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  • The ANSI Safety Vest Requirements
    February 17, 2024

    ANSI Safety Vest and Apparel Requirements - Made Easy

    In this post, we consolidate all of the ANSI high visibility apparel regulations and revisions into an easy to understand article. Not only will you understand the requirements, but you will also know which apparel you need for your application. Read on and let us help.

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  • Bump Test Gas
    January 26, 2024

    Bump Test - What Is It and How To Do It

    What is a bump test? Is it required? How often is it to be performed? OSHA defers to the manufacturers. The manufacturers have different opinions. It is time for some clarity. In this short article, we will show you how easy it is to perform a bump test. And will, in agreement with OSHA, err on the side of caution and show why it is best to bump before each use.
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  • Fall Protection Guard Rail Basics
    January 26, 2024

    Guard Rail Fall Protection Basics

    OSHA names falling from heights as one of the most common causes of workplace injury and fatalities. Given the increased amount of cell tower, HVAC, solar panel, and general maintenance work taking place rooftops, it is both vital and mandatory that proper fall protection is provided.
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  • Do Confined Spaces Require Special Flashlights?
    October 20, 2023

    Do Confined Spaces Require Special Flashlights?

    Confined space safety can be a daunting and often expensive responsibility. The good news is that confined space lighting is neither of these two. In fact, it is super easy and inexpensive to properly outfit your workers with the appropriate confined space lighting.
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  • The Definitive Guide to Confined Space | Major Safety
    September 15, 2023

    The Definitive Guide to Confined Space Entry

    Is there a definitive guide to confined space entry and confined space equipment? Yes. And we have it for you. There is a lot of information out there. But it is not all helpful. Don’t worry, though. We are here to make your life much easier.

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  • What Has Major Safety Done For You Lately?
    August 11, 2023

    What Has Major Safety Done For You Lately?

    Crucial to our value to you, our customer, is our size. We are a small, family business. Whether you called on us 25 years ago or called on us today, you would be talking to, literally, the same folks. And we actually answer the telephone.
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  • Personal Protective Equipment PPE | Major Safety
    May 5, 2023

    Personal Protective Equipment - 4 Ways It's Improved

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is safety gear that is designed to protect an individual from dangers to their health and safety. PPE has become increasingly important over the years as insurance costs continue to rise in the industrial and construction industries. The better PPE is at reducing injuries, the lower the costs.
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  • Pureflo PAPR Respirator System
    April 14, 2023

    Why Use a PAPR Respirator System?

    Pureflo PAPR respirator systems are highly effective respiratory protective systems designed to provide maximum respiratory protection to workers in high-risk environments such as manufacturing, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. They are equipped with HEPA filters that can capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including dust, fumes, mists, aerosols, and other harmful contaminants.

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  • Manhole Safety OSHA Requirements
    March 10, 2023

    Manhole Safety OSHA Requirements

    OSHA has specific requirements for manholes and the removal of manhole covers. Even before a manhole cover is removed, these relevant OSHA requirements come in to play. What are these manhole entry requirements? How does one comply with them?
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  • Step-by-Step on How To Use A Ventilation Purge Chart | Major Safety
    February 3, 2023

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Using a Confined Space Ventilation Blower Purge Chart

    A confined space ventilation purge chart is an essential tool for ensuring the safety of workers who enter and work in confined spaces. These spaces, such as tanks, manholes, and silos can be dangerous due to the presence of harmful gases and a lack of fresh air. A ventilation purge chart helps to determine the appropriate time in minutes to properly ventilate a confined space.
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