March 2017 National Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute ( ALI ) has declared March 2017 as National Ladder Safety Month. Ladders contribute to over 300 deaths and thousands of injuries in the United States each year. ALI states its purpose is to promote ladder safety. How much do you know about Ladder Safety? Ladders should be chosen based upon…

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SOS – OSHA Violations

The workplace is constantly changing and safety challenges evolve for companies daily. It is easy to put off addressing safety problems and think we can address them at a later time. OSHA lists “Serious” and “Willful” violations in the workplace and there are differences in the two. OSHA defines a “Serious” violation as: “one in…

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2016 IPC Challenge – Solving Your Dilemmas

Daily in the news, we hear political pontiffs trying to communicate why they are the right person to lead our great country. Most are qualified and capable candidates but each is uniquely different in their beliefs and thoughts. The same holds true for you in business as you pick your solution supplier. You’re contacted by…

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Is Static Communication Hindering your Team?

Can you hear your co-worker on the other side of the construction site or in your warehouse? There are many opportunities for poor communication in a workplace, and the awareness of these hindrances is the first step toward discovering and solving them within your own business. IPC is proud to offer Kenwood radios. These radios…

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Keeping Cool in the Heat

Every year thousands in the workplace are exposed to extreme heat and direct sun. Employees who are exposed to sun and heat should be a priority with each employer to ensure they are properly protected. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health organization (NIOSH) warns that symptoms can quickly become worse after sun exposure….

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Are your Employees Trained Correctly?

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up their work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. IPC is committed to providing safety training to companies to ensure they are taking…

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Why Ask IPC?

Why is it that when I quote out my products being used, what I get back seems to not offer much of a savings to my company?   The reality is that most distributors are all paying near the same price for a product and all have some profit margin they must make to remain…

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What are common safety violations?

Companies who place an emphasis on sales and production usually get the results they work for. With this thinking, companies who place an emphasis on “safety” keep their employees safe and keep their cost down. It takes a change in culture to make a safety program truly successful. Along with that safety mindset, sometimes it…

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When Do I Use PPE?

Keeping employees safe on the job is the responsibility of the employer. When a potential hazard is identified, the employer must do one of the following: eliminate the hazard, substitute with a safer process or product, control the hazard, reduce employee exposure to the hazard, or supply the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) to the…

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Are you meeting the new SRL 2012 Safety Code?

Did you know ANSI released new safety classifications, Z359.14-2012, for self-retracting devices? On August 20, 2012, ANSI/ASSE published Z359.14-2012, a new standard for self-retracting devices. This new standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, qualification testing, markings and instructions, inspections, maintenance and storage, and removal from service of self-retracting devices (SRD’s) including self-retracting lanyards (SRL’s), self-retracting…

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Know the levels of clothing protection?

Take a moment and reflect over the years as to the improvements in protective clothing and how safety has really increased to protect our employees. Protective Clothing has really evolved over the past 10 years. From simple garments like keeping the dust off employees to more advanced clothing for chemical protection. Using the correct garment…

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Can You Fall Safely?

Did you know that falling is the 2nd most cause of death in the workplace? In the U.S., employers are not identifying potential fall hazards as they should. Here are some eye opening statistics:   • Falls cost industries over $3.7 Billion annually. • In 2013, there were 623 deaths from falls. • Falls accounted…

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