Mar 1, 2009 12:00 PM, BY FRANK PENNACHIO
As the downturn in the economy forces companies to deal with declining revenue, layoffs and tight-to-non-esistent credit problems, will workplace safety become collateral damage to the economic crisis?
Companies spend about $170 billion a year on costs associated with workplace injuries and illnesses, and almost $1 billion every week to injured employees and their medical providers, according to Warren K. Brown, president of the… Continue
Added by Kristen Brown on March 30, 2009 at 12:49pm —
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President and CEO, The C.A. Short Company
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Added by Kristen Brown on March 30, 2009 at 12:47pm —
A very informative article by Cesar de Castro was recently posted in the New York Law Journal, "Sorting Out the Law on Homicide Prosecutions Against Corporations." which addresses issues concerning corporate homicide prosecution such as workplace fatalities arising from dust explosions. The article mentioned the People v. Warner-Lambertt case where in 1976 a dust explosion at the American Chicle plant in Queens, New York, killed six people and injured 55.
Magnesium stearate (MS) was… Continue
Added by John Astad on March 28, 2009 at 1:31pm —
Constable John Petropoulos
, a police officer with the Calgary Police Service in Canada, passed away on September 29, 2000 at the age of 32. John passed away in the line of duty while investigating a break & enter complaint. He died from brain injuries sustained after falling through a false ceiling, as there was no safety railing to warn him of the danger.
After his death,… Continue
Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on March 26, 2009 at 12:32pm —
I am currently looking for a health and safety position. My last job I left because of a lack of work due to the economic downturn. I have over 16 years of experience in the safety field. I have experience in multiple disciplines. general industry, construction and industrial hygiene. I have my CSP. I live in Indianapolis, IN. I want to stay located here. I am willing to travel state wide, nationally, and internationally. I am looking for a Safety Manager/Director position. Also regional or… Continue
Added by Gregory A. Dewey on March 26, 2009 at 12:06pm —
Added by Mark Catlin on March 19, 2009 at 3:12pm —
I've recently launched a blog for my client, Proforma Safety, building on our three-year Safety Moments e-newsletter that we distribute to clients worldwide. Whereas in the past we archived e-newsletter issues on our website -- where they were seldom accessed after publication -- we now can publish more frequently, and in a more readable and engaging format.
The blog offers information of interest to safety professionals working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, transportation and… Continue
Added by Tricia Morley on March 18, 2009 at 1:41pm —
News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009
Release # 09-151 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 345-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to… Continue
Added by John Miley on March 17, 2009 at 5:54pm —
Three Class 1 Recalls: Welch Allyn AED 10 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and MRL JumpStart AED
Initiated: December 15, 2008
Product: Welch Allyn AED 10 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and MRL JumpStart AED
To view the serial numbers that are affected by this recall, please read the company’s press release that is included below.
These AEDs were manufactured from October 3, 2002 through January 25, 2007.
Use: This… Continue
Added by John Miley on March 17, 2009 at 5:41pm —
I've been asked quite a bit, lately, about how our programs keep participants from covering up accidents and incidents out of fear of losing incentives. A lot of programs encourage this activity, but our programs don't. How? Because our programs reward participants on behavioral modifications that include pointing out incidents, the potential for accidents, and the avoidance of accidents.
Our participants gain incentives by being safe and by encouraging others to be safe. Our… Continue
Added by Vicki Johnson on March 15, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Dave Johnson, editor of ISHN, wrote a great article
about taking your safety program public.
In it, Dave writes, "Going public with your health and safety program must be more than a PR exercise to earn trust and credibility with your target audience(s). Be honest and “real.” Do more than recite dry facts and statistics. Be creative. And show a sincere interest in using your story to help… Continue
Added by Lara Kretler on March 13, 2009 at 10:00am —
No one could figure out what happened. He was just going fishing. It was a beautiful winter day and he knew all the good spots. He had plenty of gas, his boat was in good shape, and he always had the necessary safety equipment on board. Being a retired Navy Boatswains Mate, he knew the water and he knew all about boats. He had won safety awards. His family had no idea what went wrong. I did, even before we started the search.
I don’t remember who spotted him first, but there he was;… Continue
Added by Mario on March 11, 2009 at 8:36pm —
A guy on LinkedIn sent this out..... Very good read.
Top 10 Myths about Sustainability
Even advocates for more responsible, environmentally benign ways of life harbor misunderstandings of what "sustainability" is all about
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Added by Dan McGreevy on March 11, 2009 at 5:03pm —
My blog can be found at the following Web address, but can also be accessed at the RSS section on the bottom left of this page.
Added by Tim on March 11, 2009 at 3:04pm —
saftey glasses should be worn in any workplace.it doesnt matter where u work.use proper glasses .
Added by kris critten on March 10, 2009 at 1:03am —
Just wanted to know if any of you from Ohio and surrounding area are going to the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo in Columbus on 3/31/09 - 4/2/09?
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Added by Lara Kretler on March 5, 2009 at 5:15pm —
If you're interested in sustainability, I hope you'll read my blog about sustainability communications and the Three P's of People, Planet, Profit, http://blogs.dix-eaton.com/index.php/three-ps/
Added by Gregg LaBar on March 5, 2009 at 1:07pm —
NIOSH has recently came out with -Current Intelligence Bulletin 60: Interim Guidance for Medical Screening and Hazard Surveillance for Workers Potentially Exposed to Engineered Nanoparticles- http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2009-116/#2
With the technology in a state of constant change, what if any precautions, changes or steps is the company that you work for are doing in this area
Added by Bill Parker,CHST on March 3, 2009 at 12:50pm —
I recently moved to sunny South Carolina from frigid Minneapolis. It snowed today. REALLY snowed today - that heavy, mushy type of snow that comes down in clumps and looks really pretty until you try to get anywhere in it.
I was removing the snow from the car and preparing to run out for jalapeno chips and milk (not for consumption together) when I heard this loud creaking noise - the kind you hear when a heavy gate swings open in a horror movie and you want to yell "RUN!" at the… Continue
Added by Vicki Johnson on March 2, 2009 at 9:08am —