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Reduce pedestrian injury in and around your workplace

According to the National Safety Council’s 2008 Injury Facts report, 70,000 pedestrians were injured and 6,100 died in motor-vehicle accidents in 2006. How could some of these injuries have been prevented? By properly labeling and identifying of hazards on and around your property.



A great way to start controlling traffic flow on your grounds is to install speed bumps. There are several varieties of speed bumps: Rubber…

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Added by Michelle Sears on February 10, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Protect the air you Breath – No Idle Zone Signs send the right message

Remember the days when the final school bell rang and you ran outside with pure joy that the day was over and you wouldn’t have to be back to school until tomorrow morning! As you opened the doors to the parking

lot you probably saw 15-30 busses with doors open ready to be filled with

students, and over 40-50 cars with parents sitting inside waving out the window

waiting for their kid to find them…ALL WITH THEIR ENGINES RUNNING!!!…



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Added by Richard Mariano on February 10, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

Watch the Game—and the Sausage

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Watch the Game—and the Sausage



By Jerry Laws

Federal food safety gurus say people throwing or attending a Super Bowl party should make sure none of the recently recalled Italian sausage or salami is on the menu for the big game.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on February 8, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

An organisation divided by a common language

When it comes to risk and safety there is common legislation, but everyone seems to have their own ’spin’ on it.

Even within a single organisation people read the same instructions and interpret them differently. It’s hardly surprising that different organisations have completely different ideas about what a complex set

of legislation and guidance actually means.

When you take the next step and take the risk and safety issues global, there’s even more diversity in the…

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Added by Malcolm Tullett on February 7, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Food and Party Safety Tips

As millions of Americans mark Super Bowl Sunday with friends and family, making it the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is offering some practical food safety tips to help prevent food borne illnesses.

A FOOTBALL FAN'S GUIDE TO FOOD SAFETY Here are some tips to help you score a "touchdown" with your Super Bowl party:



Personal Foul In food safety, this penalty occurs when the… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on February 3, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

Mitigate the Risk of Accidents due to Hazardous Energy throughout the Infrastructure

Hazardous energy is present throughout the infrastructure in many different forms of equipment within the workplace. Establishing a comprehensive Lockout/Tagout program that can handle this dangerous energy is not only mandatory in order to comply with OSHA regulations, but also a socially responsible approach that employers should take part in so as to provide employees a workplace that is free of recognized hazards.

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.147 standard, “The Control of Hazardous Energy… Continue

Added by Oliver Bojarski on February 3, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

Washing and caring for your Flame Resistant items

Specialty clothing such as Flame Resistant garments are essential to keeping workers safe in situations where electric arcs or flash fires can occur. Because these garments are so specialized they bear a higher price tag than normal clothing and do not qualify under the return/exchange policy for some companies. Once you find the perfect fit now the task at hand is to keep that garment in tip-top shape for the coming years.



Most FR garments have a life expectancy between 2-5 years… Continue

Added by G&L Clothing on February 1, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Do You Know What to do in an Emergency?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY?



How many of us are really prepared for a true emergency, whether at work or home? Accidents happen quickly, and must be addressed as soon as possible. If you witness a traffic accident, what would be the first thing you would do? The sensible thing would be to call 911 first and then try to help if at all possible. The best advice for you to follow when a co-worker, family member, or any other person is injured is to stay calm and evaluate the… Continue

Added by Pat Brownlee on January 31, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Im Baaaack!

Well after some soul searching and a lot of luck I found a new place to continue my career. After deciding to scrap renewing my contract for GE Wind I decided to spend my savings hanging out and vacationing for almost four months. Just when I thought the job search was hopless I recieved a call for an interview on a resume I tossed out there back in March of 2009. I beat out 2500 other safety pros for the job and landed back in Phoenix my serogate home town. Im working for a construction… Continue

Added by Jon Cordoba on January 29, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Safely walking on Snow and Ice

Walking Safely on Snow and Ice



Walking to and from parking lots or between buildings at work during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries that the Safety Department sees — especially during the winter months.



No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking lots or sidewalks, pedestrians will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors in the winter.… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on January 29, 2010 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Eight Days to Shake the Safety World

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Eight Days to Shake the Safety World





By Jerry Laws

AIHA's Feb. 2 town hall meeting is a chance for its members to be heard collectively at the Feb. 10 "OSHA Listens" meeting in Washington, D.C. President Obama did not mention workers' safety in his SOTU speech, but it isn't too late to change the political tug of war as he urged.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 28, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Monthly chat?

Can anyone tell me if the monthly chat session is still on? I haven't seen a reminder about the chat session and would like to participate when I can. Thanks!

