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October 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Vote for Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign online

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund's Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign aims to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities and promote traffic and workplace safety for emergency service workers, including police, fire and EMS personnel.



The campaign is creating a culture where safety for emergency service workers - who may have to attend the premises in an emergency - is an integral aspect of every workplace.



The campaign includes a 10-minute safety video, as well as print,… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 29, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Halloween Safety

Parents of trick-or-treating kids can get so caught up in the fun themselves that they might forget some simple safety ideas that could keep everyone out of trouble. Having a fun and safe Halloween will make it all worth while!

Kids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they'll have for…

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Added by Ken Oswald on October 26, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

FAQ: Our dust collection system handles a very fine dust and is having problems with dusting and emissions. What can I do to fix this problem?

The most obvious fix is to upgrade to a filtration media with higher efficiency. There are many good choices available, and a reputable filter supplier should be willing to guarantee in writing that the maximum emissions rate will fall below threshold limits established by OSHA or EPA for the… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on October 25, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

OSHA's command-and-control approach to noise reduction

OSHA has announced that it's lowering the boom on workplace noise, requiring employers to implement administrative or engineering controls if they can afford them. It will interpret "feasible" in the noise regs for general industry and construction to mean "can be done," and cite companies even if they have hearing conservation programs in place.

OSHA currently hasn't been citing companies for lack of controls if the controls would be more expensive than a hearing conservation…

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Added by Dan Shipp on October 20, 2010 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

OSHA changes in the way the 10 and 30 hr classes re conducted.

Outside of the changes in the amount of days allowed to teach the 10 (2) and 30 (40) hour classes. What other changes were made to how you instruct these classes from a year ago. My boss seems to think that there were no changes. I recently completed the OSHA 500 but am unaware of the changes that had occured and the impact it has on teaching the class. I would appreciate your help

Added by joseph peterson on October 18, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

List of Health, Safety and First Aid Pages on Facebook

I did some research this morning and created a blog post at Health and Safety Source listing the most prominent and read-worthy pages concerning health, safety and first aid. Take a gander and leave a comment if you want your FB page included in this list and I will edit the post and add you. I have promoted this blog post heavily on social networking sites, so you will want to be included if you are in our niche.

Added by Health and Safety Source on October 11, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

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Added by Earl Woodland on October 11, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Cartridge Dust Collectors Slash Emissions, Save Water and Energy for Major Mine

Controlling the high levels of dust generated in crushing operations to meet stringent permitting requirements is a difficult challenge for mining engineers. At one U.S. copper mine, the use of a cartridge-style dry dust collection system has reduced emissions to a level of only 0.00037 grains/dry… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

OSHA 10 Important Changes





The OSHA 10 training program (also known as the OSHA Outreach Training) is the single most popular course for safety training in the US. This course is mandated in a number of states and over 1.6 million students have been trained over the past three years. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete the required training to teach this course, and students who complete the course receive an OSHA 10 hour card as proof of their completion.



In the past, the OSHA 10 course has been… Continue

Added by Peter Altuch on October 8, 2010 at 10:45am — 4 Comments

Crane Standard

Does anyone have a good grasp on the changes on the crane standard?

Added by Ken Tabony on October 8, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Newsletter Available Containing Useful Advice

The Fall / Autumn 2010 issue of the vPSI Newsletter "H-E-A-R Say" has just been published and can be downloaded here:





http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.html…



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Added by Norman Ritchie on October 7, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

FAQ: What are the ATEX requirements for industrial dust collection?

ATEX is short for the French term ATompheres EXplosibles in the title of the 94/9/EC directive. ATEX is related to dust collection by providing guidelines for equipment and electrical components used in different levels of explosive environments. ATEX provides guidelines for end users or workplaces… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on October 4, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Guide to Eye and Face Protection

Uvex by Sperian has recently created a Culture of Safety section on their website to support safety proffesionals. One great resource is the The Guide to Eye and Face Protection which can be downloaded here. The blog section also features relevant articles focused on Eye and Face protection news and…

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Added by Andrai Whitted on October 1, 2010 at 9:57am — 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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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

Tags: electric, osha, air, door, interlocked

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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

Tags: Webinar, Training, 2011, OSHA, compliance

Started by admin. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

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

Started by Lorenzo Miguel. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

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