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June 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Can we continue to develop our natural resources safely?

Proforma Safety President Scott Arnold has worked with the major oil companies -- including BP -- for many years on offshore installations. In a post on blog.proformasafety.com, he offers his insight into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and urges the energy industry to prioritize safety over cost and schedule.

"I challenge…

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Added by Tricia Morley on June 25, 2010 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Falls the number one cause of deaths in the workplace? Another unfortunate incident acts as a reminder.

According to a June 2010 article posted in Construction Accidents, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that more than 230,000 work-related fall accidents have occurred in each of the last five years with falls being the number one cause of workplace fatalities with 4,670 deaths in 2008. In a June 2010 publication of the Daily News, a 35-year-old…

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Added by HUGSAFETY on June 24, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Understanding Spill Control Products

Since the BP Oil Spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be in the headlines since April 20, 2010, it’s an appropriate time to give an overview of Spill Control Products available today for your facility. To keep your workplace safe and to avoid fines and injuries, you must comply with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Spills happen so be… Continue

Added by Donna Kolody on June 24, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

Passive Fall Prevention = Peace of Mind

In general, it is better to use fall prevention systems such as guardrails rather than fall protection systems like safety nets or fall arrest devices due to the fact they provide a more positive safety means. According to a February 2010 article on PR WEB by snugharness.com, passive fall protection systems are actually preferred by…

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Added by HUGSAFETY on June 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why do some susbstances have multiple pipe marker colors?

If you’ve ever opened a catalog to order a pipe marker, you may have noticed that some legends have multiple ANSI standard pipe marker colors. Some of these substances include compressed air, heating return, and carbon dioxide – just to name a few. So why are there multiple pipe marker colors for one substance?



Well it has a lot to do with the state of that substance. Some substances are harmless in certain states, but can be considered toxic or…

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Added by Christie Mendola on June 22, 2010 at 8:19am — No Comments

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According to a top federal safety official, BP has potentially dangerous and serious safety problems at its two U.S. refineries, but is not taking any steps to correct the problems.… Continue

Added by Thomson on June 18, 2010 at 1:31am — No Comments

Healthcare Reform and Workers Compensation

At the moment, health care reform appears to have a number of positive and negative potential impacts on workers compensation over the next few years. The net results cannot be estimated this early in the game. We can, however, identify a few elements and their possible…

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Added by David Cohen on June 17, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments

Bring National Safety Month into your facility

In my last blog I wrote about National Safety Month – what it is and some thoughts on integrating outside-of-work safety topics into your workplace safety training sessions. This week I’ll continue my discussion on National Safety Month, but with a different focus – ways to “celebrate” National Safety Month in your facility.



I know that we’re half way through June already, but some of these ideas are easy to pull together. Others, you may need…

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Added by Christie Mendola on June 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I would like graduate in Occupation health & Safety from US. can any one help me to find university?

I would like graduate in Occupation health & Safety from US. can any one help me to find university? Continue

Added by Naman Joshi on June 11, 2010 at 2:17am — 2 Comments

Maintaining Hard Hats-don't overlook it!



Most people don’t think of Hard Hats very often, we definitely take them for granted. They are heavily used daily yet are an understated piece of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The…

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Added by Donna Kolody on June 10, 2010 at 4:02pm — No Comments

What are material safety data sheets and why do you need them?

If individuals at your company use or handle potentially hazardous chemicals material safety data sheets (MSDS) are a critical part your safety program. A material safety data sheet is a document that contains information on the potential hazards of chemical products and provides instructions on how to use, store and handle the chemicals to avoid accidents and injuries.



OSHA specifically requires that “the employer shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required…
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Added by Christie Mendola on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Insurance Inspector - Independent Contractor Opportunities

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Overland Solutions Surveys is a division of Overland Solutions, is a leading provider of loss control and safety inspection surveys to the insurance industry nationwide.



As an Independent Contractor Insurance inspector in Odessa, TX and Duncam, OK you will work from an office in your home, and travel locally to the insureds’ sites. You will evaluate the insureds’ hazards and controls by interviewing, touring premises, measuring… Continue

Added by Sarah on June 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Special Standards for Medical Gas Pipe Marking



If your facility has pipes carrying medical gas, you should be aware of specific standards that are slightly different from general pipe marking standards. The standards were designed to prevent incidents in which the wrong gas is accidentally used. This is critical in the medical field because one mistake could kill or severely harm a patient.



Standards developed by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) specifically require pipes…

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Added by Christie Mendola on June 7, 2010 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The Basics of Lockout/Tagout

What is Lockout/Tagout?



OSHA Standard CFR 1910.147 was developed to ensure before any employee performs

any servicing/maintenance on a machine or equipment where unexpected energizing, start up or release of

stored energy could occur and cause…

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Added by Donna Kolody on June 4, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

June is National Safety Month

It’s National Safety Month! Not that safety isn’t always important, but during the month of June the National Safety Council (NSC), which sponsors the initiative, is putting in extra effort to remind people to live and work safely. It is also encouraging companies to spend some time this month focusing on safe practices in the workplace.



How are they doing that?



For each week in June, the…

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Added by Christie Mendola on June 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to improve warehouse safety

Following the huge success of our equipment tagging and inspection systems within the

construction and maintenance industry, Good to Go Safety is eager to replicate that mentality within warehouse and storage environments.






The main causes of accidents in warehousing and… Continue

Added by Good to Go Safety on June 3, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

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