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Did you know that hypothermia can happen at temperatures about 40 degrees Fahrenheit? Protect your health this cold season with the right gear. There are plenty of questions about the dangers of working in the cold; here are some solutions.
Working in the cold: Top Questions Answered - Grainger KnowHow Make sure you understand the hazards of working in the cold and the measures that can improve worker safety by reviewing these frequently asked questions.
At Wrigley Field, there's no offseason for stadium stars like Robert and the Operations team. See why the Chicago Cubs count on our help to keep things running all year round. https://bit.ly/3wCnTGK
Check out Stan Bridgman and his incredible story of repurposing his father's trusty Ridgid 400. This timeless machine has stood the test of time, helping Stan with everything from fencing to pulling wires. Find out how he kept it going for over 70 years!
Reinventing a Trusted Partner: The 1951 Ridgid 400 - Grainger KnowHow He started using this pipe threader at age 11 and still uses it today, some 70 years later.
Did you know that dry air can have numerous negative effects on your health and work environment? From itchy eyes and sore throats to promoting the spread of diseases like the flu, it's crucial to maintain proper humidity levels. Learn why maintaining a relative humidity level between 30 and 60 is recommended by experts like ASHRAE.
Humidifier Guide: Grainger KnowHow There are three basic technologies that humidifiers can use.
Power tools may make tasks easier, but they come with a downside. Vibrations transmitted to workers' hands and arms can lead to fatigue, injuries like carpal tunnel, and even hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Learn about which tools pose the most risk and tips for managing exposure.
Tips for Dealing with Power Tool Vibration - Grainger KnowHow Too much exposure to vibration from power tools can lead to numbness, tingling and more serious conditions. Learn to gauge how much exposure is too much, and find some ways to help mitigate the vibration.
When it comes to heating, portable heaters offer practical solutions for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Convection heating utilizes air circulation to distribute warmth throughout the room, while radiant heat delivers direct thermal radiation. Understand the basics of heating methods and power sources to make informed choices!
Portable Heater Guide: Choosing the Best Space Heater - Grainger KnowHow Portable heaters and space heaters can bring warmth to indoor and outdoor areas using electric, gas, oil or kerosene for power. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages.
Did you know that millions of workers face hearing hazards every year? Whether you're in construction, manufacturing, or warehousing, reducing workplace noise is essential. Learn about the different types of hearing protection devices (HPDs) and how to choose the right one for your environment.
Active vs. Passive Hearing Protection: What’s the Difference? - Grainger KnowHow Hearing protection devices (HPDs) fall into two main categories: active and passive. Use our guide to understand the key differences between active and passive protection and the important features to consider.
Data transparency is revolutionizing supply chains by sharing information that can optimize forecasting, reduce lead times, and mitigate disruptions. Learn why transparency is essential for overcoming supply chain obstacles.
How Data Sharing Affects Supply Chains - Grainger KnowHow Transparency among supply chain partners is evolving. Learn why it could be beneficial, and what barriers still exist to data sharing.
Did you know that overhead power lines are insulated by air? Insulators play a crucial role in ensuring electricity reaches your homes safely. Learn more about their importance from Andy Shwalm who has been with Victor Insulators since 1975. https://bit.ly/4b3JR5p
Are you considering upgrading your commercial building's lighting for energy efficiency and cost savings? LEDs and CFLs offer up to 10x more efficiency and less maintenance but don’t forget to pair them with the right ballast or driver for optimal performance. Has your business made the switch? Share below.
Increase Lighting Efficiency with LED Drivers and Fluorescent Ballasts - Grainger KnowHow Get the basics on LED drivers and fluorescent ballasts and see how the right choices can measurably improve your lighting system's efficiency.
For managers and supervisors that are tired of hearing excuses about PPE noncompliance, a paper published in the Journal of Safety Research in 2023 found 16 different factors that drive noncompliance. Learn more about 4 key problems and what can be changed about them moving forward. Share your thoughts below!
4 Reasons Why Workers Aren't Wearing PPE - Grainger KnowHow Here are four management problems that may be driving PPE noncompliance in your organization – and what you can do to help improve the situation.
While we can't always expand our physical space, we can certainly optimize it. Learn the "Rules of Order" for effectively organizing a small workshop or office area.
