Added by Ken Oswald on January 31, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments
Fresh snow in the mountains, fun on the slopes and feeling the powder beneath your skis. This weekend begins National Ski safety week Jan 14-21, 2012. Hitting the slopes or headed to the mountains and enjoy the snow sounds great as the 2012 winter sports season gets into full swing. It is wonderful as long as we can enjoy it safely.…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries quietly launched it "stay at work" program which pays employers who help injured employees stay on the job by giving them lighter duties or reassigning them temporarily until they are able to return to their regular duties.
The programs official launch was on January 10, but you can make a claim for any worker who falls in…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 27, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
Based on a proposal back in the spring of 2010, a new white paper by OSHA entitled "Injury and Illness Prevention Programs" makes a convincing case for a proactive approach to health and safety in the workplace through the identification and fixing of potential hazards before they injure employees.
The benefits, according to the white paper, include "higher productivity and quality, reduced turnover, reduced costs, and greater employee satisfaction."
These findings are…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 26, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
They're everywhere you turn, walking down the street, in the malls, in the store next to you, even in the vehicle that pulls up to you at the light. I'm talking about headphone wearers who are listening to an mp3 player or some other portable audio device. The days of the boombox on the shoulder may be gone, much to the relief of everyone who didn't happen to share the musical taste of whoever…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 25, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments
Got this white paper from Ergodyne. Haven't been able to locate it on their website but I've uploaded it to our website and here's the link for you to download it as a pdf.
WHITE PAPER: COLD STRESS AND HOT AIR
© 2009 Tenacious Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All Wrongs Reversed. 2 3/1/20092
When we’re young we take in a lot of tall tales—otherwise…
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 24, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
Put tires at top of car safe driving list
With winter fully upon us, it's already a little late to get our vehicles ready for the rough weather and conditions ahead. Getting this accomplished before you need it is the way to go.
Some people call this winterizing and remember about anti-freeze, wiper fluid, water-grabbing gas additives and wiper blades.
While some climates aren't…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 23, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments
In Western Washington yesterday, we have a lot of freezing rain which lead to a lot of power outages across the area. Through my facebook account, I received a set of tips on what to do and what not to do when there's a power outage and I thought that it should be passed along so here it is.
From the Pierce County Emergency Management site:
Power outage safety tips
Posted By ktinsle…
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 20, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
As sometimes happens, I got an email from one of my blog readers yesterday with a link to information as related to safety in the warehouse. The information is pretty telling and I thought I'd share it with you.
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 19, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
Everyone likes FREE! Free is good, so you're going to love the link I'm going to provide today because it's a website on which everything is free and everything relates to safety.
Here's a brief overview of what you'll find there:Continue
A new standard, just released deals with health and safety on demolition and construction sites where there are more than one contractor present. The standard, which could quickly become an important resource for most large construction companies, is available for purchase on the ASSE website either as a Hard Copy or as a digital download.
From the ASSE Website:
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 17, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 16, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 13, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments
Remember Don Blinkenship? He was the CEO of Massey Energy Company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that suffered the explosion on April 5th, 2010 that killed 29 miners and injured several others.
As battalions of news reporters assembled outside of his office and bombarded him daily with questions about the safety of his mines, Blinkenship resolutely maintained that he had done more to advance mining safety than the…Continue
Jive Media has come out with a mobile app to help with First Aid and CPR, no matter where you are.
From the Jive Media website:
Read how Pocket First Aid & CPR helped save a life in the Haiti earthquake. More details
Whether you're at home, on the road, or…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 12, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments
OSHA, in an attempt to enforce whistleblower protection, OSHA 10, has ordered a company to correct their fault by paying an employee over $300,000 and rehiring him. This case will send a clear message to employees violating the whistleblower protection act. Read the rest of the article…Continue
Added by Henry Wilter on January 11, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments
In order to become certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS), a healthcare professional must take a PALS certification course and pass a written exam as well as a hands-on skills validation test. Here are some tips to consider while studying the PALS guidelines (2010) and protocols to ensure success on your exam.
Make the most of your study…Continue
There's a blog that I want to call your attention to because it's one that, if you have anything to do with safety, you should know about. It's www.oshalawupdate.com. Written by a team of professionals, mostly related to OSHA laws and enforcement, it is updated pretty regularly and contains a lot of really great information regarding OSHA, OSHA enforcement and all the applicable laws and regulations that go with it.…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 11, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
Added by Safetyguy08 on January 10, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments