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August 2008 Blog Posts (16)

My website for those looking for gifts and incentives

If you are interested in checking out the gifts you can use for incentives, employee recognition, or to just make someone's day, go to www.spereira2.ordermygift.com.

Thanks!

Added by Susan Pereira on August 29, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

New to safetycommunity.com

Hello everyone, I am Susan from northern New Jersey! I have just joined this community after reading about it in Incentive Magazine. I am a consultant with businesses for gifts and incentives. I look forward to working with many of you!

Added by Susan Pereira on August 29, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

Hurricane Gustav and Info for New Orleans.

With eyes on the gulf right now.. it looks like Gustav might be headed more west. If you have friends in the New Orleans or ajacent areas.. I have a a great website from NOAA...:



Ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/c-side.



This site provides direct linkage to local, state, and federal information as it pertains to severe weather preparation and monitoring across the Gulf of Mexico coastal region.



Please forward this info to anyone along the gulf coast. Remember… Continue

Added by Dawn Rodriguez on August 28, 2008 at 10:12pm — 6 Comments

ARC FLASH FACT

The surface of the sun burns approximatley 10,000 degrees whereas the arc flash can heat the air to temperatures as high as 35,000 degrees. Serious burns are not uncommon even at a distances of 10 feet and fatal at a few feet. a report compiled by Capelli-Schellpfeffer, Inc., estimates that 5 to 10 arc flash explosions happen in the U.S. every day, resulting in 1 -2 deaths per day. Food for thought.

Added by Timothy Palmer on August 28, 2008 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Greetings from Indiana!

I'm glad to see a site like this that would link so many safety professionals together. I intend to get alot out of this. Thanks

Added by Timothy Palmer on August 28, 2008 at 2:25pm — No Comments

PPE

Anyone know of sites with actual user reviews & not just co. sponsored marketing?

Added by mojoe on August 28, 2008 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Hurricane Gustav...

For those of you along the Gulf Coast, or those who have interests thereof, all eyes should be on Gustav.

There are several sites that work well with keeping tabs on the latest. weatherunderground.com is great, especially for checking out the latest computer models. Another model to keep tabs on weather related issues is http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.php. Of course you all know about Weather.com as well as keeping abreast of your local weather channels.



As of the… Continue

Added by Dawn Rodriguez on August 27, 2008 at 3:33pm — No Comments

I hope this work be a great networking system

I am hoping this will enable many people to be part of a safety networking system.

Added by Dawn Rodriguez on August 27, 2008 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Safety on a Shoe string

Free safety websites are great. My first impressions for this one is" SWEET". Looks like lots of cool stuff. Free resources are great when you operate on a very small safety budget.

Added by Troy Taylor on August 27, 2008 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Mankinds first tool, the hand of course. Hand Safety

Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hands are so important because of their utility. They provide us with the dexterity needed to perform most daily activities. In fact, hands, as tools, are so versatile and can perform many intricate functions more than any single known tool developed by mankind.



Hand injuries account for 80% of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job.

There are many… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on August 27, 2008 at 11:03am — No Comments

Safety is HOT.

I'm so excited about this community taking off - I really want to see it succeed. But there's only so much I can contribute personally to a safety community, since I work at a desk 9 to 5 and my biggest safety concern at work is not getting paper cuts. However, in my free time after work and on weekends, I am all about personal protective equipment and safety. Can you guess why?

That's right, because I ride. Two years ago, after being an… Continue

Added by Lara Kretler on August 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Utility Safety Professionals to Meet in Salt Lake

Hi!



I wanted to let everyone know that the Fall 2008 iP Safety Conference & Expo will be held November 11-13 in Salt Lake City. The conference offers 20+ seminars in three different tracks, 8-hour pre-conference workshops, exhibitors, numerous networking opportunities and much, much more!



The event is sponsored by Incident Prevention, the leading safety and training publication serving utilities, municipalities, communication providers and contractors.



For… Continue

Added by Kate on August 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ansell iPhone Sweepstakes

Enter the Ansell iPhone Sweepstakes to win a brand new iPhone 3G!



To enter, visit www.safetycommunity.com, become a member, upload your photo, post two original blog posts to your membership page, and complete the… Continue

Added by Safety Community on August 15, 2008 at 12:30am — 16 Comments

Beware of the Tiger

This is a safety article i wrote for my company and should be published this fall in a Telecommunications Cooperative Magazine. Hope you all can relate and use it with your employees to beware of the tiger.



"Safety rules are a nuisance. They restrict you from doing what you want to do the way you want to do it." "The person who wrote safety rules must have been an old fuddy-duddy who couldn't stand to see people having fun!" "



What you just read or what you might think… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on August 13, 2008 at 2:53pm — 7 Comments

Ansell iPhone Entry Form

Please fill out the form located here to be officially entered in the Ansell iPhone Sweepstakes.

Good luck!

Added by Safety Community on August 13, 2008 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Life Changing KC Innovation in Safety

Great Safety Champions in Business and Unions impact our lives. Probably the best and most exciting innovation that I have seen was in Kansas City in the auto sector.



The new concept came as a result of a death of a young man hit by forklift. Both management and union members joined forces to find a solution. A magnetic track was created that allowed car products to be carried from the plant floor to the truck bays.

There was an immediate elimination of the forklifts. The air… Continue

Added by Rob Ellis on August 7, 2008 at 11:43pm — No Comments

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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???

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