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National Return to Work Week – Part 3 -- JAN

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com.

The Tuesday webcasts for National Return to Work Week were all very good. It would be a disservice to try to include everything in a quick overview.…

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Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 13, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Summertime Safety from A to Z

Clear skies, softball games, cool water and a family vacation, all images of summer at its best. Summer also presents many safety hazards, making it a good time review.

A – ABC’s of safety, Always Be Careful with Safety Awareness, safety is in everything we do,24 hours a day, building good safety habits and awareness will help save lives, prevent injuries and yet can be fun!

B – Bees buzzing, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets all around. The best way to help keep bees away, wear… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on May 12, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

National Return to Work Week - Part 2

Cross posted from: http://http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com



The first group of webinar sessions for National Return to Work Week were a great introduction into the why a company should make the effort, perhaps even amid lay-offs, to returning an employee to some sort of productive work.



Annually, 1.1 million employees lose and average of 7 days due to their work injury. When looking at the significant costs of… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 12, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=207268317



I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.



Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

The potential for criminal convictions and increased financial penalties for… Continue

Added by Mark Dennington on May 11, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Who National Safety Apparel is!

I just wanted to give a quick overview of National Safety Apparel:



NSA is a leader in providing innovation in design and manufacturing of superior-quality protective clothing and safety apparel for electric arc exposure, high-heat environments, and glass-cutting applications.



As a major contender in the protective clothing and safety apparel industry, NSA knows how important it is to have the highest quality of products. That’s why NSA not only meets but exceeds the… Continue

Added by National Safety Apparel on May 11, 2009 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

New Side Steer Powered Cart designed for the handling of long parts and equipment



DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a new walk behind, self-propelled powered cart for material handling applications where the product or goods overhang the ends of the cart, making it impossible for the operator to safely pull or push the loads from the end of the cart. These loads are generally too heavy for one employee to manually push, making the task… Continue

Added by Amanda on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

National Return to Work Week – Part 1

Cross posted from: http://SafetyPhoenix.blogspot.com



May 10 – 16th is National Return to Work Week. This week is an opportunity for safety professionals and others involved in workers compensation and disability management to demonstrate their commitment to helping injured, disabled or ill employees stay-at-work or return-to-work. By doing so, one of the largest business expenses for a company can also be significantly… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 11, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

JPMF set to embark on Driving for Change Tour of British Columbia

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) is hitting the highway as part of a cross-B.C. tour to promote its Driving For Change public awareness campaign and to educate motorists about the province’s new rules of the road to protect emergency workers.



The JPMF, which strives to eliminate preventable workplace fatalities and… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on May 8, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Job Hazard Analysis - Introduction

Cross posted from: http://SafetyPhoenix.blogspot.com



The job hazard analysis is an important safety tool. A job hazard analysis (JHA) or job safety analysis (JSA) breaks down a worker's job into specific tasks. From there each task is broken into specific steps. Each step is then analyzed for hazards that may be present.



Since a job hazard analysis takes time, priorities must be set to determine which jobs… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 8, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.



He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall… Continue

Added by Mark Dennington on May 7, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

More on Overexertion Injuries: Repetitive Motion Injuries

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com



Repetitive motion injuries (RMI), are gradually developing injuries of soft-tissue structures such as tendons, nerves, and muscles. Repetitive motion injuries are most common in fingers, wrists, elbows, arms and shoulders. Characterized by pain and discomfort, repetitive motion injuries tend to become progressively worse over time if not treated, and may result in a… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 7, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

Eye Injuries and Protection

Cross posted from: http://SafetyPhoenix.blogspot.com



Approximately 2000 eye injuries occur everyday in the workplace (in the US). The construction Industry has one of the highest rates of injury. Common sources of injuries are from dust, metal, wood, slag, drywall, cement and other fine particles. Rebounding nails are also one of the…

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Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 6, 2009 at 8:20am — No Comments

The Four Day Work Week and Overexertion Injuries

Cross Posted From: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com



High gasoline prices last year and the economic down-turn this year are affecting both employees and businesses. Doing more with less in an already Lean environment as well as the rising costs of material and general overhead has number of businesses considering going to a four day work week. As part of this consideration, the effect on employee safety must be considered.



While survey results so far show that generally… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 5, 2009 at 7:53am — No Comments

OSHA To Look at Why Cowboys' Facility Collapsed --CNN.com

Saw this article and thought it interesting...



http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/04/cowboys.dome.collapse/index.html?eref=rss_topstories



Some initial thoughts:

--I don't know the specifics, but it looked as if the structure wasn't permanent (attached to the ground).

--If it wasn't, why not build a permanent facility (truly brick and mortar)

--How much control can… Continue

Added by MoniqueB on May 4, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

New powered tilt truck is motorized to haul heavy garbage and trash

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a motorized tilt truck that transports and maneuvers trash and waste in your facility. The motorized truck eliminates the manual pushing of heavy garbage containers and increases the efficiency of the disposal process for your business. The powered tilt truck is motorized for moving heavy trash and debris used for… Continue

Added by Amanda on May 4, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Overexertion Injuries and Lifting Requirements

Cross posted from: http://SafetyPhoenix.blogspot.com



According to Liberty Mutual's "Most Disabling Injury Report", overexertion ranks first as the leading cause of workers compensation claims costs in the workplace. This event category, which includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing, accounted for more than one-quarter of the overall national burden at 25.7 percent. In the latest data year (2006), these injuries cost businesses $12.4… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 4, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

The Safety Professional

Cross posted from http//safetyphoenix.blogspot.com



Something a bit more lighthearted is on tap this Friday. I wish everyone a safe weekend. (Note: This floated around the internet at one point. I saved it. Unfortunately, I have no idea of its original source or author.)

Sandwiched tightly between Top Brass and the teaming masses sits a wild-eyed individual madly singing…

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Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 1, 2009 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Swine Flu and Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace - Part II

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Part I dealt with things you as a safety professional can do to protect your employees in the workplace. React appropriately, with enough emphasis on the issue to let the employees know that you are on top of it, but not to the extent that you panic them further.

Part II will deal with a safety professional's role in maintaining business…

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Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

New Motorized Dump Hopper eliminates strains and pains from transporting heavy trash and debris in factories, schools and warehouses

DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a motorized dump hopper that disposes your trash and debris in your facility. The Motorized Dump Hopper eliminates the manual pushing of heavy trash containers and increases the efficiency of the disposal process for your business. The… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Swine Flu and Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace - Part I

Cross posted from http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com



With the spread of Swine Flu, a workplace must think of keeping the workplace as safe as possible, both for the employees health and to maintain the day-to-day viability of the business.



Note: As of this writing, the World Health Organization has not labeled the Swine Flue as a pandemic. However, this is the time to make sure your business continuity plan is up to… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on April 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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