Workplace Safety Tip of the Month: Cleaning Minor Oil Spills

People can generally be pretty lazy – we don’t always clean up after ourselves, but it’s vital to clean up spills on any job site, as people can slip. Oil spills are especially important to clean up, as the liquid can ignite days or even weeks after seeping into the bottom of pant legs or shoes. Workers on an oil rig are likely wearing FR coveralls or bibs, but those working in garages, whether commercial,…

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Workrite’s Warmest FR Garments for Winter Wear

Fire doesn’t take a holiday during the winter. As winter colds chill weather across the country, oil & gas contractors, utility workers, and others working in hazardous environments still must go to work. Keeping warm while also protecting yourself from the elements means paying attention to the Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET). Our bodies generate more heat when working and burning calories, so the more laborious the work, the warmer you are in cool temperatures….

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US VS Canadian Regulations Surrounding FR

Though protection against flame, heat, and electrical arc is somewhat standardized in the majority of the world, there are still different agencies enforcing workplace standards in each country. Safety Enforcement Agencies in North America In the United States, OSHA does much of the workplace safety regulation enforcement. While the Department of Labor and a variety of state and federal agencies can also enforce workplace safety violations, OSHA primarily works with government officials in shaping regulations…

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