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October 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Showing the value of safety

Selling safety



As safety professionals part of our job is selling safety and safety can be hard to sell. Most companies know that they have to have a safety program, but many do not see its real value. That’s where we come in. Showing management what the return on investment value or potential value of a progressive safety program is. It can be hard to show someone the value of preventing something that may or may not happen. It means finding a way to make the intangible, tangible.… Continue

Added by James W Busby, CSP, CHMM, OHST. on October 25, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

19 years ago today...

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on the 23rd October 1989 Phillips’ 66 chemical complex at Pasadena, near Houston (USA) experienced a chemical release on the polyethylene plant. A flammable vapor cloud formed which subsequently ignited resulting in a massive vapor cloud explosion. Following this initial explosion there was a series of further explosions and fires.



The consequences of the explosions resulted in 23 fatalities and between 130 – 300 people were injured. Extensive damage to the… Continue

Added by Matt Blake on October 23, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Company Info

Storefront Door Service, Inc.

www.ca.local.yahoo.biz/storefrontdoorserviceinc



Ph: 510-651-4500

Toll Free: 1-800-872-3667

Fax: 510-226-0607



42329 Osgood Rd Ste D

Fremont, CA 94539





Business Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday



Type of Service: Repairs and installations of glass and aluminum doors



Repairs and installations of hollow metal steel doors



Repairs and installations of automatic… Continue

Added by Storefront Door Service, Inc. on October 22, 2008 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Safety Awareness Bulletin 08-44, "Miller Welding Machine Lifting Eye Recall"

SAB 08-44 Miller Welding Machine Lifting Eye Recall.pdf Please review this awareness bulletin. This may impact your job site. Safety Matt

Added by Matt Blake on October 21, 2008 at 5:05pm — No Comments

NFPA Hazmat standards adpoted by DHS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has adopted two additional NFPA standards for first responders: NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and NFPA 473, Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.



"When called, firefighters respond. If the past is our guide to the future, we know firefighters will be among the first called to respond to… Continue

Added by Jay R. Barninger on October 21, 2008 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Flu Vaccinations

As the Flu Season is just around the corner don't forget to set up vaccinations for your employees!

Added by Al Hawke on October 16, 2008 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Blended Safety & Environmental Training Solution

Since 1984, more than 250,000 training professionals have relied on Coastal’s innovative employee development programs to boost productivity, improve profitability, and save lives! From customizable e-learning solutions to award-winning DVDs, videos, and print products, trainers like you can count on Coastal to deliver compelling, consistent content in the formats that best suit your diverse training needs. Training the Global Workforce With… Continue

Added by Carmela Sanchez on October 14, 2008 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Fall protection

If anyone out there has heavier workers you should make sure that there fall protection is properly tested. The ANSI standard only covers fall protection for employees that weight 310 lbs with any equipment, such as tool belts. Most of the time this not an issue, but it does not mean it doesn't come up. Extra care has to be taken when fitting heavier workers to make sure the harness does not encroach on the neck or cut off circulation to the legs. Consideration for the amount of time the… Continue

Added by James W Busby, CSP, CHMM, OHST. on October 9, 2008 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

New Video! Workplace Eye Protection - PPE





According to OSHA, 90% of eye injuries can be prevented through the use of proper protective eyewear



What contributes to eye injuries at work?



Not wearing eye protection. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly three out of every five workers injured were not wearing eye protection at the time of the incident.



Wearing the wrong kind of eye protection for the job. About 40 percent of the injured workers were wearing some… Continue

Added by John Miley on October 8, 2008 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Our Youth at Work Event Impacts Future Leaders

The hunger for safety knowledge just seems to be growing from all sectors. Our focus has been to build a bridge between present day CEOs and Presidents with future leaders. In large assemblies at colleges, high schools and communities we discuss issues such as Recognizing a Safety Champion. Parents and students interact with politicians, union leaders and corporate decision makers with over 100 questions. The media interviews the Champions from the community and school staff.



Some of… Continue

Added by Rob Ellis on October 2, 2008 at 5:57pm — No Comments

OSHA May Wield a Bigger Club

OSHA has proposed amendments that will allow it to make a greater impact on companies that do not follow PPE standards. Employers may be cited and penalized on a per employee basis for:

-- Failing to provide proper PPE
-- Failing to supply the information and training needed to ensure proper use

Added by marsha hall on October 2, 2008 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

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