ESPN Anchor Recounts Grilling Incident

May 23, 2013 – As the Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, grillers everywhere are dusting off their spatulas and are eager to let the grilling season commence. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is recommending that grillers be mindful of safety, especially as the peak months for grilling fires, June and July, approach. While gas grills …

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Slip and Fall Incidents: Often Overlooked, Always Dangerous

By Safety Management Group When thinking about all of the potential hazards on a jobsite, it’s human nature to dismiss slips and falls as something that’s comparatively minor. But these types of incidents are anything but minor. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that slip and fall accidents cost U.S. companies as much as $70 billion in medical expenses …

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Slings Aren’t as Simple as They Seem

By Safety Management Group Cranes, winches, and similar lifting devices are a common sight on construction sites and in industrial settings. Their size and strength is a reminder of the potential hazards they create for workers around them, and most people treat them with respect.Workers aren’t always as aware of the hazards involved with the slings that allow cranes to …

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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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