Be a stickler when it comes to applying stickers! Common labels in the electrical utility industry are the adhesive-backed stickers used for number/letter identification marking and hazard warning safety signage … Continue Reading How to Apply a Label Correctly
In the 1980’s, a communication supervisor at Ontario Hydro (Hydro One) created a campaign featuring a cartoon bird named, “ZAP the Safety Bird”. Designed as a safety initiative aimed at … Continue Reading Should ZAP Retire? A History & Review of ZAP the Safety Bird
The ANSI Z535 Standard for Environmental and Facility Safety Signs states, (as recommended practice) that the wording used on your safety-related hazard alerting sign should contain 3 elements: 1) A … Continue Reading How to Craft an Effective Safety Sign Message
Many utilities choose to utilize the same kind of reflective asset ID peel-and-stick digits on their padmount equipment cabinets that they use on their poles, towers and other equipment support … Continue Reading Pick Pocket Panels
Appropriate signs warning of the potential hazards within fenced substation enclosures are required by the National Electrical Safety Code and are an essential safety element designed to protect the public. … Continue Reading Secure Your Signage Investments
Correctly marking your fleet with your name and logo creates a positive image for your company’s overall brand. Whether it’s marking new fleet additions, adopting a logo change, or just … Continue Reading How Should I Mark My Fleet Vehicles?
In many ways flagging, barricade and underground/buried marker tapes are all similar in function. They are used to identify hazards and mark boundaries where hazards may be present or an … Continue Reading Flagging, Barricade and Buried Tapes
Rooftop installations of photovoltaic co-generation systems owned by residential, commercial, and third-party customers are a trend that continues to grow significantly each year. This equipment is typically part of a … Continue Reading Shedding Light Upon Photovoltaic System Marking Requirements
Everything you need to know about retroreflection and its relation to reflectives
Electromark has been selling Metalphoto® into the electrical utility market space for over 15 years. Surprisingly, some confusion exists about what applications it suits, and where its’ unique features make … Continue Reading Where (and Why) You Should be Using Metalphoto®
As populations diversify across the United States, the need for multilingual safety signs and labels is becoming more necessary and common. Multilingual signs are important for the safety of workers … Continue Reading Do my Labels and Signs Need to be Multilingual?
Tagout rules regarding material strength requirements contained in OSHA 1910.269 have been debated by industry safety experts and those required to comply with these rules since their implementation. In a … Continue Reading What You Should Know About OSHA 1910.269 Tagout Rules
Occasionally I’ll be challenged by a potential customer because another print supplier offers double the warranty Electromark does for a similar product. It’s no surprise that in this industry, products … Continue Reading Recognizing an Unrealistic Warranty
In an earlier blog, I discussed the role of clear protective laminates in protecting your labels from outdoor exposure and chemicals. Electromark’s Duracryl™ has continuously proven to be the best … Continue Reading Electromark’s Newest Graphic Protection Laminate: Vandlshield UV®
How do I choose the right reflective material for my signs and labels? Retroreflective sheeting materials, more commonly referred to as just ‘reflectives’, are excellent and specialized materials for asset … Continue Reading Choosing the Right Reflective in 5 Minutes or Less
Transmission tower structures present unique challenges towards materials and attachment methods used for asset identification and hazard message warning signage. This is due to the difficult and remote accessibility of … Continue Reading The Challenges and Solutions of Marking Electrical Transmission Tower Structures