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Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 27th that workplace illnesses and injuries continued to decline in 2015.  The current rate of 3.0 total injuries per 100 full-time workers compares favorably with 3.5 injuries per 100 workers in 2010, and 4.6 injuries per 100 workers in 2005.  It is the lowest rate of workplace […]

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New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

New OSHA injury and illness tracking rules effective January 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration already requires employers to record workplace injuries and illnesses in an OSHA log.  That’s been the standard for decades now.  Now, the revised OSHA rules require most employers over 250 employees, and employers in high-risk industries with 20-249 employees, to report workplaces injuries and illnesses electronically.  This workplace injury […]

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A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The Citgo sign is known to be an icon particularly for its appearance on television, seen in the background of baseball games. The square sign, standing at 60 feet, overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Citgo Petroleum Corporation, or Citgo, is a refiner and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, and other industrial products. The company’s […]

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SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

At SmartSign, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the community and helping out wherever we can. We have donated thousands of signs to various schools and nonprofit organizations such as the Wounder Warrior Project, TakeNoBullies, Transportation Alternatives and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. So, it was a no-brainer when […]

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Do I Need a Warning Sign for My Home?

Do I Need a Warning Sign for My Home?

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 […]

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A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

Many know the famous Hollywood sign as one of the most historic landmarks in Los Angeles and a worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry. What most people don’t know is that it was actually originally built as a real-estate advertisement. The original sign read “Hollywooodland” and was created in 1923 to advertise the upscale real-estate […]

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A short history of English pub signage: Third in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of English pub signage: Third in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The English pub is quintessentially English, like roast beef, tea and the Tudor rose– even the smallest village in the English countryside has a pub.  (The oldest English pub still in existence, Ye Old Fighting Cocks, was founded in 795.)  And the pub sign, universally part of the pub’s appeal, has an unusual origin of […]

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