Levitt-Safety Blog

Eric HuardWhich Type of Spill Absorbent Should I Use?

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and lost-time. The majority of these falls are caused by wet surfaces, despite the fact that good business housekeeping practices dictate spills should be cleaned immediately after they occur.

Any facility where spills are common should have a spill response plan in place – and a crucial element of that plan is what product will be used to clean up spills. (Click to Read More...)

Michael DouglasOur Top 6 Favorite Vertical Rise Stairs (VRS) Features!

The age old problem of having to use a large array of access platforms when servicing a variety of machinery (and then having to store them in between jobs!) is solved with vertical rise stairs, or VRS.

We recently brought our Monkey to a tradeshow – the VRS Monkey, that is! (Click to Read More...)

Bruce LevittIs It Time To Consolidate Your Safety Spend?

Your safety spend probably goes way beyond just PPE – think about building maintenance, servicing of equipment and instruments, the training of your workers…the list is a long one.

Consolidating your total safety investment helps you protect your people, your assets, and the environments that you work and live in. (Click to Read More...)

Michael DouglasTraditional Ladders vs. Work Platforms

In just about every industry, there’s usually a need to carry out maintenance activities at height. These can range anywhere from servicing tanks and hoppers to repairing jet engines – and these jobs can be particularly complicated. Not only can this type of equipment be hazardous if not properly locked out, they’re often also very hard to reach. (Click to Read More...)

Jonathan McCallumWhat is Fit Testing, and Why Should I Care?

Do you wear a respirator for work? Were you fit tested for it? If you haven’t been, you should be!

A respirator fit test is an essential component of your respiratory protection program.

Anyone who wears a tight fitting respirator during the course of their normal work day – or anyone who wears one to perform emergency response activities – should be fit tested to make sure the facepiece provides an effective seal.   (Click to Read More...)

Maureen McGillisHow Do Colorimetric Gas Detection Tubes Work?

If you do any kind of gas detection on the job, you’ve probably heard of colorimetric tubes. They often go by different names (like stain tube detectors), or can even be referred to by their brand names (like Gastec tubes or Draeger tubes). (Click to Read More...)

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