According to a new survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89 percent of safety professionals polled at the 2008 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress have observed workers failing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been. "We find it disheartening that people continue to put themselves at risk by failing to wear PPE when undertaking hazardous tasks," said Randy Kates, general manager of the safety business for Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Despite… Continue
Comprehensively training your employees gives your company an edge in today’s competitive market. Online training and e-learning are providing more and more companies with the opportunity to train their employees more effectively and efficiently. Online training allows companies to thoroughly train their employees in engaging and interactive manner, and elearning provides the flexibility that is needed in today’s rapidly growing workforce. Online…Continue
Any good business knows how to make money. But any good employer knows the important role employees play in their business. They perfectly understand that one of their top priorities is keeping their workplace safe for their employees. After all, there’s nothing like taking a huge blow when one or more of their employees get literally hurt. Whether your business is a construction company, a hospital, or a law firm, part of your management responsibility is providing a safe and healthy workplace… Continue
We all know cut protection is important - or there wouldn't be so many hand and finger injuries. But how do we get employees to wear gloves? Heck, often I can't even get my husband to wear gloves when he's working with wood and power tools. It's so frustrating! He knows he should but on some level he still feels it's "easier" not to. I'm working on him.
In the meantime, here's a fun game designed by Ansell to educate people on why wearing… Continue
Added by Lara Kretler on November 19, 2008 at 10:06am —
Ansell provides several designs of Knitted Products that protect you from as little as dirty hands to a high level of cut resistance in Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema, etc. I would love to help you find the correct hand & forearm protection. If you have questions or inquiries, let me help you...I look forward to hearing from you. D'Lynn
Added by D'Lynn on November 14, 2008 at 11:13am —
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
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 —
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
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
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
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.
We’ve all become way too familiar with the need to adapt to rising gas prices: We’re driving less and staying home more. We’re also using the Internet more to get things done. Studies show that there has been an increase of 20%-30% in online training, ranging from colleges across the country to companies that need to provide quarterly training to employees.
Online training is a win-win option. College campuses are saving money by offering classes online because they can avoid… Continue
Added by stan hebert on September 26, 2008 at 4:06pm —
Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue
I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue
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What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue