Safety used to be a full time job. Now with down sizing and right sizing, employees are taking on a dual role job. How has your company handled the dual roles when it comes to safety?
Added by Dawn Rodriguez on November 2, 2010 at 9:47pm —
Courtesy of the University of Illinois' Housing Department
--make sure you have volume!
We tore down two nearly identical buildings over the summer while students were gone. The site will be new green space with an underground storm water retention system.
Also, completed the two-month long job with zero recordable incidents!
Added by Dave Skaggs on November 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018—more than any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This rapid growth underscores the importance of training and continuing education as professionals shift careers within this growing industry. To assist healthcare professionals as they transition into new positions within the same field, Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on November 2, 2010 at 1:08pm —
The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund's Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign aims to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities and promote traffic and workplace safety for emergency service workers, including police, fire and EMS personnel.
The campaign is creating a culture where safety for emergency service workers - who may have to attend the premises in an emergency - is an integral aspect of every workplace.
The campaign includes a 10-minute safety video, as well as print,… Continue
Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 29, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Parents of trick-or-treating kids can get so caught up in the fun themselves that they might forget some simple safety ideas that could keep everyone out of trouble. Having a fun and safe Halloween will make it all worth while!
Kids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they'll have for… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 26, 2010 at 9:19am —
The most obvious fix is to upgrade to a filtration media with higher efficiency. There are many good choices available, and a reputable filter supplier should be willing to guarantee in writing that the maximum emissions rate will fall below threshold limits established by OSHA or EPA for the… Continue
Added by Sal Campos on October 25, 2010 at 8:30am —
OSHA has announced that it's lowering the boom on workplace noise, requiring employers to implement administrative or engineering controls if they can afford them. It will interpret "feasible" in the noise regs for general industry and construction to mean "can be done," and cite companies even if they have hearing conservation programs in place.
OSHA currently hasn't been citing companies for lack of controls if the controls would be more expensive than a hearing conservation… Continue
Added by Dan Shipp on October 20, 2010 at 11:51am —
Outside of the changes in the amount of days allowed to teach the 10 (2) and 30 (40) hour classes. What other changes were made to how you instruct these classes from a year ago. My boss seems to think that there were no changes. I recently completed the OSHA 500 but am unaware of the changes that had occured and the impact it has on teaching the class. I would appreciate your help
Added by joseph peterson on October 18, 2010 at 11:19am —
I did some research this morning and created a blog post at Health and Safety Source
listing the most prominent and read-worthy pages concerning health, safety and first aid. Take a gander and leave a comment if you want your FB page included in this list and I will edit the post and add you. I have promoted this blog post heavily on social networking sites, so you will want to be included if you are in our niche.
Added by Health and Safety Source on October 11, 2010 at 12:58pm —
10 hour osha training $78.00 on site and online get started now.
Added by Earl Woodland on October 11, 2010 at 10:48am —
Controlling the high levels of dust generated in crushing operations to meet stringent permitting requirements is a difficult challenge for mining engineers. At one U.S. copper mine, the use of a cartridge-style dry dust collection system has reduced emissions to a level of only 0.00037 grains/dry… Continue
Added by Sal Campos on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am —
The OSHA 10 training program (also known as the OSHA Outreach Training) is the single most popular course for safety training in the US. This course is mandated in a number of states and over 1.6 million students have been trained over the past three years. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete the required training to teach this course, and students who complete the course receive an OSHA 10 hour card as proof of their completion.
In the past, the OSHA 10 course has been… Continue
Added by Peter Altuch on October 8, 2010 at 10:45am —
Does anyone have a good grasp on the changes on the crane standard?
Added by Ken Tabony on October 8, 2010 at 10:38am —
The Fall / Autumn 2010 issue of the vPSI Newsletter "H-E-A-R Say" has just been published and can be downloaded here:
Added by Norman Ritchie on October 7, 2010 at 5:24pm —
ATEX is short for the French term ATompheres EXplosibles in the title of the 94/9/EC directive. ATEX is related to dust collection by providing guidelines for equipment and electrical components used in different levels of explosive environments. ATEX provides guidelines for end users or workplaces… Continue
Added by Sal Campos on October 4, 2010 at 8:30am —
Uvex by Sperian has recently created a Culture of Safety section on their website to support safety proffesionals. One great resource is the The Guide to Eye and Face Protection which can be downloaded here. The blog section also features relevant articles focused on Eye and Face protection news and… Continue
Added by Andrai Whitted on October 1, 2010 at 9:57am —
Ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. are healthcare related, underscoring the vital need for training and resources to support this expanding industry. To improve the educational experience for this critical population, Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on September 29, 2010 at 12:51pm —
Hugs Safety has been very fortunate in recent years to work with the folks at Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, NC helping to make their work sites safer for volunteers and professionals alike. In a recent article of the Charlotte Observer, Habitat, it's volunteers, and supporters made many families dreams of home ownership come true, and our HUGS system was installed on the worksites to ensure completion of the jobs without any serious injuries resulting from roof… Continue
Added by HUGSAFETY on September 27, 2010 at 10:29am —
Every year, about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 have a recurrent one. Healthcare professionals certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on September 21, 2010 at 1:40pm —
Are you green
conscious? You don't have to compromise when faced with buying dust collection equipment for your factory. Ask about the environmental benefits of the dust collector you're considering. By definition, these systems are designed to stop thousands of different pollutants from entering the workspace air and the outside air. Well-built equipment that lasts will create less waste over time. Some … Continue
Added by Sal Campos on September 20, 2010 at 8:30am —