At the SmartSign Blog, we know that staying informed about safety means healthier and more productive industries, worksites, and communities. Our posts help track and decipher regulatory information from entities like OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, ADA and CDC. We consider how issues apply on different scales, from factories to private residences, and help readers understand issues of compliance. We share expert advice on safety guidelines for a variety of places, from offices and forklifts to ski slopes and kitchens. Our safety website has a vast selection of safety signs, labels, placards and tags for a diversity of worksites. We have free resources, too: printable safety signs and safety quizzes.
Every day, dozens of workers in the United States face a risk of getting injured in the workplace due to various factors such as dangerous objects, electrocution, slippery floors, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,836 workers died from a work-related injury in 2015, which is the highest annual figure […]
The holidays are meant for spending time with loved ones, celebrations and get-togethers, and spreading cheer. Holiday fire hazards at home, however, can pose a threat to this time of joy. December is the most common month for home fires, mostly due to Christmas trees, candles, decorations, and cooking. Fortunately, most holiday fires are preventable. It is […]
There is a lot of legalese you see every day. For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible? Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer. Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]
Winter driving can be dangerous, especially in areas that expect an abundance of snowfall and inclement weather. Every year, thousands of people are injured in vehicle crashes that occur in snowy or icy conditions. It’s important to be prepared and take extra precautions on the road when dealing with wintry weather. We created the following […]
The holiday season is a time for family get-togethers, office parties and socializing with friends. Usually, this means that there is alcohol involved and combined with the peak in travelling, this makes for a more dangerous time on the road. Statistics show that there is an increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related traffic incidents during […]
You’ve bought a piece of real estate, inspected the property, and you’ve discovered that there’s something potentially dangerous on your property. Maybe it’s an unstable porch, or exposed wiring, or a part of your house that’s under construction. What are your obligations to other people who come on your land? Whether someone can sue […]
So you’ve decided to buy property in an area with dangerous animals. Maybe you’ve moved to Florida, and you’re worried about sharks; or you’ve bought property in Texas, where fire ants are common; or you’ve retired to Arizona, where rattlesnakes abound. You want to protect your property and make sure that visitors are kept safe. […]