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March 2012 Blog Posts (16)

The Right Gloves for the Task at Hand

Maintenance workers perform many job tasks. For example, a worker might repair a machine before moving on to diagnose an electrical problem. He may work with conveyance systems or heating and air conditioning units, make structural repairs and perform routine tasks such as cleaning – depending on whether he is skilled or unskilled.

Because of the many tasks that are part of their jobs, maintenance workers often suffer a variety of hand injuries, from cuts and abrasions to punctures…

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Added by Safety Community on March 26, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Equipment and Gear for Optimizing a Vehicle

Getting the most from a Jeep or a light truck depends on properly planning exactly what the vehicle needs to accomplish. The needs of a daily highway driver are far different than those of a rugged off-road crawler. For instance, a vehicle does not need high-grade nerf bars out on the trail, but the…

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Added by powerbrand500 on March 26, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

Ward-Allen Publications to release SIMS Guide "CARPENTRY VOLUME 5"

HERE IT IS! Due to high volume requests, Ward-Allen Publications has switched gears to release this critical compliance volume for the Carpentry Industry. Be the first to have this Trade-Specific guide dedicated to the workers who help shape our nation. …

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Added by Edwin Robinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Don't forget our #1 selling SIMS Guide "CRANES/DERRICKS - VOLUME 11"

OSHA’s new historical crane standard is here. This comprehensive collection of regulations has transformed the safety industry by restructuring the way employers conduct crane and derricks operations nationwide. With most employers left in the dark with regards to this new proclamation, SIMS Guide for the “CRANES /DERRICKS” industry becomes the guiding light. Designed and drafted as an impressive two-part guide, SIMS accepted the challenge of providing clarity to the most…

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Added by Edwin Robinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Usage and Storage Options for Jeep Tops

Usage and Storage Options for Jeep Tops

Since its creation, the Jeep has been bred for the outdoors. The best way to enjoy the Jeep experience is to have it optimized for an open-air ride. However, an open-air configuration is not ideal in every situation. Inclement weather, for example, requires a Jeep to have a cover. For most…

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Added by powerbrand500 on March 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

OSHA GHS FINAL RULE POSTED TODAY

More information at OSHA.gov



SPECIAL ISSUE: OSHA Aligns Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

In this issue

• Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis Announces Updates to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard

• About OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

• The Right to Understand

• What is the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)?

• Why Modify HCS?

• Benefits of… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on March 22, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Gloves in Arc Flash: A Big Change in NFPA 70E

Sam (the name has been changed) worked for an electric utility. He was working near energized equipment and wearing arc flash gear as he cleaned up oil from a transformer. Because the oil might contain PCBs, Sam was wearing nitrile gloves for their chemical resistance. The main hazard, in his mind, was the possible PCBs.

When the arc occurred, Sam broke no work rules. But because his hands were burned, the utility wanted to know whether it could have provided a more adequate glove for…

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Added by Safety Community on March 21, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Cut-resistant Gloves: A Cut Above

It sounds simple: provide your workers with gloves that will protect their hands from cuts.

In reality, however, it may be a little more complicated. Cut-resistant gloves must be comfortable to wear, thin enough to give workers tactile control, and versatile to protect against other hazards. And, with today's superior technology and range of options, workers can have it all.

In a recent article in EHS Today, glove manufacturers and experts share their insight into…

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Added by Safety Community on March 19, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Don't Overestimate Glove Performance

Overestimating your hand protection's performance capabilities can have dangerous consequences.

Safety personnel and workers spend time analyzing after accidents happen -but what about the near misses? Just because there is no recordable injury doesn't mean there isn't a chance to learn and re-evaluate potential hazards and the protection provided by current safety equipment.

Problems associated with overestimating the protection of your safety gloves include increased…

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Added by Safety Community on March 15, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Hilarious Safety Training Meme's by Easy Safety School!

These Meme's are brought to you by Easy Safety School - a national provider of online and on-site OSHA training. Stay Safe!…




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Added by Henry Wilter on March 14, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Certificate Programs through the ASSE

Don't pass up the opprotunity to enhance your safety credentials by attending the ASSE's Certificate Programs in Safety Management and Executive Safety Management. For more information click on the link below or copy and paste it in your browser.  

 

http://www.asse.org/education/cert_prog.php

Added by Edwin Robinson on March 9, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The SIMS Guide SUF-X-Rule

The SUF-X-Rule! Sounds more like a Steven Spielberg movie doesn't it. Well, I don't want to burst your bubble but it's not. It is a unique newly-formatted process imbedded into the SIMS Guide that provides a greater understanding of the OSHA compliance standards through the aid of an "Advisory".  It has been carefully designed to aid the SIMS Guide user in not only complying with current regulations but also act as a interactive educational field guide.  



To get…

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Added by Edwin Robinson on March 3, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Reactive Safety vs. Proactive Safety

REACTIVE SAFETY
Some companies have reluctantly corralled themselves into operating an approach to safety and health that emphasizes a reactive strategy. When management losses focus on its true core values and emphasizes a reactive approach to safety and health, it sends …
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Added by Edwin Robinson on March 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Port Authority installs cocoon safety system around World Trade Center steel structure

NEW YORK — Wokers building the signature tower at the World Trade Center site are being protected by a state-of-the-art “cocoon,” designed to keep them — and anything else — from falling off.

Safety is a top priority for the Port Authority,…

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Added by Edwin Robinson on March 1, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments

OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The temporary enforcement measures, extended through September 15, 2012, include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency, and increased…

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Added by Henry Wilter on March 1, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

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