HealthyAmericans.org just posted a injury prevention report card for each state. Based on an evaluation on "10 key indicators of steps states can take to prevent injuries", including such things as enforcing seat belts, drunk driving, domestic violence, etc...
One one scored a perfect 10, but CA and New York got a 9 while WA, OR and North Carolina each scored an 8.
At the bottom of the list Montana and Ohio ended up with only 2…
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 30, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments
Memorial Day weekend is here. You've got the day off work, you're having a few friends over, a few beers and, of course, you're grilling.
According to the NFPA, 5 out of 6 fires that involve grills were gas grills. Gas grills cause almost 7,000 house fires each year. Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills cause about 1,100 house fires each year.
Here's a break down of how the fires got started:…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 25, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments
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CSB Deploys Team to El Dorado, Arkansas to Investigate Fatal Hot Work Explosion
May 22, 2012
Washington, DC May 22, 2012 The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today deployed a four-person investigation team to El Dorado, Arkansas to determine the cause of…Continue
This information is from a pdf that you can view or download from the Kimberly-Clark website entitled "Are high speed dryers really worth the risk?"
Several new studies reveal that
high speed dryers can pose bacterial contamination, tenant dissatisfaction and other business…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 23, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
*** Traffic Safety Alert Bulletin ***
The May 2012 Click It or Ticket Mobilization will play a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our nations roads and highways. From May 21 June 3, 2012 law enforcement agencies nationwide will conduct Click It or Ticket campaigns that incorporate zero-tolerance enforcement of safety belt laws with paid advertising and the support of government agencies, local coalitions and school officials to…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Parking Lot Safety Tips
One of the most likely places to be involved in a fender bender is in a parking lot! We have traffic congestion in certain areas of our parking lots. Please increase your awareness and SLOW DOWN!
People seem to suspend their good judgment when looking for a parking space, driving through a parking lot…
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 21, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
The OSHA website sports a new page with a lot of information, videos, training materials and more.
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 18, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
We've talked recently on this blog about the problem with laundered shop towels and how they all contain heavy metals. Seeing as the most common use for shop towels is wiping the face and hands, this means that your exposure to heavy metals increases every time you use a shop towel. Not a good thing. The solution, of course, is to use disposable wipers. The problem, however, is…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 17, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
Falls are still the number one killer as well as the number one source of injuries in the construction trade. To change this, several organizations including NIOSH, OSHA, CPWR as well as state and private sectro have partnered and created a website. http://stopconstructionfalls.com/ is a "Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction". Their goal is to prevent fatalities and injuries through a 3-pronged approach:
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 16, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments
May is National Bike Month
Spring and Summer fun has begun. Kids are soon out of school on the streets, gas prices are at record…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 15, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
May is National Electrical Safety Month
Electrical wiring improper installation, or damaged or deteriorated wiring and cords sparks an estimated 53,000 home fires each year. These fires cause more than 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage and loss each year. Additionally, emergency rooms treat almost 2,500 children each year for injuries triggered by sticking objects into electrical…
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 14, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments
An unsafe deck, generally looks no different from one that is which is why it is imperative to check it. Most problems are not readily seen and a checklist of items to look for is usually necessary.
Fortunately, Fine Homebuilding provides just such a list.
The interactive list is provided in the form of an image of a deck with 8 items that you mouse over to reveal a pop-up box detailing how to check for…
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 11, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
If you haven't checked out the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website lately, you should head over there right away, especially if you need training or are in charge of making sure others are properly trained in safety.
Here's what you'll find…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
A number of states, including New Mexico, Oregon and Washington are reporting an alarming number of whooping cough cases. In the case of Washington there are a reported 1,100 reported cases which is ten times the number of cases from a year ago. Health officials are urging adults and teens,…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 9, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments
ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the…Continue
It's Spring Time to Prevent Lyme Disease
May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
When you're outside this spring and summer, prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases by following these tips.
Though Lyme disease cases have been reported in nearly every state,…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 7, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments
According to an article in the Seattle Times and dated Monday April 30, 2012, a new study has found a strong link between people who skip breakfast and type II diabetes.
Not eating a healthy breakfast has been linked to mood swings, memory problems, depression and drops in energy levels as well as to problems with gainning weight. The weight gain is thought to be related to…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 4, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments
May National Stroke Awareness Month
May is here. Some of us have had personal experiences with family, friends or loved ones that have had or know someone that has experienced a stroke.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a leading cause of serious long-term disability. While most…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 3, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
From the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association website:
The Construction Health and Safety Manual is our most comprehensive health and safety guide. It's a must-have for every construction worker and helps you recognize and protect yourself against health and safety hazards.
Two versions of the manual…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on May 2, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments