"Aporkalypse Now," Safety Cat decided he needed a long vacation. But he has swiped the dust motes off the old click clacker to share a bit of good news: OHSOnline has the most influential safety handle on Twitter.…Continue
Added by Jerry Laws on April 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
OSHA Regulation 1910.147 is the standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout). This is an important regulation that needs to be understood and followed. One component is the use of padlocks in your
lock-out/tagout program. As you know, there are many choices when it comes to…
Added by Donna Kolody on April 30, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments
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i was certified safety professional looking for a reference,
please help me if you can your kind consideration will help me a lot,
thanks and looking forward in anticipation
Added by Chaitanya on April 28, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments
Every year, over 100,000 injuries and deaths are the result of work-related falls- one of the highest causes of death in the workplace. So, according to OSHA
1926.502, it is every employer’s responsibility to develop and maintain a…
Added by Donna Kolody on April 27, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Need to deter theft at your business but you’re strapped for cash? No problem – There are things you can do that will fit into your budget and is far better than nothing at all until you have the funds to install an actual working surveillance system or maybe you won’t have to.
Security on the cheap!
Added by Renee Hioki on April 26, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Emedco is the leader in traffic and Parking Signs and has officially launched their first series of instructional/how to
videos. The videos are 2-3 minutes long, very informative and of high
quality. You won’t find a better traffic and parking instructional
video on the web…You can view them clicking on the links here or visit their…
Added by Richard Mariano on April 26, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments
Latest Blog Entry:
By Capt. Tom Lindtveit
Editor's note: This blog post was submitted by Capt. Tom Lindtveit in response to "Restocking the Fire Service," a commentary by Editor Jerry Laws in the April 2010 print issue of OH&S.
I read your editorial on 'Restocking the Fire Service' with interest.
Added by Jerry Laws on April 22, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments
Effective, Today, April 22nd, 2010, a new EPA lead rule takes effect.
Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust
and chips by disturbing…
Added by Jennifer Sledziona on April 22, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments
There are three major types of medical gloves: latex, vinyl/synthetic and nitrile. The FDA regulates the quality of exam gloves produced and forces factories to conform to standards set. Today, all medical-grade exam
gloves must pass through a series of tests to be sold in the U.S. market. This overview and
recap of pros and cons should help you decide the exact type you need to
protect your workers and be OSHA compliant.…
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Seeking Input on Combining Documents
The Council reviewed the request of NFPA Staff to combine NFPA 61, NFPA 484, NFPA 654, NFPA 655, and NFPA 664 into a single document. The rationale for this request is recent investigations, some receiving national attention, by the U.S.…Continue
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Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on April 19, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments
Dust fire fourth since 2003 at plant
By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item
KREAMER — Tuesday's fiery explosion in a Wood-Mode Inc. sawdust silo is the fourth in seven years, a record that jibes with national research suggesting that combustible dust is a serious…Continue
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training programs, replace any faded signs or ripped marking tape and stock up
on essential Personal Protective Wear (PPE). Did you know?
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Ever wonder if there was a way to detect if your property or package has been entered? Well wonder no more! Tamper evident seals & labels are the answer.
Tamper evident tape & labels are ideal security tags that have a security feature that detects tampering by either revealing the word ‘OPENED’, a ‘red flag’ or the word ‘VOID’.
Added by Renee Hioki on April 13, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Latest Blog Entry:
By Ronnie Rittenberry
We knew before Monday, April 5, that mining is a dangerous business. The blast that day that killed at least 25 miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia was a woeful reminder. Meanwhile, as the investigation into what happened was just getting started in earnest, the owner of the UBB mine, Massey Energy Co., on Thursday defended its…Continue
Added by Jerry Laws on April 13, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments
1. Develop and implement a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures and…Continue