Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2014’

Trane Recalls Air Conditioning Units

Washington, DC, June 24, 2014 — Trane is recalling a select group of air conditioning systems due to an electrical shock hazard. Ground screws used in the recalled Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI air conditioning systems do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Consumers should stop using this …

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OSHA Urges Increased Safety Awareness in Advance of July 4th Celebrations

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant in protecting workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events.   “As we celebrate the July 4 holiday with fireworks and festivities, we must also be mindful of the safety of workers who …

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Better Discipline for Safety Violations

  By Safety Management Group Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.   Unfortunately, there are times when an employee fails to follow …

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Five Electrical Hazards Worth Remembering

By Safety Management Group Electricity is so commonplace in our lives and on our worksites that it’s easy to forget that it’s potentially dangerous. When most people consider the dangers of electricity, they think about the potential for being shocked or electrocuted. On the worksite, electricity can cause other dangerous situations. Short circuits or overloaded wires can cause fires and …

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