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January 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Do You Know What to do in an Emergency?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY?



How many of us are really prepared for a true emergency, whether at work or home? Accidents happen quickly, and must be addressed as soon as possible. If you witness a traffic accident, what would be the first thing you would do? The sensible thing would be to call 911 first and then try to help if at all possible. The best advice for you to follow when a co-worker, family member, or any other person is injured is to stay calm and evaluate the… Continue

Added by Pat Brownlee on January 31, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Im Baaaack!

Well after some soul searching and a lot of luck I found a new place to continue my career. After deciding to scrap renewing my contract for GE Wind I decided to spend my savings hanging out and vacationing for almost four months. Just when I thought the job search was hopless I recieved a call for an interview on a resume I tossed out there back in March of 2009. I beat out 2500 other safety pros for the job and landed back in Phoenix my serogate home town. Im working for a construction… Continue

Added by Jon Cordoba on January 29, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Safely walking on Snow and Ice

Walking Safely on Snow and Ice



Walking to and from parking lots or between buildings at work during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries that the Safety Department sees — especially during the winter months.



No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking lots or sidewalks, pedestrians will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors in the winter.… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on January 29, 2010 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Eight Days to Shake the Safety World

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Eight Days to Shake the Safety World





By Jerry Laws

AIHA's Feb. 2 town hall meeting is a chance for its members to be heard collectively at the Feb. 10 "OSHA Listens" meeting in Washington, D.C. President Obama did not mention workers' safety in his SOTU speech, but it isn't too late to change the political tug of war as he urged.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 28, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Monthly chat?

Can anyone tell me if the monthly chat session is still on? I haven't seen a reminder about the chat session and would like to participate when I can. Thanks!

Linda L
Safety Geek

Added by Linda Lorenzen-Safety Geek on January 28, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Ansell joins global humanitarian effort with shipments of Medical and Occupational gloves to Haiti

Hand protection products help keep relief workers safe



RED BANK, NJ - As aid pours into Haiti for victims injured and displaced by the recent earthquakes, the massive cleanup is just beginning. Ansell is assisting with the relief effort by shipping gloves for medical workers and work crews involved in the search for victims and removal of debris.



Earlier this month, Ansell shipped exam gloves to Haiti, working with Direct Relief International (… Continue

Added by Safety Community on January 27, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Cell Phone Link to Tumors Reexamined

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Cell Phone Link to Tumors Reexamined



By Ronnie Rittenberry

The study does not say how many of the world's 3 billion cell phone users have their phones virtually affixed to their heads all day, but that would seem to be an important factor to throw in the statistical mix.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 26, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Dont neglect Cuts

Infection is often called 'Blood Poisoning'. It might be of interest to know exactly what is meant by 'Blood Poisoning'. The term itself indicates that it is a poisoning directly related to blood.

There are two ways in which a poison can attack our bodies. It may be taken in through the mouth and enter the body by way of the digestive organs, or it may enter directly into the blood stream through an abrasion or cut in the skin. In any event, every poison eventually works through the blood… Continue

Added by Vipin Pathak on January 22, 2010 at 11:52pm — No Comments

The WOW! Factor- Stop saying "What and Start saying WOW."

I want to share some incomplete information with those of you (like me) , that continually miss very important sounds, conversation on TV & live conversation, because of the cost involved. I



scheduled a (NEW) appointment with a local audiologist; to try out a new hearing device. New Technology! They advertise 100% Invisible, Extended wear - can be worn 24/7, no battery required, superior comfort & safety. The device is called WOW! I read about this device @… Continue

Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on January 22, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Aporkalypse Now

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Aporkalypse Now



By Safety Cat

You bipeds have spoken and have chosen the delicious-sounding pandemic as the health and safety story of the year. Safety Cat is pleased.

