Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Debate Over Residential Fire Sprinklers Rages On

Reprinted from Fox59 (link) INDIANAPOLIS — One picture the Gordon’s still have burning in their memory is how quickly the fire moved through their house. “The fire moved so fast,” said Geanne Gordon. “And we watched the fire move from the screened in porch into the kitchen. Then the front dining room window blew out.”   “So immediately you knew it …

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Siemens Recalls Temperature and Humidity Sensors Due to Fire Hazard

Washington DC, January 22, 2013 – Siemens is recalling temperature and humidity sensors that have been utilized in schools, hospitals and other Buildings. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Q-Series Temperature and Humidity Sensors Hazard: The sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Replace …

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Protecting Workers from Workplace Mold: The Fungus is Among Us

By Safety Management Group Most of the hazards encountered on a construction site are large and fairly obvious. Whether it’s the inherent danger of working with certain power tools, the potential for a fall, or the possibility of an electric shock, the visibility or familiarity with these hazards helps to keep workers’ attention focused on avoiding them. Other hazards are …

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OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Carbon Monoxide

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2013 –– With the arrival of cold weather, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious, and sometimes fatal, effects of carbon monoxide exposure. Recently, a worker in a New England warehouse was found unconscious and seizing, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Several other workers at the …

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John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC, January 10, 2013 — The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Utility Vehicles Units: About 4,650 Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill. Hazard: The fuel line can …

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American Society of Safety Engineers Continues Efforts to Prevent Construction Falls, Fatalities with Revised A10.32 Standard

DES PLAINES, IL (January 14, 2013) – In continuation of its support of nationwide efforts to prevent worker falls and fatalities on construction sites worldwide, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced the ANSI/ASSE A10.32 Standard – ‘Personal Fall Protection for Use in Construction and Demolition Operations’ has been revised and will be released January 14th.The release of the …

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Beyond Safety Conference and Expo Set for Feb 19-20

Merrillville, Ind., — Join over 500 safety professionals at the Beyond Safety Conference & Expo to be held February 19-20, 2013 at the Radisson in Merrillville, IN. Safety professionals from around the Midwest will be attending the 3rd annual Beyond Safety Conference & Expo at the Radisson Star Plaza located in Merrillville, Indiana. The two-day affair is presented by Northwest Indiana …

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