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July 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Watch Maker Makes Time for Dust Collection Safety, Energy Savings

As a growing company in Malaysia, a watch manufacturer faced daunting health and safety challenges. One of the most concerning at Micro-Mechanics was the safety and well-being of the employees grinding and polishing their watch components. Buffing compounds, fibers released from the buffing wheel and minute metallic particles were being generated from seven workstations. Read the full case study here and learn how… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on July 30, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rite Aid to Pay Out $1 Million to Settle HIPAA Privacy Case



In yet another groundbreaking privacy case, Rite Aid has recently agreed to pay out $1 million in a privacy case involving policy controls and procedures where employees where voluntarily disposing of

prescription containers with Personal Identifiable Information (PII) written on them. This action is a direct violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy

Rule, in addition there were… Continue

Added by RiskAnalytics, LLC on July 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks in Construction



As of July 28, 2010 the Office of the Federal register has posted a special filing of the final rule for OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926 – Subpart N – Cranes and Derricks in Construction. The change in this rule came about due to the original rule (written in 1971) becoming more and more obsolete as new technologies have developed in the last 39 years. For example, in 1971 hydraulic cranes were very rarely used in construction, whereas today they are… Continue

Added by RiskAnalytics, LLC on July 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dodd-Frank Bill Signed into Law - Ramifications for Mining Industry

President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (to be aptly named the “Dodd-Frank Act for short) into law on Wednesday July 21, 2010. The complete act covers every bit of 2,300 pages and has bearing on almost every single financial services company and industry in the country.



The goals and basis of the Act include restoring “public confidence” in the United States financial system, preventing future crisis and predicting and…

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Added by RiskAnalytics, LLC on July 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OSHA'S New Whistleblowers.gov Website



OSHA’s new site www.whistleblowers.gov…

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Added by HUGSAFETY on July 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Summertime Safety from A to Z

Clear skies, softball games, cool water and a family vacation, all images of summer at its best. Summer also presents many safety hazards, making it a good time review.

A – ABC’s of safety, Always Be Careful with Safety Awareness, safety is in everything we do,24 hours a day, building good safety habits and awareness will help save lives, prevent injuries and yet can be fun!

B – Bees buzzing, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets all around. The best way to help keep bees away, wear… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on July 9, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Ridiculous Corporate Over-reactions to Individual Errors

Our latest newsletter has just been published, and as usual it contains the now obligatory mildly inflammatory article. This issue’s controversial item is “To Err Is Human” in which we urge companies to quit their ridiculous over-reactions to individual errors, and start treating them sensibly. The newsletter is available for download at:

http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.html



You are welcome to forward it to anyone you… Continue

Added by Norman Ritchie on July 6, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

OSHA COMBUSTIBLE DUST SHAREHOLDERS VIRTUAL MTG

OSHA held its first virtual stakeholder meeting June 28 to seek input about combustible dust workplace hazards. More than 400 people participated in the live event and more than 100 others read the archived chat online since then. During the one hour event, OSHA published 160 comments to the chat window and provided 58 responses. Go to the Combustible Dust Web…

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Added by ANTONI MICKIEWICZ on July 1, 2010 at 8:27am — No Comments

HSE PRIORITY

WHY HSE HAVING LOW PRIORITY IN SOME COMPANIES?

ANSWER IS

1 UN EDUCATED UN TRAINED SUPERVISOR/FORMAN

2 INEXPERIENCED SUB CULTURED MANAGEMENT

3 OVER CONFIDENCE

4 LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

5 IGNORANCE

6 HIGH DELAY IN PROJECT TIME

7 LACK OF PROPER FUNDS/NOT USING FUNDS FOR HSE…

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Added by JISHAR on July 1, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments

barricades

I would like to know types of barricades & the specific names of materials that are using

Added by Anas Hassan on July 1, 2010 at 2:41am — No Comments

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Establishing Latest Quality Systems in medical device and pharmaceutical industries

Establishing Quality Systems is one of the central aspects of a medical device and/or pharmaceutical organization. Establishment of Quality Systems is also a regulatory requirement, as set out by the FDA and the ISO.The process of establishment of Quality Systems for FDA-regulated medical devices industries is set out in 21 CFR Part 820. Further, the ISO has its standard for how to establish Quality Systems in medical devices industries –the ISO 13485 standard –which has to be implemented as…See More
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Right now Medical device hazard analysis, the core of medical devices

Medical device hazard analysis is of vital importance to a medical device. Medical device hazard analysis is at the heart of medical devices because if the device is not analyzed thoroughly for the hazard, or danger, that it poses, it is likely to cause problems of any kind to the user. Many a time, it becomes a matter of life and death. This is why medical device hazard analysis is of foremost importance.So, what is medical device hazard analysis? Medical device hazard analysis may be defined…See More
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OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that includes some pneumatic components and some heated plates inside a small guard system.  We include emergency stops on the machine and if they are actuated it removes all electric current and dumps all air pressure from the machine.  We have several electrically interlocked doors that can be opened to…See More
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OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that…Continue

Tags: electric, osha, air, door, interlocked

Started by Scott V on Friday.

OSHA 500 and 510 9 Replies

Hey Guys,How many of you have taken the 510 and 500 OSHA Trainer course? I am thinking about taking these 2 classes and become an OSHA trainer for my company. What are your guys thoughts on the…Continue

Started by Alfred Good. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

OSHA Training, Standards & Best Practices 3 Replies

Get trained on OSHA regulations affecting your industry through online webinars, learn the best practices, and download quality standards, checklists and news articles. Listen to experts on best…Continue

Tags: Webinar, Training, 2011, OSHA, compliance

Started by admin. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASSES 21 Replies

Any ideas on how to make Forklift Training Classes more interesting and fun?

Started by Marcia Whatley. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

Our Safety in Their Hands 16 Replies

This thought provoking workplace safety infographic features the top 5 organizations that have made the biggest impact on occupational health and safety. It features the U.S governments OSHA,…Continue

Started by Lorenzo Miguel. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

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