Recent firefighter injuries such as fighting a combustible dust related fire at plastics material and resin manufacturing are unacceptable. This brings back dark memories of the 1993 fire and catastrophic dust explosion at a wood fiber facility in Langerak, Netherlands resulting in 2…
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Thanksgiving Safety tips
Time is getting closer, Just a week away now. Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkeys, yet very few people take the time to learn how to handle them properly. Any poultry needs special attention when handling. Thawing a frozen turkey the proper way is important to the safety of your family.
Never thaw a… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on November 15, 2012 at 12:07pm —
Reflective tapes are also termed as safety tapes. Reflective tapes are used to enhance safety aspects. They are used at various locations including manufacturing industries, process industries, public buildings and garments. These tapes have the unique quality to reflect the light that falls on them. What makes…
"Do not use water or traditional fire fighting foam; however, micelle encapsulator fire extinguishing agent, such as F-500, should be used. NFPA 1620, Standard for Pre-Incident Planning can be used to establish a pre-incident plan for silos within their jurisdiction so as to minimize the risk to emergency responders"…
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Turkey Fryers Can Be Dangerous!
TURKEY FRYER SAFETY AND AWARENESS TIPS
Many say that the quality is increased when you use a turkey fryer and at the proper temperature the taste is locked within the turkey, making sure every bite is succulent, juicy, and bursting with flavor. One turkey fryer advantage is that they are not just for Thanksgiving anymore.… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on November 14, 2012 at 10:04am —
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Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
November 12-18, 2012 is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”
Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option.
Added by Ken Oswald on November 12, 2012 at 5:40pm —
ISQEM will be updating their website with details of newly appointed Directors within the next 2 weeks. Please visit our site and see who the new Directors of ISQEM are and where they are located. We are sure that they will all contribute to ISQEM future success as a free professional membership association
Today the awareness to maintain safety from hazardous materials has led to a revolution in pipe marking. The fact that most residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional outlets have pipes installed in them and in most cases they are built–in makes it all the more necessary to have identification marks that distinguish one from…
One of the places in an industry where a large portion of a day’s activity takes place is the warehouse. A number of heavy duty machinery is moved from one place to another, huge containers are transported, a continuous flow of people enter and exit the warehouse throughout the day and above all fresh goods are stored in the storage…
For all businesses to prosper, it is necessary that the work place is made safe and secure for all. Both the employers as well as the employees gain from maintaining a safe work place. For the employers legal expenses are drastically reduced in the absence of any legal hassles caused due to accidents in the work place. Moreover, the…
The floor is one of the most ignored parts of the industrial building and yet workplace safety experts recognize that it is the most appropriate for safety signs. Most of the accidents that occur within an industrial setting arise from floor accidents caused by a myriad of factors. While wall signs may also be effective, the message to…
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Halloween – Wednesday, October 31st is just a week away and around the corner. Combine dressing up in costumes with free candy and you create a kid friendly holiday! It is a favorite holiday of many, but they’re thinking about costumes, candy and fun with their friends. Safety is the last thing on their minds, so parents and motorists need to be especially alert. Anytime a child or an… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 24, 2012 at 6:09pm —
29 Days – $2,900 Corporate Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal
Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos – and support workplace safety and first responder safety – by taking The 29-Day Challenge.
We launched The 29-Day Challenge on Sept. 29th with a call for individual donations of $29 and we’re now into our last week – and the last phase of the campaign. Several donors have heeded the call for $29…
As we celebrate National Safe Work Australia Week 2012 (October 21st to 28th), it's worth pausing to consider whether our practices for working safer are actually seeing more workers coming home safely to their loved ones today, than 10 years ago.
It appears we all have a lot of work to do to catch up to our Nordic cousins.…
Construction industry is commonly stereotyped and frequently labeled as an accident-prone industry. This is mainly because construction processes require workers to perform close to moving equipment or vehicles in all weathers and conditions.
If recent studies are to be believed, the total construction accident rates witnessed are directly correlated to the level of industrial activity. Facts and figures have shown that safety receives less attention, particularly when workload is…
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National Fire Safety Prevention Week begins Sunday. (October 7-13, 2012)
“It’s Fire Prevention Week. Have two ways out!”
Commemorating a conflagration
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 8, 2012 at 12:42pm —
Laura Proctor, director, customer marketing, industrial, Ansell Protective Products Inc., answered this question for NSC's Safety + Health magazine this month:
Workers at our facility sometimes remove their heavy-duty cut-protective gloves and work barehanded because the hand protection “hinders their touch.” Do work gloves have to be bulky to effectively protect against…
Nike Kobe 5 Protro Lakers inspired offering of the Nike Kobe 5 Protro features a Purple synthetic upper paired with Black detailing throughout and Gold trimming.The Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” colorway was debuted on-court by Anthony Davis during All-Star Weekend.A White midsole atop an icy translucent outsole and Lakers-themed graphic insoles completes the design.Other details includes a snakeskin patterned on the Black…See More