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September 2011 Blog Posts (12)

11th Anniversary of the Death of John Petropoulos

11 years ago today, Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos died in the line of duty. He was investigating a break & enter call at a warehouse when he fell through a false ceiling. A safety railing would have saved his life. Today we're thinking about John and the loved ones he left behind and asking you to consider this question: Is your workplace safe for everyone?

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on September 29, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

OSHA Training in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Riverside, California

Easy Safety School is the premiere provider of on-site Cal/OSHA 10 and 30 hour training classes in California.  Thanks to our partnership with the best local California trainers, we can now offer on-site training within 300 miles of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Inland Empire and Riverside, CA.  Our on-site training courses are affordable, convenient and fun.  Please… Continue

Added by Henry Wilter on September 27, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Formaldehyde Hazards with Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution and Brasil Cacau Cadiveu

OSHA has updated with hazard alert to hair salon owners after new agency investigations, an FDA warning and incorrect material safety data sheets were sent to hair salons.  The products under question are the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution and Brasil Cacau Cadiveu which can release high amounts of formaldehyde during normal use.  As always, we recommend safety training to help…

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Added by Henry Wilter on September 27, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Online health and safety training - very cheap - start right away! :)



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Do you feel you lack health and safety awareness? Do you feel you don't want to be responsible for your workers accidents or even fatalities with serious consequences? Is your business taking a down turn because of…

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Added by Katie Sowinska on September 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The All Hazards Training Center's OSHA Safety Training Capabilities

Forty years have passed since OSHA's establishment and it is now viewed as part of the tangle of requirements, regulations and standards that businesses must navigate to bring their products or services to the market. The question is : "How effective has OSHA been in reducing workplace accidents and injuries?"

The US Department of Labor posts annual numbers for work-related health incidents, reviewing the preceding year. The 2008 numbers, at the Bureau of Labor Statistic's website,…

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Added by Robert Perry on September 22, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

New Nail Gun Injury Prevention Document

Nail gun related injuries are incredibly common -- accounting for +/- 37,000 visits to the emergency room last year.  In an attempt to reduce this number, a new document from NIOSH and OSHA has been released which targets nail gun safety in the workplace.  Read the full article below...



Download the Nail Gun…

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Added by Henry Wilter on September 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Workplace Violence directive to prevent and identify potential risks.

Get OSHA 30 hour training online at Easy Safety School -- OSHA's new directive will establish uniform procedures for responding to complaints and incidents of violence in the workplace.  Also, inspections will be help for industries that are at high risk of work related violence.  These include social service work, healthcare and late-night retail…

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Added by Henry Wilter on September 20, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Best of the Week

Every Friday we pass on a few articles, pictures, videos, infographics, etc. we enjoyed throughout the week in a “Best of the Week” post. Have a great weekend, all! Study: Workplace Fatigue Common, Costly

From: EHS Today

This study analyzed the relationship between health and productivity. The results are not surprising - nearly 40% of American workers experience fatigue,…

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Added by Matt Middlesworth on September 16, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

OSHA's Site Specific Targeting Program

This year the minimum number of employees required to warrant an inspection under the SST program has decreased from 40 to 20.  OSHA will also be evaluating the program's effectiveness and impact on future compliance issues and OSHA standards.  Here is the article:

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational…

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Added by Henry Wilter on September 12, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Three Reasons to Take Your PALS Course Online

Today, online learning options are available in nearly every field of study – and healthcare certification is no exception. Professionals looking to earn pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification or PALS recertification have the option of taking their PALS courses online. Before you decide whether or not…

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Added by Rebecca Howard on September 9, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Fall Protection Safety Harness - Selecting the Right Equipment

Selecting the correct safety harness can be rather confusing at times.  With the number of options that area available how do you decide which harness is the right harness.  We've tried to simply the process and put together a quick buyer's guide on the subject of safety harnesses.   Take a look at the link below and let us know what you think.

 

Safety Harness…

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Added by Chris Pollock on September 7, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

OSHA’s New Video: Fatal Fall Prevention in Residential Construction

OSHA has just released a new residential fall protection slide presentation video for the residential construction industry to help employers comply with the requirements of their new fall protection standard. The presentation explains techniques as well as safety methods for preventing injuries and deaths from falls that are currently being implemented by employers during the various stages of construction. To view the video, please click… Continue

Added by HUGSAFETY on September 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — 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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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

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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

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FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASSES 21 Replies

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

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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

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