As we kick off another year, welcoming in 2011 and me writing more “Safety and Security Alerts”, I think it’s a great time to think about your personal safety and security for the New Year.
It’s common today to hear about all the new high-tech wonder gadgets that will make our lives…
Added by Ken Oswald on January 26, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments
Many people don’t know what MRO means, but every facility, no matter what the size, performs MRO in some way. MRO is an acronym that stands for Maintenance, Repair and Operations. These are the repairs and maintenance you perform to keep your facility in good working order. Every minute a piece of equipment is shut down means lost productivity, late production schedules and lost revenue. A good MRO team, no matter how big or how small, plays an important role by minimizing downtime and…Continue
Added by Sheri Pear on January 21, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments
Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Tips
Fresh snow in the mountains, fun on the slopes and feeling the powder beneath your skis. This is National Ski safety week Jan 17-23, 2011. Hitting the slopes or headed to the mountains and enjoy the snow sounds great as the 2011 winter sports season gets into full swing. It is wonderful as long as we can enjoy it safely.
STATISTICS ON SKIING/SNOWBOARDING
Fatalities - According to the National Ski Areas…Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on January 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Please see the attached photos. Today a "re-usable" SafeWaze SafeClaw
Anchorage Connector failed during inspection by a contractor's competent
person. The anchor was purchased on Monday and was in its second day of use.
The competent person was cleaning the concrete dust off of it to place it in
another hole and one of the "wedges" slipped off of the end. This
particular one is Model #4075, and it is from batch #59.
I received information that this type…
Added by Laurel A. Wimmerstedt on January 20, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments
At a recent combustible dust webinar last October, attendees to the educational event learned about ten combustible dust incidents that occurred annually from the early 1980s until 2005 in the U.S.A. This data was obtained from the…Continue
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Each week I publish an electronic weekly safety newsletter, the Construction Safety Update. To view our most recent addtion, please follow this link; http://mim.io/ba298. Please subscribe to the newsletter if you find the information relevent. For the past 25 years I have worked in the field of safety and currently work as the Corporate Safety Director for a large contractor in Miami.
In addtion to the newsletter, I also have 3 safety…Continue
Added by David Wessin on January 13, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Good morning everyone,
We are looking for a few safety professionals that are interested in participating in the Michigan Safety Conference's Metal Fabricating Division, involvement will include once a quarter (minimum) conference calls, 1-2 face to face meetings per year and some action items to schedule to building towards the presenters, tabletop and/or floor exhibit, etc. as part of the Michigan Safety Conference each April.
The Metal Fabricating Division…Continue
Added by Byron J. Beattie on January 13, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments
Interesting news article where the fire chief conveys to the reporter following a combustible dust related fire that it is the nature of the business.
"One of the products they use is either shredded wood or saw dust," explained Bigrigg. "Part of the problem is the nature of the process that's there. It lends itself to having a fire to begin with. And it's not…
Added by John Astad on January 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Guide to Selecting the Best Safety Vests
Here arethree main qualities and features to look for when selecting a…Continue
Added by Lauren Mabon on January 11, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments
A major problem in the USA following combustible dust related fires in the manufacturing, non-manufacturing, and utility sectors is that these fires are not being properly reported in the National Fire Incident Reporting System 5.0 (NFIRS). The primary issue in this voluntary reporting system is there are no data elements specifically identifying manufacturing process conditions (equipment) involved in ignition of combustible dust. If…Continue
275 girls started to collect their belongings as they were leaving work at 4:45 PM on Saturday. Within twenty minutes some of girls' charred bodies were lined up along the East Side of Greene Street. Those girls who flung themselves from the ninth floor were merely covered with tarpaulins where they hit the concrete. The Bellevue morgue was overrun with bodies and a makeshift morgue was set up on the adjoining pier on the East River. Hundred's of parents and family members came to…Continue
Added by Kathy Louer on January 7, 2011 at 5:58pm — No Comments
It's once again time for the quarterly vPSI newsletter. Articles in this issue:
Added by Norman Ritchie on January 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Recently, there has been a large amount of public commentary regarding the dangers of distracted driving, including texting while driving. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which regulates workplace safety, has now officially declared texting while driving to be a workplace hazard and an OSHA violation. In its recent open letter to employers, OSHA explained that:
It is [the employer’s] responsibility and legal obligation to…Continue
Added by HUGSAFETY on January 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Experts agree: Proper training is vital for individuals whose careers may require them to provide emergency care. As the leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)…Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on January 4, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Here are three main qualities and features to look for when selecting a safety vest:
Added by Lauren Mabon on January 4, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments
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By Meron Berkson
CBS 7 News
Safety is an important factor when it comes to working in the oil fields.…
Added by Safety Community on January 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments