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Fire and ice: Detroit fire crews battle record temps - Insurance News Net


Fire and ice: Detroit fire crews battle record temps
Insurance News Net
That's why Schaecher stood in the driveway outside the burning home, helping two other men direct a protective spray on the neighboring house to the north. High above them, the extended tower of ... But the issue on the street isn't so much body ...

Preventing Occupational and Non-Occupational Head Injuries - Occupational Health and Safety


Preventing Occupational and Non-Occupational Head Injuries
Occupational Health and Safety
It requires that eye and face PPE comply with ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2003, American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection, or the 1989 edition of that consensus standard, which are incorporated by reference. In ...

Former asst. fire chief calling for changes - Foster's Daily Democrat


Foster's Daily Democrat

Former asst. fire chief calling for changes
Foster's Daily Democrat
He said that in October, OSHA found eight deficiencies at the department in the areas of training and personal protective equipment. Selectmen Chairman Ben Thompson said the Rescue Department had addressed four of those deficiencies and has until ...

Swine flu in India claims 875 lives - Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Swine flu in India claims 875 lives
Foreign Policy (blog)
Adequate stocks of medicine, masks and PPE (personal protective equipment) are available. No efforts will be spared for effectively dealing with the situation” (Livemint). Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general of the World Health Organization ...

Liberia: Burning Ebola waste safely - World Health Organization (press release)


World Health Organization (press release)

Liberia: Burning Ebola waste safely
World Health Organization (press release)
Every person who enters an Ebola treatment unit to care for patients, clean the area or or even simply just to visit must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) which is removed and disposed of when they leave. This means that, for every patient ...

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How To Protect Yourself from Asbestos and Lead Exposure

You have the right to a safe workplace -- the reason behind the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). The law entails that employers provide their workers with workplaces free of hazards. Under the OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to employers and workers.”

There are many hazards workers be exposed to. One of the…

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Posted by Nikki Ayque on February 26, 2015 at 10:18am

Fire Safety Symbols that Everyone should Know

When a fire breaks out in a building, do you expect people there to stop and read long sentences that instruct them how to find safety? Would you do that if there was a devastating fire in the building you are in? Of course not. All you would do is run towards a safe place. So, there’s absolutely no use writing long textual messages for people to make them follow those while escaping fire. Instead, using symbols seem to be a better idea. It will save time and help people understand what to…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on January 5, 2015 at 12:49am

Hazard Communication and the GHS

Let me introduce myself, my name is Douglas and, save the last few years, I’ve been in mid-level construction management for most of my adult life.

When I first started out Hazard Communications and “Right to Know” were babies too. Even though they had been around for a while I didn’t keep them and I didn’t work on any job that did. No MSDS, no binders, no Hazcom policy…, nothing.

It wasn’t until I worked my way up to the bigger jobs, the 25 and 50 million dollar jobs, before…

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Posted by Douglas Beale on December 2, 2014 at 12:35pm

Some Useful Tips to Rule Out the Possibility of Car Fire

Car owners love their cars and take adequate care of them. But despite that, plenty of auto fire incidents take place around us every day. Car owner’s ignorance and negligence are the main reasons that an overwhelming number of car fire cases are reported each year.

 

Being a little bit circumspect and prudent could help car owners keep fire risks at bay. All they need to do is follow some tips and guidelines. That’s all! If they manage to follow all the necessary tips, odds of…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on December 1, 2014 at 5:18am

Safe Operation of Chainsaws

Chainsaws are dangerous tools, leading to 36,000 injuries each year.

But knowledge of personal protective equipment and safety procedures can prevent accidents.  

This safety-video-chainsaws walks you through the steps for operating chainsaws safely.

Posted by Bethany Carpenter on November 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

Hearts and Minds in winning the Battle for Safety Engagement.

 

Occupational Health and…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on November 25, 2014 at 1:21am

How much does poor safety communication cost organisations?