Creative Ways to Make the Most of a Small Workspace - Grainger KnowHow These guidelines that can help you make the most of a painfully small work area.
Easily find what you need with the new 2024 online catalog. Search by category, product or brand and add the item directly to your cart. You can also export PDFs, share and bookmark pages, and so much more. Browse the enhanced features today! https://bit.ly/48lRFOa
Are you asking the right questions when it comes to selecting a workbench? Workbenches provide ergonomic and organized spaces with durable surfaces for all types of tasks. Find out which best suits your workplace needs and share what workbench is best for you below.
Workbench Options Guide - Grainger KnowHow You don’t sit behind an office desk all day – but you still need a work surface.
Ensuring the safety of patients, visitors, and staff in Ambulatory Surgical Centers is a top priority. Ongoing training, active participation and strict compliance with the Life Safety Code are essential. Learn more about the measures to take to help maintain a secure environment.
Life Safety Code Compliance Documentation Tips for ASCs - Grainger KnowHow Get some practical advice about how to document your Ambulatory Surgical Center's (ASCs) commitment to Life Safety Code compliance.
Did you know improving building ventilation can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses in the workplace? From open windows to high-tech HVAC upgrades, businesses can take action to prioritize employee health and well-being. Fortunately, a portable carbon dioxide monitor can let you know whether your system is bringing in enough fresh air.
Preventing Respiratory Illness with HVAC Operations - Grainger KnowHow Improving building ventilation can reduce respiratory illnesses – but how can you tell when it's working?
Immersive safety training has become a game-changer for hazard recognition and management. Studies reveal that this new way of training can boost performance in these areas by up to 39% and 44%, respectively. Learn more about immersive training for your team.
Can High-Tech Training Improve Safety Outcomes? Grainger KnowHow With immersive technologies, people can identify hazards and interact with them in way that’s much more like real life.
Did you know proper maintenance can prolong your HVAC system's life and cut your heating costs by 5 to 40 percent? Check out this checklist when maintaining your HVAC this winter.
HVAC Winter Prep and Maintenance This article explains why it's important to do semi-annual HVAC system checkups and offers step-by-step advice on regular HVAC maintenance.
Learn more about how Mittler Brothers overcame a major supply chain challenge during the pandemic with the help of their dedicated Grainger sales representative. Their remarkable collaboration not only saved them over $10,000 in inventory but also ensured they stayed stocked up on motors. https://bit.ly/3RLRwNY
Did you know using dull tools can increase the risk of slipping and accidents? This 10-question quiz will test your knowledge on all things about hand tool safety. Share your results below!
Hands-On Safety: The Ultimate Hand Tool Safety Quiz - Grainger KnowHow Are your tool practices handy or risky? Find out with our hand tool safety quiz.
Since 1938, salt has been used to de-ice roads and highways, but did you know that the chloride in salt is toxic to aquatic life and corrodes buildings, vehicles, roads and other infrastructure? Research suggests that people are using more salt than they should. Learn more on how to limit the damage to infrastructure and the environment. Share your thoughts below.
Are You Using Too Much Road Salt - Grainger KnowHow While road salt is helpful for drivers and pedestrians, it can harm the environment and degrade infrastructure.
Effective communication is crucial for success and safety in business and emergencies. Learn how two-way radios can help ensure seamless team communication when it matters most. Explore our guide to find the right two-way radio solution for your needs.
Choosing the Right Two-Way Radios for Business and Emergencies - Grainger KnowHow Two-way radios help provide seamless team communication in emergencies, natural disasters or remote areas. Use this guide to find the right one for your needs.
Transform your backyard into an outdoor ice skating rink. From boards to bracing and a liner, these are the key elements to consider when building your ice rink. There are various techniques and sizes to choose from, depending on your budget, location, and material availability. Would you try to build one for yourself?
Tools and Supplies for Building an Outdoor Ice Rink - Grainger KnowHow While construction techniques vary, here are some important considerations, tips, tools and supplies for building an outdoor ice rink.
Test your knowledge on work safety at elevated heights. OSHA has a wide range of requirements around fall protection, ladders and scaffolding. Do you think you could pass the quiz? Share your score below. https://bit.ly/48oHdoS
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Working at Elevated Heights? - Grainger KnowHow Try out this 10-question quiz about regulations and best practices for working safely at elevated heights.
