Teaching the Essentials with Safety Training DVDs

November 29th, 2011 Comments off

Keep your workers safe by teaching them the proper procedures.  You can do this easily and effectively with safety training DVDs.  These training DVDs by Convergence are short and to the point, which allows employees to learn about important topics such as fire safety, hazard communication, and ladder safety quickly, instead of wasting time on long and boring programs.  There are a variety of topics available, from very specific to general overviews.

It is important for all workplaces to have an understanding of fire safety procedures, and the Fire Safety DVD Combo Pack, teaches both fire safety and fire extinguisher safety.  Even better, the total training time for both DVDs is only 37 minutes!

The Personal Protective Equipment Training DVD is necessary to show to everybody who works in hazard areas were PPE is required just how crucial it is.  Employees can get frustrated with the inconvenience and uncomfortable nature of safety apparel, but this DVD will help remind them of the importance of it.

First aid training is important, and there are several different training options based on what’s best for your work environment.  There are three DVDs available: First Aid for Emergencies, First Aid for Common Injuries, and First Steps in All First Aid Situations.  Or, if you want all three, you can get the First Aid Combo Pack.

So for simple, fast, and educational safety training, get Convergence safety training DVDs!  Utility Safeguard has them all, and at great low prices!

Stay Warm and Visible with a Safety Jacket

October 12th, 2011 Comments off

Don’t freeze all winter in your safety vest—instead get a safety jacket!  They combine the cold weather protection of a winter jacket with the high-visibility of a safety vest!  We offer a great selection for you to choose from, so you can find the perfect jacket for your job.  To help you decide, here are a few of our best selling safety jackets that are available:

Two Tone Bomber Jacket:  This jacket has a removable inner layer, which makes it the perfect coat for any temperature.  For fall and spring, remove the poly fleece lining and get light protection.  When winter hits put the fleece back in and stay warm no matter how hard the snow flies.

Class 3 Reversible Cold Weather Jacket:  Get two looks in one with this reversible winter jacket.  One side is the high-visibility lime with reflective stripes you need for work, while the other side is a classic black, perfect for when you are not on the job.

Polar Fleece Jacket with Hood:  The soft, comfortable fleece lining of this lime polyester jacket will protect you from winter’s chill.  It also has two convenient outer pockets to store everything you need to keep on hand while working.

No matter what safety jacket you choose, you can be sure that you will get it for a great low price when you order from Utility Safeguard.  Browse our selection of over 50 options, and then order your favorite jacket before the snow starts to fly!

Protect Your Clothes with Coveralls!

October 5th, 2011 Comments off

Working can be a filthy task, which makes disposable coveralls a great item to have on hand.  There are varieties to protect you against chemicals, moisture, paint, dirt, and more!  To help you choose the right coveralls for you, here is a description of the two main styles:

Chemical Resistant:  If you work around chemicals it is extremely import to get a pair of chemical resistant coveralls.  Not only can chemicals ruin your clothes, they may also be harmful if you get them on your skin.  For the best coverage, get these MCR Safety Coveralls, which feature a zipper front, elastic sleeves and ankles, and a hood.

Splash and Particle:  These kinds of coveralls are idea for mechanics, painters, and others who work with antistatic materials.  They are designed to provide an excellent barrier against liquids and particles so you stay safe and clean while working.  A great option is the Kleenguard Breathable Splash and Particle Protection Coveralls.

You don’t have to sacrifice your clothes when you work—instead get a pair of disposable coveralls!  There are options for workers in every industry, so check out the great selection of coveralls at UtilitySafeguard.com!

 

It’s Almost Fall, Time to Repaint The Sports Fields

August 5th, 2011 Comments off

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on marking paint again! Fall also means football season is almost upon on, along with all the other sports that begin in the fall. Fields need to be repaired for the upcoming season, which includes redoing the boundary lines. Do you know how you’re going to accomplish this task?

