Setting Up a Spill Containment Border

Spill containment borders are a great way to isolate areas, direct traffic flow and contain spills around machinery and other types of equipment. Spill containment borders from RubberForm Recycled Products are made of sturdy, flexible 100% recycle molded rubber that stand up to oil, coolants, solvents and water.

Below is a checklist to go over before deciding what kind of spill containment border you need.

1. Map out the area you want to install the spill containment border. Decide how many feet each way you want to have containment present. Be sure to leave yourself enough room to still have access to the equipment, but make sure you don’t leave too much room for a spill to travel. If you need assistance with coming up with a layout, RubberForm can provide a layout assessment for you for an additional charge.

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Spill 911 & Bradley Team Up for Onsite Assessment Program

Spill 911 has teamed up with Bradley Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories, to offer customers a no-cost evaluation of their facility to ensure they are compliant with ANSI standards for emergency eyewash stations and showers.

While visiting a workplace, Bradley’s safety professionals will assess the current equipment in place and help customers make a plan for any necessary improvements to their emergency equipment.

Evaluations will include specific compliance recommendations on strategies and products and help managers identify and correct unsafe working conditions. The safety professionals will work directly with each company’s safety team to provide immediate feedback and demonstrate the best safety practices.

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OSHA: More Than 1 Million Workers Participated in National Fall Safety Stand-Down

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that thousands of employers and more than 1 million workers participated in the National Fall Safety Stand-Down.

The purpose of this stand-down was to focus on the hazards of falls in the workplace and explore different ways to prevent them. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, as hundreds of workers are killed each year and thousands more suffer serious injuries.

In addition, lack of fall protection is the most frequently-cited OSHA violation, meaning many of these deaths and injuries are preventable if employers provide the proper safety equipment and train their employees on how to use it.

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Common Equipment Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Workers at Risk

When working in a manufacturing facility, you run the risk of injury. Equipment is often involved in accidents. Equipment that is damaged, misused, badly maintained or set up incorrectly can be dangerous to work both with and around. Many of the most common injuries that occur in the manufacturing workplace could be prevented if the proper attention was paid to equipment malfunctions.

Injuries While on the Job

Injuries in the workplace, unfortunately, are not uncommon. If fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities” page, in 2012 there were more than 300,000 work-related injuries caused by strains, sprains and tears alone. That same year, all non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau by private industries topped 2 million.

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