Murray Energy to sue US Department of Labor over rule
The Steubenville Herald-Star
Murray Energy officials said the company was hopeful that the Obama administration would propose a rule mandating administrative controls and requiring the use of personal protective equipment, such as Airstream helmets, which would reduce or ...
Lectra highlights 'Made in America' possibilities
MRO (press release)
... markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective ...
EPA proposes increased pesticide regulation
In general, owners are exempted from providing themselves or members of their “immediate family” with safety training and information; cleaned and maintained personal protective equipment; decontamination facilities; notification of pesticide ...
Jeddah residents jittery over spread of deadly MERS virus
She pointed to what she described as poor file-keeping, an initial lack of protective clothing and proper guidance and resistance by some administrators to report MERS cases. In the expensive Khaldiya neighbourhood, where the pink flowers of ...
Canmore expecting funds for emergency equipment purchase
Rocky Mountain Outlook
The list includes equipment for flood response, power generation, personal protective equipment, fuel delivery, shoring, emergency shelter and lighting, supplies for responders, emergency social services supplies and storage containers for it all ...
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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…Continue
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Posted by Wayne Harris on April 6, 2014 at 11:30pm
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.…Continue
Posted by Chris on March 14, 2014 at 2:14pm
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…Continue
Posted by Chris on February 18, 2014 at 12:04pm
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…
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:27pm
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,…Continue
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:05pm
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 …Continue
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 2, 2014 at 9:45pm
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…Continue
Posted by Chris on January 27, 2014 at 12:30pm