Last year the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration updated its Hazard Communication Standard, or HazCom 2012, for all general industries. This update will be required in all workplaces. This update included the Globally Harmonized system of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, known as GHS, which is applicable for all U.S. industry workers and work places. This new system will allow for international consistency within one system. Although training in the new GHS system is required, the current NFPA 704 system can still be used in the workplace. However, there is large margin for error in merging these two systems together.
One example of a significant variation is the difference in the two systems hazard category numerical values. The NFPA 704 system marks health hazards at 3 or 4 for a severe health hazard. However, the GHS system is reversed in that 1 or 2 would be used to indicate a severe health hazard.
With the upcoming change of GHS, each workplace will need to develop a new internal system to help keep communication as clear as possible. All employees will have to be trained in GHS labeling by the end of this year and be able to label all secondary containers based on the new emerging GHS labels in following years.
Considering these upcoming changes, we are excited to announce a solution to the industry changes with an entire GHS labeling system. Our system includes custom designed GHS secondary labels to be used for labeling in your workplace. The labels are formatted to allow information from GHS labels to be easily transferred to our secondary label. The labels come with all related pictograms that just need to be checked off based on which chemical is being migrated. There are also areas to include all the necissary information such as the various dangers of each chemicals, and the appropriate safety precautions needed to prevent an accident or reactionary measures needed. Furthermore, the entire label is placed on a NFPA 704 background so your employees will always be able to notice the labels.
Along with the new labels, we are also including written and video traning to help you train all your employees easily and proficiently. Our written training guide can be used as a handbook that can be labeled for your company, and these training tools will fulfill OSHA’s new GHS training regulation.
Lastly, using our secondary labeling system will help create a clear system that all your employees can know and use easily while being completely OSHA complaint.
In 2012 the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration updated its Hazard Communication Standard for all general industries. This update will be required in all workplaces. This update included the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, known as GHS, which is applicable for all U.S. industry workers and work places. This new system will allow for international consistency within one system.
One main implication of this new GHS system is training. OSHA will require that all employees be trained in the new label elements by the end of this year. These new labels also have new Material Safety Data Sheets which have now been changed to Safety Data Sheets in the new GHS system. By having MSDS updated to SDS will inform OSHA inspectors that all employees have been trained in GHS. Furthermore, these SDS sheets must be visible at all times, updated, and available for all employees.
One of the best ways to mark the location of your SDS information is by using our custom printed Superior Mark floor marking kit for SDS areas. Our SDS kits come with Superior Mark floor tape which is quick and easy to install with its featured puzzle cut corners which creates a perimeter around the SDS area. This makes installation faster, as there is no need to cut or butt splice tape to create the box shaped marking. You can install it in just a few minutes with its quick peel and stick application. This perimeter ensures that your employees will never block the SDS area and they will always know where the SDS folders are, making compliance with OSHA regulations stress free.
Cliff Lowe, the Managing Director of InSite Solutions, explains that, “These SDS floor marking kits show OSHA inspectors that employees have been trained in the new GHS system and take it seriously.”
Please visit this video for more information on our SDS products.
Art comes in all shapes and sizes. Some art includes extremely detailed precision in works of painting and sculpting. While other works are enormous and are even installed in specific places. What you see above is just that, installation art. This installation can be found at the Sugar Factory in Hollywood, Los Angeles, their newest location. This stairwell is covered in “sugar dots” giving the store a great playful environment and communicating the precision and care of craft used at the Sugar Factory. We can thank MB Hanrahan for providing us we these photos of her art work she was commissioned to do. After finishing this piece, she was actually commissioned to do a couple more like these.
Although this installation piece is a great fit for such a store, what does this artwork have to do with our blog? Well one interesting aspect of this art work is that it is completely constructed out of our bott’s dots. Thinking out side of the box, Hanrahan found that this medium would be a great fit for her installation and created a great design.
Here at Stop-Painting.com we sell a variety of products for various applications. One popular product we currently sell is a great line of road reflectors, but how can reflectors have various applications? Well, from time to time we find that our customers use our products in ways we never would have imagined. So if your ever in Dallas and are in need of some local cuisine, be sure to check out Torchy’s Tacos. However, before entering you will be greeted with a great piece of wall art completely made out of our road reflectors! As your going in to begin your local culinary experience be sure to notice the back wall that is covered with road reflectors as well. Although these installations are unique, they create a durable and long lasting surface for this restaurant both inside and out.
As the prices of lumber are continuing to rise many people are beginning to find alternatives to use. One emerging alternative is recycled plastic lumber. The lumber is made mostly from hundreds of recycled milk jugs and have been repurposed into various sizes of wood. Although plastic lumber is anywhere from 20%-50% more expensive, most companies that sell it offer upwards of 50 years of warranty on the lumber which could prove to be more cost efficient in the long run. Plastic lumber can reduce regular maintenance and repair costs as well as avoid the area needing to be replaced.
Recycled plastic lumber is non-porous and can help and hurt depending on your preferences. The wood being non-porous will not allow any paint or stain to be applied to the lumber. However, plastic lumber can be made in many colors to compensate for the inability to paint. Lumber being non-porous also makes it non absorbent which allows the lumber to never hold water and rot. It also keeps insects from making their home in your lumber and will hold mold and mildew at bay, making it more durable than regular wood.
One major concern many first time buyers have is the question if they have to buy extra equipment to use plastic lumber, and that answer is no. All the recycled plastic lumbers can be cut, screwed, drilled, and routed by standard equipment used for regular wood.
A main application for the lumber is decking, and it does a great job under the weather elements. There are also several other applications such as park benches, picnic tables, playground equipment, fences, retaining walls, raised garden beds, gazebos, and various marine structures. And last, but not least, recycled plastic lumber is all recycled as the name denotes. This means that every piece of lumber used is keeping hundreds of plastic products from making their way to the landfill.