The countdown begins for the new version of the digital catalog. Be sure to check back February 1 to see the updates made to help you find what you need even faster. https://bit.ly/48lRFOa
In case you missed our poll, we asked you to guess how many catalogs we’ve released since our first ever catalog to our new one. The first catalog was released in 1927 and the answer is 429 catalogs! We are so excited for the launch of the new 415 catalog and can’t wait to hear from you when you receive it. Make sure to get your copy, available February 1, 2024. https://bit.ly/3H5sqna
The new Grainger catalog may be numbered 415, but that's not how many catalogs we've released over the years. Can you guess how many?
Discovering the perfect hoist for your requirements can be a challenging task. It's essential to consider the capacity for handling even the heaviest loads. Moreover, if you frequently lift full-capacity loads, opting for a robust certification for electric hoists is crucial. Delve into the contrasts between manual and powered hoists to make an informed decision.
Choosing the Right Hoist: Chain Falls, Come-Alongs, Electric Hoists - Grainger KnowHow Hoists help people lift heavy things and hold them in position. Some hoists are also useful for pulling and tightening.
May this new year be full of growth and opportunities for you and your business. Let's see what exciting new wishes are in store for you in 2024. Feel free to screenshot and share your prediction.
Illuminate your workspace with portable work lighting that brings the brightness and convenience needed to get the job done after dark. Find the perfect jobsite lights that ensure optimal illumination and make your work environment safer and more efficient.
Choose the Right Portable Work Lighting - Grainger KnowHow Jobsite lighting brings the illumination that crews need to get work done when daylight isn’t enough.
It's that time of year to perform a maintenance check on your vehicles and outdoor engines. Winter weather can be harsh when you depend on vehicles every day. If you are running a business in the cold, check out the 10-point checklist to make sure your fleet is ready!
10 Tips for Winterizing Your Fleet - Grainger KnowHow Here are steps you can take to help delivery trucks and snowplows be ready to deal with harsh winter weather.
Choosing the right electric motor replacement isn't always simple. The design and application play a crucial role in matching the specs with the old motor. Learn more about making the right motor decision for your job.
How To Choose a Replacement Motor - Grainger KnowHow Get the facts and information you need to find the right replacement motor every time.
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Winter weather and cold temperatures brings the possibility for frozen pipes, slippery roadways and power outages. But, being prepared can help minimize these impacts. Check out the list of items to keep your facility and people well-equipped for the weather this season.
Prepare for Winter with these Essential Winter Supplies – Grainger KnowHow See why being prepared for winter storms with these essential winter supplies can help minimize the impact on your people and facility.
Hear from Alex Brandt, Chief Engineer for the Chicago Cubs, as he shares how they transformed Wrigley Field into their Winterland. One of the challenges was figuring out where to get the water from for the rink and to have water when they needed it for the Zamboni. Learn how they overcame these obstacles for the holidays! https://bit.ly/3Ttdp69
Stay prepared and minimize the risks associated with extreme temperatures, lightning and slippery surfaces. Protecting yourself with the right gear is crucial to stay safe and comfortable. Learn about specialized PPE designed to keep workers protected in different environments.
PPE for Extreme Conditions: Ensuring Comfort and Safety in All Types of Weather - Grainger KnowHow Learn more about the different types of specialized PPE designed to keep workers comfortable and safe in challenging environments.
It has been a pleasure to work with you this year. We were there for you in 2023 and look forward to being here for you in 2024 to help you find everything to manage anything.
Discover the versatility of winch systems. Winches not only pull heavy objects over level surfaces or inclines, but some can even double as hoists for lifting tasks. Find out more about their functionality and how to choose the right one for your needs.
Choosing the Right Winch: Pulling, Lifting and More - Grainger KnowHow Winches pull heavy things over a level surface or up a slight incline. Some winches are also designed to handle lifting tasks, which means they can double as hoists.
Did you know you are supposed to rock your vehicle instead of spinning your tires when stuck in snow? Learn 8 tips for what to do if your vehicle or truck gets stuck in the snow this winter.
8 Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Out of the Snow – Grainger KnowHow Don't let a winter storm disrupt your workers and driving teams, these eight handy tips can help you get your vehicle or truck out of the snow.
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