It’s not news to anyone that the manufacturing industry is facing a massive shift. Between artificial intelligence, automation, and other advanced technologies, manufacturing is quickly becoming a more tech-focused and “hands-off” line of work. In 2014, there were 1.5 million industrial robots in factories and warehouses, and that number only continues to climb. Continue reading US Standard Products Insights: You Can’t Automate Safety
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All Aboard: Nautical Safety Checklist
When it comes to keeping your crew safe out on the deep blue sea, having life preservers, emergency rafts, and other floatation devices readily available is a no brainer. You’re prepared for the worst, and that’s a great start—but your ship safety precautions shouldn’t stop there. Ensuring a safe work environment is critical, both on land and sea. Do you have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand to keep your workers safe through the day-to-day rigors of working aboard the ship? We’ve put together a quick checklist to help you find out. Continue reading All Aboard: Nautical Safety Checklist
How to Ensure Your Workers Stay Safe While Operating Machinery
More than 4,500 fatal injuries occur in the workplace per year. Prevention is key; know your employees are in the safest possible environment when it comes to preventing future machinery mishaps on the job. In this blog, we have compiled some ways to keep your workers safe, including being up-to-date with the lockout/tagout (LOTO) process, knowing what safety gear to have on hand, and understanding what extra precautions to take while operating machinery. Continue reading How to Ensure Your Workers Stay Safe While Operating Machinery
The Must List: Manufacturing Safety
Fast-moving belts, metal-crushing machinery, and scraps potentially flying every which way. In the manufacturing world, safety hazards are plentiful, but fortunately, so is the safety equipment designed to provide protection from the dangers of the job. Here, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the equipment your facility should have on hand in order to keep your workers safe, and your assembly line running smoothly and efficiently. Continue reading The Must List: Manufacturing Safety
Heads Up! 3 Tips to Ensure Your Hard Hat is Safe.
When it comes to safety equipment, the hard hat arguably trumps all. Protecting one of your most critical body parts from impact, the structural integrity of your hard hat is of utmost importance. In fact, in 2012, 1,020 workers died from on-the-job head injuries, according to the National Safety Council. To help ensure your helmet is to the highest safety standards, we’ve put together the top three rules all hard-hat-wearing professionals should know. Continue reading Heads Up! 3 Tips to Ensure Your Hard Hat is Safe.
Avoiding Commercial Property Hazards
A safety checklist for building and property managers.
Compared to many labor-intensive jobs, office workers have it pretty easy—at least when it comes to taking rigorous safety precautions. While a spilled cup of coffee or an open file drawer can certainly cause harm, the dangers involved in office settings often pale in comparison to those present in industrial or manufacturing worksite environments. Continue reading Avoiding Commercial Property Hazards
Be in the Know: Safety Must-Reads
Explore a collection of interesting safety industry resources and insights from the U.S. Standard Products team. Continue reading Be in the Know: Safety Must-Reads
Fall Protection Cited as #1 Workplace Hazard in 2016
According to new research released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fall protection takes the top spot as the most frequently cited workplace safety and health violation in 2016. The data was compiled from nearly 32,000 workplace inspections, and indicates several startling trends when it comes to on-the-job safety. Continue reading Fall Protection Cited as #1 Workplace Hazard in 2016
Ice Melt Guide for Business Owners
To the average business owner, ice melt is ice melt—you spread it on your sidewalks and parking lots, helping to ensure that the walkways surrounding your business are free of ice (and slip) hazards. What many don’t realize is that there is a wide variety of ice melt types, each with different properties. Some are safe for animals, others are not; some work in super cold temperatures, and others don’t. While there are a number of different ice melt products available, they all work in a similar way—by lowering the freezing point of water and turning snow and ice into saltwater slush. Continue reading Ice Melt Guide for Business Owners
Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace
Falls in the workplace are nothing to mess around with. In 2009, the Bureau of Labor estimated that 212,760 workers were seriously injured by a fall, and even worse, 605 workers were killed. And according to the National Safety Council, 25,000 slip, trip and fall accidents occur daily in the U.S. While workers across all trades face the risk of falling, the most dangerous trades of them all often involve working six or more feet from the ground, such as construction, roofing, tree trimming, utility repair, etc. Continue reading Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace