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With the recent hit the steel industry took, I found myself working like a dog to educate more companies on using a tax-free, contract-free, no-initial-investment safety incentive program. Most were shocked at how little most programs put into the value of the employee reward. Most incentive programs take your company's money and split it three ways: 40% taxes (sales tax, income tax, and payroll), 30% contract fees, and 30% to the employees that make your company safe. How is that a… Continue

Added by Vicki Johnson on July 27, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Create a Safer Work Environment

Workplace safety can appear very daunting for many employers. Creating a safe work environment for workers is not only morally right, but also a legal right in this country. There are many important tools available to ensure that all of the necessary precautions are taken to avoid and reduce accidents in the workplace.



1. Hazard Assessment/Job Safety Analysis (JSA)



Hazard assessment or job safety analysis (JSA) helps identify potential safety risks in the workplace and… Continue

Added by SafetySkills on July 27, 2009 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Safely Applying Dust Collectors to Thermal/Flame Spray Applications

Because of the various types of thermal spray applications and their effects on the operation of dust collectors, it's important to identify your specific thermal spray operation. Each process involves different shaped and sized particles along with varying loads. Additionally, strict safety… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on July 27, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Looking for new employment opportunities

Looking for new employment opportunities in EH&S, Environmental Complience, Facilities/Maintenance and or Operations Management in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro area

Added by Christoff Delzer on July 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dust Explosivity and Flammability Testing and Consulting

Dust explosions are a serious hazard in industries nationwide. They lead to the loss of production, plant/facility destruction and personnel injury or fatality. According to Ashok Ghose Dastidar Ph.D., MBA, Manager, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services for Fauske & Associates, LLC, “to meet OSHA compliance companies must know their dust explosion hazard potential and address the risk – or face OSHA citations. FAI offers consulting services to assess companies’ compliance… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 24, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

Dust Explosivity and Flammability Testing and Consulting

Dust explosions are a serious hazard in industries nationwide. They lead to the loss of production, plant/facility destruction and personnel injury or fatality. According to Ashok Ghose Dastidar Ph.D., MBA, Manager, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services for Fauske & Associates, LLC, “to meet OSHA compliance companies must know their dust explosion hazard potential and address the risk – or face OSHA citations. FAI offers consulting services to assess companies’ compliance… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 24, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

Construction - Director of Safety - Hampton Roads, VA

Construction - Director of Safety

Exceptional Construction Company in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area desires to recuit and hire an experienced Director of Safety to manage and implement the safety policies and procedures for all projects for the company. Local candidates as no relocation available.

Prefer someone with related experience 5 years or more investigating accidents, handling workman's comp claims, development and delivery of employee safety training programs, and… Continue

Added by Maryleigh Preston-McClure on July 23, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

If your company of firm processes any of these products or materials, there is a potential for a "Combustible Dust" explosion

OSHA Products and Materials Potentially Resulting in a Combustible Duat Explosion



Fauske & Associates, LLC can help assess your company or firms combustible dust hazards. Please visit www.fauske.com for more information.



FAUSKE & ASSOCIATES, LLC IS THE WORLD LEADER IN… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Case Study: Body Parts Processed with Clear Lungs in Dust Booths

Ogihara American Corporation is a manufacturer/supplier of automotive body parts for Mercedes-Benz. The sanding and grinding operations in this plant caused a dust cloud that drifted across the whole plant, settled on the floor (and everything else) and was swept up daily. Without a dedicated dust… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on July 23, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Secondary Dust Explosions

Remember when your mom told you to keep your

room clean.Well if you work in a facility that creates dust or

handles powders remember what mom told you, “Clean your

room!” Fugitive dust is the cause of most secondary dusts

explosions that can be devastating and even fatal. So in your

facility all areas must be kept clean. This includes floors,

rafters, sills, and anywhere dust or powder can accumulate.

Click… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Calling all nonprofits – Susan Harwood Training Grant Program wants you!

