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ID's Top 5 Of The Week

March 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

An analysis on Fastenal, OSHA's 2014 most cited workplace safety violations, and financial updates from two of ID's largest Big 50 companies led the top items of the past week.

Are You In Compliance? OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Violations

March 23, 2015 8:56 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Grainger Show 2015's seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on...

Graphic Products Launches New E-Commerce Website

March 18, 2015 1:40 pm | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The website was launched to showcase Graphic Products’ growing array of visual safety solutions...

Investigation Finds Hurt Workers Suffer More In Some States

March 5, 2015 3:15 pm | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

ProPublica and NPR's joint investigation found drastic cuts to workers...

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Takeaways From Grainger Show 2015

March 4, 2015 10:32 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

More than 17,000 people attended the 11th annual Grainger show in Orlando, where the company covered a number topics including social media, safety, e-commerce, and its future.

Making Safety Training More Effective For Industrial Distributors

February 26, 2015 8:16 am | by Stephen Rieve, American Red Cross | Articles | Comments

There may always be, by necessity, a level of risk in industrial distribution. What can change is how companies prepare their employees for these risks.

Study: Employee Training Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

January 14, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

Research showed altering employee responses to threats from social media, phishing, or other applications reduced the risks of those security breaches by 45 to 70 percent.                       

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Radians Makes Strategic Consolidation

January 9, 2015 4:51 pm | by Radians | News | Comments

The company will move operations from its Belmont, MI location to Memphis, where facility expansion begins this spring.                                     

Safety Supply Illinois Rebrands As Emergent Safety Supply

January 6, 2015 1:02 pm | by Emergent Safety Supply | News | Comments

This new name signifies a milestone of the corporate reorganization strategy as the company looks to acquire new businesses for growth opportunity across the country.                        

FAA, Industry Launch Drone Safety Campaign

December 22, 2014 3:41 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The campaign includes a website which advises both recreational and commercial drone operators of FAA regulations and how to fly their unmanned aircraft safely.                         

2015: A Busy Year For OSHA

December 19, 2014 1:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA's budget justification, its plans to increase the number of health inspections next year are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to its full 2015 agenda.                     

6 Ways To Encourage Warehouse Safety

December 4, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Here are some tips to encourage your crew to work safely.                           

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5 Ways Well-Maintained Industrial Flooring Could Save You Money

November 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by Paul Anderson, Technical Director, Flowcrete Americas | Articles | Comments

The only way to secure your facility flooring investment is by being proactive and following best practice cleaning methods. Here are five tips to help you prepare and protect your company’s floor while keeping costs down.        

Top Misconceptions About Fall Protection

November 20, 2014 10:17 am | by Mike Cameron, Technical Specialist with 3M | Articles | Comments

When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives.                                   

Ladders Are Safety Equipment: Why Suppliers Should Carry Them

November 13, 2014 10:30 am | by Dave Francis, National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladders | Articles | Comments

Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?                             

5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Paul Leavoy, Research Analyst, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Tips for manufacturers to improve and integrate supplier performance into the management of their EHS requirements.                       

How To Stay Compliant With OSHA's New GHS Rules

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm | by Chris Palmisano | News | Comments

Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.

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ABC Coalition Urges OSHA To Withdraw Recordkeeping Regulation

October 20, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. | News | Comments

For the first time, OSHA plans to make electronically submitted injury and illness records publically available on the Internet through a new searchable database.                         

OSHA Launches Dialogue On Workplace Safety

October 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by United States Department Of Labor Newsroom | News | Comments

OSHA is seeking public comment regarding current practices and future methods for updating permissible exposure limits.                                     

The Real Cost Of Workplace Injuries

September 29, 2014 3:50 pm | by Dr. David Michaels, Asst. Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health | Blogs | Comments

In an economy where every penny counts, cutting corners on safety is costing American business owners hundreds of millions of dollars every day.                               

Warehouse Automation: Risk And Reward

September 29, 2014 3:22 pm | by Luke Atkinson Foley and Steve Phillabaum, The Graham Company | Articles | Comments

Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.                                           

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         

Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager of Harting USA | Articles | Comments

A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.                             

Reduce Lift Truck Damage To Pallet Rack And Plant

September 23, 2014 10:29 am | by Steel King | Articles | Comments

Pre-engineered industrial guard railing systems can increase safety and decrease costs.                                               

Wrapping Up NSC San Diego

September 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here are the product trends I felt were most prevalent by the end of the expo, as well as the booths I was particularly impressed by.                                 

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced

September 17, 2014 10:28 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.          

Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger | News | Comments

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

10 Low-Tech Ideas To Protect High-Tech Secrets

September 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by Craig McCrohon, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C., in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A few practical low-tech steps can significantly improve the chances of distributors protecting their business secrets or other valuable confidential information.                         

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