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April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Stay Cool at Work with Heat Stress Training

 

 

 

       A new national outreach campaign by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be focusing on the hazards of working in hot weather. The new initiative was announced on April 26, 2011 from Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis. This campaign…

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Added by SafetySkills on April 28, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

       The 2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work will be celebrated on Thursday April 28th. This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on the implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) as a tool for continual improvement in the prevention of workplace incidents and accidents. (Source: www.ilo.org) The intention is to focus internationally on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and…

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Added by SafetySkills on April 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Be Careful of a Good Price

I am sure this situation has applied to most of you readers.

 

I was approached by a national company trying to sell us their products. One of the few products that were quoted at a lower price were clear faceshields. After they sent us a few samples so we could compare them to our current stock, I conducted the same test I have been shown by an old safety professional.

 

I very scientifically took a ball-peen hammer and smashed the shield when it was attached to…

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Added by Dave Skaggs on April 18, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

World Health Day Brings Focus on Drug Resistance

 

Today is World Health Day and this year's focus is on  Antimicrobial Resistance.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states that Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but is becoming more dangerous and urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic…

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Added by SafetySkills on April 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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Added by SafetySkills on April 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Oil and Gas Safety Awareness

The Oil and Gas industry is frequently making headlines. Most often they are featured due to the rise in cost of oil and gas but occasionally the media attention is given when disaster strikes the industry, such as the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana in April of 2010 and past incidents such as the Clearbrook, Minnesota pipeline fire in 2007 and the Texas City, Texas refinery explosion in 2005.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008,… Continue

Added by SafetySkills on April 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Bunsen and Lab Safety Awareness

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Added by SafetySkills on April 5, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Regulatory Compliance for Industrial Spills

How do you know if your facility is truly “compliant”?  The definition of compliant is “acting according to certain accepted standards; observant of official requirements”.  In the case of facility safety and compliance, those requirements come from the Code of Federal Regulations, commonly referred to as “The CFRs”.  The Code of Federal Regulations is the printed rules of 50 different federal departments.  However, the compliance regulations…

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Added by Spill 911 on April 5, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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