Training programs are a necessary part of any organization to ensure employee safety. Unfortunately, this training can sometimes be costly and for nonprofit organizations it may interfere with the funds needed to support their mission. For nonprofits in this situation the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is here.







This grant program was set in place to honor Susan Harwood, a woman who spent 17 years of her life as the director of Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA’s… Continue

Added by SafetySkills on July 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The OH&S Wire will debut Aug. 3

A new blog offered by Occupational Health & Safety magazine will launch Aug. 3 at this URL:

http://ohsonline.com/Blogs/The-OHS-Wire/List/Blog-List.aspx



OH&S staffers will be regular participants, and we invited the Safety Community and safety and health professionals generally to join the conversation. For starters, the blog will llok at enduring lessons to prevent slips and falls, the impact of a true "viral marketing" contest by HHS to invite the public to create flu… Continue

Added by Jerry Laws on July 22, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

What is a Safety Culture?

When an organization determines that it wants to have a "Safety Culture", do you think they know what they are really wanting?

In many cases, what they want is a culture that has no accidents. Because if we have no accidents, we have no injury, no property damage, and no related productivity loss. We have removed a major variable from our performance as a company.

Many managers I've worked with through the years would insist that a safety culture exists when every employee follows the… Continue

Added by Tim Gardner on July 22, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FAQ: Can I place a dust collector inside a facility if we are handling a material with a high Kst?

Yes, a dust collector can be placed inside the confines of a facility even though it may have a relatively high deflagration index (Kst). Both explosion venting and chemical suppression may be options depending on the location of the collector within the facility and its vicinity to an outside wall… Continue

Added by Sal Campos on July 22, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Contractor Safety Saves Life

Feeling a little artistic, I wrote a song & cut together a shameless safety training promo.



John Ashley…

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Added by ContractorSafety.Com on July 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Primary Dust Explosion Strength Required to Initiate Secondary

Primary Dust Explosion Strength Required to Initiate Secondary Dust Explosion.pdfDestructive dust explosions often occur in two stages in buildings where accumulation of dust deposits on the floors occurs. An off-normal dust handling situation results in a local dust suspension and an initial (or primary) explosion. The air disturbance caused by the primary explosion disperses the dust deposits and now a much larger quantity of dust is suspended and a highly destructive secondary explosion… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

High Visibility Rule 634 Amended by Firefighting Community

The high-visibility safety apparel Rule 634 has been amended to address safety concerns raised by the firefighting community. In November 2008 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) passed a new rule stating



“All workers within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway who are exposed either to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purpose of travel) or to construction equipment within the work area shall wear high-visibility apparel.”



The rule was designed to keep… Continue

Added by G&L Clothing on July 21, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Testing Hazards of Novel Dusts

Dust explosions are a serious

hazard in the process industries.

They have lead to the destruction of

property, loss of production and

injury to personnel or death. The

risk of a dust explosion is the product

of the probability of occurrence and

severity of the consequences. One

method used to ascertain the severity

of the consequence of an explosion is

to establish its magnitude. This can

be done by using ASTM E1226

“Standard Test… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 17, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

FAI Offers New Dust & Flammability Tests at Reduced Prices

New Tests - Reduced Prices



New Dust & Flammibility Tests - Reduced Prices.pdf



Fauske & Associates, LLC is striving to

be your partner in chemical process

safety. In an effort to remain

competitive in the industry, we have

increased our services and reduced… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

SafetySkills Offers Police Departments $1300 of free safety training

As a token of appreciation for police officers, SafetySkills is offering 100 free training credits to Police Department nationwide that signs up to use SafetySkills™ Direct online training in August, 2009.



SafetySkills offers Bloodborne Pathogens, Basic First Aid and a Basic CPR Refresher course. Each of these courses has a printable completion certificate for each police officer that successfully completes an online course.



All SafetySkills courses satisfy OSHA training… Continue

Added by SafetySkills on July 16, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

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