From our friend Ken Oswald...…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 30, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
Our new “Safety Identification” Catalog is now available.
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Added by Safetyguy08 on March 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The International Safety Equipment Association website reports a new standard developed by ISEA that is designed to assist workers who have to work in cold weather environments (outdoors or indoor freezers, etc…) to determine what level of insulation they are getting when they purchased a garment.
From the ISEA website:
The American National Standard for Classification of Insulating…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 28, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
The Family Handyman website is one of my favorite sites. It’s associated with The Family Handyman magazine and if you’re anything like me, you’ll start exploring it and look up to find that four days have gone by and you haven’t stopped to sleep or eat (okay, that’s a little exaggerated, but not by much). It has a massive collection of DIY…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 27, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
Maintenance workers perform many job tasks. For example, a worker might repair a machine before moving on to diagnose an electrical problem. He may work with conveyance systems or heating and air conditioning units, make structural repairs and perform routine tasks such as cleaning – depending on whether he is skilled or unskilled.
Because of the many tasks that are part of their jobs, maintenance workers often suffer a variety of hand injuries, from cuts and abrasions to punctures…Continue
Added by Safety Community on March 26, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments
They say there's no better way to make it rain than to wash you car so maybe the same applies to spring cleaning, maybe spring cleaning makes the weather lousy. Either way, it needs to be done at some point so here are a few tips to make sure you do it safely.
Spring cleaning indoors:
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 26, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
Getting the most from a Jeep or a light truck depends on properly planning exactly what the vehicle needs to accomplish. The needs of a daily highway driver are far different than those of a rugged off-road crawler. For instance, a vehicle does not need high-grade nerf bars out on the trail, but the…
Added by powerbrand500 on March 26, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments
HERE IT IS! Due to high volume requests, Ward-Allen Publications has switched gears to release this critical compliance volume for the Carpentry Industry. Be the first to have this Trade-Specific guide dedicated to the workers who help shape our nation. …Continue
Added by Edwin Robinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
OSHA’s new historical crane standard is here. This comprehensive collection of regulations has transformed the safety industry by restructuring the way employers conduct crane and derricks operations nationwide. With most employers left in the dark with regards to this new proclamation, SIMS Guide for the “CRANES /DERRICKS” industry becomes the guiding light. Designed and drafted as an impressive two-part guide, SIMS accepted the challenge of providing clarity to the most…Continue
Added by Edwin Robinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
A new memorandum by OSHA published on Monday of this week seeks to clarify issues regarding safety incentives that may actually be illegal.
At issue is the fact that certain types of incentive programs would actually discourage employees from reporting injuries which is not only discrimination and illegal but also puts everyone at…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 23, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments
Usage and Storage Options for Jeep Tops
Since its creation, the Jeep has been bred for the outdoors. The best way to enjoy the Jeep experience is to have it optimized for an open-air ride. However, an open-air configuration is not ideal in every situation. Inclement weather, for example, requires a Jeep to have a cover. For most…Continue
Added by powerbrand500 on March 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Look at the photo above. In his left hand, he has a “Life Member” certificate and in his right hand he has a small statuette, much like an Oscar or something, cast of bronze.
Why did this guy do to receive these awards? Quite simply he wore his harness and wore it right when he took a fall. For it, DBI/SALA not only gave him a new fall protection harness to replace the one that he took a…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 22, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
Sam (the name has been changed) worked for an electric utility. He was working near energized equipment and wearing arc flash gear as he cleaned up oil from a transformer. Because the oil might contain PCBs, Sam was wearing nitrile gloves for their chemical resistance. The main hazard, in his mind, was the possible PCBs.
When the arc occurred, Sam broke no work rules. But because his hands were burned, the utility wanted to know whether it could have provided a more adequate glove for…Continue
Added by Safety Community on March 21, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Sorry for not posting this earlier but I just became aware of it myself (too many emails to sort through I guess).
Established back in 1961 by the U. S. Congress, the National Poison Prevention Week celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
“More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 21, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
Added by Henry P on March 20, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments
Spring means the start of the chore of yard work. Yes as the spring flowers and trees begin to bloom, more and more of us are outside working in our yards. The power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home. Each year, approximately 70,000 persons with injuries caused by power mowers were treated in emergency departments. More than 9,000 of the people hurt were younger than…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 20, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
Stay Away From Power Lines When Flying Kites
Ben Franklin was lucky. His famous kite flight during a thunderstorm could have been deadly. Ben is a well-known example on “what not to do” with the first rule of kite flying: Park your kite during thunderstorms.
Now that warm windy spring weather is here, more children are playing outside. Here are some special safety suggestions for playing…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 19, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
It sounds simple: provide your workers with gloves that will protect their hands from cuts.
In reality, however, it may be a little more complicated. Cut-resistant gloves must be comfortable to wear, thin enough to give workers tactile control, and versatile to protect against other hazards. And, with today's superior technology and range of options, workers can have it all.
In a recent article in EHS Today, glove manufacturers and experts share their insight into…Continue
Added by Safety Community on March 19, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments
All Safety Cabinets are not created equal. There are different styles, different capacities, different materials and different colors (used to identify the content of the cabinet).
Which one you select is going to depend largely on what you are going to be storing in it. Fortunately Justrite has made it a lot easier with it's Safety Cabinet Selection Chart that lists the most common chemicals and lets you know which cabinet you should select.
Added by Safetyguy08 on March 16, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments