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Markel Industries
Magswitch Magnets
Mechanix Wear
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Miller Fall Protection
Mustang Survival - Water Products
North Safety
Servus Norcross
Wilson Industries
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Manufacturer Video Library Links
3M Click desired product category then open the PDF File to view the video from inside the PDF file.

Miller Fall Protection

MSA Portable Gas Detection

MSA Fall Arrest
  Allegro Industries Click on "Video Support" tab on the top, then select product category.

Honeywell YouTube Video Library


Capital Safety (DBI/Sala & Protecta)

Fend-all PureFlow 1000 Maintenance Video

Vintage Safety Videos
1948 Respirator Hygiene by the British NHS   1951 Our Scientists Know What They are Doing
1930s Boulder Dam High Scalers   Golden Gate Bridge Construction Safety
1955 Smallpox Vaccine   Dusting Troops w/Pesticides - 1950s
Worker Loses Leg in Sawmill    
To see more of these vintage videos you can view Mark D Catlin's web site.

Government & Other Links
  • OSHA US Government safety standards

  • OSHA 3143 Industrial Hygiene

  • DOT Hazardous Material Transportation guidelines

  • EPA Environmental standards

  • MSHA Mining Guidelines
  • NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

  • CDC Center for Disease Control

  • Red Cross American Red Cross

  • Global Incident Map Free map of world-wide terrorist, Haz-Mat & other incidents, and suspicious activities

Safety Guidelines
Facility Safety:

It is the duty of the safety officer, facility engineering and others to provide the safest environment for employees.  This is done by a host of equipment and devices.  Here are a few:
  • Hoods and air filtration systems around chemical & hazardous processes.

  • Guards and safety signs around equipment.

  • Fire extinguishers, first aid stations, eye & shower wash stations.

  • Emergency evacuation plan with lighted exit signs, horns & strobes for the hearing impaired.

  • Testing and evaluation of facility safety engineering.

  • MSDS & HMIS labeling.
  Safety Training & Plans:

Designing plans and training programs need to be signed off by the management, facility maintenance, engineering and safety officer.
  • Safety Training:  Includes but not limited to  PPE, HMIS, MSDS, Confined Space Permit and other applicable specialized training.

  • Employee Safety Manual.

  • Hazardous Spill & Cleanup Plan:  With procedures and contact information.

  • Emergency Evacuation Plan:  With procedures and contacts information.

  • Employee physicals & baseline chemical testing.

  • OSHA Required safety training for chemical handling & hazardous material handling.

  • DOT Required training for chemical & hazardous material transportation.

  • MSHA Required safety training for mining operations.

PPE Procedures:

These are procedures used in the care and use of safety  equipment.
  • Equipment cleaning station.

  • Equipment maintenance & testing area.

  • Proper PPE storage areas.

  • Hygiene sampling & chemical exposure - evaluation.

  • Respirator type to the chemical hazard exposure - evaluation.

  • General PPE - evaluation.

  • Respirator and other PPE ratings.

  • Decontamination procedures for equipment & personnel.
  OSHA Exposure Levels:

  • Level A - To be selected when the greatest level of skin, respiratory, and eye protection is required.

  • Level B - The highest level of respiratory protection is necessary but a lesser level of skin protection is needed.

  • Level C - The concentration(s) and type(s) of airborne substance(s) is known and the criteria for using air purifying respirators are met.

  • Level D - A work uniform affording minimal protection: used for nuisance contamination only.
OSHA Exposure Level A, B, C & D Guidelines

These safety guides and resources are to help the safety professional in making his or her job easier and are provided to help you make an informed decision for your safety purchases.

These are some, but by no means all of the considerations needed for any organization.  ultimate responsibility for the safety of your organization falls to the safety officer, facility engineering & maintenance, and finally management working together as a team.


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