Clarion’s President Featured in TV Series Highlighting Regional Business Leaders

We have some exciting news to share: our president and COO, Deb Patterson, has been featured in an interview with a local television series, WVIA Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, which highlights remarkable regional business leaders.

WVIA Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal focuses not only on the accomplishments of local executives, but on their character and the personal attributes that shaped their career paths. The goal is to share inspiring, behind-the-scenes stories with local Pennsylvania audiences.

The interview premiered in the beginning of December on WVIA TV, a PBS member station, and is now available on-demand on the WVIA site.

Be sure to take a look to learn more about Deb and her work during her past year at Clarion to advance our safety solutions and services that help clients around the world to make products and premises safer.

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A New Standard to Improve Global Workplace Safety – And How Clarion’s Involved

Recent workplace tragedies – like the April 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh which killed over 1,000 people – have highlighted the need to take steps to improve worker safety and health throughout the world. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is taking steps to develop a global occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard to provide effective, real-world solutions for worker safety.

This new ISO effort – Project Committee (PC) 283, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – is said to represent one of the most significant consensus standards activities within the last 50 years, with the potential to positively impact occupational health and safety management on a global level.

Here at Clarion, we’re pleased to say that we’ll be a part of this new effort. Clarion’s CEO has been selected as a member of the U.S. TAG to ISO PC 283, a group of experts and stakeholders that will influence the development of the standard. In the words of our CEO, Geoffrey Peckham:

“It’s truly a privilege for me to serve as a member of this TAG, and to be part of this critically important effort to develop a standard that can be practically implemented to improve workplace safety around the world. This new standard will give organizations a framework to follow – with tried and proven processes and procedures – that are in line with today’s best practices. What does this ultimately mean? Reduced risk, improved worker safety and fewer accidents, injuries and fatalities.”

To learn more about the important work of this standard, read Clarion’s news release on ISO PC 283.

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New Clarion Resource Guide for Workplace Safety Signs, Labels, Tags and Markings

Do you have the resources you need to implement OSHA’s new 2013 sign regulations?Clarion Resource Guide
We’re here to help! Clarion has a new tool available: our Resource Guide for Workplace Safety Signs, Labels, Tags and Markings. The guide provides resources to help implement a best practice sign system, including Clarion’s product catalog of state-of-the-art OSHA/ANSI signage.

In September 2013, OSHA updated its regulations to integrate the latest ANSI safety sign and tag technology – technology that better communicates safety in the workplace. Clarion’s line of best practice safety signs, labels, tags and markings meet the latest OSHA regulation changes. And they more effectively protect your workers and your company’s liability risk.

The Resource Guide offers:

  • An extended introduction with best practice guidelines for your facility or workplace
  • A catalog of Clarion’s safety signage product line including: Security and Company Policy; Accident Prevention; Fire Equipment Location; Safety Equipment Location; and Egress Pathmarkings

Download the digital Resource Guide now, or contact us to request a print copy.

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OSHA Publishes Confirmation of Direct Final Rule on New Sign Regulations

At the end of last month, here on the Clarion Safety Systems blog, we brought you the news that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had updated its regulations on signs and tags. OSHA’s regulations now integrate the new ANSI Z535 (2011) safety sign and tag technology – technology that better communicates safety in today’s workplaces.

Today’s update: It’s official! OSHA has now made this announcement public by publishing confirmation of the effective date (September 11, 2013) of its direct final rule on the new sign regulations.

According to the November 6, 2013 article posted to the U.S. Federal Register website, “Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on September 11, 2013.”

Do you need more information about this regulation change, and how it effects workplace safety? Take advantage of the resources and information that Clarion has available to help:

  • Clarion’s Learning Center provides information on understanding what the update means for today’s workplaces, including an Issue Brief and FAQs.
  • Clarion’s October 2013 InCompliance Magazine column, authored by Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, explains the impact of the change, and how it is raising the bar for safety communication.
  • NEMA’s podcast interview explores the regulation change with expertise from Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham.
  • Clarion’s Resource Guide on workplace safety signs, labels, and tags provides information on updating your safety signage to today’s best practices.

Still have questions? At Clarion, we’re ready to make the OSHA changeover process easy for you! Contact us today.

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OSHA’s New 2013 Sign Regulations Are Here!

We have exciting news to share when it comes to improving workplace safety: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its regulations on signs and tags, a workplace safety issue championed here at Clarion Safety Systems.

OSHA’s regulations now integrate the new ANSI Z535 (2011) safety sign and tag technology – technology that better communicates safety in today’s workplaces.

OSHA 2013 Safety Sign - Clarion

To learn more about this regulation change, and how it effects workplace safety in the U.S., Clarion has a number of resources and information available:

  • Clarion’s Learning Center provides information on understanding what the update means for today’s workplaces, including an Issue Brief and FAQs.
  • Clarion’s October 2013 InCompliance Magazine column, authored by Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, explains the impact of the change, and how it is raising the bar for safety communication.
  • NEMA’s podcast interview explores the regulation change with expertise from Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham.
  • Clarion’s Resource Guide on workplace safety signs, labels, and tags provides information on updating your safety signage to today’s best practices.

Do you or your safety team have questions? At Clarion, we’re ready to make the OSHA changeover process easy for you! Contact us today.

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