Field paint for sports fields comes in one of two forms. You can either use spray paint or a liquid form of paint. We offer spray paint in cases of 12 and the liquid paint in 5 gallon containers, either in concentrated or ready to use form. There are benefits to both types of paint, so make to choose the right paint type for you.

Spray paint does not deliver as much paint as does the liquid alternative, but it is initially cheaper. The striping machines that use spray paint cans are much cheaper than the machines using liquid paint, so it could potentially be several years before you can recoup your investment in a machine designed for liquid paint. We also have our current running special on Krylon athletic field spray paint. If you buy 20 cases of paint, you’ll receive a free striping machine! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Liquid paint can still save you money. It can be purchased in concentrate, so if you are willing to mix the paint yourself you can easily save money. Mixing the paint is easy, just follow the instructions and add the appropriate amount of water to the concentrate.

Stay Cool with MiraCool

August 1st, 2011 Comments off

It’s finally August, but the summer heat has yet to go away. One way to stay cool while working in the sun is by wearing MiraCool products, such as bandanas, headbands, and tie hats. All you need to do is soak the product in water for ten to twenty minutes and it’s ready to go!

MiraCool products keep you cool through the process of evaporative cooling. As the water stored in the product evaporates, it creates a cooling effect that helps to keep you cool. Regular bandanas and headbands that have been soaked in water evaporate quickly, giving the user only a few minutes of cooling. MiraCool cooling products are filled with polymer crystals which can absorb many times their weight in water. This allows the product to work over a long period of time, sometimes even days. Once the water has completely evaporated from the product, it can be soaked again for reuse thousands of times.

Here’s some of the benefits of MiraCool bandanas, headbands, and tie hats:

  • Takes just minutes to prepare for use
  • Lasts for hours and sometimes even days
  • Does not require freezing or ice water
  • Reusable thousands of times
  • Easy, inexpensive way to stay cool

Don’t let the summer heat hinder your work. MiraCool helps you stay cool for an extended period of time for a next to nothing cost.

Don’t Let the Rising Temperature Get the Best of You!

June 20th, 2011 Comments off

Summer officially kicks off tomorrow, and with that comes warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine.  After a long winter everybody is excited to be outside as much as possible, but as the temperatures soar so do cases of heat related illness, which includes heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration.    Heat injuries are dangerous and must be taken seriously as they can be fatal.

Symptoms of heat related illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat, nausea, headaches, and cold or clammy skin.  To avoid getting sick, follow these simple rules:

  • Drink plenty of water and sports drinks: Be sure to drink non-alcoholic, low sugar drinks, preferable a combination of both water and sports drinks that replenish your salt and mineral reserves that are depleted by sweating.
  • Limit outdoor activity: Try to avoid being outside during peak heat times that occur during midday hours and instead schedule outdoor activity for the morning or evening.
  • Pace yourself: Don’t push yourself if you are not used to the higher temperatures.  Gradually increase the amount of time you spend outdoors working or exercising.
  • Take breaks: Regularly stop activity to rest in the shade or, if possible, indoors where there is air conditioning.
  • Wear the proper clothing: Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing, as well as plenty of sunblock, sunglasses, and a light, wide brimmed hat.

If you follow all of these tips, you will have a fun, heat stress free summer!

April Showers Bring New Rain Gear

April 14th, 2011 Comments off

As April showers pour down in preparation for the May flowers, staying dry becomes a top priority for anybody having to work outside.  Block out the moisture so that you can continue your workday without interruption.  There are a lot of options available when it comes to waterproof gear, so you can choose items to protect you from anything from a drizzle to a downpour.

1. Rain Jacket: Rain jackets are absolutely essential to anybody who ever works outside.  When an unexpected storm hits, a rain jacket will keep you warm and dry.  Whether you need a basic rain jacket for work, or you would prefer something stylish to wear all the time, we have something to fit your needs.

2. Rain Pants: Rain pants are the perfect addition to your rain jacket to ensure that you stay dry from your feet up.  Available in elastic waist, suspender, or bib style so you can choose your most comfortable fit.

