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Posts from the ‘Safety’ Category

  • February 20th, 2019

    Oil Spills: A Daily Reality Show

    Tweet These days, reality shows (and stars) blanket the Internet, magazines, and our daily lives, whether we want to hear about them or not. And they’re relatively harmless. The same can’t be said of oils spills, which are also a daily, often deadly, reality, harming marine life as well as the environment. While Impact Absorbents can’t [...]

  • January 23rd, 2019

    Don’t Fall Off the Mountain

    Tweet Many years ago, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine wrote a book called, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain. She wasn’t focused on erosion control, but the title is apt: in winter months, when the rains often cascade in sheets, it’s all too easy for soil to wash away unless it’s protected. That’s where Jute netting comes in. Made from [...]

  • January 9th, 2019

    What to Pack in Your Evacuation Backpack

    Tweet Does your business have an emergency evacuation plan? We’ve discussed the importance of having an SPCC plan, as well as emergency response solutions. But with the spate of fires that have plagued California in the past few years, not to mention the hurricanes and tornadoes in other parts of the country, more and more businesses are realizing they [...]

  • December 26th, 2018

    Start 2019 Off With A Plan

    Tweet People talk about New Year’s resolutions, but we know from experience it’s just so much talk, with little action. Oh, they may start a new exercise program, or vow to spend less time at work, but after a few weeks, old habits reassert themselves. This is especially true in the workplace. You may have [...]

  • December 19th, 2018

    The Land of Nod vs. Nodding Off

    Tweet Sleep is a scarce commodity these days — even more so in winter months, when the sun is low in the sky by late afternoon, and truck drivers face a loooong road ahead. Short on shut-eye, they may have a difficult time staying focused on the road. That’s where a hat can help. Not [...]

  • December 12th, 2018

    Keepin’ It Clean: A Spill-Safe Eating Guide

    Tweet Do you have customers whose spouse or significant other might sigh and say, “Can’t take you anywhere!”? Not because of their manners or demeanor, which are above reproach. It’s more basic than that: the way they eat. Even though these are adults, and they hold their utensils correctly, they still manage to get food [...]

  • December 5th, 2018

    How to Delete Spills Promptly

    Tweet Staying safe can be a challenge these days. With our digital footprint out there for anyone to acquire, it’s easy to fall prey to scams. Especially at his time of year, when people ship packages coast to coast and to every point in between. One popular digital virus is a UPS/Fed Ex/USPS “Delivery Failure”. The [...]

  • November 21st, 2018

    On Guard! Don’t Let Drains Drain Your Energy

    Tweet “En guard!” is a French fencing phrase (say that three times fast) that means, “Get ready! Your opponent is about to run you through with a lance!” Or it may have meant, “Look out! Your drain is about to overflow!” The latter warning should never be uttered in these modern times, however. Not if [...]

  • November 14th, 2018

    That’s a Wrap: No PFAs in Our Products!

    Tweet A lot of women are lipophobic (that’s fear of fat), which may prevent them from eating fast food. That’s a positive. Fast food is not nutritious. Yet a new study by the Centers for Disease Control found one in three U.S. adults eat fast food every day. That’s about 85 million people; an alarming statistic. Not [...]

  • November 7th, 2018

    Smart Men Wear Aprons

    Tweet The word “smart” is somewhat overused these days, between our phones, our homes, our clothes, our health care…. So just to clarify, we’re using the word here in its original sense, without an app, when we say: smart men wear aprons. We’re not speaking of chefs, who are also smart to wear aprons when [...]