Here I am watching this new documentary on HBO last night about the recently changed "Tech 117" Bulletin in California about the use of unnecessary cancer causing "flame retardants" in everything from furniture to child car seats to other household products. I had been following the series that the Chicago Tribune had begun about this issue … Continue reading EHS Safety News Stars in “Toxic Hot Seat” on HBO!
What's New - The Last 30 Days November 29 - Federal Register 78: 71666-71667 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard November 27 - Statement - Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on sentencing in fatal gunpowder plant explosion November 27 - … Continue reading OSHA – “What’s New” – November 29, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBY1lI9SUOw Clarion Safety Systems, a longstanding leader in advancing best practices in visual safety communication, announced today that its efforts to promote the use of industry best practices related to safety signs, colors and tags to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resulted in the agency issuing a Direct Final Rule (DFR) on … Continue reading OSHA Publishes Direct Final Rule on Standards Update to Rules on Signage
Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture
The first murder charges have been handed down in a deadly building collapse that took the lives of six people, injured 13 and resulted in an overhaul of demolition practices in the city of Philadelphia. Griffin T. Campbell, 49, of Philadelphia, faces six counts of third degree murder, six counts of involuntary manslaughter and … Continue reading Contractor Killed 6 in Fatal Building Collapse In Philadelphia: DA
Finally, a Thanksgiving safety video that takes viewers where they’ve never gone before -- William Shatner’s backyard. In an ad for the insurance company State Farm entitled “Eat, Fry, Love,” the actor and talk show host shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely. In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits … Continue reading William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale
Click on photo to enlarge for contact information! Please help the "2nd Annual Dempsey's & Friends Toy Drive!" Please read the flyer (Click on photo!) and help a child with cancer have a great Christmas! These kids fight everyday, lets show them that we are fighting with them. NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE! Join the … Continue reading Please Help the “2nd Annual “No One Fights Alone” Dempsey’s Toy Drive” #ToyDrive #KidsWithCancer #Illinois
This free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easier than ever to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data and let LiftRight perform the calculations for you. Illustrated measurement guide helps you measure accurately Calculates multipliers, recommended weight limit (RWL) and … Continue reading Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”
Once again, another thought-provoking and interesting post by Phil La Duke.
By Phil La Duke
There’s a lot of talk about safety. Safety talks, reflections on safety, safety reviews, safety observations, LinkedIn discussions, forums, blogs and…well the list goes on and on. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of talk about safety, but does talking about safety change anything?
In 2011, Harold D. Stolovitch published the book, Telling Aint Training a book that I confess to having not read—no judgment here, I read voraciously but just haven’t gotten around to reading this particular book. Why mention a book I haven’t read? Simple: the title intrigues me (apparently not enough to shell out $17.50 for the book, or even enough to drive the approximately one mile to the public library and at least ask about checking out a copy, but that’s neither here nor there.) I’ve known for years that people, at least adults, don’t learn from having things told…
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New data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show you don’t have to fall very far for the fall to be deadly. In 2011, CFOI began collecting information on the height of fatal falls. In construction, almost half of the fatal falls (48.8 percent) were from 20 feet or less, 14 percent were … Continue reading The Dangers of Working at Heights
Infographic Courtesy of the National Safety Council®