Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2013’

Behavioral Based Safety Film From 1950

Here’s an interesting and early behavioral based safety film from 1950. -Forwarded by Vince Plank    

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National News Broadcaster Duped with Shocking Demolition Video

New York — Fox News posted a video said to show a building being demolished with a man on the roof on Sunday, April 21 (see link here). No location was cited, but a newsreader stated that the employee in the video “didn’t receive a scratch” in the incident because he was utilizing fall protection devices.

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Manchester Tank & Equipment Co Recalls Propane Cylinders Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC, April 09, 2013 – The Manchester Tank & Equipment Company is recalling propane cylinders due to fire hazards. Name of product: 100-pound Propane Cylinders Description: The recalled Manchester Tank & Equipment Company cylinders included in the recall were manufactured January through September 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the collar by month and year, so “6 * 12” represents June …

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Safety Choices

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One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Washington, DC, February 26, 2013 – One World Technologies has recalled its Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack due to fire and burn hazards. Name of product: Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack Hazard: The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is …

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Organizations That Discourage Dissent Likely to Have Increased Safety Risks

Des Plaines, Ill, March 25, 2013 – One of the greatest risks to worker safety in today’s business climate is the silence of its employees, according to The Dissenting Voice – Key Factors, Professional Risks and Value Add, a peer-reviewed feature in the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Professional Safety April issue. The article examines how different organizational structures can affect commitment …

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Properly Ventilating Worksite Combustion Equipment Is a Must

By Safety Management Group Every preventable workplace death saddens and frustrates safety professionals, because they know if the right steps had been taken, the right procedures had been followed, or the correct equipment had been in place, a life would have been saved. Some causes of workplace deaths are more frustrating than others, though, and one cause that can be …

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Dangers of Overloading Cable Trays

By Safety Management Group Today’s rapidly growing array of technologies has given companies and individuals access to a tremendous array of powerful tools and information sources. As the technologies have expanded, the need to for adequate infrastructure has grown, too. Faced with a wide array of cabling and wiring, and recognizing the future technologies will probably require even more cables and …

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