FM Approvals: Third party Certification

FM Approvals certifies products and services with a unique focus on:

Improving the IRIS Database

The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) was created by the EPA in 1985 as a program that evaluates the health effects that can occur from exposure to various chemical substances in the environment. The information, which now totals more than 550 chemicals, is organized in a database accessible across the Agency. Through the IRIS Program, the EPA is able to provide the highest quality science-based human health assessments, as searchable documents organized into 2 categories, non cancer effects and cancer effects.

Setting the Standard

The “ISA sets the standard for automation by enabling automation professionals across the world to work together for the benefit of all”. The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1945,that develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals.

Promoting Innovation in the USA

August marks a special time on our company calendar. It was this month in 1969 that our great company was founded. 

Our founding father, Mr. Schaeffer, had a vision all those years ago, to make the manufacturing world a safer place. He was dedicated to achieving this through the most basic of concepts; the quality and performance of his product and customer satisfaction.

NFPA & Reducing Your Risk

The mission of the National Fire Protection Association, “is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.” 

They are the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety. By developing, publishing, and disseminating more than 300 codes and standards, they help to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

Is Your Workplace Super?

Every summer there is new blockbuster movie released involving a superhero.The titular character races to save the day keeping the general population out of harms way, restoring peace throughout the land. Unfortunately, in real life and in our industrial workplaces, there is no Captain America or Spiderman or even a Transformer to swoop in and keep us safe.

Safety Agencies: The CSB

Helping our customers to operate under the safest conditions is a core value of our company. We work hard to assess the unique risks of an industrial environment and create a safety management system that will help reduce that risk and allow you achieve the highest level of success. 

Following the codes, standards, and best practices set forth by the appropriate agencies is a key part of this process. Thats why its important that these entities are too being monitored. Should an accident occur someone needs to investigate the cause and recommend a corrective course of action. 

Celebrate Safely

We often talk about safety in the workplace but its important to remember, especially with the summer holidays upon us, to be safe at home as well. Celebrating Independence Day in the USA has become a great tradition amongst family and friends. Its a time for barbecue, swimming, and fireworks, and while all of these activities are fun, they present a certain amount of risk, requiring safe practices:

Safety Does Not come out of a Box

Since the month of June is National Safety Month and it’s focus this year is finding ways to reduce your risk, let’s focus specifically on how that can be done in the industrial workplace.

Safety: It takes all of us

Each June, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month as a time to bring attention to key safety issues. This years theme, "Safety: It takes all of us," was inspired by the idea of continuous risk reduction – a key pillar in the Journey to Safety Excellence.  A successful safety program depends on spotting hazards early, evaluating their risk and removing or controlling them before harm is done. 

Use this June to find creative ways to engage everyone in reducing risk in your workplaces. A little effort today has the potential to prevent tragedy tomorrow.