Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2013’

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Provided “Environmental” services to AEP in addition to owner contractor safety services

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CCTV Footage Shows Moment Oil Drum Exploding

      THIS is the terrifying moment when an oil drum exploded and left an Ipswich (Suffolk, England) man unconscious for five days and suffering from severe injuries. The man made a good recovery.

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How to Implement an Effective Drug Testing Program

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction Impaired employees are a danger to themselves and everyone else on your job site. Drug and alcohol abuse are frequent factors in workplace injuries, and often, the impaired employee isn’t the only one who comes away with an injury. Even when accidents don’t occur, employees who are working while …

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Safely Working Around Concrete

By Safety Management Group Stroll around the ancient structures in cities such as Rome, and you may notice something very familiar to today’s construction crews. Many of those historic structures were created from concrete. The earlyr builders needed a durable material that could be used to create blocks and shapes more easily than carving from stone. Along the way, someone …

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Central Indiana ASSE Helps Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Indianapolis, Ind., January 9, 2012 — The Central Indiana Chapter of ASSE, in order to assist with the recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy, has sent a donation in the amount of $2000 to the ASSE Foundation to be used for the ASSE’s “Sandy PPE Fund.” This donation will be used to provide much needed personal protection equipment (PPE) such as N95 …

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Series of Incidents Illustrate Dangers of Hazardous Chemicals

Three incidents occuring within 33 hours at DuPont facility offer insights in to challenges associated with chemical handling.

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Ten Often-ignored Office Hazards

By Safety Management Group When most people think about industrial safety, the images that come to mind are of massive machinery in factories, the inherent dangers of construction sites, or the destructive potential of power tools. By comparison, office environments would appear to be safe havens, but that’s actually not the case. Tens of thousands of office workers suffer injuries …

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Using NFPA 70E to Guide Your Electrical Safety Program

By Safety Management Group It’s a given that electrical safety is a key part of workplace safety. By following what’s outlined in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, you’ll protect your workers and stay on OSHA’s good side where electrical safety is concerned. What is the NFPA 70E standard? The NFPA 70E standard focuses on the safety of workers …

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Houston Offers Active Shooter Training Video

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OSHA Releases Online Tool to Help Protect Workers Exposed to Cadmium

WASHINGTON, DC, December 11, 2012 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released a new interactive online tool to help protect workers exposed to cadmium. The new interactive online tool will assist employers in complying with OSHA’s cadmium standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). OSHA’s Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor analyzes biological monitoring results provided by the user. These data, along with a series of answers …

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