Like it or not the nights are getting longer and there's less and less daylight out there which means that pedestrians and joggers aren't going to be as visible when they go out after dark. With Halloween tonight this is especially timely as small children will be buzzing in and out of cars and running here and there in the dark, often in costumes that aren't exactly hi-viz. Even once Halloween is safely passed, however, there are plenty of joggers and pedestrians out there after the sun…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 31, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
Halloween – Monday, October 31st is just around the corner. Combine dressing up in costumes with free candy and you create a kid friendly holiday! It is a favorite holiday of many, but they're thinking about costumes, candy and fun with their friends. Safety is the last thing on their…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
As we all know, safety meetings can often be boring and tedious. Try as you may to spice them up, you still see people yawning or with glazed over eyes paying no attention. Here's a list of videos that you can play around with to inject a little something more into your next meeting. Many of them are humorous, others are not but either way, they've got an important message to communicate.…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 27, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
As part of Tampa Bay Habitat for Humanity’s accelerated build event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month called the “Suzie Q Blitz Build”, HUGSafety’s Fall Protection Guardrail System was used to help expedite the building process by…Continue
Added by HUGSAFETY on October 27, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments
Press Release/October 2011:
The Professional Keratin Smoothing Council (Cadiveu, Keratin Complex, Marcia Teixeira, SalonTech, & Aerovex Systems) recommends that appropriate salon ventilation is being used for keratin hair smoothing treatments. Salons that are not equipped with the appropriate salon ventilation should NOT provide these services until this situation is corrected. …Continue
Added by Bonnie Duerst on October 26, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments
The FCC has announced that they will be conducting the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which is scheduled to take place on November 9th, 2011 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
From the FCC consumer facts sheet:
What exactly is the EAS?
The Emergency Alert…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 26, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
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Added by Katie Sowinska on October 21, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments
I came across another great blog on safety training and safety in the workplace (This blog, of course, being the first J) and wanted to let you know about it.
It comes out of Australia and focuses primarily on Induction training. It contains a lot of great contain, especially for those of you who are involved in training.
A sample of some of the posts available include:…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 21, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments
OSHA’s implementation of the new fall protection standards have left many contractors wondering if creating a new safety strategy that involves the purchasing of fall arrest or guardrail safety systems can negatively impact their business by being too costly.
Regarding this issue, Bill Moore of Legacy Contracting Solutions had this to say when interviewed by the Palm Beach, FL. Post: “We’re getting beaten by people who say they don’t care about the rules.” Mr. Moore explains…Continue
Added by HUGSAFETY on October 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
One of the books in my library at home is a book by the Harbinger Institute entitled "Leadership and Self-Deception". It is obviously directed primarily to leaders but the premise of the book is that every one of us have certain issues and weaknesses that everyone around us can see clearly but which we ourselves are blind to. As I type this I'm reminded of my grandfather (who was British). My grandmother, in the passenger seat used to watch him get more and more irritated at other drivers on…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 20, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
The world of safety in the workplace has come a very, very long way in a very short time. Almost any jobsite will find people who can remember a time when safety was considered something for wimps. Needless risks and dangerous situations were a normal part of the everyday work way of getting things done.
Here are a collection of photos to show what I'm talking about.…
Is your safety training met with incoherent moaning, blank stares, and open-mouthed drooling? You could be inadvertently turning your employees into ZOMBIES!
With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Zombie World…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 18, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) is announcing today that New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in the number of pertussis cases in Bernalillo County, and people can protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated. Pertussis is a serious bacterial respiratory infection that is highly contagious. It is also known as…Continue
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Added by Mohamed Abd El Salam on October 16, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments
Got a safety newsletter or something that you hand out during safety meetings? Maybe you need something for a banner in the warehouse?
Here are a few safety quotes that I gathered over the years that might be of use to you:
"Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety." William Shakespeare (didn't think Shakespeare had anything to say about safety did you?)
"Better a thousand times careful than once dead."
"safety never takes a holiday, never does…Continue
US Department of Labor's OSHA sues South Carolina real estate management company to obtain reinstatement and compensation for whistleblower CMM Realty alleged to have violated OSH Act and Clean Air Act. Will they loose their Real Estate License?
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sued CMM Realty Inc. for…Continue
Added by Henry Wilter on October 13, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Check out the Laboratory Safety Procedures and the new Lab Safety Document.
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today published new educational materials (http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laboratories/index.html) for…Continue
Added by Henry Wilter on October 13, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments
If you've got anyone working around cranes, it is vital that they be trained in hand signals. The crane operator obviously isn't going to be able to hear a worker when he or she suddenly sees a danger and starts screaming.
Radio communications aren't always enough either. As anyone who's worked around cranes will tell you the noise levels often make radio communication problematic. Additionally there are times when radios just aren't going to…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on October 13, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments