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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Helping avoid unnecessary OSHA fines

In June of this year, an insulation plant in Phenix City, Alabama was fined  $27,500 by OSHA solely for not having a sufficient place, such as a wash station or shower, to flush fluids from the body in an emergency. In this case, the plant had been cited previously, which resulted in the large fines they […]

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Top Ten OSHA Violations: 2012 vs. 2014

A list of the “OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014” has been released along with links to valuable resources to help your facility stay on top of safety in the workplace. We compared the results from 2012 and 2014 to create a visual representation of how far accidents in the workplace have come during the […]

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News and Events | Safety

Look for Haws® on Autodesk®

The Haws® team is excited to announce that we are now on Autodesk® Seek®. A program designed to provide detailed Revit® Files on our products, Autodesk® Seek® will help contractors, architects, and engineers gain valuable insight of how our products will fit into their projects. Autodesk® Seek® allows design professionals to search for specific product design files in […]

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Flashback Friday: We were there, were you?

That’s a wrap! We had a great year of tradeshows in 2014 from NSC in San Diego to ASSE in Orlando, we are pleased with the level of exposure our new and existing products received. We look forward to an even better year in 2015! Now, let’s flashback to the two most recent shows in 2014: […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Exceeding ANSI Standards: Color Coding

Does your facility use the proper universal color coding to alert potential danger? As referenced in a recent Haws® White Paper, Emergency Response Best Practices: Exceeding the ANSI Z358.1 Standard, OSHA enforces that potential danger must be made obvious to give attention to the risk of potential danger. Color coding creates a universal language to […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Industrial Insulation Company Cited $40k for Serious Hazards

We frequently hear comments from safety professionals that showers and eyewashes are rarely used and in turn they receive little attention. Yet, small overlooks can lead to large repercussions  that can affect a company financially. Recently, a company was fined over $25,000 for safety violations including not providing the appropriate emergency eyewashes and showers at a plant that works with caustic chemicals. […]

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Are you a safety professional? We’d like to hear from you.

If you are a safety professional, Haws wants to learn more about your job function and your thoughts and suggestions regarding emergency eyewash and shower equipment. Please take 5 minutes to complete our industry survey. Your opinions will help shape the industry. All survey respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Amazon.com gift card. […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

27,450 Workplace Eye Injuries in Just 1 Year

There were 27,450 workplace non-fatal eye injuries that resulted in days out of work reported in the U.S. in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, about 10% were from chemical burns. There were undoubtedly many more exposure injuries that did not result in days of lost work, […]

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Video of Art Project Featuring a Haws Showerhead in Minnesota Business Park!

Check out the video and pictures from an art project created by Gita Ghei at Gita Patina. The emergency showerheads are used in a storm water demonstration area which is part of an educational streetscape about engineered solutions and green energy.  There are 3 and each shower points to a different type of pavement.  The […]

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