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February 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Training Curriculum

As Safety Director for the AGC of Minnesota I've just completed the customization of some on-line courses for construction safety. I would value your feedback. Go to www.agcmnonline.com and download a demo and tell me what you think. Thanks.

Dan

Added by Dan Hannan, CSP, CHMM on February 26, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Select the right pipe marker for your needs

Depending on the condition, size and location of pipes in your facility you can have different pipe marking needs. Newer facilities may have perfectly clean pipes, while older facilities might have corroded or dirty piping systems. Others might have pipes carrying hot materials, while others do not.



Think about your needs. Do you need a pipe marker that can be used in any condition or one that is long lasting? Or are simply looking for an economical way to bring your…
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Added by Christie Mendola on February 25, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Design your own custom Property ID labels – in a snap!

Custom labels with your company name, numbering or bar-coding and custom wording ensure that your property and valuables are identified as yours. Custom labels are an extra deterrent to criminals and make inventory of your assets even more comprehensive.



When you design your own labels you see the actual label you are creating as you go through the steps. Easily make revisions on-the-spot. Know exactly what they are going to look like even before you place your…

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Added by Renee Hioki on February 25, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Your Stop sign reflectivity matters…more than you think

how reflective is your reflectivity? When your headlights hit the stop sign what happens? Does the stop sign shine bright? if so then your sign meets the standard and…

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Added by Richard Mariano on February 25, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Rooftop ladder egress

I have a building that is 100 feet wide by 800 feet long on the roof. Does anyone know how many egress ladders down I need for this roof? It is normally accessed via a powered manlift. But the employees get out onto the roof to do maintenance work, etc. and were wondering how many points of egress down to the ground other than the manlift that they need. I called OSHA but they are in a meeting and haven't returned my call yet so I'm reaching out to everyone else.....

Thanks…

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Added by Linda Lorenzen-Safety Geek on February 25, 2010 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Emedco carries the safest glow-in-the-dark material in the industry

SuperGlo is the brightest, safest glow material on the market that is applied to the top of an Emedco exit sign for added safety in the most dire conditions. It is a non-toxic, non-radioactive ultra-safe glow-in-the-dark film. The film charges in 5 minutes by natural or fluorescent lighting and does not require electricity to glow for over 30 hours. SuperGlo material is perfect for reducing energy costs and is eco-friendly, non-toxic and non-radioactive, making it safe for any employee to… Continue

Added by Michelle Sears on February 23, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Keeping your employees & your business safe from crime – starts with your parking lot!

Parking lots are the #1 place for crime – don’t be a statistic – implement these practices today!



Lighting

Keep your parking lot well lit, especially during the day in places where natural light cannot reach. Hallways & corridors are an especially inviting place for criminals to hide – keep those well lit to deter crime. Lighting will also aid in…

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Added by Renee Hioki on February 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Safety scoreboards: A great way to track safety in your workplace

Safety training is important – obviously. But, once safety training is over and employees are being regularly reminded and motivated to work safely, how do you track workplace accidents and mishaps?





It’s assumed y our company has some kind of formal, OSHA-required system for tracking accidents, but oftentimes those tracking devices are not… Continue

Added by Christie Mendola on February 23, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Does your business have everything for the perfect Parking Lot?

You may not realize the importance of your parking lot.

We know that all of the money making and product creation takes place inside but what about the safety and organization outside? If you work for a mid sized company you could have over 200 cars entering and leaving at the same time! That can not only create caos, and aggravation, it can also create a very dangerous safety…

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Added by Richard Mariano on February 22, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Danger From Above: Snow & Ice

Here in Maryland we are still digging out from our latest snowfall.Snow and ice accumulation on rooftops can be a significant danger hiding in plain sight.Take a moment to survey your workplace for potential ice and snow hazards from above.If hazards do exist at your workplace,take action to minimize or completely eliminate them by removing the snow and overhanging ice.If removal of the hazardous snow and ice isn't feasable,post warning signs and make everyone aware of the potential… Continue

Added by Bob Geary on February 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Swing Gate Safety

Most of us have to drive through access gates at some point of our driving careers.

We have had incidents with gates swinging in the wind and hitting vehicles.

This guy caught a gate that was probably hidden by the tree line as he rounded the corner.

Share the following pictures as you see fit with your work…

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Added by Bob Geary on February 22, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

29 Best Travel tips for your aching back

29 Best Travel Tips for Your Aching Back…

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Added by Ken Oswald on February 22, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

My Own Fall Injury

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My Own Fall Injury



By Jerry Laws

I was lucky. Although the impact when I fell from my roof Feb. 14 broke my left cheekbone and this saw I was holding, there were no other injuries. Thousands of falls at U.S. homes each year prove to be fatal.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on February 19, 2010 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Where do you place markers on your piping system?

In addition to the pipe marker color recommendations that I mentioned in my last blog post, ANSI (ASME) provides guidelines as to where and at what intervals markers should be placed on your piping system.

ASNI recommends pipes are marked:



  • Adjacent to changes in direction
  • Adjacent to all valves and flanges
  • On both sides of floor or wall penetrations
  • Every 25-50 feet on straight runs


Depending on the…

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Added by Christie Mendola on February 19, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

Stop Employee Theft before it Happens!

Employee theft can be considered an ugly topic, one most business owners do not want to even think about until they have to.

How could any loyal, trustworthy employee steal from the company? Well unfortunately they will if given the opportunity. Especially during these trying economic times, people may become reckless and despondent.

Don’t give employees the opportunity to steal from you! Protect your valuable assets & property by following these simple…

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Added by Renee Hioki on February 18, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Falls are still the #1 injury in the workplace

According to the National Safety Council's newest report, workplace falls have increased by 2%, keeping them at the top of the list when it comes to workplace injuries. How do you keep your workplace safe and free of workplace comp claims, lawsuits and lost time? Stock these products at your facility throughout the year and reduce the risk.

  1. Keep super-absorbing mats at all…
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Added by Michelle Sears on February 18, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Life is Like a Box of Metabonomics?

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Life is Like a Box of Metabonomics?



By Ronnie Rittenberry

There's good news from the biochemical community in the form of documented, empirical evidence that eating a little dark chocolate every day has stress-busting benefits and other favorable, long-term health effects.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on February 18, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Are your pipes labeled correctly?

Pipe marking is an important, yet often unnoticed, part of workplace safety. It ensures that individuals working in the facility are aware of what pipes are carrying and any potential hazards associated with their contents.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI/ASME) has put regulations in place that require just that – proper marking of hazardous materials in piping…

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Added by Christie Mendola on February 18, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

Make Safety Training More Effective in 3 Steps

Developing a new safety training program or updating an old one can be a challenging task. But, it’s a critical part of workplace safety. To help you make your safety training more effective I offer the following three tips.



  1. Cover all safety practices. It is assumed that all OSHA-required safety regulations will be covered during safety training. But, it’s also important to cover all facility-specific safety practices, making…
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Added by Christie Mendola on February 17, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

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