Stonehouse Blog and Safety News

Mon, 2011-03-28
How fast is lightning fast?  Is it the blink of an eye?  The flash you see before you hear the thunder?  The response time of your new, super-fast computer?  In relation to your business, it might be an order that you don’t have to think about- before you even wonder where it is... Read Full Story
Wed, 2012-04-11
"Our company acquired LxSigns® from Stonehouse Signs back in 1993, and those signs are still presentable and in use- so when the need arose to acquire more signs due to the expansion of our facility, I immediately contacted Stonehouse Signs. I truly believe in the old saying - "You get what... Read Full Story
Tue, 2012-04-03
Maintenance and repair crews across the United States are presented with a dangerous and potentially life threatening situation when they enter a confined space. Since a confined space can be encountered in virtually any occupation, it's vital that employers and employees adhere to the... Read Full Story
Mon, 2012-04-02
Smoking in the workplace has always been a polarizing subject.  Statistics show that in the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually.  That equates to approximately 443,000 deaths per year, with 49,000 of those deaths from second-hand smoke exposure... Read Full Story
Wed, 2012-03-21
Wearing a helmet when you ski or snowboard is still optional at most resorts. Yet with every news report involving the death or serious injury of skiers and riders, the subject of helmet use is front and center.There is a wide variety of opinion both for and against wearing a helmet on the slopes,... Read Full Story
Thu, 2012-02-16
Inspection tags are a vital piece of any safety program.  They keep record of repairs and maintenance schedules, identify items that are safe to use after being repaired, and prevent accidents and injuries from unexpected startup or the release of hazardous energy.This article identifies some... Read Full Story
Fri, 2012-02-10
There are always risks involved when you participate in outdoor winter activities like snowmobiling.  Besides the risk of an accident or injury, one of the biggest concerns for local communities and ski areas is the removal of trail markers and signs that keep snowmobile operators and... Read Full Story
Wed, 2012-02-08
Parking around the holidays is always hectic.  When you have a home around a popular retail chain or near a mall, parking becomes a pain.  This was the case near Trader Joe's in Berkeley, CA when confusing parking signs caused all kinds of havoc.In the article Parking Around Trader Joe’s... Read Full Story
Tue, 2012-01-24
In Part I of our series on Pipeline Safety, we discussed the safety responsibilities of pipeline operators, to help properly manage System Integrity, Maintenance, Leak Detection, Training, and Emergency Preparedness.In Part II, we outlined the National Consensus Standards that the Pipeline and... Read Full Story
Tue, 2011-12-27
Whether it's faulty equipment or improper installation, electrical fires are one of the main causes of fires in the workplace every year. In our previous articles in this series we discussed the importance of proper lockout-tagout procedures, and went into depth about arc flashes, their causes, and... Read Full Story
Tue, 2011-12-13
Throughout the United States, Military installations have specific rules and guidelines for posting signs for physical security.We took a detailed look at the rules and regulations mentioned throughout our military and homeland security signs sections and included the specific requirements that... Read Full Story