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Over 17,000 combustible dust related fires (1980-2005) USA

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Added by John Astad on November 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director

Beth Slavet, the former chariman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, has been selected for the position of Whistleblower Protection Program Director. Slavet has over 30 years experience working with whistleblower enforcement. Here is the full press release from OSHA:

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels…

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Added by Henry Wilter on November 27, 2012 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Error in OSHA Combustible Dust; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Reviewing the OSHA advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) creates quite a concern. For example, "For the purposes of this notice, the term "combustible dust" includes all combustible particulate solids of any size, shape, or chemical composition that could present a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or other oxidizing medium"



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Added by John Astad on November 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

OSHA NEP Conflicting with Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response

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Added by John Astad on November 26, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Combustible Dust Fires, NFPA 1620 Standard for Pre-Incident Planning,

Currently combustible dust is not recognized in NFPA 1620 Standard for Pre-Incident Planning, Chapter 8 as a special hazard.  Firefighters must conduct a pre-incident plan at high-hazard occupancies that process and handle combustible dust so as minimize the…

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Added by John Astad on November 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ignoring Combustible Dust Fires Results in Belarus Catastrophe

The October 25, 2010 catastrophic dust explosion at the…

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Added by John Astad on November 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Firefighter Injuries Unacceptable Combating Combustible Dust Related Fires

Recent firefighter injuries such as fighting a combustible dust related fire at plastics material and resin manufacturing are unacceptable. This brings back dark memories of the 1993 fire and catastrophic dust explosion at a wood fiber facility in Langerak, Netherlands resulting in 2…

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Added by John Astad on November 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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Thank you

Ken



Thanksgiving Safety tips



Time is getting closer, Just a week away now. Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkeys, yet very few people take the time to learn how to handle them properly. Any poultry needs special attention when handling. Thawing a frozen turkey the proper way is important to the safety of your family.

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Added by Ken Oswald on November 15, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Reflective Tape Benefits

Reflective tapes are also termed as safety tapes. Reflective tapes are used to enhance safety aspects. They are used at various locations including manufacturing industries, process industries, public buildings and garments. These tapes have the unique quality to reflect the light that…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 14, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments

NIOSH Accident Report Catastrophic Coal Storage Silo Explosion

"Do not use water or traditional fire fighting foam; however, micelle encapsulator fire extinguishing agent, such as F-500, should be used. NFPA 1620, Standard for Pre-Incident Planning can be used to establish a pre-incident plan for silos within their jurisdiction so as to minimize the risk to emergency responders"…

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Added by John Astad on November 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Turkey Fryer Safety Awareness

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*** Safety Alert Bulletin ***

Turkey Fryers Can Be Dangerous!

TURKEY FRYER SAFETY AND AWARENESS TIPS

Many say that the quality is increased when you use a turkey fryer and at the proper temperature the taste is locked within the turkey, making sure every bite is succulent, juicy, and bursting with flavor. One turkey fryer advantage is that they are not just for Thanksgiving anymore.… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on November 14, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week Awareness

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*** Health and Safety Alert Bulletin ***

Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer



November 12-18, 2012 is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option.

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Added by Ken Oswald on November 12, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

ISQEM New Directors

ISQEM will be updating their website with details of newly appointed Directors within the next 2 weeks. Please visit our site and see who the new Directors of ISQEM are and where they are located. We are sure that they will all contribute to ISQEM future success as a free professional membership association

http://www.isqem.com

Added by Wayne Harris on November 11, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

1.2 Million Uses Since February and Now iAuditor 2.0 is Twice as Good

Workplace auditing has been revolutionised by mobile technology, and iAuditor, with its ability for collaboration across industries is at the forefront of this change.

Since it’s initial release in February 2012, the mobile App iAuditor, by SafetyCulture Australia, has been used to conduct over 1,000,000 audits.…



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Added by Blake Pelling on November 8, 2012 at 11:38pm — No Comments

The Importance of Pipe Marking!

Today the awareness to maintain safety from hazardous materials has led to a revolution in pipe marking. The fact that most residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional outlets have pipes installed in them and in most cases they…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 8, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Floor Tape in the Warehouse

One of the places in an industry where a large portion of a day’s activity takes place is the warehouse. A number of heavy duty machinery is moved from one place to another, huge containers are transported, a continuous flow of people enter and exit the warehouse…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 5, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Tips To Maintain Safety in the Work Place

For all businesses to prosper, it is necessary that the work place is made safe and secure for all. Both the employers as well as the employees gain from maintaining a safe work place. For the employers legal expenses are drastically…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Floor Signs Will Make Your Workplace More Secure

The floor is one of the most ignored parts of the industrial building and yet workplace safety experts recognize that it is the most appropriate for safety signs. Most of the accidents that occur within an industrial setting arise from…

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Added by Tony Ferraro on November 2, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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