What’s that Lassie? Timmy fell into the well? — Well Tags

lassieDid Timmy really fall into the well? No. But in the classic TV show, Lassie, the dog was always saving Timmy from one thing or another. This catch-phrase was coined by fans, but does speak to the common-known danger of falling into a well. Now, while this isn’t exactly as common in 2015 as it may have been in 1960, it still brings us to the topic of wells.

Did you know, that every well (hole in the ground meant to source, test, inject water), must have a Well Tag? To ensure clean and adequate supply of underground drinking water, programs are implemented to prevent contamination of aquifers from improper well construction, well drilling, or well abandonment. This is why any well drilling must be done by a licensed well driller who must first obtain a permit. Once they have a permit, the permit number will be on the Well Tag, so if any information is needed on the well, there is an identification number for it.

This is where National Band & Tag comes into play. Our metal Well Tags are heavy duty and withstand being outside year-round. The stamping doesn’t fade so the identification number is always readable,

well permit tagsThe section of the well pipe that protrudes out of the ground is where the Well Tag is attached. Use 1/8” x 9/16” slots if you plan on using 1/2” strapping and 1/4” x 7/8” slots if plan on using 3/4” strapping. Most people like to use landscaping and bushes to hide the well head in their yard. If you move into a new home and the Well Tag is missing, call your local water or health department to find your well ID number. Requirements may vary state to state on what your identification tag or label may need to look like, or what information should be included. Check with your state’s Water Management Division or Department of Water Resources to find out your state’s laws.

And if you still need help with your well, chances are Lassie may come to the rescue. (Just call us at National Band & Tag and ask for Lassie.)

 

Heavy Duty Metal Wire Markers

metal wire markersNowadays, we have cables and wires everywhere. They keep us connected and they help run our world. We have them in our homes, in our workplaces, and in public places. Whether you are an electrical engineer or a residential handyman, wires can be tough to work with unless they are properly identified. Some wires can be totally harmless, while others could cause major problems. Have you ever been in the position where you had to cut a wire, but didn’t know which one was the correct one?

Let National Band & Tag Co. help with heavy duty Metal Wire Markers!

These wire markers wrap around the end of a wire with a stamped identification number that you can reference. Great for cable wiring, telephone wiring, electrical wiring, wiring outlets and switches, stripping wire, splicing wire, etc. These markers are made of either brass, aluminum, stainless steel, or tinned steel based on your need. They will withstand time and conditions, and won’t rip or tear when crowded in with a large group of wires. The stamping won’t fade or wear, ensuring you will be able to identify your wires for years to come.

Call today for a free quote and free samples!

National Safety Month – Part 2

The National Safety Council uses June to observe National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Last week we discussed how using colored aluminum tags can help label dangerous areas in the workplace. This week we want to focus on the OSHA-NSC alliance. One of OSHA’s newer requirements and one of National Band & Tag’s newest product lines is Wire Rope and Chain Sling Tags!

These tags help keep workers in the rigging and lifting industry safe. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires that all wire rope and chain slings be identified at all times with specific information such as the work load limit, angle limitations and vertical, choker, and basket limitations. Our tags help keep workers safe with proper identification which is important in this industry with large pieces of material and equipment being lifted.

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To learn about more ways you can stay safe in the workplace and at home all year long check out: http://www.nsc.org

National Safety Month – Part 1

The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month with the focus being on reducing injuries at work, in our homes, on the road and in our communities. The National Safety Council has been the leading advocate on safety for over 100 years. According to NSC there are nearly eleven American worker fatalities on the job each day.

No company wants to have injuries; this is how National Band & Tag can help reduce injuries in your workplace.

Here at National Band & Tag we offer a variety of safety tags that come in colors that coordinate to levels of safety. For example, using red colored tags to signify danger, or yellow to express caution under certain circumstances. These colored tags are convenient for labeling your workplace based on colors or use large letting to catch worker’s attention and help ensure safety. Let National Band & Tag help make your workplace safer for your workers today!

signage

1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Style 14)
Shown with Optional 1/8″ Holes
Red Aluminum

flame detector

1 3/4″ (Style 116)
Shown with Standard 1/8″ Hole
Red Aluminum

gas corp tag

1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Style 14)
Shown with Optional 1/8″ Holes
Red Aluminum

elevator inspection tag

1 1/4″ x 3″ (Style 144)
Yellow Aluminum

inspection tag

1 7/8″ x 5″ (Style 14)
Shown with Standard 1/8″ Holes
Black UV Stable Aluminum

National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month! This month is used to bring awareness to electrical safety and was started by Electrical Safety Foundation International (EMSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety for at home and in the workplace. According to EMSI, “Electricity ranks sixth among all causes of occupational injury in the United States.” Also, data collected by the National Safety Council indicated that electrical hazards cause nearly one workplace fatality a day.

Are you ready to do your part to promote electrical safety within your business? Let National Band & Tag help!

We have a variety of wire and cable markers available to make identifying your business’s wires a breeze! By properly identifying wires you can make electrical repairs easier, know what each wire leads to, identify live wires, keep them organized and most importantly keep your employees safe!

Call us today with your identification challenges. 859-261-2035

Electrical Safety Products

electrical safety wire markers

Metal Wire Markers

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Wrap Around Tags

aluminum cable ties

Aluminum Cable Ties (Slot & Tongue)

Learn more about National Electrical Safety Month at:
http://www.esfi.org/