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Overly Clean

I work in a medical laboratory in Georgia. I was extremely nervous when I first started three years ago, mainly due to the fact that I was a "germaphobe." I refused to let that stop me, so I took the job! Everyone thought my daily routine was amusing. It consisted of me using 3-4 sanitizing wipes on my desk, phone, and pens. I even made sure I cleaned all the handles to the doors that I had to pass. After about a year of this routine, I noticed that I was sick all the time. I worked so hard at… Continue

Added by Carolyn Hammack on June 13, 2009 at 12:04am — 3 Comments

It's your skin, protect it.

Exposure to chemicals in the workplace is one of the leading causes of skin diseases in the United States. According to the bureau of labor and statistics, skin diseases are more prevalent in the workplace than respiratory illnesses, outpacing them better than 2:1 based on 2006 figures.1



Why should you be concerned? Many chemicals are easily absorbed through the skin. In most cases the resulting skin disease, such as contact dermatitis, is caused by direct contact with the… Continue

Added by Dan Hanscom on June 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

World Health Organization Calls Swine Flu Outbreak a Pandemic

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/

From: http://www.washingtonpost.com

The World Health Organization yesterday declared the seven-week-old outbreak of the novel H1N1 influenza virus a pandemic, marking it as a historic global health event, one whose…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on June 12, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Protect yourself from the hazards of industrial ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.

Protect yourself from the hazards of industrial ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.



Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of electromagnetic energy invisible to humans. UV light falls below visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum. Because of this, it does not trigger the natural defenses… Continue

Added by Dan Hanscom on June 11, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

The space between legislation and aggravation

As I look at my career, the biggest benefit I got from manufacturing experience was an understanding of the importance of an individual's capacity to choose. This tool or that tool, this glove or no glove, lock out or don't, wipe the spill or leave it be.

It took me a long time, however, to see that people didn't often own their choices. They assumed that it was management's responsibility to make the environment safe, not to give them the opportunity to work safely in the environment. And… Continue

Added by Tim Gardner on June 10, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

IT ONLY TAKES A MILLISECOND

The explosion at the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, NC, shows again the vulnerability of operations to catastrophic events and their highly undesirable consequences. Ensure that your operations not only pursue workplace safety excellence but also properly address process related safety excellence. Link below takes you to videos related to this preventable… Continue

Added by ANTONI MICKIEWICZ on June 10, 2009 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

Does Your Safety Plan Include a Rubber Duck?

Crossposted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com /a>



From:
http://news.aol.com/article/woman-survives-3-days-in-bathtub/518245/a>





(June 8) -- A 90-year-old woman spent three days trapped in her bathtub after becoming too weak to pull herself out... Shirley Madsen, of Walnut…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on June 9, 2009 at 8:40am — No Comments

Friday Fun @ ContractorSafety.TV | Unwind

Don't expect to get much work done if you visit ContractorSafety.TV today. Friday Fun leads off a weekend playlist of anything but ordinary safety videos. I've syndicated some real winners this week. Maybe I'll catch your youtube videos soon! Keep posting your videos to youtube or drop in and upload your video or webcam recording directly to the site. Maybe we'll see you on contractorsafety.tv next week.

Hee Hee It's Friday Baby!

Added by ContractorSafety.Com on June 5, 2009 at 6:54am — No Comments

Webinars

Cross-posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Webinars are a great way to keep up on safety and industry related topics in this time of economic cutbacks. A webinar is a presentation presented via the internet. Many are free or relatively low cost. Most take just an hour, including a question and answer session.



Some webinars for June include:



The Value of…
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Added by Pam Wilkinson on June 4, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

June is National Safety Month

Cross-posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



June is National Safety Month. This year's event focuses on four themes, each with its own week—teen driving (June 1-7), falls prevention (June 8-14), overexertion (June 15-21), and distracted driving (June 22-28).



This week focuses on teen driving.



"Traffic crashes are the number-one cause of teen fatalities -- an estimated 38 percent of all… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on June 3, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments

ContractorSafety.TV |OSHA | DOL | NIOSH | full length videos.

