Covers & Guards

Invest In Job Site Safety With Gang Box Covers

In the current era of heightened safety awareness, gang box covers are indispensable safety tools for modern job sites. Essential for maintaining order and organization, these critical protective devices safeguard against costly accidents and work-related injuries. Whether you're managing a high-rise construction project or overseeing a compact residential renovation, these protective covers provide an unparalleled level of security and dependability. Importance Of Job Site Safety Job site safety is of paramount importance. It not only ensures a smooth workflow but helps...
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Heavy-Duty Hole Covers For High Traffic Areas

Imagine maneuvering heavy machinery, vehicles, or pedestrians through an industrial environment laden with access holes. It's not just an inconvenience; it's a safety hazard that can lead to disastrous consequences. This is where high-load capacity hole covers come into play. Engineered to withstand heavy use and traffic, these game-changing devices are necessary in high-traffic and industrial areas. Unveiling The Necessity For Traffic-Resistant Hole Covers When dealing with high traffic, whether foot, vehicle, or machinery traffic, the durability and strength of hole...
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The Role Of PVC Pipe Caps On A Construction Site

The use of PVC pipe caps in construction is a part that needs to be looked at more closely. This highly-needed construction item is essential for a well-run and safe construction zone. Let's discuss how PVC pipe protection is used, why it's essential, and the good it can bring to a construction site. Why are PVC Pipe Caps Useful in Construction? PVC pipe caps have a significant role in keeping everything in good condition on construction sites. Stop Dirt, Debris &...
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8 Ways To Prevent Jobsite Electrocution

In the construction industry, electrical hazards pose a significant threat to worker safety. Electrocution, the most severe electrical hazard, can have devastating consequences, including severe injuries, disability, and even death. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution is a leading cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry, accounting for approximately 4.7% of occupational deaths annually. To combat this alarming statistic, it's crucial to implement effective preventive measures and educate workers about electrical safety protocols. We've put together...
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4 Reasons Plastic Outperforms Metal For Machine Guards

Many people think of metal when looking for durable, high-quality machine guards, but plastic covers are actually the better choice. They have more benefits than you might expect, and when you choose OSHA-approved options, you can feel confident they will get the job done properly and offer the protection you're looking for. Here are four reasons plastic is better for panel covers, switch covers, and more. 1. Plastic Machine Guards Are Impact Resistant Machine guards must be very tough because they...
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How Floor Hole Covers Can Minimize Construction Site Risks

Are you searching for solutions to minimize construction site risks? The floors in your new build can pose serious threats as holes are added to accommodate wiring, ducts, and plumbing. Small holes can be difficult to avoid due to visibility factors, but floor hole covers offer a simple and affordable solution. Protect Your Workers From Construction Site Hazards According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the CDC, and OSHA, falls account for more than a third of construction site injuries. While...
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The Dangers Broken Electrical Outlets Pose To Your Jobsite

Did your construction crew point out a cracked outlet? While it may seem like a small thing, a broken outlet can pose a significant danger to your jobsite. The good news is there is an affordable option that features easy installation and can be reused on your next job. SmartGuard switch and outlet covers could be the perfect solution. What Can Happen On A Jobsite With Broken Outlets? While plugged-in power tools may be working, that does not mean an outlet...
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Essential Safety Items For Your Construction Site

After conducting job site training, what safety items do you need to keep your construction site compliant while maintaining productivity? Beyond splash guards for chemicals and new extension cords, an ample supply of temporary covers and caps from SmartGuard can help you stay on budget, on time, and fully staffed. We stock reusable construction safety covers that make electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and finishing work faster and safer. If we don't already stock the cap or cover you need, we can...
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Acrylic Display Cases Vs Glass: Which Is Better?

If you’re weighing the choice between acrylic or glass for your display cases, you may be wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of each. Although both have merits, acrylic, or plexiglass, outperforms glass in most instances. SmartGuard takes a closer look at what makes this plastic material the go-to choice for display cases and protective boxes. Safety Clarity Transport Cost Durability 1. Improved Safety Of People & Merchandise Acrylic and glass are both durable materials, but accidents happen, especially with display...
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Plastic Machine Guards & Covers

Machine guards and covers from SmartGuard are a crucial investment for any industrial workplace. The correct protective equipment makes a big difference, from manufacturing to metal shops to repairs. They are designed to protect workers, help your organization comply with regulations, and reduce costly downtime. Learn more about the importance of machine covers and how they can benefit your business. "Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year."...
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6 Benefits Of Clear Covers For Electrical Devices

  Who doesn’t want to save time and money during construction or renovation? As a manufacturer of clear protective covers, SmartGuard specializes in tools of the trade that make life easier and more efficient for electricians, HVAC installers, inspectors, and contractors. To help you with your next project, we’ve put together six benefits of using ClearCover to protect electrical devices.   Why Cover Electrical Wiring, Outlets, & Devices? Increase Safety Debris Repellant Water Repellant Scratch Barrier Easy To Clean Cost Effective 1. Increase Construction Site...
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How To Stay Clear Of The OSHA “Fatal Four”

Construction sites can be dangerous places. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has deemed the leading causes of death in construction as the "Fatal Four," "Focus Four," or "Big Four." These hazards account for more than half of all deaths in construction each year. Even non-fatal accidents cost in time, money, and manpower. Fortunately, we have protective solutions to supplement policies you have in place. Find out what you can do to prevent such accidents and how SmartGuard products...
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What Is High Density Polyethylene & How We Use It

