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When it comes to a cop's gear, there's no substitute for brains - Gazettextra


When it comes to a cop's gear, there's no substitute for brains
Gazettextra
The newest piece of equipment is a small camera, mounted on protective glasses or on a neck collar. Many officers carry them, but there are not enough for each to have a personal camera, Hise said. The camera continuously saves the previous 30 seconds ...

Take skin cancer seriously - Daytona Beach News-Journal


Take skin cancer seriously
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The fight against skin cancer starts with prevention; including sunscreen, avoiding tanning beds and wearing sun-protective clothing. The importance of annual skin screening exams can't be overstated, as the sooner non-melanoma skin cancer is treated ...

Fargo TV review: 'What could have been a disaster is a respectful homage' - The Guardian


The Guardian

Fargo TV review: 'What could have been a disaster is a respectful homage'
The Guardian
But what's with the goggles and all the protective clothing? Shouldn't he be in his pants, properly feeling the cold like the fella in Fargo? Storm City is also available on Sky 3D, though sadly I don't have the technology for that. Not that sadly – I ...

With change of seasons, be vigilant of sun exposure - The Register-Guard


With change of seasons, be vigilant of sun exposure
The Register-Guard
Wear protective clothing: A wide-brimmed hat can provide shade for large areas of your face, ears and neck and protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants whenever possible. Seek shade when the sun is strongest: The sun ...

Affected by contact dermatitis? - Trinidad & Tobago Express


Affected by contact dermatitis?
Trinidad & Tobago Express
On the other hand, there are certain precautions that can be taken to prevent exposure to either irritants or potent allergens. Protective clothing can be quite helpful. There are certain so-called barrier creams that may be more or less useful in ...

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Allstar Enviro Safety is proud to announce the launch of its own new web site

Allstar Enviro Safety is proud to announce the launch of its own new web site: safetymom.ca. The petroleum sector saw the requirement to shield the public as well as the natural environment from H2S emitions after several blowouts in the late-1970s and early 80's and created the H2S Alive course. In which a business was drilling a sour gas well which blew up, a notorious event was in central Alberta in 1982. Exactly the same firm had…

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Posted by Jason Smith on April 10, 2014 at 3:30am

The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

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Posted by Niall O'Malley on April 8, 2014 at 1:30pm

ISQEM Incident Accident Investigation Course - Pass Results Announced

ISQEM are pleased to announce  a 100% pass rate for all the delegates that attended the “Incident Accident Investigation Course” held in London, UK, in March 2014…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on April 6, 2014 at 11:30pm

Driver Fatigue and Fatigue Management

Many of us are driving on the job with an overwhelming sense of being tired. It is a definite safety hazard made more acute when you consider how many jobs require several hours behind the wheel each week. The Conference Board of Canada states that the trucking industry moves 90% of all consumer products and food within Canada and 60 % of trade with the USA.…

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Posted by Chris on March 14, 2014 at 2:14pm

Keeping Gloves On

There's no reason for noncompliance when it comes to gloves. In this ISHN articlereasons workers tend to give for removing their gloves are discussed — as well as innovations which have stopped these excuses in their tracks.

Posted by Safety Community on March 12, 2014 at 3:38pm

Keystone Pipeline Intended To Be The “Safest Pipeline Ever”

The U.S. State Department's report on the Keystone XL pipeline indicates that it would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States if TransCanada agreed to 59 additional safety and environmental protection conditions. TransCanada did agree to these additional safety conditions posed by the U.S. State Department, but how does the…

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Posted by Chris on February 18, 2014 at 12:04pm

Top 29 Catchy Safety Slogans

When it comes to getting staff to remember your important safety messages, using a safety slogan can be an effective way of getting the message through.



But not all safety slogans cut it.  A lot of them are quite bland and well, just not catchy.  Given that we're bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day, your safety slogan will become invisible and ineffective pretty quickly.



To ensure that your…

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:27pm

What's blocking your safety communication?

One of the major frustrations of being a safety leader is that it's often difficult to get your safety messages understood and acted upon correctly.

It can be very challenging when you have language and geography barriers, age differences and people just not listening because they suffer from the highly contagious "it won"t happen to me" bias or "I've heard this all before" contagion. 