If you are interested in using recycled plastic lumber in your next project you can check out our selection that has recently been reduced by 23% on our website, and be sure to order a free sample. You can also give us a call and we will gladly help you any way we can.
When it comes to using metal stamps there are various factors that can affect your stamping out come. Some areas of industry require stamping multiple times a day, as other areas only need it occasionally. Frequency of stamping along with the grade of stamp and material being stamped all play a factor in getting clear and clean marks. To help you know which stamps you should be purchasing we have created a chart to guide you in that decision making process. Below, the chart describes the four different types of metals stamps available along with the most commonly used materials marked. In addition to the grades and materials we have included frequency of use to enable you to choose the exact type of stamp based on your personal needs. We hope this chart helps you make informed decisions before purchasing metal stamps.
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We are excited about the addition of our new stanchions to our line of safety solution products. These stanchions are avaliable in light, medium, and heavy duty options. The light and heavy duty stanchions reach 41 inches in height, while the medium option in 40 inches high. We also carry plastic safety chains to be used in conjunction with each stanchion. The plastic safety chains come as 2 inch chains and are available in 50 feet or 100 feet lengths.
Our stanchions and chains can be purchased individually or in kits. The light and medium duty kits include 6 stanchions and 50 feet of chain. The heavy duty kits include 4 stanchions and 30 feet of chain.
Each stanchion comes with a ball top and a large base and come in a variety of colors. Bases can be attached to the floor if desired, or they can be stabilized by adding sand or gravel to the base. Each stanchion comes equipped with C-Hooks on each side to allow you to hang chains with ease.
The entire line of stanchions and chains are made of high density polyethylene that contains UV inhibitors and are made right here in the USA. By being made of polyethylene the stanchions are rustproof and eco-friendly by being completely recyclable. Furthermore, the UV inhibitors allow the stanchions to be fade resistant so they will never need to be touched up or painted.
“Stanchions are such versatile products the applications for them are endless, “says Cliff Lowe, the Managing Director for InSite Solutions.
One main purpose for stanchions is to act as crowd control barriers and give direction. Stanchions can be used to block specific areas off so people cannot enter. They can also be used to direct pathways for crowds in areas such as schools, malls, parking lots, theaters, hotels, sporting events, camps, and various other places.
Our stanchions can also be used in manufacturing faciliites as well. They are available in white, yellow, black, red, blue, orange, and green so this allows you to use them to comply with OSHA Regulation 1910.144. This regulation requires areas with flammable liquids or areas with potentially hazardous machinery to be marked with the color red. Whereas areas with physical hazards of stumbling, falling, and tripping must be marked with the color yellow. Using our stanchions in your work place will keep you compliant with OSHA regulations and help you establish a generally safe work environment.
Be sure to check out our website or give us a call for complete product information.
Light Duty Stanchion and Chain Kit
Medium Duty Stanchion and Chain Kit
Heavy Duty Stanchion and Chain Kit
We are excited to introduce a new line of metal number and letter stamps to help our customers meet all of their labeling needs. The metal stamps can be purchased individually or in number and letter sets in a variety of quality levels. Our stamps are offered in standard, heavy duty, premier, and rhino quality levels.
Furthermore, these metal stamps are available in a variety of character sizes for labeling. For areas in aircraft, nuclear, and gas industries, we have low stress stamps in round face and dot formation designs. Stamps come in code and symbol models to allow for production and quality control so you can be prepared for certification or inspection.
In addition to our collection of stamps, we also carry moveable steel type stamps and type holders. These specially constructed stamps are created specifically to be used in holders to construct multi-character marks and multiple word marks. Our type stamps slide easily into our holders to allow you to create any desired word needed for markings, and these holders help hold stamps in straight lines to help with uniformity and neatness in stamping.
In accommodation with the new line of metal stamps, we also carry metal tags as well. These tags are available in aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and come in a standard square cut and a variety of rectangle cuts. Large writeable aluminum tags and cable tags are also available.
Cliff Lowe, Managing Director of InSite Solutions explains, “Using metal stamps to create labels proves to be long lasting, versatile, and cost efficient.”
Our metal stamped labels can be used to label various equipment in your workplace for the purpose of inventory. Metal labels will be durable throughout the use of the equipment and help in the accuracy of inventory. Metal labels are also ideal as identification tags for areas that are exposed to high temperatures, high traffic, cleaning, and weather where as alternatives would be damaged and need replacing often.
Removing Painted Lines From A Concrete Floor? How Much Paint Remover Do I Need For One Pallet Marking?
Here at Stop-Painting.com we have several products to help with floor cleaning and preparation. Three main products that we currently carry are InSite Solutions Adhesive Remover, Floor Degreaser, and Paint Remover that can be used to prepare an area for various applications.
After switching to our Superior Mark floor tape for all their floor marking needs, customers need a quality product to remove the painted lines that were once used. Our paint remover is a great product that has an easy application process and works in minutes with little to no mess. To provide our customers with excellent customer service, a ratio chart explaining how much paint remover is needed based on your specific needs is located below. These charts explain the various amounts our paint remover can be purchased in with corresponding amounts of feet removable of 2 inch or 4 inch wide painted lines.
Using this chart can help you determine exactly how much paint remover you would need, for example to remove a 64″x 56″ pallet footprint. The footprint would be around 20 feet of linear painted line, so for a 2 inch wide line it would take approximately 12.5 ounces to remove the entire foot print.
If you would like to give our paint remover or any of our floor prep products a try follow this link.
Be sure to tell us in the comments at checkout which of the floor prep products you would like to try and any other products you would like a sample of, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.keep looking »