Category Archives: General

5 Types of Heat Stress that Workers Should Be Aware Of

Heat Stress Prevention
With temperatures skyrocketing during the summertime months, the workplace can be dangerous if you are not effectively prepared. Although some people assume outdoor workers are the only ones who need to be concerned with high temperatures, indoor workers are not completely off the hook. Heat can affect any worker simply by producing sweaty palms or even fogged up glasses, which increase the risk for injuries. Working in an outdoor setting often misleads people to think that outside is the only place Read more [...]

Video: An Introduction to Gallaway Safety & Supply

In our first video produced in-house, owner Colin Gallaway elaborates on his company's goals and offers some insight as to what Gallaway Safety & Supply is all about. Gallaway Safety & Supply, a distributor of safety and industrial supplies, was founded in 2000 by husband and wife team Colin and Maryann Gallaway. The company began operating out of a 1500-square foot combination office and warehouse, and has grown considerably over the years into their new 2700-square foot facility it Read more [...]

Using Oil Absorbing Pads

From time to time, attempting to clean up an oil spill of any kind can be quite a job. Whether it's an oil rig spilling millions of gallons into the water or oil leaking from a machine in a manufacturing plant, having the right supplies to clean up the spill can make all the difference and prevent a situation from becoming more hazardous than it may already be. When on the job, using oil spill pads can be a convenient method of cleaning up most spills. Oil Absorbing Pads Oil absorbing pads usually Read more [...]

Top 10 Ways to Avoid OSHA Fines

It is OSHA’s job to regulate safety in the workplace. Failing to meet their standards can result in citations and hefty fines. But a visit from OSHA doesn’t have to bring on feelings of anxiety and fear for employers. If employers take the necessary steps towards compliance, they can rest easy when OSHA comes knocking. Here are the top 10 ways to avoid OSHA fines: Being Prepared – In most cases, OSHA won’t show up without a reason. Possible reasons for a visit to your jobsite include: Read more [...]

Are You Sitting Comfortably? It'll Probably Kill You.

Of all the potential risks at your average workplace and working environment, you'd have thought you'd be safest parked in a comfortable chair in a warm office behind a desk. Not so according to several studies in the U.S., New Zealand and Canada. Sitting between six and ten hours a day or for two hours unbroken can lead to some very serious health problems posing a similar health risk to that of a smoker. Increased health problems include: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Obesity Diabetes Heart Read more [...]

Workplace Safety Database Launched by Alberta Government

In Canada the Alberta Government has recently launched a workplace safety database so that current and prospective employees can check on their employer's workplace safety records. As reported in the St. Albert Gazette: “It is so Albertans have a good idea of their employer or prospective employer’s record on health and safety,” said Chris Chodan with Alberta Employment and Immigration. Gil McGowan with the Alberta Federation of Labour said the government said the website would be a one-stop Read more [...]

What Kinds of Emergency Eyewash Stations Are There?

Written on Friday, November 13, 2009 There are approximately one million eye injuries in the workplace every year. This may seem like a lot, but it does show the importance of proper eye protection and safety regulations in the workplace. Although people are required to use goggles, face shields, and safety glasses, accidents are still a possibility. When accidents occur, it is imperative that an eyewash station is available to all employees. They should be positioned in a manner that eye emergencies Read more [...]

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Staff Infection Prevention

Written on Thursday, August 13, 2009 There are many forms of MRSA that can threaten us at any time. Although this is true, MRSA is usually very treatable. There are steps that you can take to lower your risk when it comes to MRSA staff infection prevention. The best advice still given for any disease and germ prevention is washing your hands. Although many people do, they do not wash well enough to kill bacteria. You need to make sure to wash all surfaces of your hands. You need to scrub for a Read more [...]

BlackJack Tire Repair Kits

Written on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 In the United States there are seven tire punctures every second, totaling 220 million flat tires each year. In addition, anyone who uses a vehicle off-road or at hazardous job sites is far more at risk for tire punctures. Avoiding costly tire repairs at the repair shop is now possible with tire repair kits from BlackJack. These kits include everything you need to repair tires yourself, and the step-by-step instructions are fully illustrated and easy for anyone to Read more [...]