Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
Safety is very important in any business facility and typically people think of workplace safety as slipping and falling protection, machine safety, personal protective equipment and so on. However, another very important part of workplace safety is pipe marking. Pipe marking will ensure that workers, visitors and repair service people are aware of what pipes are carrying as well as any potential hazards associated with the pipe contents. Creative Safety Supply, leading supplier of safety products, is now offering a free pipe marking guide that will help take the guess work out of labeling pipes. Proper pipe markings will also assure a business is being compliant with American National Standards Institute (ANSI/ASME) standards.
The pipe marking guide will give direction on both placement and color recommendations for marking. By following the recommended placement and color will help in creating a standard pipe marking system that is easy to understand and work with when repairs are necessary. Service people will know exactly what is contained in the pipes and the direction of flow. Less time spent on repairs equals to less repair costs for the business. The national regulations require three elements to consider when marking pipes which include the color of the marker, the size of the marker and letter height of the text on the marker, and where the pipes are marked. By effectively communicating contents of pipes is important to all safety programs, including 5S. A maintenance worker for a public utility company commented, “The pipe marking guide was very helpful and made our job of marking pipes into a simple project. We were able to mark all our pipes easily and quickly with the guide’s help.”
To receive more information about pipe marking and the free pipe marking guide, please visit http://www.creativesafetysupply.com/Pipe-Marking-Guide/ or call toll-free (866)777-1360 to speak with a professional representative.