OSHA Deploying Staff to Areas in the South Affected by Tornadoes and Storms

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has deployed teams of technical experts to provide assistance as areas devastated by this week's storms begin their recovery efforts. OSHA staff is meeting with incident commanders at the various county emergency management centers in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to assess safety needs and provide guidance to assist them … Continue reading OSHA Deploying Staff to Areas in the South Affected by Tornadoes and Storms

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Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area

Tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Death Toll Hits 343, Second-Deadliest Day From Twister In U.S. History Update: The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has now risen to 337 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their … Continue reading Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area

Toro Recalls 30,000 Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers in the US & Canada Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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:  … Continue reading Toro Recalls 30,000 Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers in the US & Canada Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – April 26, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media. Updated each Monday morning. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety CO Detectors Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Saves International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Philadelphia Fire … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – April 26, 2011

Tornado Season 2011 Is Upon Us – Are You Ready??

As evidenced by the multiple tornadoes that struck the St. Louis area this past weekend, the 2011 tornado season is upon us! Rapidly moving violent storms can cause tornadoes with little, if any, warning. It is very important to always maintain a level of situational awareness when at home, work and on travel. Extreme weather … Continue reading Tornado Season 2011 Is Upon Us – Are You Ready??

Trench Collapse Leads to $63,360 Fine for Ohio Company

An OSHA inspector was performing a work site inspection when he directed an employee to exit the trench, believing collapse was imminent. Within five minutes the trench collapsed and could have buried the worker under 6 to 7 feet of soil. OSHA has issued Trimat Construction Inc. of Bidwell, Ohio, six safety citations after a … Continue reading Trench Collapse Leads to $63,360 Fine for Ohio Company

3 To Be Remembered During Workers Memorial Day in York, Pennsylvania

There are dangers when a "day at the office" is spent in the trench just dug, on a highway packed with construction-frustrated motorists, or in the hot, open fields of July. Jory Raber III was buried alive. George Waltemyer was hit by an SUV. Juan Leipiz succumbed to heat stroke. Those men, who range in … Continue reading 3 To Be Remembered During Workers Memorial Day in York, Pennsylvania

BOOST YOUR SAFETY SKILLS – May 10th, 11th & 12th – Indianapolis, Indiana

By making safety a priority in workplaces across the state, employers are investing in more than just the products produced and services offered -- they are also investing in the health and safety of the employees. By attending three upcoming conferences hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, employers and employees alike can learn how … Continue reading BOOST YOUR SAFETY SKILLS – May 10th, 11th & 12th – Indianapolis, Indiana

Michaels: OSHA’s Challenge Is How to Make 40-Year-Old Law Work in Today’s Economy

In remarks to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Dr. David Michaels said that while the agency can cite several drops in worker injuries and fatalities, “our challenge, every day, is how to make this 40-year-old law work effectively in today’s economy.” While acknowledging that some of the drops were … Continue reading Michaels: OSHA’s Challenge Is How to Make 40-Year-Old Law Work in Today’s Economy

NSC Free Fleet Safety Webinar – April 27, 2011 11:00 AM Central Time

Do You Really Know What's Going on in Your Fleet? April 27, 11 a.m. Central Driver errors account for more than 80% of crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are many underlying causes for these errors, but fleet managers often are unaware of them until a crash and the resulting investigation … Continue reading NSC Free Fleet Safety Webinar – April 27, 2011 11:00 AM Central Time

Secretary Napolitano Announces Implementation of National Terrorism Advisory System

NEW YORK - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) - a robust terrorism advisory system that provides timely information to the public about credible terrorist threats and replaces the former color-coded alert system. The New System has only 2 levels … Continue reading Secretary Napolitano Announces Implementation of National Terrorism Advisory System