you safe! 

Our commitment to all aspects of safety has positioned us as members of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association – VPP for short.

Learn how to stay protected from hazards associated with utility work

All industries have their fair share of hazards but none compare to the daily demands of utility workers. Many utility workers are required to perform work in the pouring rain, in the dark of night to repair hazardous energy, like an electrical shortage. Whether working overhead, underground or in the streets, utility workers are regularly faced with serious risks on the job, in unstable environments often created by Mother Nature.

Taking shortcuts when operating machinery could be a deadly decision

Every year serious injuries related to machine operators are in the news. One or more methods of machine guarding wasn’t provided to protect the operator and his fingers were lacerated - sound familiar? Or maybe you remember hearing about the utility worker that died after being pinned in a Pulpwood Belt Conveyor at a Paper Company?

Controlling the release of hazardous energy is the most important thing you can do to protect others from electrical hazards. Prevent injuries to your general industry workers by ensuring the hazardous energy they’re working with is properly controlled and locked out with a safety lockout device.

Never wait until a real emergency happens… Be prepared to keep your workers safe before an emergency strikes with these helpful tips and products!  

If you’re planning on taking a road trip this summer, you’ll most likely see dispensary signs popping up along the highways and out west in Reno, Nevada. 

Answers to commonly asked questions about changes made to walking-working surfaces final rule
So what is OSHA doing to protect workers from falls?
OSHA plans to protect all general industry workers from falls with new rules designed to prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every year. In order to make this a reality, OSHA issued a final rule updating the existing standards set forth 46 years ago on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. 

Failure to comply with OSHA regulations regarding electrical hazards carries a steep price – both in terms of citations issued and in employee injuries and deaths.

Signage in the workplace is a great way to not only promote cleanliness and minimize confusion, but also basic safety. Just like marking proper exits throughout your facility, identifying the contents in pipes is crucial. With proper pipe labeling, you can effectively inform others about the substances carried through pipelines, so they can continue to work safely.