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January 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Super bowl Food and Party Safety Tips

A FOOTBALL FAN'S GUIDE TO FOOD SAFETY



Personal Foul

In food safety, this penalty occurs when the health of your guests is placed in jeopardy because you fail to follow one or more of USDA's basic food safety messages. The following tips will help keep friends and family safe from food borne illness:

• Clean - Wash hands and surfaces often.

• Separate - Don't cross-contaminate. Keep raw meat and poultry apart from cooked foods.

• Cook - Use a food thermometer to be… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on January 30, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Here's one for the dog lovers.

Sometimes PPE is not enough.

Did you hear about the police officer who reached into a sewage tank to rescue a dog? His uniform protected him... until the dog got out and shook itself, spraying the officer with raw sewage. Eww! You can read the full article here.

But hey, I still think it was worth it - and I'm sure the dog does, too.

Added by Lara Kretler on January 30, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Reducing Or Ignoring Workplace Safety During Business Downturns Costly, ASSE Notes

"Workplace safety processes must be in place at all times," American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHMM, of Fairborn, Ohio, said today. "hey are even more critical during business downturns."



Brown is referring to recent reports of some companies cutting safety processes hoping to reduce costs.



"If companies believe they will save money by reducing or ignoring safety for their workers, customers and communities they do business… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on January 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Safety – OSHA – Automotive - Georgia role

OSHA implementation, audits and practical expertise related to automotive manufacturing is the focus. Incident investigation/problem solving, tool & equipment specification, fire and security are all a blend of this role in GA. You will assist a Manager in the day to day safety processes.



Seeking three plus years and Certifications such as ASP Safety Fundamental, OSHTech, or National Safety Council (NSC). Competency in advanced CPR/first aid, hazmat, firemanship will be… Continue

Added by Maryleigh Preston-McClure on January 23, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

E-Learning and You: The Benefits of Online Training

Online training is a must for busy professionals these days. Who can forget those crazy college days. Sleeping late, a class here and a class there, cram the night before an exam and then crash after the test for a long afternoon nap. Those days were a blast. But try doing that with a full time job

and payments coming out of your ears (probably still some from college.) That is where online computer training can come to your rescue.



Sure,… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on January 23, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sharing Culture of Safety with Customers and Employees

Giving Preparedness is the result of over twenty years of emergency management experience. Working with the American Red Cross and then as a consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with state and local governments has given me an understanding of what capabilities governments have to assist their citizens before, during and after a disaster. Watching the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina left me with a tremendous desire to help individual citizens prepare for disasters. That… Continue

Added by GivingPreparedness on January 22, 2009 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

How sleep deprivation affects work performance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2006 the average U.S. male slept 8.48 hours in a 24-hour period. The average U.S. female slept 8.65 hours. While both averages surpass the recommended eight hours for adults, recent studies indicate that the vast majority of people are sleeping far less than these averages and not getting enough sleep to maintain optimal health and peak productivity.



The National Sleep Foundation's 2007 Sleep in America Poll… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on January 21, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments

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For more information, visit www.riskversusgain.com

Added by Mario on January 20, 2009 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

New Motorized Retrofit Cart Kit eliminates strains and pains.

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a new motorized retrofit cart kit that can be adapted and mounted to almost any cart, including heavy lumber, window, door, waste hoppers, bar stock, or extrusion carts in manufacturing and distribution environments. The kit is designed to enhance and improve the sizable investment that companies have made in purchasing their current carts while eliminating the possible injury from manually pushing them. If… Continue

Added by Amanda on January 20, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Dropped objects surveys

I am interested in learning more about dropped object surveys. Is there anyone that has performed them and can you direct me to resources? The UK seems to be leading this, but resources are limited.

Diane Krock

Added by Diane Krock on January 20, 2009 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Incident reporting rate???

How do I compute my company's incident rate for reporting purposes?

Added by Robert A. Renzi on January 19, 2009 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

Job Opportunities

Due to a downturn in the oil industry, I may be needed a new job in the near future and am hoping that members of the safety community can assist me. I am a CSP who holds double masters degrees and has about 20 years of industrial experience, well versed in industrial hygiene, process hazard analysis, and International experience.

Willing to work in most global locations.
thank you,
Diane Krock dianenantucket@hotmail.com (01) 713-299-9556

Added by Diane Krock on January 19, 2009 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Think About Safety Word Searh Game

I have added a safety word search game to my site. It could be a great icebreaker for safety meetings . Designed to help people think about safety. Regards . Gary

Added by Gary Patnaude on January 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CSP

Looking for an CSP to go to work in PA.
Contact me

Added by patrick perkins on January 14, 2009 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Setting Up Successful Safety Incentive Programs

If you are interested in starting a safety incentive program or would like to know more about safety incentive programs, please let me know.
www.incentiveusa.com

Added by Brian Galonek on January 12, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

ASSE is Not a Political Organization -- Correction Requested

In Safetyguy 08's blog entry titled, "Obama and Safety in the Workplace," Safetyguy 08 writes, "Many point to the fact that Obama's supporters and financial contributors included union leaders and other safety stakeholders, including the American Society of Safety Engineers." This is a completely untrue statement with regard to ASSE. ASSE is not a political organization, does not support any candidates for any public office, and does not give any money or any other support to any candidates.… Continue

Added by David L. Heidorn on January 8, 2009 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Looking for schooling

Dose anyone know of an accredited safety course avaliable online

Added by Benny Hourruitiner on January 6, 2009 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

How Workplace Safety Applies To Every Business!

Any good business knows how to make money. But any good employer knows the important role employees play in their business. They perfectly understand that one of their top priorities is keeping their workplace safe for their employees. After all, there’s nothing like taking a huge blow when one or more of their employees get literally hurt.

Whether your business is a…

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Added by Safety Training International on January 6, 2009 at 7:10am — No Comments

Ergonomics = Respect for Workers

Integration of ergonomic practices and equipment into manufacturing and business operations improves productivity, waste reduction, quality control and safety.



At DJ Products, our goal is to eliminate the discomfort and stress that is caused on workers.Our experienced staff can assist you in designing ergonomic solutions to that will benefit your workers and increase productivity.



If… Continue

Added by Amanda on January 5, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Material Handling Powered Cart and Tug

DJ Products is well situated to help you meet the material handling challenges of tomorrow. We manufacture an ergonomically-designed material handling powered cart and tug designed to maximize work effort and safety. Our energy-efficient electric and battery-powered cart and tug are less costly, smaller and more maneuverable than the traditional equipment used to move carts and equipment such as forklifts which kill 100 U.S. workers a… Continue

Added by Amanda on January 5, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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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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Hi everyone!For full transparency ill tell you a little about myself and what I hope to accomplish. My name is Zuber and I'm an engineering student who founded a startup helping to build wearable…Continue

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