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
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
Fri, 2011-12-09
In a previous article, Punch Up Your Window Graphics, we offered some of the advantages of using self-adhesive vinyl, and some new ideas that you might find interesting. The 6-step process below includes some easy-to-follow instructions and visuals to help explain how to apply vinyl graphics to any... Read Full Story
Wed, 2011-12-07
In our previous article, Safety Responsibilities of Pipeline Operators, we discussed the responsibilities of pipeline operators to help properly manage System Integrity, Maintenance, Leak Detection, Training, and Emergency Preparedness.This article focuses on the National consensus standards that... Read Full Story
Thu, 2011-12-01
In the first post in this series, we introduced you to some research that revealed five Most Popular OSHA Wordings and offered some specific applicable OSHA standards.  In Part II, Top Stonehouse OSHA Sign Wordings, we revealed some more of our most popular OSHA wordings.Asbestos, radiation,... Read Full Story
Mon, 2011-11-28
Skiing or snowboarding are enjoyable outdoor activities.  With millions of visitors throughout the country every year, ski resorts have a responsibility to be sure that their visitors have a great time- and stay safe.That's where the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and other... Read Full Story
Wed, 2011-11-16
 In our previous article, Electrical Safety I: The Importance of Proper Lockout-Tagout Procedures, we helped identify what sources need to be locked out, offered examples and a starting point for proper LOTO procedures, and provided OSHA standards for specific industries.Arc Flashes occur 5-10... Read Full Story