OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.147: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #6 Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers. Injuries may include electrocution, burns, crushing,…


Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

July 27, 2022

“The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten.” That’s a well-known quote from Henry Royce, co-founder of luxury car brand Rolls-Royce. It’s usually taken to mean that quality is worth paying for. But there’s another meaning: buying on price alone often ends with the disappointment of poor performance. It is this second meaning…


A+A 2023 Online Exhibitor Registration Open

June 22, 2022

Exhibitor applications for A+A 2023, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, are now available online. Hall planning for A+A 2023 will start on November 1. The event will be held from October 24 – 29, 2023 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. A special feature at A+A 2023 will again…


Ergodyne’s Aerial Bucket Series Takes Dangerously Confined Elevated Worksites Into a New Class of Safety, Organization and Efficiency

June 10, 2022

Ergodyne announced the launch of an all new Aerial Bucket Series designed specifically for safer, easier work in bucket trucks and elevated work platforms. The collection features a tool board and tool bag—each engineered with extensive worker feedback and boasting a multitude of pockets and ANSI-approved tethering points for securely storing and safely accessing tools in confined work…


OSHA’s LOTO Standard: Due for an Update

May 31, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi A variance granted to a U.S. steel production company set the stage for what many in the occupational safety community hope will be a long-overdue revision of OSHA’s lockout/tagout (LOTO) standard. CFR-29 910.147, which is aimed at preventing equipment from releasing hazardous energy while someone is using it, hasn’t been changed in…


Intrinsically Safe Lighting in Explosive Environments

March 1, 2022

By: Derek Box, Contributor When your employees need portable lighting in order to accomplish their work tasks, it’s important to consider the safety of the lighting equipment they’ll be using – if the environment is potentially explosive. The danger is obvious in the petroleum and chemical processing industries, but many other industries can create explosive…


OZ Lifting Launches Spark Resistant Range

February 15, 2022

OZ Lifting has launched two spark resistant products—a chain hoist and push beam trolley—both available from 0.5-ton to 10-ton capacity. The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer has targeted the products at applications where there are gas or dust particles that could create a spark. Typical markets include oil and gas, wastewater, paper, mining, and others where an…


Princeton Tec Introduces the Alloy-X for Industrial Task Lighting

January 20, 2022

Princeton Tec, a family-owned personal lighting manufacturer, has introduced an all new dual-fuel penlight, the Alloy-X. The light features a stunning 400 lumens and a 28-hour runtime all in one sleek, compact design. “The Alloy-X dual-fuel penlight is the perfect pocket carry light that is slim and packs a 400 lumen punch, allowing industrial workers…


Training for Lockout/Tagout

June 1, 2021

By: Brian McFadden, Contributor Many warehousing operations use motorized equipment, like conveyor systems, to maintain efficient workflows. Some workplaces have more specialized needs, like industrial refrigeration systems for cold-storage facilities. Larger workplaces often call for more powerful equipment. As long as guards remain in place and workers follow safe practices, these systems can be relatively…


Creating a Safer Workplace with Iron Phosphate Li-ion Batteries

June 1, 2021

Workplace injuries are all too common in warehouses, and battery maintenance for material handling equipment is a typical culprit. The ongoing maintenance required to keep flooded lead-acid batteries running presents a danger to the workers tasked with charging, watering and changing batteries. Batteries come in power equipment on construction sites, in tractors, trucks and automobiles,…