Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2013’

Safely Working With Petroleum Products

By Safety Management Group As with so many of the conveniences of the modern jobsite, petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, and oil are so familiar that we don’t give them a second thought. But that familiarity masks the inherent dangers associated with these products. When thinking about the hazards associated with petroleum products, the potential for explosion and fire …

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Identifying and Demonstrating the Value of Safety

By Safety Management GroupConstruction is an increasingly complex business. As buildings become more sophisticated and owners more sensitized to issues such as energy efficiency and “green” materials, and as organizations become smaller in an effort to “right-size,” managers find their attention being dragged in more directions at once.In that kind of environment, it’s easy for safety to slide out of …

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Prevention through Design Tools That Reduce Injuries on Sustainable Building Construction Sites

Des Plaines, Ill, June 3, 2013 — With sustainable building becoming a trend in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, a growing number of jobsite hazards associated with their design elements have been identified, according to Sustainable Buildings – Applying Prevention Through Design, a peer-reviewed feature in the June issue of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) journal, Professional …

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Young Worker — Nail Gun TV Commercial

Young Workers are the most vulnerable workers in Victoria. They need to speak up more if they don’t understand safety procedures. Supervisors need to make sure they are working safely. This is a common story which takes place on a construction site. It doesn’t hurt to speak up. Don’t turn your back on safety.Find out more at www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/backonsafetyCopyright in the material …

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Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

Gainsville, Ga., May 21, 2013 – Kubota is recalling 8,600 zero turn radius lawn mowers due to a potential fire hazard. Name of product: Kubota ZG100 Series Zero Turn riding mowers Hazard: The fuel tank’s pressure relief valve can malfunction, causing the tank to expand and rub against the transmission drive belt and drive cooling fan. This can wear a hole in the …

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There’s More to Fall Protection Than Harnesses

By Safety Management Group One of the most common hazards on all types of jobsites occurs when a worker has to perform a task in an elevated location. Whether that location is on a permanent platform, scaffolding, on a ladder, or suspended from above, the situations may differ, but the ultimate hazard is the same: the potential for a significant …

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Younger Workers and the Mistakes They Make

By Safety Management Group We all remember what it felt like to enter the workforce, especially the first time we landed a “real” job on a construction site or in some kind of industrial facility. We were handling serious work and earning serious money for it. We were strong, energetic, eager, and much smarter than those “old guys” around us — …

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