Linda L
Safety Geek

Added by Linda Lorenzen-Safety Geek on January 28, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Ansell joins global humanitarian effort with shipments of Medical and Occupational gloves to Haiti

Hand protection products help keep relief workers safe



RED BANK, NJ - As aid pours into Haiti for victims injured and displaced by the recent earthquakes, the massive cleanup is just beginning. Ansell is assisting with the relief effort by shipping gloves for medical workers and work crews involved in the search for victims and removal of debris.



Earlier this month, Ansell shipped exam gloves to Haiti, working with Direct Relief International (… Continue

Added by Safety Community on January 27, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Cell Phone Link to Tumors Reexamined

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Cell Phone Link to Tumors Reexamined



By Ronnie Rittenberry

The study does not say how many of the world's 3 billion cell phone users have their phones virtually affixed to their heads all day, but that would seem to be an important factor to throw in the statistical mix.…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 26, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Dont neglect Cuts

Infection is often called 'Blood Poisoning'. It might be of interest to know exactly what is meant by 'Blood Poisoning'. The term itself indicates that it is a poisoning directly related to blood.

There are two ways in which a poison can attack our bodies. It may be taken in through the mouth and enter the body by way of the digestive organs, or it may enter directly into the blood stream through an abrasion or cut in the skin. In any event, every poison eventually works through the blood… Continue

Added by Vipin Pathak on January 22, 2010 at 11:52pm — No Comments

The WOW! Factor- Stop saying "What and Start saying WOW."

I want to share some incomplete information with those of you (like me) , that continually miss very important sounds, conversation on TV & live conversation, because of the cost involved. I



scheduled a (NEW) appointment with a local audiologist; to try out a new hearing device. New Technology! They advertise 100% Invisible, Extended wear - can be worn 24/7, no battery required, superior comfort & safety. The device is called WOW! I read about this device @… Continue

Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on January 22, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Aporkalypse Now

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Aporkalypse Now



By Safety Cat

You bipeds have spoken and have chosen the delicious-sounding pandemic as the health and safety story of the year. Safety Cat is pleased.

In a very accurate and scientific poll conducted by human editor, Jerry Laws, 56 percent of human readers chose H1N1 as the biggest safety and health story of the year [ no word yet on how four-legged readers voted, but Safety Cat…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 22, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Metal Working Fluids and Bacteria

So I"m checking the water fountains in our shop for bacteria. I used a dip slide that incubates in 24 hours to see if they need to be disinfected.



There are two fountains and I had three slides in my pocket so I dipped one in the band saw cutting lubricant. A white water based metal working fluid (MWF).



I had just finished a safety course on MWF's and became aware that bacteria can grow in it. (I really coud not believe bacteria would be able to survive in the… Continue

Added by Troy Taylor on January 21, 2010 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Thought Provoking Articles

Just published: the latest issue of “H-E-A-R Say”, the vPSI Group newsletter.



It can be downloaded from:



http://www.vpsigroup.com/Newsletters.html



Articles in this issue include:



• Shovel Ready: Examining the use and misuse of the phrase “Lost Time”

• Five Activities Disguised as Corrective Actions

• Breaking Bad News



We hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. If… Continue

Added by Norman Ritchie on January 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Working on Screen: Too Much Fiction or Too Much Fact?

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Working on Screen: Too Much Fiction or Too Much Fact?



By Jerry Laws

Having seen both "Avatar" and "Up in the Air," I associate "Air" much more than "Avatar" with workers and workplaces as I experience them. If you haven't seen it, actors George Clooney and Anna Kendrick are consultants who fly from city to city to inform white-collar workers they've been fired. What we learn at the end of the movie is that most of these…

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Added by Jerry Laws on January 20, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

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CrossFit is the best way to keep your body active, your mind intrigued and your system alive. This is a high-intensity workout routine that involves strength building, muscle building and weight training activities along with intense aerobic workouts. People who indulge in CrossFitting at least once in a week are faster, nimbler and retain top shape throughout the workout time span.…See More
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Regulations in the US and EU Dealing with Combination Products

Registering and maintaining combination products in the US and the EU is a bit tricky, because these are disparate markets that are governed by different sets of regulations which are independent of each other. So, any business that wants to market combination products into the US or the EU must be completely aware of the nature and meaning of all the regulations. Such businesses…See More
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3 essential electrical safety tips for new students

Living away from home for the first time is an exciting, invigorating, and pretty daunting experience. While your first days at uni will be the time of your life, living away from your parents also comes with a new set of challenges.Aside from cooking and cleaning, one thing we take for granted is our parents’ knowledge of how to keep us safe. Electrical safety, in particular, is something not many first-time students know a lot about, but electrical accidents are…See More
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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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The Road Safety Signs ,Barriers,Humps,Hazard Markers and Visual Warnings are some of the important marks to be observed. Signs such as "keep left",stop, "give way" should not be casually treated.…Continue

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