You've been put in charge of the evacuation drill at your place of business? Don't even know where to start? Need a spill report form?
http://ooshew.com has a list of some of the most basic forms available for download in MS Word or PDF format. The list of forms which can be found at http://ooshew.com/about/hse-templates/ is as follows:
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 29, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
The tragic deaths of three people this past week at Yosemite National Park has a strange connection with workplace safety and that is namely "How much protection and warning is enough?"
In case you missed the news story… three hikers climbed over the railing, ignoring signs that warned of the danger of doing so as well as ignoring the advice of others present, died when they were swept over the falls. One of the three slipped and started to slide, the other two, in an effort to save…Continue
By Jack Cameron
I will be honest. I have never been crazy about climbing on ladders. I cannot really trace it back to any particularly traumatizing event or anything. I suppose it is just that bit of me that knows I have fallen before and if I fell from a ladder, it could be very bad. If I deconstruct it, I know that I do not actually mind being on the ladder and once I have gotten to…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 27, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments
Thunder and lightning storms are such a common weather conditions during the summer months that people often ignore the risks. But according to the National Weather Service, lighting is nothing to fool around with. It kills over 50 people in the United States every year, and starts countless wildfires, which often threaten lives and property. Lightning also injures many people and causes power outages and other damage.
The National Weather Service says that there are…Continue
Added by Sal Campos on July 27, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding continued record temperatures:
"Four weeks into the summer, the nation continues to experience record heat. For outdoor workers, this means being at risk for heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Employers must take the precautions needed to protect outdoor…
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 26, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable. However, melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous. About 65%–90% of melanomas are caused…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 25, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments
I've posted a few of these "Fails" as related to safety over the years on this blog (a list of some of them came be found on this page, another list on this page) and, because there are still quite a few people who are either too stupid to realize or just don't…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 22, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments
I just joined several groups on safetycommunity.com and I don't see any fresh material, why? These sections should serve as great resources and nobody seems to be taking advantage of a good thing,
What's it take to get some action?
Jerry Culbert CSM, CEM, CBCP
ARS & Associates, LLC
Added by Jerry Culbert on July 21, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Convergence Training just came out with another 5 training DVDs. They are as follows:
Safety & Health Basic - This DVD covers basic guidelines and best practices for safety in a variety of industrial workplaces. From identifying and avoiding common workplace hazards to housekeeping and incident…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 21, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments
Here's an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times. In spite of what you might think about the way old people drive when they're in front of you, apparently it's safer to let them drive your kids around than it is to entrust them to your spouse (or yourself for that matter). Here's the catch though, Grandparents are more likely to get in an accident…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 20, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments
Prepatellar bursitis, a painful swelling of the fluid sack over the kneecap, is a common work-related injury, especially among those who spend prolonged periods kneeling, squatting, crouching, or working on hands and knees. Often known as miner's knee—or the old "housemaid's knee"—general symptoms of these knee injuries include pain, swelling, warmth in the knee joint, and difficulty bending the knee.
Here are some suggestions from a NIOSH…Continue
Added by Sal Campos on July 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 19, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments
Skylights are not new nor are the dangers associated with them. Skylights were first conceived by the VELUX founder, Mr. Villum Kann Rasmussen and became increasingly popular in the wake of WWII. (TheBestSkylights.com) With Europe in ruins, and struggling with shortages in viable commercial and residential space, Mr. Rasmussen's 1942 patented skylights became the perfect…Continue
Added by Jack Guimon on July 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
SUMMERTIME SAFETY FROM A TO Z
Clear skies, softball games, cool water and a family vacation, all images of summer at its best. Summer also presents many safety hazards, making it a good time review.
A – ABC's of safety, Always Be Careful with Safety Awareness, safety is in everything we do,24 hours a day, building good safety habits and awareness will help save lives, prevent…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
I remember well the 6.9 earthquake we experienced here in Seattle a few years back.
I also remember that it took me 3 hours to get home (a distance of 13 miles) and that cell phones were overtaxed so that there was no way to call anyone. The whole way home, all I could do as I sat in traffic that wasn't moving was to listen to the radio reports and pray that my loved ones were okay. As it turns out, there were no fatalities except for a man who suffered a heart attack. This was a…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 15, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
If you're using laundered shop towels in your facility, you might be exposing yourself to elevated levels of heavy metals, levels that exceed what's allowed in drinking water. Apparently the problem is getting worse and worse. The latest study, commissioned by Kimberly-Clark, found "that 'clean' shop towels sampled from 26 different industrial sites were significantly more contaminated with heavy metals than in 2003."
Because the supposedly "clean" towels contain heavy metals…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 14, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments
Imagine that you are an employee scheduled for a safety training class. You walk into the room and grab a seat towards the back. The safety instructor begins to drone on about the importance of safety procedures. The guys behind you are talking and you can’t hear what the instructor is saying. You start to wonder,…Continue
Added by SafetySkills™ on July 13, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
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Added by Safetyguy08 on July 13, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
NIOSH, which has studied shiftwork safety issues for years, suggests these seven practical strategies to improve the safety, health, and productivity of shiftworkers.
1. Keep the schedule regular and predictable. Shiftworkers should know their schedules well ahead of time so that they can plan their sleep and rest periods. Past studies of train accidents show a correlation between irregular schedules and accidents.
2. Keep consecutive…Continue
Added by Sal Campos on July 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Got ladders? Got workers who use those ladders? The www.Laddersafetytraining.com is the website for you. Here's what they have to say about what they offer:
"This free training site is intended to provide you the proper techniques to select, inspect, set-up, use and care for the various ladder styles." "These training modules were developed by the American Ladder Institute to promote safe practices in…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 12, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments