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August 2011 Blog Posts (9)

PEC Safeland Training

With new requirements and certifications required for PEC Safeland Training. If you, your company or anyone that you know that works in Oil and Gas that require this certification. Please let me know. I am working with Griggs Safety from Texas and can get you the certification training you need. Meets APR RP T-1 and RP 75 safety awareness requirements.

Von at
griggssafety2000@yahoo.com
or
469-867-4250

Added by Ken Oswald on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

User Input Drives Ansell’s New Trade-Specific Construction Glove Line

Ansell, the global leader in hand protection, introduces a new line of construction gloves specifically designed for the unique needs of construction trades.

Each construction trade is different and so are the hand protection needs of professionals in the field. Ansell, the world leader in hand protection, is now introducing a line of gloves designed specifically for the unique needs of construction trades –…

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Added by Safety Community on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Silo Safety Protocol: 7 Steps to Safety

Added by Jack Guimon on August 25, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

OSHA issues hazard alerts on dangers of worker engulfment and suffocation in grain bins

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Hazard Alert and an illustrated hazard wallet card explaining the dangers of working inside grain storage bins. Grain handling is a high hazard industry where workers can be exposed to serious and life threatening hazards such as suffocation from engulfment and entrapment, fires and… Continue

Added by Henry Wilter on August 22, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Report of Fatal Truck Accidents

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a new report on fatal truck accidents in 2008 (last year data was available). A few highlights:

 

There were 4352 trucks involved in fatal accidents

February had the highest number of accidents (402), March had the fewest (297).

Almost 2/3 occur in rural areas in daylight.

85% occur in dry weather conditions.

29%…

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Added by Dave Skaggs on August 19, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

Harvest Moon

Due east of the mighty Mississippi River, a serene July night consumed the sullied goldenrod fields of Mt. Carroll, IL. as two lifeless teenage boys were pulled from a stainless steel Illinois grain bin. They were Wyatt Whitebread, 14 and Alejandro Pacas, 19.

According to OSHA reports, the two boys were “walking-down-the-corn”, creating flow for grain emptying machinery, when the kernels suddenly assumed the nature of quicksand below Wyatt’s feet. The 8th grader began…

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Added by Jack Guimon on August 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Yet Another Newsletter

Download newsletter here!We like to be a little bit controversial and strive for risk management radicalism. The feature articles in this issue are:



• Macondo: Lots of Analysis, Finally Some Action? – Has anything really changed as a result of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe?

• Pain Threshold – Every organization has one, including yours.



I hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. Feel…

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Added by Norman Ritchie on August 12, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Safer by FARR: Peek-a-Boo! I See You!

Peek-a-boo may be one of the first games your workers remember playing as a child, which is a good thing, because we all need to get the picture regarding the critical importance of eye safety. The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devotes many resources to teaching children the importance of protecting their eyes."See All You Can See" is their website (http://isee.nei.nih.gov/) that gathers many…

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Added by Sal Campos on August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New ACLS Guidelines Launched in 2011

When it comes to saving lives, efficiency is key. In order to make sure that protocols for life-saving procedures are up to date, the American Heart Association evaluates existing guidelines and examines available research every five years in order to determine whether changes need to be made.

The most recent updates for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), basic life support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were announced in late…

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Added by Crystal Thomas on August 2, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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