Phillips Recalls EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Flood Lamps

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2011 – 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: EnergySaver a/k/a/Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent …

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Five Winter Workplace Dangers

By Safety Management Group When the temperatures drop, snow begins to fall, and ice starts to form, construction projects and other outdoor worksites can be more dangerous. While most of us recognize the inherent danger caused by slips and falls, there are other winter weather hazards that we may not immediately consider. We’ll examine five in this article. Winter driving …

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Solid Foundations for Scaffold Safety

By Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction They’re one of these most common features on construction sites and in industrial settings — and one of the most inherently dangerous. Workers take them for granted, failing to give them a second thought. They reach to impressive heights, but far too little attention is paid to …

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IOSHA Revises Residential Fall Protection Program

Indianapolis, September 30, 2011 — On June 16th, 2011 IOSHA published a modification to the implementation schedule for the Residential Construction Fall Protection Program (article). That document modified certain timelines contained within OSHA Instruction STD 03-11-002. IOSHA established a full compliance date of October 1, 2011 for the revisions adopted by OSHA in September 2011. The document also encourages employers to …

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New Guidance Document Helps Prevent Nail Gun Injuries

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2011 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed new guidance, Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors*, to help construction employers and workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries. “Nail gun injuries are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits annually. In some cases, workers …

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Creating Successful Project Safety Committees

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction  One of the most familiar — and frustrating — aspects of life on most construction sites is the tendency of workers to participate in the strange contest called the blame game. Anyone who has been a supervisor on a site for any length of time is certain to have …

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The Dangers of Hot Work

Here’s an informative video from the US Chemical Safety Board featuring key lessons to prevent flammable vapor explosions caused by welding and cutting. 

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Don’t Let Power Lines Overpower You

By Safety Management Group We’re surrounded by so many of them that we tend to take them for granted. In fact, we tend not to notice them, looking right through them at whatever we want to see. It seems that the only times we’re aware that they exist is when they fail — or when we fail to give them …

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Fires Prompt Dehumidifier Recall Reannouncement from LG Electronics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is urging consumers to check if they have recalled Goldstar or Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers. The firm is re-announcing the recall of about 98,000 of the dangerous dehumidifiers that pose a serious fire and burn hazard, and are believed to be responsible for more …

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Safety At Work

A funny video that reminds us all to keep our hats on at the construction site! Or this could happen

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