Michael Douglas

National Manager, Marketing Segments

What’s the difference between ‘explosion-proof’ and ‘intrinsically safe’ equipment?

May 26th, 2021

What do intrinsically safe and explosion-proof mean? Intrinsically safe equipment limits thermal and electrical energy to prevent the possibility of ignition. This could mean...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

When to report a workplace safety violation: Telling vs. tattling

September 1st, 2020

Scenario: You see a co-worker cut corners in an unsafe manner to finish a job faster. What do you do? Do you report it...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

The hierarchy of safety controls (with examples)

July 19th, 2020

The hierarchy of safety controls outlines the steps you should take, and in which order, to minimize or eliminate a hazard from your...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

But isn’t vaping healthier than smoking?

August 19th, 2019

As workers in the safety industry, we understand the importance of using respiratory protection. Why then, have so many people come to accept...

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Tony Guarino

Market Segment Manager - Confined Space

Building a fire? Make sure you’re not making this dangerous mistake.

August 1st, 2019

What is pressure-treated wood? “Pressure-treated” wood is any lumber that has been treated with chemicals to improve its durability. To treat the wood, lumber...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

14 BS facts about safety that you might think are true

June 28th, 2019

Do you ever notice that there is a lot of hearsay in the world of safety? Today we’re setting the record straight. Here...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

Your Top Safety Questions of 2019 (thus far)

May 24th, 2019

Here at Levitt-Safety we get a lot of questions – which we love! And, that’s exactly what we’re here for; after all, our...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

What’s the difference between TRIF, TRIR and DART and why do they matter?

April 29th, 2019

What is TRIR? TRIR stands for Total Recordable Incident Rate. It is also often referred to as TRIF/TRIFR (Total Recordable Incident Frequency/Rate). This is...

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Michael Douglas

National Manager, Marketing Segments

4 Habits to Look for in the Next Safety Manager you Hire

April 24th, 2019

When it comes time to hire a new safety manager, there are a lot of things to consider. You know you want someone...

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

ABCs of Safety: your ultimate list of safety acronyms

March 28th, 2019

In the safety industry there are a lot of phrases, abbreviations and acronyms to keep up with. Let us make your life easier....

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Julie McFater

Director of Marketing

Weirdest Safety Questions That People Asked in 2018

February 4th, 2019

The internet is amazing. Not only does it connect us to our loved ones around the world, but it frees up space in...

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Michael Douglas

National Manager, Marketing Segments

Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

December 19th, 2018

“Respirator comfort is an important factor in wearer acceptance. Respirators with greater wearer acceptance are more likely to be worn appropriately.” — CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18 As...

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