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September 2008 Blog Posts (22)

Rising Gas Prices and Your Training Budget

We’ve all become way too familiar with the need to adapt to rising gas prices: We’re driving less and staying home more. We’re also using the Internet more to get things done. Studies show that there has been an increase of 20%-30% in online training, ranging from colleges across the country to companies that need to provide quarterly training to employees.



Online training is a win-win option. College campuses are saving money by offering classes online because they can avoid… Continue

Added by stan hebert on September 26, 2008 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Make your own Safety Sign

Check out this cool site where you can make your own personalized warning sign and then save it as a JPG to use in company emails, flyers, etc.

What do you think?!

Added by Lara Kretler on September 18, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

One Born Every Minute

The Internet has created a new economy, and with it, a whole breed of Internet entrepreneurs. Just like in real life though, we need to be careful according to the author of "Internet Sees One Born Every Minute."



U.S. consumers alone spent $33 billion online last year, she noted. To get in on the action, all we need to know is how to use a keyboard and a mouse. We shouldn’t…
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Added by Jay Fraser on September 14, 2008 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Beware Of Scam Artists

Beware Of Scam Artists

Release Date: December 19, 2007

Release Number: 1732-013







MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Watch out for scam artists. This is the warning from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued to residents who are in the process of repairing their homes from the August storms.



"Unfortunately, after a disaster, scam artists often try to… Continue

Added by John Miley on September 12, 2008 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Tracking Hurricane Ike

Living along the gulf coast has put me in a network with many wonderful people. Additionally, as you live on the gulf coast, you learn to become a amateur meteorologist; with that you acquire numerous websites that help track storms. Recently someone provided this website to me. As the Safety "czar" for my company, I have to watch out for not only my family, but my work family as well. I have found http://www.stormpulse.com/fullscreen/current to be a very beneficial, interactive website. It's… Continue

Added by Dawn Rodriguez on September 11, 2008 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Electrical Safety for Construction Site Workers

The first steps in eliminating and controlling electrical hazards in construction sites are to provide proper training and PPE to affected employees. Ground fault electrical shock is the most common electrical hazard in construction sites. With appropriate grounding, you protect both employees and electrical equipment.

Added by John Miley on September 10, 2008 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

Safety Training

What is the best safety related training that you have attended? Why was it the best??

Added by Steven Addington, CSP on September 10, 2008 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Biggest Safety Challenge

What is your biggest challenge in the safety area?

Added by Steven Addington, CSP on September 10, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Culture Change

How are you changing the safety culture of your site?

Added by Steven Addington, CSP on September 10, 2008 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Re: Thanks for the notifications but I know you have a new price list every week

Is anyone else annoyed by the constant price changes in the market? I can't keep up!


- Missy

Added by Missy Stewart on September 10, 2008 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Best - Showa Dyneema 540D Gloves

These may quite possibly be the best gloves I have ever put on my hands.

I just wish that they could make the sleeves to do the same... but they wont coat correctly. Ah well.


- Missy

Added by Missy Stewart on September 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Multi Employer Jobsites

Should the GC or Prime be held responsible for Jobsite Safety?

Added by Kathy Coffey on September 10, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Networking

Hello safety community!



This seems like a great way to network. If anyone has any questions about MSC Industrial Supply or would like one of our catalogs, I would be glad to help. We are a world-class distributor of metalworking and MRO supplies. We have over 550,000 items in stock and maintain a 99% fill rate on orders shipped from our fulfillment centers. If anyone would like more information about us, please feel free to contact me at 801-904-1921 or email me at… Continue

Added by Connie C. Cottrell on September 10, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

Good morning!

It's nice to be here. I am an inside sales associate for MSC Industrial Supply in Salt Lake City, UT. We are a world-class distributor of metalworking and MRO products.

I look forward to talking with new people and making new contacts in the safety industry.

Connie Cottrell
MSC Industrial Supply
Murray, UT
801-904-1921
801-904-1919 fax

Added by Connie C. Cottrell on September 10, 2008 at 10:48am — No Comments

A good resource...

http://www.toolboxtopics.com/

Added by Safety Trainer on September 8, 2008 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

KSC

I can't tell you how much my degree from KSC has helped me in my career. If you want a career in safety, this is a great place to get your education.

Added by Safety Trainer on September 8, 2008 at 11:09am — No Comments

2008 Data Breaches Surpass 2007 Levels

The number of reported data breaches in the United States has already surpassed 2007's total; more states now require breach reporting; experts also say that the development of SQL injections made breaches much easier



According to a report the Identify Theft Resource Center, this dramatic increase in breaches is somewhat attributable to changes in state's rules about mandatory reporting (more than 40 states… Continue

Added by Jay Fraser on September 5, 2008 at 11:39am — No Comments

Safety Glasses

I have noticed a lot of people wearing prescription glasses thinking they meet the requirments for industrial safety glasses and have no clue as to how to assess whether they are industrial safety glasses or not!!! Has anyone else come across this?

Added by Powell T. Stevenson on September 4, 2008 at 3:21pm — 8 Comments

Fall Protection

Over the past several months I have encountered people wearing fall protection who have no clue about what they are doing. Most common is someone up 12 feet and tied off at their fett. They are 5'11'' or better with a 6 foot lanyard!!!
Has anyone else come across this?

Added by Powell T. Stevenson on September 4, 2008 at 2:35pm — 4 Comments

Videos and anecdotes

I've talked before in discussions about the use of silly, funny videos before, during, and after training to keep the associates entertained and also drive future training. If you would like to see some copies of videos that I use, email me at jbeck@srob.com and I'll share them. I'm sure many of you have seen and used them as well. Maybe you have some I don't. Let's make each other laugh.

Added by Jason A Beck on September 2, 2008 at 7:52pm — No Comments

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