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Infographic: OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations of 2014

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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released their annual list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following they agency's inspections of worksites. 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 inspectors do. When OSHA finds a violation, it comes with a hefty fine. In September 2014,  a Connecticut-based roofing contractor 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 [...]

Basic Procedures for Lockout/Tagout

In many businesses and industrial applications, the safety of employees depends upon being able to perform specific tasks without the fear of injury caused by the inadvertent actions of others. Generally speaking, this involves safeguards that help insure a machine or other device undergoing repairs will not suddenly begin operating, and that electrical circuits being worked on will not unintentionally be re-energized. The specific procedures involved in this form of prevention are commonly referred Read more [...]

Flame Resistant Clothing Products

For industrial workers in utilities, electrical, and oil and gas, exposure to excessive heat and open flames creates a real need for heat protection and flame resistant (FR) clothing. To suit the needs of safety standards in harsh and dangerous environments, flame retardant work clothes are made of different materials, have different safety grades, and can be layered for multidimensional protection. Upper Body FR Clothing Shirts: FR shirts are generally used as secondary flame resistance protection, Read more [...]

Safety for Temporary Workers

In a recent memo, OSHA announced an initiative to help protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. The agency said it’s taking action after reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries - many during their first days on the job.   A major issue surrounding temp workers is that they can be overlooked - especially when it comes to adequate training, protective equipment, and even the proper reporting of  injuries. Although employers are required to report and log all injuries, non-reporting Read more [...]

Workers Memorial Day

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Each year on April 28, we observe Workers Memorial Day - a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made sick by their work. It is a time to renew the fight for safer workplaces and emphasize the need that worker safety be placed above corporate profits.   April 28 is also the anniversary of  the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, (OSHA).  With this act, was the promise of the right to a safe workplace. Although workplace safety has greatly Read more [...]

When Should You Replace Your Hard Hat?

You may wonder at what point should your hard hat be replaced, since it is an item which is worn daily. The answer is not simple, since there is no pre-determined standard as to when hard hats should be retired. Instead, employees should learn to make their own evaluation, based on the work conditions, the job's specific hard hat requirements, and the physical condition of the hard hat itself.   Jobs where there is more exposure to intense conditions, such as heat and sunlight, water pressure, Read more [...]