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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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OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Washington, DC – Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards. What am …

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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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