Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

OSHA Issues New Directive to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communications Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. This follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites. More fatalities occurred in this industry in 2013 than in the …

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Metabo Recalls Electric Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 — Metabo Corporation of West Chester, Pennsylvania has recalled a group of its Metabo Ergo series 6-inch angle grinders. The on/off switch can stick in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard. Units: About 4,300 Description: This recall involves Metabo W14-150 Ergo series 6-inch medium angle grinders. The angle grinders have a green body, a …

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Preparing For and Responding to Fires

By Safety Management Group When we think about workplace hazards, we tend to think about situations related to tools, equipment, or slips and falls. But one of the most potentially dangerous hazards on nearly every jobsite is fire. Fires are inherently destructive. Even if a fire is contained quickly, it can cause substantial damage to facilities and equipment, along with …

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Keeping People Safe Even When They Don’t Understand

By Tim Coomes, Safety Advisor While immigration is a hot issue today in the United States, immigrants have been a part of the workforce since our nation began. As each group entered the country and took positions in labor-intensive fields like construction and heavy industry, they struggled to learn English and communicate with co-workers of different backgrounds. Today, some of …

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