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June 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Safer by FARR: Don't Overdo It!

Overexertion is a very common cause of painful and disabling injuries—and what's especially distressing about overexertion injuries is that they are so easily avoided. That's where you come in. Train your workers on the dangers of overexertion and ways to prevent it. Begin by reminding employees that it is particularly important to avoid overexertion if there is a history of heart disease in their family or if they are advancing in age, overweight, or unaccustomed to prolonged physical…

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Added by Sal Campos on June 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

From Safetynewsalert.com:

OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported.

 

OSHA will start using the North American Industrial Classification System instead of the older Standard Industrial Classification system to determine which businesses do and don’t have to report injury data.

 

More than 198,000 businesses that…

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Added by Dave Skaggs on June 28, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

American Workers Reluctant to Take Safety Training Online

Many workers in the United States have doubts about the credibility of online safety training - OSHA 10.  In this blog entry we shall evaluate the pros and cons of online training vs. on-site training.  Is our reluctance to trust online training…

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Added by Henry Wilter on June 21, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Aluminum Company Chooses Ansell Gloves to Help Eliminate Injuries, Reduce Glove Spend

Workers at a major aluminum company’s manufacturing facility have experienced zero recordable cut injuries since implementing new hand protection initiatives and converting to Ansell protective gloves. The company operates one of the largest aluminum mills in the world.

 

Facility employees were constantly exposed to sharp-edged metal while producing aluminum sheets and plates squeezed and stretched from aluminum ingots. Workers typically wore leather gloves, which were…

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Added by Safety Community on June 20, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Keep It In Neutral!

Keeping a car in neutral gear is not a desirable action because the car wasn't designed to move down the road in neutral. Keeping a neutral posture on the job, however, is the most desirable action to take because the human body was designed to work in a certain position in order to be most effective.

Neutral posture = good posture and is an essential part of ergonomics, which is the study of fitting jobs to the people who perform them. Train your employees to achieve and…

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Added by Sal Campos on June 20, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

OSHA Residential Fall Protection Revisions Debate

Hello Safety Community!

 

I'm excited to join the community and eager to join in on the safety dialogue. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you and in turn, learning as much as I can from you. This is my first blog post here. I hope you enjoy!



I recently read an article on Finance & Commerce.com about OSHA's residential fall protection revisions:…
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Added by Jack Guimon on June 17, 2011 at 12:17pm — 4 Comments

Phase-In Plan Announced by OSHA for New Residential Fall Protection Directive

New info from OSHA:

June 16 - September 15, 2011 will be a phase-in period for their new residential fall protection directive where they will not issue citations if the employer is compliant with older directive (STD 03-00-001). “Hazard Alert Letters” which suggest feasible methods to become compliant will be issued during this period for companies failing to abide by OSHA's new safety directive and during subsequent inspections, if…

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Added by HUGSAFETY on June 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What's in the air now? Analysis of ppb levels of photochemical smog components in air using a portable analyzer

 

242nd ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO…

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Added by Jennifer Maclachlan on June 14, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Chemistry of Industrial Hygiene Instrumentation



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Added by Jennifer Maclachlan on June 14, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Cross reference Tool for comparing Safety Standards

Dear Friends, I'm looking for an audit tool that would assist auditors while making jobsite visits in the US and Canada.  This subject tool would compare the 1910 standards to the 1926 standards to the Mine Safety Standards to the Canadian Standards.  Wouldn't this be a help while working in the US and Canada.  Let me know your thoughts.

Added by Dave Tortorich on June 9, 2011 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

A Safety Company's Introduction

EasySafetySchool.com started as an on-site OSHA Outreach Training Provider for the Southern California Area. We specialize in the OSHA 10, and 30 Hour OSHA Training. We are now one…

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Added by Henry Wilter on June 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Shining a Light on Electrical Safety Training

This is reposted from an article written by Daryn Lewellyn for EHS Today, May 1st 2011.

 

 

Any safety training program, regardless of the hazard, needs to influence and change worker behaviors in order to prevent injuries. It must impact trainees to the degree that they buy into the new safe work practices. In other words, it needs to make a difference.

Electrical safety training that merely covers the work practices spelled out in NFPA 70E and OSHA is lacking in…

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Added by SafetySkills on June 7, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Nice job Wade!

Nice job Wade!  As a former MSHA inspector and hearing about OSHA in the last 15 years, I could not have convayed my feelings any more precise than that!  I have been involved in some investigations that led U.S. Marshalls aresting a foreman and and mine operator for "Reckless Disregard for a fatality, both going to Federal Prison for there lack of regard for life of there employees!  Man!  You talk about "slapping" the mining community in that area!  Once the word got around, it was…

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Added by Rick Wakefield, CMSP, CSE on June 6, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Combustible Dust Hazards Omitted from OSHA Primary Metal Industries NEP: Why?

The omissions of combustible dust fire and explosion hazards from the May 19, 2011 OSHA National Emphasis Program – Primary Metal Industries may prove to be a costly error in terms of future fatalities and injuries in the workplace. http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_03-00-013.pdf…

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Added by John Astad on June 4, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Common Question!



“Why can’t employees just work safe?”



Managers and supervisors often don’t know or have forgotten how hard it is to incorporate safe work practices into the job. Sure, it’s easy for a manager or supervisor to put on a hard hat, safety glasses, and ear protection. But what about the workers who have to deal with fall protection, working around heavy equipment, working in tight spaces in tunnels and confined spaces? Sometimes working safe can be downright… Continue

Added by Rick Wakefield, CMSP, CSE on June 2, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

OSHA needs some John Wayne style true grit

How many articles do I read every day that OSHA is fining some big name industry, to what end. That’s like you or I getting a parking ticket. Put the paltry payment in the quick pay envelope and never worry about it again, or don’t pay the fine and the city or county will take the next ten years to track you down, if they do at all. The case goes to court and OSHA backs down like a cowering pup. I was once part of the big name industry and went through a double handful of OSHA inspections. The… Continue

Added by Wade Smith on June 2, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

OHS Professionals... Wake Up! Media reported ComDust hazards 2 weeks before dust explosion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/06/foxconn-factory-conditions_n_858619.html

 

Huffington Post reported two weeks before the Foxconn China dust explosion of combustible aluminum dust hazards. Yet no one questioned or commented on the media account. Then a week before the explosion, the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF) reported to it's 25 million…

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Added by John Astad on June 2, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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