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is becoming more and more popular, but what is it? Why is it so popular? HDPE is a thermoplastic polymer used at SmartGuard to manufacture various consumer goods, packaging materials, and industrial products. It is a linear, synthetic ethylene molecule known for its high strength, toughness, and resistance to impact and chemical erosion. Key Properties Of HDPE High Strength-To-Density Ratio Chemical Resistance Weather Resistance Fatigue Resistance Food Safety 1 - High Strength-To-Density Ratio HDPE has a strength-to-density ratio ranging from 0.93...
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5 Ways To Create A Safer Jobsite

Roughly 1.8 million traumatic work injuries happen every year in the United States, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Not only are employers responsible for protecting their workers because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it benefits their bottom line across everything from productivity to worker’s compensation claims. Workplace Accidents Can Be Incredibly Costly The importance of accident prevention is underscored by OSHA data indicating that workplace accidents and injuries cost businesses billions of...
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5 Ways Mud Ring Covers Optimize Your Construction Site

Learn about mud ring covers and how to use these for a gang, which is the ring that your set of sockets or electrical devices mount to. These devices are well-suited for commercial construction. Here at SmartGuard Covers, we specialize in covers suitable for many occasions and job sites. What Are Mud Ring Covers For? The general purpose of mud ring covers is to cover the mud temporarily before mounting electrical switches or receptacles. This is useful when you are constructing or...
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Acrylic Vs. Polycarbonate: What’s Better For Your Custom Products

Glass is heavy, fragile, and not always the right choice for a building project. For this reason, acrylic and polycarbonate have recently grown in popularity. These materials equal only half the weight of a glass of the same size. In addition, both are considered synthetic glass types and offer excellent durability and fantastic flexibility. In addition to building applications, acrylic and polycarbonate are also used as cost-effective methods of protecting residential and commercial electrical devices and units. What Are The Differences...
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3 Simple Ways To Avoid OSHA Violations During Construction

Construction companies can face stiff penalties from OSHA, worker's comp claims, and employee lawsuits due to an electrical OSHA violation on the job. Electrical incidents are ranked high when it comes to construction industry hazards, with the most severe penalties levied against construction safety oversights that are obvious, willful, and serious. However, many job sites also face plumbing hazards and HVAC openings that can cause accidents. Control Of Hazardous Electrical Energy - These are wall openings with electrical shock...
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Why You Need OSHA-Accepted Hole Covers

In any construction zone, job site safety is paramount. This includes using OSHA-accepted hole covers to protect workers from potential hazards. It is essential to understand this type of safety equipment and the difference between OSHA-accepted vs. non-accepted hole covers and the benefits accepted covers provide you and your team. You Can't Afford To Skimp On Safety Non-accepted hole covers such as plywood may contain inferior materials that won't hold up to a worker's weight. These situations can lead to injuries...
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Are Hole Covers Worth Having On The Jobsite?

Are PVC hole covers worth it on the job site? After all, they can be expensive, and some are a hassle to install. But the truth is, they are essential for construction sites. It's the law that you use them in your workplace or OSHA Is Clear: Floor Covers Are Essential According to OSHA Standard 1926.501(b)(4)(ii), "Each employee on a walking/working surface shall be protected from tripping in or stepping into or through holes by covers." Equipping your workplace with the proper protections...
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5 Products That Organize Your Jobsite

SmartGuard is a Poulsbo, Washington-based company that caters to business clients across various industries. We help those businesses to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by making their job site visual inspections easy. In addition, we provide business owners with color covers to help them organize their job sites and prepare for an examination. This helps to identify openings and outlets. Our Products Include: Floor Hole Covers Outlet Hole Covers Electrical Panel Products Custom Acrylic Switch Cover ...
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Temporary Covers That Help Visual Inspection On The Job Site

When you need temporary covers that visual aid inspection on the job, turn to SmartGuard. Based in Poulsbo, WA. We serve businesses in various industries across the US. Our color covers make visual inspections easy and help identify outlets and openings. In addition, by making inspections simple, our clear options greatly facilitate OSHA and permitting processes. Here are three examples of SmartGuard equipment that can make your job easier: Electrical panel covers Floor hole options Outlet hole covers Electrical Panel...
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How Do Custom Acrylic Products Fit Into My Business

Smart Guard makes custom acrylic products that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and uses. We specialize in designing custom acrylic products for any industry, or use. Acrylic Adds Durability and Strength Acrylic is a type of manufactured clear plastic also known as Plexiglas. This material combines the benefits of both glass and plastic in a high-quality, strong sheet that can be molded into various shapes allowing you to take advantage of the best features of both glass and plastic. ...
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Custom Acrylic Sign Holders For Your Business

Custom-made acrylic sign holders are perfect for any business looking for a sleek, sophisticated way to display their signage. Our team of experts can create acrylic products in any size or shape, ensuring that your signs are perfectly showcased. How do Our Custom Acrylic Sign Holders Stand Out? We pride ourselves on manufacturing high-quality custom acrylic products that meet the unique needs of our clients. Made of Clear, Durable, Acrylic Plastic Available In A Wide Range Of Sizes & Shapes Custom Shapes and Sizes ...
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Keeping Essential Panels Safe And Visible During Construction

Keep your essential panels accessible and protected with custom acrylic covers. Whether your business is undergoing a renovation or you have ongoing construction work happening on your property, it's important to take measures to protect your essential panels and equipment. By using custom acrylic covers and complying with OSHA safety requirements, you can keep your business running smoothly. What Are Different Types of Panels That Need Protection? There are a few different types of panels and equipment that are commonly shielded during construction: HVAC...
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