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JPMF recognizes International Day of Mourning

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) is urging everyone to reflect on the importance of workplace safety during the International Day of Mourning on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009.



“The International Day of Mourning is an important reminder to all of us to pause and remember the workers who have died on the job or passed away due to work-related illnesses. It’s also an important time to think about all those people who have been injured on the job - and take a… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 28, 2009 at 1:55am — No Comments

How Flu Spreads

The main way that influenza viruses are thought to spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. This can happen when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled through the air and deposited on the mouth or nose of people nearby. Influenza viruses may also be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets on another person or an object and then touches their own mouth or nose (or someone else’s mouth or nose) before washing their… Continue

Added by John Miley on April 27, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Who is Responsible for Safety?

There are two causes of accidents: unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. A couple of posts last week dealt with unsafe conditions that made the news. Nine out of ten accidents are the result of unsafe acts, though not always by the person immediately involved in the mishap. Today we'll deal with a common occurrence - unsafe acts by employees.



When it comes right down to it, the employee is ultimately responsible for their own safety. Why then, do employees make the choice to do unsafe… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 27, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

How's Work?

Hello Folks, here in So Cal work is starting to pick up! In the last three weeks we have picked up one grading job and three pipeline jobs. The bad side is that we are not making much of a profit do to the economy (Very Competitive) cut throat!
My questions to you folks, are you starting to see light at the end of the tunnel?? And if so what type of work are you seeing?

Be Good Humans!
Ray

Added by Ray Butler on April 24, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

OSHA may (finally) get teeth.

From: the Las Vegas Sun





WASHINGTON -- House Democrats today introduced a sweeping bill to beef up worker protections laws under the Occupational Safety and Health Act that lawmakers believe have been too lax...The Protecting America’s Workers Act would stiffen fines for violations of workplace safety law and create a new felony…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Training Thoughts

Originally posted 4/23/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



From: The Las Vegas Sun





Washington — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Tuesday that the top priorities of her department are hiring investigators and enforcing regulations on worker safety…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fire Safety in the Workplace

Originally posted 4/22/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



As far as possible, a company should take proactive approaches to prevent fire. An active, committed safety committee is one of the foundations for this approach. Extensive training, both through formal methods, and informal tool time talks, not only in fire safety, but also in proper equipment use are the keys. Diligence in separating materials and… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Safety Suggestion Program

Originally posted 4/20/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



All employees want to stay safe. The best safety management programs encourages employee involvement at all levels. Once training is done, there must be a system in place to allow employees to contribute to their own safety and health. On too many factory floors, employees worry their suggestions will fall on deaf ears, or worse bring that employee… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Jail Time for OSHA Violations

Originally posted 4/21/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



From: lehighvalleylive.com

"Former Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. plant manager John Prisque was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy that created unsafe working conditions,…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Introduction to Ergonomics on the Production Floor

Originally posted 4/19/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most common types of injuries in the workplace. The objective of an ergonomics program is to identify, evaluate, and fix the work areas, tools and job tasks that cause those injuries. Ideally ergonomics is a team-based approach that strives to better fit the tools, tasks and the workspace to the employee instead of… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Corporate Complacency Toward Safety Programs

Originally posted 4/18/09 here: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Companies, especially as the economy gets tighter, look for ways to save money. In far too many companies, safety training and compliance is still viewed as costly federal mandates, rather than a program with significant proven bottom-line savings. Both company management and the safety department itself have become complacent in the proper running of an… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Safety Phoenix

I started a blog at: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/. Please check it out. Today, I will transfer the current posts from there to here, and will cross post from here on out.

Pam

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Powered Housekeeping Cart eliminates strains and pains from pushing heavy housekeeping cleaning and linen carts in hotels, resorts and casinos.

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a walk behind

self-propelled, battery powered housekeeping cart that transports cleaning and linen supplies used for housekeeping in the hospitality industry. The

Powered Housekeeping Cart is motorized for moving supplies used for daily duties in hospitality and hospital environments, eliminating the manual pushing of these heavy supplies and linens,… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

New Motorized Retrofit Cart Kit eliminates strains and pains from pushing heavy lumber, window, door, waste hoppers, bar stock, or extrusion carts.

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a new

motorized retrofit cart kit that can be adapted and mounted to almost any cart, including heavy lumber, window, door, waste hoppers, bar stock, or extrusion carts in manufacturing and distribution environments. The kit is designed to enhance and improve the sizable investment that companies have made in purchasing their current carts while eliminating the possible injury from manually pushing… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments

New Powered Dirty Linen Cart eliminates strains and pains from pushing heavy soiled or dirty linens in hospitals, hotels, resorts, and casinos.

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a walk behind

self-propelled, battery powered linen cart that transports dirty and soiled linens used for housekeeping in the hospital and hospitality industry. The P

owered Linen Cart is motorized for moving soiled linens used for daily duties in hospitality and hospital environments, eliminating the manual pushing of these heavy dirty linens, especially… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

New Motorized Clean Linen Wire Cart eliminates strains and pains from pushing heavy clean linen and supply carts in hospitals, hotels, resorts, and casinos.

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a

motorized clean linen wire cart that transports clean linens used for housekeeping in the hospital and hospitality industry. The

Motorized Linen Cart eliminates the manual pushing of heavy clean linen carts, especially where carpeting makes them difficult to push. The… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 2:58pm — No Comments

New Waste Container Puller eliminates costly worker's compensation claims

DJ Product’s WasteCaddyLite

waste container puller is specifically designed to pull heavy waste containers to pick up or processing locations and it significantly decreases the risk of injury to employees or property managers. Pushing heavy containers is a high risk activity for property managers and often requires several employees working together to get waste or recycling containers from one point to another. DJ… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

New CartCaddyHD Chain Drive Cart Mover pulls and pushes loads up to 50,000 lbs.

DJProducts, Inc. is the world leader in providing

battery-powered carts and cart movers to the manufacturing, hospital, and retail industries. They provide solutions that eliminate the pains and strains associated with manually pushing

heavy carts and wheeled equipment, or are less costly, smaller, and more maneuverable then… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 22, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

JPMF Sponsorship Opportunities

Whether you'd like to be involved in a Calgary Stampede BBQ, a charity golf tournament or a workplace safety video, the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund has several sponsorship opportunities available for upcoming events and projects.



Click the following links to find out more about how you can get involved:



- JPMF Calgary Stampede BBQ, July 4th



-… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 22, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

"There Should Be A Law Against That."

I'm new at this so, I can't say that I've looked at enough of the messages, blogs and so on to have seen my topic yet. However, I would like to comment on Commuting to and from Work. I'm sure you all have heard the phrase, "there should be a law against that." We allow children and adults to stand on the sidewalk at busy intersections, with signs begging your attention at a time and place that is proven to be the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. "Intersections" This bewilders me!

Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on April 20, 2009 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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