I just got out of school and I am trying to find a job in the safety industry in the east texas area or in the Shreveport, LA area does anyone know of anything.
Added by Kenny Burns on January 18, 2010 at 3:10pm —
Latest Blog Entry:
No Contest: NIOSH's Twitter Page is Best Site Going
By Jerry Laws
I used to say OSHA had the most useful, most popular safety Web site in the United States. I stand corrected.
Added by Jerry Laws on January 18, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I recently purchased the BlackBerry - Storm II - Smart Phone. After learning about Distracted Driving from Jay Anderson, Executive Director of Stay Alive....Just Drive, I began to teach the City of Fort Myers employees about Distracted Driving and the possible consequences.
During one of the training sessions, someone asked me if I have ever talked on the cell phone while driving. I said, of course I have, but I usually pull over in a safe spot and continue the conversation. It was… Continue
Added by STEPHEN D. AMBERS, RSO on January 15, 2010 at 3:33pm —
The absurdity of including the manufacturing sector in the OSHA General Industry Standards
really hit home the other day while working the graveyard shift at the refinery. A co-worker and I were having a discussion concerning the Sub Parts of the General Industry Standards in which housekeeping, hazardous communication, ventilation, and PPE have the same… Continue
Added by John Astad on January 14, 2010 at 9:56am —
This is an article i recently wrote for out company newsletter and thought i would share with all you.
Complacency is that dreaded term so often heard in briefings, used by our supervisors or your annual safety briefing. Although normally associated with daily duties, complacency applies to everyone all the time. Whether you are a computer technician, operator, fiberoptic installer, customer service representative, warehouse technician, accounting clerk or administrative analyst, or… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on January 13, 2010 at 5:18pm —
Accident response can can save money for Medical Insurance
companies. Many companies are looking not only for safety rules, but also a plan for Temporary Medical
care in case of an accident. Too often companies focus on accident prevention instead of training employees how to respond in case of an accident.… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on January 10, 2010 at 9:32pm —
Happy New Year to everybody! I personnally cannot believe it is 2010. It seems like yesterday everbody was returning, or trying to return, their emergency generators and other end of the world supplies (Y2K?). It is and has been very challenging for all. Fortunatley, I have not had alot of free time to peruse this site. But now it is a whopping 10 degrees and construction has come to a screeching halt. We had a decent 2009 but now we are laying off employees. We have laid off about 50% of our… Continue
Added by Chris Schade on January 7, 2010 at 5:21pm —
Happy New Year, today we introduce our brand new Safety Professionals Network. If you are a safety professional, please take a minute to read this an learn about our new network. If you are a company in need of a safety professionals services, we invite you to start searching for a safety professional in your… Continue
Added by Chris Pollock on January 5, 2010 at 9:19am —
With the economy in such turmoil safety managers and directors like myself are getting beat up. Budgets for purchasing equipment, joining or renewing memberships to various safety organizations (NASP, NSC etc.)are non-existant. The implementation of safety plans and the need for safety check-points still exists but the money with which to carry them out does not. Many of us have lost our jobs some of us have taken deep pay cuts a few of us have had to take on added… Continue
Added by Robert A. Renzi on December 28, 2009 at 10:45am —
It is common knowledge that more accidents occur during the holiday season than any other time of the year. The best way to prevent an injury is to learn what the most common reasons are that bring a person into the ER.
Car accidents this time of year are extremely dangerous due to weather conditions and a higher-percentage of intoxicated drivers on the road than usual. Avoid driving in hazardous weather conditions when possible and winterize your vehicle before… Continue
Added by SafetySkills on December 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
This is a safety poem i wrote for our company newsletter. Maybe you can relate it to your employees. I hope you have a very Safe and Merry Christmas.
'Twas weeks before the holidays and time to prepare,
We must be careful and always aware.
All thru the house there’s so much to do -
Cooking, shopping and decorating too.
Accountants and Service Reps lined up with care,
In hopes of a springtime soon would be there.
While Operators put every last… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on December 16, 2009 at 11:15am —
In recent years, the terminology "High-Performance Concrete" has been introduced into the construction industry. This edition of Technical Talk explains high-performance concrete and how it differs from conventional concrete.
The British Concrete Institute (BCI) defines high-performance concrete as concrete meeting special combinations of performance and uniformity requirements that cannot always be achieved routinely when using conventional constituents and normal mixing, placing… Continue
Added by Peter West on December 11, 2009 at 5:32pm —
Jack Frost has begun to nip at your nose. Temperatures are letting us know it is mid-December and winter time is here. Before you, your workers or your children step out into cold air, remember the advice that follows with the simple acronym COLD — Cover, Overexertion, Layers, Dry:
Cover. Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves. Mittens are more effective than gloves are… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on December 10, 2009 at 5:24pm —
Start the countdown to Christmas by taking your wellness into consideration and have a happy
healthy holiday season.
Many of us have great expectations for the holidays. In our picture-perfect fantasies, we'll catch up with old friends and happily entertain a host of family members in our inviting homes. Of course, the reality is often less magical. We may be battling the flu or nursing a sore ankle - sprained while hanging lights on the front porch during a snowstorm -- all the… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on December 1, 2009 at 9:39am —
Added by Jay Anderson on November 28, 2009 at 10:29am —
Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year more than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day.
To help prevent home fires this Thanksgiving, the Red Cross suggests the following tips:
• Keep potholders and food wrappers at least three feet away from heat sources while cooking
• Wear tighter fitting clothing with shorter sleeves when cooking
• Make sure all stoves,… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on November 24, 2009 at 9:57am —
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
• Evaluating Electrostatic Dust Hazards
•A Simple and Cost Effective Method for Determination of the
Self-accelerating Decomposition Temperature (SADT):
Part II - Solids or Viscous Liquids
•Copolymerization of Monomers with Different Copolymerization
•FAI Supporting Education: Interview with David Mody, Queen’s University…
Added by Ashley Swanson on November 24, 2009 at 8:57am —
Safety Resources a division of Overland Solutions, Inc. is currently looking to add to their workforce. Below you will find a list of open positions and locations. If you are a Loss Control/Risk Management professional and you are currently in the job market or you know someone who is check us out online at www.olsi.net
. You may apply directly online at www.olsi.net
or send your resume to… Continue
Added by Sarah on November 17, 2009 at 11:52am —
Did any one of you figure out how Google Wave can be used as a learning tool in an organizational context? I welcome your experiences and opinions. For those who are interested to see our opinion, please click on http://blog.commlabindia.com/elearning/is-google-wave-a-flop
Added by Ayesha Habeeb Omer on November 17, 2009 at 7:03am —
These past few days have been horrific across the U.S. The stunning tragedy at Fort Hood claiming the lives of 13 people along with many injured, and then today’s workplace shooting in Orlando. All that seems to come to mind is, what is wrong with people today and why is it that signs of danger get ignored until it is too late?
In Fort Hood, Texas on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. suspected shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, gunned down the very soldiers who he was there to… Continue
Added by SafetySkills on November 12, 2009 at 11:30am —