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 —
Added by Troy Taylor on April 17, 2009 at 11:42am —
I understand that safeguarding our employees is a priority. It’s easy to see that our commitment to the safety and health of workforce remains a fundamental requirement everywhere they work. Our company understands that safety does not just happen; it requires commitment by everyone, from the production line to upper management.
We have had several near-misses with forklifts in our warehouses over the last several years. Last year we started using a Collision Avoidance Signal System… Continue
Added by Nathan Krause on April 15, 2009 at 11:30am —
I’m looking to get out of the wind industry and back home to AZ for a more stable life. I have traveled for work for the past two years and it has been a fantastic experience. I have met and seen some great things and I cannot tell you how much it has humbled me to inject myself with so many cultures. Now its time for me to get back home. I am currently looking for work in AZ or Southern California anywhere in the Safety Fields. Please feel free to contact me if you have any information on Jobs… Continue
Added by Jon Cordoba on April 15, 2009 at 8:57am —
Our Founder was a small business person who learned the hard way! He thought he had a safe work place. He thought his kitchen was compliant with all notices and safety products for his employees. But after a work place accident he discovered that postings needed updating and electrical equipment needed Lockout/Tagout signage. After receiving his fines he simply asked "where is the store with all the OSHA compliance products I need" and the inspector told him there wasn't one! So he made a… Continue
Added by Jim Barker on April 14, 2009 at 6:31pm —
Came here to chat and aint nobody home (boo-hoo) so I figured I'd try out this blogging app ... I'd love to see a "group" where I can toss out my taco for group chewing and all that jazz; not like I'm all that interested in selling tacos or getting approval, but it's interesting to hear professionals thoughts and this is an interactive site (vs. some where you get looked at like selling scum).… Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 9, 2009 at 1:51pm —
JPMF Chair Maryanne Pope made news over the weekend. She was interviewed for stories in the Globe & Mail and the Red Deer Advocate newspapers.
to read the story in the Advocate and here
to see the Globe…
Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 6, 2009 at 2:37pm —
The next step was to remove the top portion of the containment to facilitate rinsing down the hoppers. Notice the man lift has also been covered in plastic and the operator is fully protected.
We had successfully contained a large amount of off gas in our improvised containment. Had the gas escaped it would have attacked all of the metal objects inside of the shop. The trapped gas was slowly vented to the out… Continue
Added by Troy Taylor on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Can you suggest good efficient fire fighting system for cotton ginning pressing medeum scale factories?I
Added by Harkant Dave on April 3, 2009 at 11:17am —
Recently, a company who uses our programs referred us to another company who was trying to curb recordables. "Your program sounds amazing - we'll kick off the program next month!" they said.
Wow. Either our programs really are that easy...or maybe the company's management really doesn't care and just needs a program to fall within guidelines. I kept waiting for them to call and ask questions about our programs...surely they wouldn't buy a heavy piece of equipment without talking to… Continue
Added by Vicki Johnson on April 2, 2009 at 6:08pm —
Paste this link into browser: http://www.archive.org/details/MM2009-03-20.aud-sbd-mix
Free live streaming show, and downloadable files.... This is my band Moving Matter.... Who said safety has no place for music? Just keep the volume low! I'm the drummer in case you didn't notice!
Happy Q2 and Spring 2009!
Here's the link again, for some reason this software doesn't hyperlink… Continue
Added by Dan McGreevy on April 1, 2009 at 11:34am —
A very informative article by Cesar de Castro was recently posted in the New York Law Journal, "Sorting Out the Law on Homicide Prosecutions Against Corporations." which addresses issues concerning corporate homicide prosecution such as workplace fatalities arising from dust explosions. The article mentioned the People v. Warner-Lambertt case where in 1976 a dust explosion at the American Chicle plant in Queens, New York, killed six people and injured 55.
Magnesium stearate (MS) was… Continue
Added by John Astad on March 28, 2009 at 1:31pm —
Constable John Petropoulos
, a police officer with the Calgary Police Service in Canada, passed away on September 29, 2000 at the age of 32. John passed away in the line of duty while investigating a break & enter complaint. He died from brain injuries sustained after falling through a false ceiling, as there was no safety railing to warn him of the danger.
After his death,… Continue
Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on March 26, 2009 at 12:32pm —
I am currently looking for a health and safety position. My last job I left because of a lack of work due to the economic downturn. I have over 16 years of experience in the safety field. I have experience in multiple disciplines. general industry, construction and industrial hygiene. I have my CSP. I live in Indianapolis, IN. I want to stay located here. I am willing to travel state wide, nationally, and internationally. I am looking for a Safety Manager/Director position. Also regional or… Continue
Added by Gregory A. Dewey on March 26, 2009 at 12:06pm —
Added by Mark Catlin on March 19, 2009 at 3:12pm —
I've recently launched a blog for my client, Proforma Safety, building on our three-year Safety Moments e-newsletter that we distribute to clients worldwide. Whereas in the past we archived e-newsletter issues on our website -- where they were seldom accessed after publication -- we now can publish more frequently, and in a more readable and engaging format.
The blog offers information of interest to safety professionals working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, transportation and… Continue
Added by Tricia Morley on March 18, 2009 at 1:41pm —
News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009
Release # 09-151 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 345-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to… Continue
Added by John Miley on March 17, 2009 at 5:54pm —
Three Class 1 Recalls: Welch Allyn AED 10 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and MRL JumpStart AED
Initiated: December 15, 2008
Product: Welch Allyn AED 10 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and MRL JumpStart AED
To view the serial numbers that are affected by this recall, please read the company’s press release that is included below.
These AEDs were manufactured from October 3, 2002 through January 25, 2007.
Use: This… Continue
Added by John Miley on March 17, 2009 at 5:41pm —
I've been asked quite a bit, lately, about how our programs keep participants from covering up accidents and incidents out of fear of losing incentives. A lot of programs encourage this activity, but our programs don't. How? Because our programs reward participants on behavioral modifications that include pointing out incidents, the potential for accidents, and the avoidance of accidents.
Our participants gain incentives by being safe and by encouraging others to be safe. Our… Continue
Added by Vicki Johnson on March 15, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Dave Johnson, editor of ISHN, wrote a great article
about taking your safety program public.
In it, Dave writes, "Going public with your health and safety program must be more than a PR exercise to earn trust and credibility with your target audience(s). Be honest and “real.” Do more than recite dry facts and statistics. Be creative. And show a sincere interest in using your story to help… Continue
Added by Lara Kretler on March 13, 2009 at 10:00am —