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Employees Avert Explosion, Fire and Other Dangers After Solvent Spill at ... - WorkersCompensation.com (press release)


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Employees Avert Explosion, Fire and Other Dangers After Solvent Spill at ...
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)
They did not know how to evaluate the hazards involved, what personal protective equipment to use and what steps to follow to contain the spill safely. Worse, no one present at the terminal did," said Robert Kowalski, OSHA's area director in Bridgeport.
Trucking company fined over violations at Wallingford facility

Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System - ABC News


Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System
ABC News
The lawsuit describes a chaotic situation at the hospital, where nurses scrambled to decide what kind of personal protective equipment to wear "without any formal guidance or training" from their supervisors. The lawsuit says Texas Health Resources ...

No One Is Reinventing the Fire Service - FireEngineering.com


No One Is Reinventing the Fire Service
FireEngineering.com
A matter of fact, if you ask a lot of the fire service elders, these tactics were the same ones being deployed years ago, and went by the wayside because of personal protective equipment (PPE) advances and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Announces New Members ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)


Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Announces New Members ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The WPRC Board of Directors represents a cross-section of the personal protective equipment industry, providing organizational governance and setting the strategic direction of the WPRC. Mr. Maguire joins current WPRC Board Chairman Luke Hillier, ...

New report looks into Turkey personal protective equipment market is expected ... - WhaTech


New report looks into Turkey personal protective equipment market is expected ...
WhaTech
This market research study analyzes the personal protective equipment market in Turkey and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD million) and in terms of volume (million units) from 2014 to 2020. In addition, it also provides average selling ...

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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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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

Tags: Toe boards, fall protection

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

Tags: Safety, and, Health, Occupational

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

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David Collins Oct 23, 2014.

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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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OSHA News

OSHA investigation into sudden illness at Jennie-O Turkey Store plant yields ... - West Central Tribune


West Central Tribune

OSHA investigation into sudden illness at Jennie-O Turkey Store plant yields ...
West Central Tribune
OSHA investigators were not able to determine the cause of the mass medical situation Oct. 17 at Jennie-O plant 4, located at 1530 30th St. Southwest in Willmar. A total of 24 employees were hospitalized that evening for symptoms such as vomiting ...
No Health Hazards Found at Jennie-O

Cal/OSHA Announces Safety Awareness Campaign for Roofers - Insurance News Net


Cal/OSHA Announces Safety Awareness Campaign for Roofers
Insurance News Net
OAKLAND, Calif. , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/ OSHA today launched a safety awareness campaign for roofers, where the workplace incidence of serious injuries and fatalities is higher compared to other industries. "Roofing operations ...
State launches safety campaign for roofers

OSHA Cites Affordable Exteriors For 7th Time In 10 Years - WOWT


WOWT

OSHA Cites Affordable Exteriors For 7th Time In 10 Years
WOWT
Quote: “With everything we know about how to work safely, it's troubling to see how many workers are still injured every year in the construction trades, and particularly from falls,” said Bonita Winingham, OSHA's area director in Omaha. “By refusing ...
OSHA proposes fine against Omaha roofing company
OSHA proposes $75000 in penalties for Omaha company with history of violations
OSHA Roundup for March 2, 2015
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OSHA Issues Controversial Procedures to Deal with New Reporting Requirements - JD Supra (press release)


OSHA Issues Controversial Procedures to Deal with New Reporting Requirements
JD Supra (press release)
As most employers are aware, OSHA's new reporting requirements took effect January 1, 2015. Now, OSHA must be notified anytime there is a workplace fatality, an in-patient hospitalization, an amputation, or an eye loss. These new reporting rules have ...

OSHA cites Escanaba company - Marquette Mining Journal


OSHA cites Escanaba company
Marquette Mining Journal
ESCANABA - After being cited for 18 alleged safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, local ship construction and repair company Basic Marine Inc. is faced with $242,940 in proposed penalties. The citations, issued Feb.

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