According to a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications, a business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.

This translates to an annual cost of$528,443 (even higher for larger companies).



Where there are communication barriers, due to people misunderstanding information, there are also productivity losses. The same study found that the cumulative cost per…

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on November 12, 2014 at 12:33am

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World



Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…

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Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm

Social Media Safety

Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media



cyber safety There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of the Amateur and… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:03pm

The Manual Handling Secret

The Manual Handling Secret



image One of the great challenges of safety is effective manual handling. One in three of all injuries in the Australian workplace are due to manual handling issues. For years we have been developing programs, codes of practice and regulations to help minimize this problem – but little did I realize we have been missing the secret. Whilst some thought compliance was made… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:01pm

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Webinar on Design Control, Verification and Validation for Software in Medical Device at Complianz World

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Location: WebinarDate: April 13, 2015, Monday: 1:00 PM EST Duration : 90 MinsSpeaker: Dev Raheja, MS,CSPCourse Description:Majority of the recent FDA recalls are software related. Perhaps most striking is the fact that one-third faced multiple recalls. It is a reminder that recalls can happen to any company—especially as more and more companies turn to complex technologies. While most standards are helpful, they can be considered only minimum requirements where self interest prevails. Even in…See More
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Toe Boards for Mezzanine over lobby entry way

Just curious if anyone has any clarification on this...We recently built a new manufacturing facility that has a walkway over the lobby entrance way. This walkway is for the upstairs office but ~50…Continue

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Started by Austin Simpson Dec 5, 2014.

Occupational Health and Safety

Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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Started by WHS Solutions Nov 27, 2014.

What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 77 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

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I am seeing more and more health and safety professionals on Twitter sharing information, articles and links about workplace safety. In fact, you can now follow Ansell (creator of this fine social…Continue

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Pallet facility faces $133K in OSHA fines - Delphos Herald


Marine Log

Pallet facility faces $133K in OSHA fines
Delphos Herald
These unsafe working conditions prompted OSHA to issue four willful, four repeated and 19 serious health and safety violations. Its Aug. 21, 2014, inspection found the 10 employees of A & D Wood Products were routinely exposed to amputation ...
Basic Marine faces OSHA fines
Michigan shipyard faces $242940 in OSHA fines
OH Workers Face Amputation and Explosion Risks at Wood Pallet ...
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OSHA Calls Special Meeting on Proposed Rule for Crane Operator Qualification - The National Law Review


OSHA Calls Special Meeting on Proposed Rule for Crane Operator Qualification
The National Law Review
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (“ACCSH”) is an advisory body that provides advice and assistance to OSHA regarding construction standards. There are 15 members of this advisory committee comprising representatives for ...

OSHA: No citations for Walsh Construction in downtown bridge boat accident - WDRB


OSHA: No citations for Walsh Construction in downtown bridge boat accident
WDRB
In interviews with OSHA, Walsh management said the company's rules ban employees from passing the Second Street Bridge – formally known as the Clark Memorial – or entering a Coast Guard safety zone that prohibits fishing, swimming and boats. Walsh ...

Lynn roofing company cited by OSHA - Daily Item


EHS Today

Lynn roofing company cited by OSHA
Daily Item
William J. Trahant, Jr. Construction, Inc., was cited by OSHA for one “willful,” one “repeat,” and three “serious” violations of workplace safety and health standards, according to a press release from the agency. The citations resulted from an ...
Mass. Contractor Exposes Employees to Potentially Fatal Falls
Massachusetts Roofing Contractor Cited for Fatal Hazards

OSHA Outreach: Which Regs, Reporting Requirements Need to Change? - Occupational Health and Safety


OSHA Outreach: Which Regs, Reporting Requirements Need to Change?
Occupational Health and Safety
"We believe that these standards have reduced the compliance costs and eliminated or reduced the paperwork burden for a number of OSHA's standards. And best of all, these projects have been a win-win, because OSHA only considers making such ...

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