Then, there is the issue of trying to get people to listen to what is said,…

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:05pm

The Future for the Safety Professional

In the Industrial age, factories in the western world broke down tasks into smaller tasks so that low paid, uneducated workers could follow simple instructions.

Compliant staff carried out mind-numblingly boring jobs and factory owners had what they wanted -  an obedient low-paid workforce.  Employees were effectively "cogs in a machine" as Seth Godin points out in the book …

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 2, 2014 at 9:45pm

Recommendations To Improve Safety Within Confined Spaces?

How can we keep confined space hazards top of mind in the workplace? There is no doubt that confined spaces are both a common occurance at a job site, and one where the potential for safety issues to develop are ripe. Do people understand what they need to do to ensure injury doesn’t happen?

One of the largest challenges when dealing with confined spaces is the infrequency of the situation--a worker may spend a full-day within the confined space and then not work again in this…

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Posted by Chris on January 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

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Safety Signage Makes Work Better All Around

Employee safety is a very important thing for every business. Without the laws that protect the employees, businesses would not work as smoothly as they do. The industrial revolution changed human…Continue

Tags: employee, workplace, technology, signage, safety

Started by Jen Reelez Apr 15.

Reduce Risk in Workplaces 5 Replies

Although the retail industry as a whole is substantial, the costs to protect a business from injury liability can make quite the dent in profit margins. On average, the costs of employee and customer…Continue

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Started by Jen Reelez. Last reply by Arnold Brame Apr 15.

Workplace Safety Signs 5 Replies

Workplace safety sign is one which gives a specific message to those who may be exposed to hazards in the work environment. It helps to avoided accident as well as other problems.…Continue

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Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Arnold Brame Apr 3.

How to Choose Safety Products 8 Replies

What are the things which need to keep in mind while selecting and ordering safety products for commercial usage.  Definitely it is a long term investment and moreover safety of your staff depends…Continue

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OSHA Construction standards 1926.501(b)(1) “Unprotected sides and edges.” Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet…Continue

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Columbia River Crossing; Portland rent cost; OSHA fines Port of Portland: Top ... - The Oregonian


Columbia River Crossing; Portland rent cost; OSHA fines Port of Portland: Top ...
The Oregonian
A six-part series of infographics comparing rent cost in Portland's neighborhoods, broken down by six city sectors. Also, see current and historical rent averages in North, Northeast, Southeast, East, and Northwest Portland. Stay tuned for a series ...

OSHA to investigate death from injury at Fulton lumber mill - WTVA


OSHA to investigate death from injury at Fulton lumber mill
WTVA
OSHA to investigate death from injury at Fulton lumber mill. Images. Set Text Size Small, Set Text Size Medium, Set Text Size Large, Set Text Size X-Large. Print Story. Published: 4/18 4:28 pm. Share. Updated: 4/18 5:04 pm. FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The ...

OSHA levies $201000 in fines on Sinclair Refinery - Wyoming Business Report


OSHA levies $201000 in fines on Sinclair Refinery
Wyoming Business Report
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Salt Lake City-based Sinclair Oil for seven violations stemming from a September 2013 incident at the Sinclair Refinery in ...

BART Fined $210000 by Cal/OSHA for Accident That Killed 2 Workers - Capital Notes (blog)


Capital Notes (blog)

BART Fined $210000 by Cal/OSHA for Accident That Killed 2 Workers
Capital Notes (blog)
Cal/OSHA is fining BART $210,000 for three “willful serious violations” that led to the Oct. 19 deaths of two workers, who were killed by a train in Walnut Creek that was going more than 65 mph. The probe by Cal/OSHA found the workers, Christopher ...
Cal/OSHA fines BART $210000 in 2013 fatal accident
BART Fined $210000 After 2 Worker Deaths: Cal-OSHA
Friday Must Reads: Cal-OSHA Fines BART for Worker Deaths During Strike ...
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OSHA to cite Missoula roofing company after worker's death - The Missoulian


OSHA to cite Missoula roofing company after worker's death
The Missoulian
Funke said OSHA maintains a 24-hour hotline for reporting. “There is no excuse for not making the report,” he said. “Unfortunately, on average, I would say we have about two a year where this occurs.” Funke said the citation won't be made until OSHA ...

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