I recently created a playlist of full length DOL/OSHA public resource videos I think the safety community could use. There are 15 of these videos each is about 15 minutes long. Enjoy!

ContractorSafety.TV/pages/dol

Added by ContractorSafety.Com on June 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

151kv Live Line Hotsticking Video

One of my companies, Ashley Substation, Inc. did some hot work today. Lot's of prep and paper for a few quick moments of "take your breath away" fun. I've spared you the four hours of briefing and inspecting (in which you guys should also be interested) and cut right to the the juicy stuff.



Here is some information about the video:



Posted by John Ashley, owner, Contractor Safety, LLC. This is a video of Tinker & Mr. Jimmy getting it done in Fisher,… Continue

Added by ContractorSafety.Com on May 30, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

ContractorSafety.TV

ContractorSafety.TV is running smooth and looking pretty darn good.



Every video on our television station has the ability to "autoroll" allowing for non-stop viewing pleasure and an authentic TV style viewing experience.



Also you will find no adsense pay-per-click advertising (yuck!!!) on our TV Channel. Jump in and learn something you might not know, or even better! Share something we might not know.



Check it out,… Continue

Added by ContractorSafety.Com on May 30, 2009 at 2:27am — No Comments

PSM Oriented Towards Dust Hazards?

A process safety management (PSM) oriented program that addresses combustible dust hazards in the manufacturing, non-manufacturing, and utility sectors needs to be implemented as it is in the chemical and refinery sectors. The main problem, is a disconnect concerning wood, food, paper, textiles, etc. process streams as not being considered like the 136 highly hazardous chemicals (HHC) as outlined… Continue

Added by John Astad on May 29, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Electric shock

Does anyone have a source for some real life electric shock incidents; That I may be able to use for some training. I have already been thruogh BLR and NIOSH, and OSHA. I am really looking for some news report clipping type stuff. Thanks so much in advance.

Added by James Alexander on May 29, 2009 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

Ethanol Plant Dust Explosions and Fires

Like a small tremor on the San Andreas fault line of the West Coast as a precursor to the big one, the recent explosion at the ethanol plant in Hastings, Nebraska provides a similar warning. In less than a year over a dozen combustible dust related fires and explosions have occurred at ethanol facilities throughout the Midwest. The importance of donning proper PPE such as flame resistant clothing (FRC) in such a work environment… Continue

Added by John Astad on May 28, 2009 at 3:14am — 2 Comments

I Chose To Look The Other Way

Cross Posted From: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Because it was requested, today I am posting another poem by Don Merrill.



I Chose To Look The Other Way




I could have saved a life that day,

But I chose to look the other way.

It wasn’t that I didn’t care;

I had the time, and I was there.



But I didn’t want to seem a fool,

Or argue over a safety rule.

I… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 27, 2009 at 7:15am — 3 Comments

Mike Tyson's Daughter - Fatal Injury at her home.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1612176/20090526/story.jhtml



So very tragic, it's important to inform/remind our employees that safety doesn't end once you leave work. We want their families to be safe as well!



I post helpful safety topics for the home very often at work! Employees appreciate it! Information is available through local Health Units and online.



Home Safety Council http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/index.asp

Product Recalls… Continue

Added by Wendy on May 26, 2009 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Hard hat problems Degil

Hi: If you have a DeGill brand hard hat that was received before April 1st of this year the suspension may fail when stressed. There is a manufacturing defect. This defect has lead to one injury in our company already.

Should not the company do a recall and presss campaign to let this fact be known? At this point they refuse.




William Haflidson
National Health & Safety Manager

Trow Associates Inc.

Added by William on May 26, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Summer is here - Heat related stress hazards

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/



Many workers in manufacturing environments are exposed to heat related hazards, especially during hot summer months. The necessity for training and awareness is covered under the General Duty cause in Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act ("General Duty Clause") which requires an employer to furnish to its employees:



"...employment and… Continue

Added by Pam Wilkinson on May 26, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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