3. Rain Poncho: Rain ponchos are comfortable and easy to throw on over your daily work wear.  Ponchos are convenient since they aren’t heavy and don’t take up much room, which makes them the perfect portable shield from the rain.

4. Reflective Rain Suits: You will be dry AND safe in reflective rain gear.  All of the same protection as the basic rain suits, but with the reflective protection that is essential for anybody who is required to wear safety vests on the job.

5. Rain Boots: Don’t forget about your feet! Waterproof boots are a necessity when it is wet outside, and there are so many options based on what you need.  From waders to steel toed, rubber to leather, there is waterproof footwear in every style.

So whether you just need a rain poncho for light precipitation or a full rain suit for a torrential downpour, there are plenty of options available to safeguard against the rain.

Germs on a Plane

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

No they’re not snakes, but germs on a plane can be just as harmful. You can catch anything from the common cold to a serious case of the flu over the course of a three hour flight.

Where are the germs?

There are several places on planes where germs are concentrated. Use Purell wipes to wipe down surfaces as soon as you board the plane and locate your seat. Surfaces you should especially wipe down are the tray table and arm rest. You should also avoid eating any food directly off the tray table.

Another virtual breeding ground of germs is the seat pocket in front of you. If you take any reading materials or personal belongings out of the seat pocket, be sure to use Purell hand sanitizer on your hands after contact. If you use the restroom on the airplane, you’re also better off using Purell sanitizer instead of touching the sink or paper towel dispenser.

Some other helpful tips include drinking your own bottled water. Staying hydrated will make you less susceptible to illnesses and germs. Purchase a bottle of water after you go through security, or ask for bottled water on the plane with no ice. Often time ice machines on planes are using filtered tank water. This same tank water is used to brew coffee and tea on planes, and in some cases has been found to have e-coli.

If you plan on using a pillow or blanket on the plane, it’s best to bring your own. You can’t completely avoid germs or fellow passengers on a plane, but with some Purell hand wipes and a few smart practices, you can do your best to land with all your luggage, and your health!

New Products: Pyramex Safety Glasses

February 23rd, 2011 Comments off

We recently added nearly 400 pairs of Pyramex safety glasses to Utility Safeguard. Pyramex safety glasses and Pyramex safety goggles are used in a variety of applications. Workers in construction, law enforcement, landscaping, forestry, woodworking, brazing, and medical fields are just some people who can benefit from this brand’s safety eyewear.

Different series of Pyramex safety glasses have different features. If you’re looking for adjustable nose pieces, for example, buy glasses from the Fortress, Montego, Onix, Presidente, Reatta, or Rendezvous series. Venture 3 safety glasses also have this feature. The Venture III product line offers many different lens options, including clear lenses, anti-fog lenses, silver mirror lenses, and more. If you need foam padding for your Pyramex glasses, check out safety eyewear from the Highlander, V2G, and XSG series. A pair of Pyramex safety goggles, item number G404T, also has foam padding for added comfort.

Other popular product features for this brand’s glasses and goggles include anti-fog lenses, headbands, vented frames/lenses, and eyewear that fits over prescription glasses.

If you like what Pyramex has to offer, we also carry the brand’s head protection. Check out Pyramex hard hats at Utility Safeguard.

Avoid OSHA Citations

February 11th, 2011 Comments off

On February 10, 2011, OSHA proposed a $70,000 fine against USPS. This is just one of a slew of recent OSHA fines against companies of all sizes. Is your company in danger of being fined by OSHA?

The first measure you can take is staying up to date on OSHA training. In many industries, employees are required to receive on-going training. Sometimes this training is off-site, while other times simply watching safety training dvd’s will suffice. Ensuring your employees are completing safety training not only fulfills OSHA requirements, but also promotes a safe workplace environment.

A major area of OSHA citation lately has been fall protection. If your employees work on scaffolds or other areas requiring fall protection, make sure they are wearing their harnesses and safety equipment.

Check back soon for more tips on how to avoid costly OSHA fines.

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