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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Staying Alert About Fatigue

By Safety Management Group Earlier this year, an airline pilot was making the familiar approach to Washington’s National Airport. As always, the approach controller handed him off to the airport’s tower controller. While the plane continued to descend, the pilot radioed his position to the tower, and waited for a reply. He didn’t receive one, so he tried again. And …

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The Hot Facts About Welding and Cutting Safety

By Safety Management Group It would stand to reason that a device that produces an intense flame or concentrated electric arc would be inherently dangerous. But welding and cutting equipment has become so familiar on many of today’s worksites that it’s easy to lose sight of the potential hazards. Safety professionals know that few things are more dangerous than complacency. When …

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NexTorch Recalls Flashlight Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 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: NexTorch™ NT123A flashlight batteries The U.S. Consumer …

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Safety Short: The Hazcom Song

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

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OSHA Revises Directive for Reducing Commercial Driving Hazards

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently revised a directive (link) that provides guidance on OSHA procedures aimed at eliminating hazards and reducing worker injuries, illnesses and deaths during commercial diving operations. “Commercial divers who spend extended periods of time underwater are exposed to hazards such as drowning, circulatory and respiratory problems, and hypothermia,” said Assistant Secretary …

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Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2011 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments …

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