Archives for February 2015

The Products of Seton

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Seton is all about meeting the needs of its customers.

These days, our more than 101,000 products – both online and in our print catalogs –are designed to increase worker safety and compliance for our millions of customers. Some categories that best represent the heart and soul of Seton are below. Please explore our full line and do not hesitate to contact us anytime with questions or feedback.

  • Signs, tags, and labels – Known around our hallways as simply ‘STL,’ this is how it all started. These critical safety and identification products will keep your workplace safe, secure, organized, and compliant. Identify equipment, hazards, and inventory in your workplace with our vast selection of shapes, colors, and sizes. Can’t find what you need? Create your own with the help of our seasoned experts.
  • Personal Protective Equipment – From respirators to rain gear, we’ve got everything you need to protect your most important assets – your workers. Make sure you’re putting safety first by providing your employees with gloves, hardhats, ergonomic equipment, hearing protection, safety eyewear, fall protection and much more!
  • Traffic & Parking – Speed bumps and permits and cones, oh my! Everything you need to promote safe movement of your workers and visitors can be found at Seton. Ensure car AND foot traffic with signs, stanchions, decals, barricades, floor marking tape, and many other parking lot supplies.
  • With winter still in full swing, ensure your people and facility are safe from weather-related hazards. Beat the freeze with winter mats, shovels, ice melters & spreaders, winter gear & apparel, and more. Don’t forget to check out our new Mat Buying Guide!

Safety News You Can Use

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  • CSA Group has released the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part 1. Some of the 200+ updated topics include: renewable energy, electric heating, hazardous location classifications, equipment installation and maintenance, arc fault circuit interrupters, high voltage cable ampacities, and reduction of shock drowning in marinas.
  • The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined recently that Transport Canada still hasn’t done enough to improve railway safety since the Lac-Megantic derailment. Forty-seven people died in July 2013 when a train jumped the tracks and exploded. The TSB emphasized its concern over continued inadequate oversight of railway Safety Management Systems (SMS) and noted that, without proper auditing, it is difficult to uncover safety shortcomings. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt responded that her department is “working very hard to improve safety oversight”.
  • In Ministry news, nearly 8000 OHS orders (including 156 stop work orders) were issued during the May through August 2014 new and young worker safety blitz. The blitz was focused on industries employing a significant number of new and young workers, including the service sector, manufacturing, farming, tourism and municipalities. The inspectors focused on orientation and training, internal responsibility system and safety measures.
  • The Economist recently named Toronto the best place to live in the world!  Factors such as livability, cost of living, business environment, democracy, safety and food security contributed to Toronto coming out on top. The city ranked eighth out of 50 cities worldwide in the Safe Cities Index 2015 and first among cities in North America. Toronto placed seventh in personal safety, eighth for infrastructure safety, 11th when it came to digital security, and 21st for health security.