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Vehicle Markings for Safety

Posted by Kelvin Scott on

Vehicle Markings for Safety

Vehicles are an integral part of your business. Whether you drive a pickup to the job site, a semi-truck cross country, or operate a backhoe at a construction site, there are many things a vehicle operator can be responsible for that can impact the safety of themselves and others. Safety requirements for vehicles differ from province to province (or state) and we highly recommend you consult the requirements for the areas in which you operate. However we have put together a list of a few of the most commonly ordered and asked about products that we carry. GVW and TARE Decals...

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Lockout / Tag Out for Safety

Posted by Kelvin Scott on

Lockout / Tag Out for Safety

Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO for short) is a safety measure that many of us have practised, even if we've never heard the term. Generally guards or barriers maintain worker safety while machines are operating. However there are situations where these guards may be removed, such as maintenance, repair, or removal of clogs and jams. A Lock Out device prevents the equipment from operating or energizing (powering on) in these situations. Tag Out is the labelling process that is used when Lock Out is required and ensures the equipment is only activated when its safe to do so. Lock...

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High-Visibility Safety

Posted by Kelvin Scott on

High-Visibility Safety

Workers in a variety of jobs and industries rely on high-visibility (Hi-Vis) products to stay safe, particularly in dark or dimly lit places. Everyone from construction workers and police officers to school bus drivers benefit from high-visibility products. High-visibility products generally consist of high contrast colours in fluorescent or reflective materials. This applies to both signage found in the workplace and apparel worn by workers. At Western Safety Sign our signs feature high contrast schemes including OSHA and ANSI standards to improve readability. Construction and Regulatory Traffic Signs are reflective as per provincial and federal guidelines, and the vast majority...

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Prevent Hearing Loss with PPE Signage

Posted by Kelvin Scott on

Prevent Hearing Loss with PPE Signage

According to a recent study from WorkSafeBC, Canadian oil and gas workers in the drilling sector are showing an increase in job-related hearing loss. Data collected by oil and gas employers from 2012 to 2017 found that despite an increase in workers reporting they wear hearing protection, the percentage of workers with noise-induced hearing loss grew from 33% to 45%. Of those, 66% are reported being under 35 years old. Sasha Brown, an occupational audiologist at WorkSafeBC said in an August press release, "The earplugs or earmuffs might be the wrong size, inserted or worn incorrectly, not worn for long...

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Muster Point Signs

Posted by Anita Bihun on

Muster Point Signs

Muster Point Signs, also known as Muster Station or Assembly Point Signs, play a vital role in safety on a job site or at an industrial plant. The "Muster Point" is the area where employees, passengers or large crowds are to go in an emergency to get out of harms way. This pertains to workplaces, public spaces, as well as water crafts. A Muster Point is usually located close by the building and should be marked on the evacuation signs. In an emergency, people will gather for role call at the muster point, and the list of missing persons will...

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Fleet Graphics and Lettering

Posted by Anita Bihun on

Fleet Graphics and Lettering
Turning your fleet vehicles into moving billboards is one of the "best bang for your buck" types of advertising you can do. Click in for a few examples of what we can do!

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