According to the latest codes of the International Building Code (IBC) as well as the International Fire Code (IFC) paths of egress (the way out) is now to be lighted with luminous in all "new and existing institutional, educational, business, hotel, public assembly and R-1 residential buildings having occupied floors that are located more than 75 feet above the lowest level of fire department access". This includes all "doors, steps, landings, handrails, perimeter and obstacles."
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 27, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments
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One would think that with all the advances in fall protection technology and products, that the number of injuries and deaths would be decreasing. In fact, the opposite is true as evidenced in the text of a new proposed rule by OSHA that seeks to revamp the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems).
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 26, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments
The #1 place to get into an auto accident is in a parking lot. What are some best practices you implement to reduce accidents?
An easy, affordable way to reduce speed are to add speed bumps to the entrance/exit of your parking lot, and anywhere else faster…Continue
Added by Michelle Sears on May 25, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Do you know what your odds of being diagnosed with cancer are? What about your odds of dying of cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute 41% and 21% respectively. The question that immediately begs to be asked is "why so high?"
A lot of very credible research points to the roughly 80,000 chemicals that show up in pretty much everything around us. One would think that most, if not all, of these chemicals would have been…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 25, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments
(taken from http://izismile.com)
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Okay, I know, I've talked about this before but I came across a couple of online videos that show, through a driving simulator, what is happening (where the line of sight is) when someone tries to text while driving.
The Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts has made available several videos showing teenagers texting while driving in a driving simulator.
The videos are available at…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 21, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments
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I came across this diagram in a British safety publication and, thinking this would be a good topic to discuss, I went looking for a US version.
I couldn't find one and I'm not sure why. There are several similar versions of this image but they are all from British websites.
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 19, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Ansell Limited, a global leader in hand protection, is pleased to introduce HyFlex® 11-830, an ergonomically designed glove that incorporates Zonz™Knit Advanced Comfort Technology for unprecedented comfort and fit.
“Ansell developed HyFlex 11-830 to present workers with a glove that offers…Continue
Added by Safety Community on May 19, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments
There seems to be a mentality, among many small businesses, that OSHA and LNI regulations really only apply to the medium or large size business. After all, as a 2-man operation doing residential window washing or roofing, the odds of an inspector even seeing you, much less citing you seem to be about the same as the odds of winning the lottery. These business owners tend to abide by the mentality that if they can get away without getting caught, they don't have to worry about abiding by the…Continue
Curiously I have not seen any comments in our blogs on this catastrophe. Certainly a very serious event that could have been prevented. This event has certainly added fuel to the political fire regarding future oil drilling within USA territorial waters. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Added by Norman Ritchie on May 14, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments
The AFWP is implemented similiar to a Drug-Free Workplace and if an employee has a workplace accident in which it is determined that the employee is 100 percent at fault, the employee is terminated. If you want to achieve an above and beyond "safety culture" within the workplace, accident-free production is the only exception. In order for this process to work, the following elements must be established:
- Strong new hire safety…Continue
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2009 NFPA 70-E / Electrical Safety
This program explains the safe electrical work practices required of the latest NFPA regulation while showing arc flash explosions
Added by Chris Profumo on May 11, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
|PowerLift: Lifting Training That Works!|
Most of us have been trained to lift objects with the traditional bend your knees and keep your back straight technique, but it doesn't work. This method forces us to overuse…
Added by Christie Mendola on May 11, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments