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The Complete NADCAP Guide: Auditing, Accreditation, Requirements, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Nadcap (formerly known as the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and defense industries. We’ve created this guide to provide everything you need to know about Nadcap auditing, …

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What is a Safety Data Sheet? The Purpose of Safety Data Sheets, Formatting and Content Requirements, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

A Definition of Safety Data Sheet Safety data sheets (SDS) are a component of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The system standardizes hazard classification criteria and chemical hazard communication elements around the world. While the GHS is not a regulation, it is a framework that guides manufacturers through classifying …

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Proper Valve Labeling and Identification Tips: Labeling the Right Parts, Understanding Labeling Standards, Valve Tags, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Improving a facility’s safety and efficiency often is as simple as using proper valve labeling and identification practices. Even though valves may not be a main component of heavy machinery, they can do quite a bit of damage if someone opens the wrong valve. The other benefit of using the appropriate valve labeling and identification …

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Aircraft Data Plates: Everything You Need to Know (Including FAA Requirements)

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

A Definition of Aircraft Data Plates Aircraft data plates contain all of the vital information about an aircraft. Typically made of metal, aircraft data plates are etched with registration information such as date of manufacture, model number, serial number, and registration number. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all aircraft have a data plate, …

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What are the Most Common Flow Control Valve Types? Learn about Gate Valves, Globe Valves and Other Flow Control Valves

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

There are nearly countless types of valves for use across a variety of industries and applications. When it comes to flow control valves, valve types range from simple to sophisticated; some valves are complex enough to adjust automatically to pressure and temperature variations. No matter their construction, flow control valves are designed to regulate the …

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Are Your Metal Nameplates Power Washable? Cleaning Tips for All Types of Metal Nameplates

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

For industries that clean their equipment on a regular basis, it is important for equipment managers to know the best approach to cleaning metal nameplates to avoid deterioration and dullness that can impact readability over time. The best approach is to clean metal nameplates according to the material that it is made of because some …

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4 Trucking Compliance Tips to Make Regulatory Compliance Less Painful

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Regulations impacting the trucking industry can be complex, but compliance doesn’t have to be a constant source of stress when you put the right systems and methods in place. In fact, if you implement best practices and ongoing oversight, your trucking operation can run like a well-oiled machine.  Most regulations are determined by the Federal …

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101 Safety Data Sheet Resources: Chemical, Government, and Manufacturer SDS Resources, Software and Apps, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Safety data sheets (SDS), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, are a critical piece of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Safety data sheets are informational sources about chemicals that provide hazard information and safety precautions to …

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The Complete Guide to Industrial Safety Signs: Types of Signs, Regulations, Standards and Best Practices to Promote Safety in the Workplace

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Industrial safety signs are commonplace across many industries. They take a variety of forms, but all industrial safety signs are designed to promote safety by informing workers, operators, and passersby of potential dangers in certain areas, near equipment, or in proximity to hazardous materials.  Being related to safety measures in industrial settings, industrial safety signage …

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Top Fleet Tracking Software: The 50 Best GPS Tracking Systems to Manage, Streamline and Track Your Fleet

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

For companies with a fleet, no matter the size, knowing where your vehicles are, when they require maintenance, and how to reduce travel time and fuel costs is critical to your bottom line. Fleet tracking software and systems give you the visibility you need to track and manage your fleet efficiently while streamlining your operations, …

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