As Daylight Saving Time Approaches It’s Time to Address High Visibility Solutions

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As part of a new safety awareness measure, perhaps the federal government should proclaim March 12 as “High Visibility Apparel Day.” This year, March 12 is the first workday following the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST)—the day when clocks “spring forward” and many drivers lose an hour’s sleep resulting in a marked, one …

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Near Miss Reconstruction Highlights Importance of Railway Safety

Following a ‘Close Call’ incident at the Gipsy Lane work site near Nuneaton, Atkins’ Rail QSE and Marketing teams produced a safety video which recreates the incident.

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Electrical Safety: Are you in Compliance?

By Bob Clark Protective Industrial Products  Companies being cited and fined for non-compliance with electrical safety guidelines are posted on the OSHA website every month. Electrical safety is a serious issue and it is imperative that plant managers, safety managers, facility managers, electricians, maintenance personnel and contractors receive proper training on the “NFPA 70E-STANDARD for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.” …

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OCIPs: a Strategy for Safety and Savings

By Safety Management Group As construction costs escalate, building owners and developers are in a constant search for ways to trim project budgets. While some cost factors — such as the price of materials, fuel, and other components — are the result of basic supply and demand, others can be controlled to some degree. Insurance is an excellent example. One of …

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Heat: The Often-unseen Danger on Construction Sites

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction Construction sites abound with visible hazards. From heavy equipment to powerful hand tools to materials that are inherently hazardous, the average construction site puts workers at risk in many ways.But one of the most insidious hazards on outdoor worksites is one that people don’t often think about, even …

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STIHL Recalls Chain Saws Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: MS 391 Chain Saws Units: About 3,000 Manufacturer: STIHL …

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OSHA Offers Short Videos on Respirator Usage

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2012 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos, nine in English and eight in Spanish, provide valuable information to workers in general industry and construction. Topics include OSHA’s Respiratory Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing and detecting counterfeit respirators. The …

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OSHA Offers New Online Outreach Training Program Provider

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2012 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced its selection of 10 OSHA authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program. The OSHA Outreach Training Program teaches workers how to identify, prevent, and eliminate workplace hazards. The program also informs workers of their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to …

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There’s More to Fall Protection than the Lanyard

By Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction To children, few things are as thrilling as a jump from a “high” location. We can all remember jumping off of playground equipment, tree limbs, or small hills — along with the occasional scrapes and bruises we received to remind us of the hazards. By the time we …

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Heart Association Promoting Hands-Only CPR

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