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ConeBoss Signs: Practical Accessories for Improved Safety

ConeBoss Signs: Practical Accessories for Improved Safety

| July 3, 2017

The humble traffic cone is the Swiss Army knife of traffic control tools. How do you make something so useful even better? Our line of ConeBoss signs, which turn your safety cones into safety signs. ConeBoss Signs are heavy-duty plastic signs with a holder that fits snugly on top of any standard cone. You can […]




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Our Wise Pigs Bring Workers Together for a Safer Workplace

Our Wise Pigs Bring Workers Together for a Safer Workplace

| May 18, 2017

Every job site has its own priorities and deadlines. It’s easy to lose sight of safety in such circumstances. Effective communication and good teamwork is key to making the workplace safer and more efficient. Good teams are built by sharing information and trust. Open communication ensures workers keep an eye on hazards and report them […]




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Truss construction: What It Is and How to Warn Firefighters

Truss construction: What It Is and How to Warn Firefighters

| May 9, 2017

Lightweight truss construction is increasingly common in modern buildings. This type of construction is heavily reliant on prefabricated parts as opposed to being built on site, using long chords at top and bottom and webs to keep the arc in place. (About ⅔ of new commercial and residential construction uses truss construction.) While lightweight truss […]




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PPE signs come to your rescue at job sites

PPE signs come to your rescue at job sites

| March 28, 2017

The top 10 OSHA citations in 2016 included at least two violations for non-use of protective gear. Fall protection leading the list at # 1 and respiratory protection at #4. Year after year, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) remains a top concern for safety inspectors, necessitating more awareness among workers about PPE. Most workers don’t wear […]




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Say no to pesticide spraying effortlessly

Say no to pesticide spraying effortlessly

| March 23, 2017

EPA research shows that U.S. pesticide usage totaled over 1.1 billion pounds yearly in both 2011 and 2012. An obvious sector that uses these pesticides is agricultural farm lands and product residues. Most of the produce grown in farms today are sprayed with synthetic pesticides to deter insects and rodents, and prevent weeds from destroying […]




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Is safety the first thing on your mind?

Is safety the first thing on your mind?

| March 17, 2017

Distractions are a fact of life at work. Noise, poor housekeeping, and personal issues have been issues since time immemorial, and the digital age has only made things worse. In hazardous workplaces, these distractions could prove fatal. Keep workers’ focus on safety at all times with Safety Reminder Signs. Falls, electric shocks, crashes, engulfment– accidents don’t […]




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Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

| March 9, 2017

Nearly three million people in the U.S. report suffering from peanut allergies. Children make up about 2% of this group. Peanuts are surprisingly common in cuisine, as it is used to thicken chili and other sauces, for example. With so many people at risk and the ubiquitous nature of peanuts, organizations need to take extra […]




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Staying safe from poisonous plants while camping just got easier!

Staying safe from poisonous plants while camping just got easier!

| March 9, 2017

Poison ivy and poison oak, spread across most of North America, can ruin a perfectly good camping trip. These dangerous plants can be found almost anywhere when camping, whether in open fields, wooded areas, roadsides, or riverbanks. Poison oak and poison ivy trigger an itchy rash on contact. Worse, if the leaves get into a […]




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Just how safe are high-security labs?

Just how safe are high-security labs?

| March 13, 2015

A recent lab mishap has raised questions about the overall culture of lab safety in so-called high security labs. Five rhesus macaque monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans have displayed possible infection from Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria after it was somehow released from the research facility. A worker at the research center is […]




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‘Midnight Rider’ filmmakers could be convicted in death of Sarah Jones

‘Midnight Rider’ filmmakers could be convicted in death of Sarah Jones

| February 16, 2015

February 20th will mark the first anniversary of Sarah Jones’ death. A crew member on the set of Midnight Rider, Jones was killed by an oncoming freight train while preparing for a scene on a narrow train trestle. The film is now suspended and set to face a court trial beginning March 9th. In August of last […]




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Obama’s 2016 proposed budget reduces NIOSH funding

Obama’s 2016 proposed budget reduces NIOSH funding

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The funding for National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), responsible for research on the health and safety of the country’s 155 million-strong workforce, has been cut 15 percent in the 2016 proposed budget by the Obama administration. This brings the total funding of this safety research wing to $283 million. Along with NIOSH, funding for Education Research […]




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