In a very accurate and scientific poll conducted by human editor, Jerry Laws, 56 percent of human readers chose H1N1 as the biggest safety and health story of the year [ no word yet on how four-legged readers voted, but Safety Cat…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 22, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Metal Working Fluids and Bacteria

So I"m checking the water fountains in our shop for bacteria. I used a dip slide that incubates in 24 hours to see if they need to be disinfected. There are two fountains and I had three slides in my pocket so I dipped one in the band saw cutting lubricant. A white water based metal working fluid (MWF). I had just finished a safety course on MWF's and became aware that bacteria can grow in it. (I really coud not believe bacteria would be able to survive in the stuff.) I could not resist… Continue

Added by Troy Taylor on January 21, 2010 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Thought Provoking Articles

Just published: the latest issue of “H-E-A-R Say”, the vPSI Group newsletter.



It can be downloaded from:



http://www.vpsigroup.com/Newsletters.html



Articles in this issue include:



• Shovel Ready: Examining the use and misuse of the phrase “Lost Time”

• Five Activities Disguised as Corrective Actions

• Breaking Bad News



We hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. If… Continue

Added by Norman Ritchie on January 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Working on Screen: Too Much Fiction or Too Much Fact?

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Working on Screen: Too Much Fiction or Too Much Fact?



By Jerry Laws

Having seen both "Avatar" and "Up in the Air," I associate "Air" much more than "Avatar" with workers and workplaces as I experience them. If you haven't seen it, actors George Clooney and Anna Kendrick are consultants who fly from city to city to inform white-collar workers they've been fired. What we learn at the end of the movie is that most of these…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 20, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Fire in mumbai

A major fire broke out in a Goldmohur Mill at Dadar in Central Mumbai on Wednesday On 20th January 2010 at about 1.15pm.



Twelve fire engines and five tankers have been sent to douse the fire.



Jayesh Vora, a garment company worker near the lane from Goldmohur mills said, “We heard four blasts similar to cylinder bursts after which the fire broke out.”



According to an National Textile Corporation official, “Only certain parts of the mill were functional. It was… Continue

Added by Vipin Pathak on January 20, 2010 at 6:47am — No Comments

Laboratory Explosions at Educational Institutions

I'm a bit puzzled where the reporter mentioned that the investigations supervisor from the CSB said, "Although the board does not have evidence suggesting these types of accidents are on the rise, he said another reason for the investigation is to gather information about whether a trend exists.



In contrast, while researching combustible dust incidents over the past two… Continue

Added by John Astad on January 20, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Earthquake Safety Tips

Due to recent events in Haiti with the terrible earthquake and disaster. It is important to know that it could happen in any area or if traveling to areas with potential for earthquakes. Would you know what to do if there is an earthquake? Would you be prepared? Here are a few earthquake terms and safety tips to help you increase your awareness should you ever be in this situation.



Know Your Earthquake Terms

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify an earthquake… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on January 19, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jobs in the east Texas Area?

I just got out of school and I am trying to find a job in the safety industry in the east texas area or in the Shreveport, LA area does anyone know of anything.

Added by Kenny Burns on January 18, 2010 at 3:10pm — 4 Comments

No Contest: NIOSH's Twitter Page is Best Site Going

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No Contest: NIOSH's Twitter Page is Best Site Going

By Jerry Laws

I used to say OSHA had the most useful, most popular safety Web site in the United States. I stand corrected.

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

(XXX-Cell-Phone) I Don't Answer Cell Phone Calls or Text Messages When I'm Driving!

I recently purchased the BlackBerry - Storm II - Smart Phone. After learning about Distracted Driving from Jay Anderson, Executive Director of Stay Alive....Just Drive, I began to teach the City of Fort Myers employees about Distracted Driving and the possible consequences.



During one of the training sessions, someone asked me if I have ever talked on the cell phone while driving. I said, of course I have, but I usually pull over in a safe spot and continue the conversation. It was… Continue

Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on January 15, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Manufacturing Sector is Not General Industry

The absurdity of including the manufacturing sector in the OSHA General Industry Standards really hit home the other day while working the graveyard shift at the refinery. A co-worker and I were having a discussion concerning the Sub Parts of the General Industry Standards in which housekeeping, hazardous communication, ventilation, and PPE have the same… Continue

Added by John Astad on January 14, 2010 at 9:56am — 6 Comments

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Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

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