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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Chicago, IL, US of A
What industry do you work in?
Demolition
What is your job title?
Safety Supervisor
What company do you work for or associate with?
Robinette Demolition
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Make the actual glove purchases from a supplier

Dave Skaggs's Blog

Report of Fatal Truck Accidents

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a new report on fatal truck accidents in 2008 (last year data was available). A few highlights:

 

There were 4352 trucks involved in fatal accidents

February had the highest number of accidents (402), March had the fewest (297).

Almost 2/3 occur in rural areas in daylight.

85% occur in dry weather conditions.

29%…

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Posted on August 19, 2011 at 9:57am

OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

From Safetynewsalert.com:

OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported.

 

OSHA will start using the North American Industrial Classification System instead of the older Standard Industrial Classification system to determine which businesses do and don’t have to report injury data.

 

More than 198,000 businesses that…

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Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:35am

Vehicle Black Boxes

The US Department of Transportation is planning on proposing mandatory Black Boxes in all passenger vehicles this year. (Highlight added)

 

 

While some may see it as an overstepping of the federal government and a new way for The Man to track us, it is hard to imagine these recorders not aiding in many crash investigations.

 

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Posted on May 27, 2011 at 3:11pm

Safety Position

Safety Manager Position in Chicago area:



Qualifications:

-7-10 years of related experience.

-Bachelors Degree

-Knowledgeable in OSHA, safe work practices, PPE, Confined Space, LOTO, NFP70E, hot work, fall protection, lifts, and trenching regulations and compliance.

-A mechanical and electrical aptitude is desirable.

-Should be CPR/First Aid certified.  Other certifications: ASP, OSHA 10 or 30 hour, etc. are highly desirable.

-Proficient with Microsoft Word,… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:57pm

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At 5:17am on August 15, 2010, Kevin Moore said…
OSHA has spent allot of money, for sure. I do understand Wall Marts viewpoint. The incident that happened is a common occurrence at locations of huge gatherings. We have seen this crowd behavior for many years. OSHA needs to develop a standard for this, and not penalize the company, but penalize people's mentality in a crowd! The money and resources can be better used for future control and awareness. Because it happens at profit making locations where employees are hired, I believe it is an occupational Hazard.
 
 
 

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