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Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 7, 2017 2:30:00 PM

The Most Cost-Effective Use of Cleaning Chemicals

By: Briana Smith

I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret tip for keeping your cleaning chemical purchasing costs down – Dilution Control.

There are three ways of buying cleaning chemicals: ready-to-use products, bulk chemicals, and dilution control.

While each type has its benefits and areas of use, you’re going to get more bang for your buck by utilizing a dilution control system. Why? Just check out some of the reasons below.

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Topics: dilution control, workplace safety, tips & tricks

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 24, 2017 2:25:00 PM

Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents with a Three-Part Entrance Matting System

By: Briana Smith

Building entryways are major thoroughfares for people as well as all of the dirt, sand, dust and debris that gets tracked into buildings on the soles of shoes, especially when the weather gets nasty. As these particles begin to accumulate on a floor, there is an increased chance that someone may slip and fall.

Unfortunately, injuries incurred from slip and fall accidents can cost a company huge sums of money. The average cost per claim is $20,228 for a slip & fall workers’ compensation claim and $100,000 median per premises liability suit.

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Topics: workplace safety, flooring

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Emergency Preparation for the Unthinkable – School Lockdowns

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Unfortunately in this day and age, school lockdowns are becoming increasingly frequent with students and educators being stuck in classrooms for unknown quantities of time.

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Topics: hand hygiene, workplace safety, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Jul 10, 2014 2:30:00 PM

GHS Hazard Classifications in Relation to HMIS® III & NFPA 704 Rating Systems

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

As of December 1st, 2013 all employees exposed to chemicals had to be trained on the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) format to be in compliance with OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standards. Now manufactures & distributors are moving into phase two: reclassifying and updating both labels and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS) into the new GHS format by June 1, 2015.

Over the course of the next year, chemical labels & current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) will begin to look a little different. One of the reasons that GHS was adopted was to improve the understanding of hazards associated with chemicals in a workplace environment and to provide a more uniform & consistent way of communicating these potential hazards.

WAXIE is committed to keeping our customers informed & educated on all of the continuing changes in relation to the transition to GHS. Part of this will be an ongoing series of blog articles in which we’ll break down some of the major changes between the current versions and the new GHS formatted versions into “bite-size” pieces.

To view a timeline of GHS Compliance: http://info.waxie.com/events/events/ghs

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Topics: workplace safety, GHS

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 20, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Ask Sadie: The Importance of Workplace Safety

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Topics: Ask Sadie, workplace safety, personal protective equipment, training process