“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

“New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year. Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. The nature of employee injuries in the modern workplace … Continue reading “New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

“Over 10K Severe Worker Injuries Reported In First Year Of OSHA Requirement “

Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement Most employers cooperated with OSHA to fix hazards, but some tried to hide them WASHINGTON – In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related … Continue reading “Over 10K Severe Worker Injuries Reported In First Year Of OSHA Requirement “

“Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards “

With recent and forthcoming changes to the ANSI Z359 fall protection code, the landscape of the fall protection industry is changing. Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment. As in … Continue reading “Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards “

“U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdDuHxwD5R4 January 29, 2016, Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when … Continue reading “U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire “

“2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Releases 2014 Workplace Safety Index 10 leading causes of injury result in nearly $60 billion in total workers compensation costs January 14, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has released its 2014 Workplace Safety Index, which ranks the 10 leading … Continue reading “2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

“Worker Fainting At The Sight Of His Own Blood Deemed A “Work Related” Recordable Incident By OSHA”

  We all know people who get light-headed at the sight of blood. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an interpretation letter, advising that an incident in which a worker fainted at the sight of his own blood was “work-related”. The worker in question had scratched his finger on a vinyl … Continue reading “Worker Fainting At The Sight Of His Own Blood Deemed A “Work Related” Recordable Incident By OSHA”

“OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations Of 2015”

“Bumble Bee Foods Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death – Management Personnel Charged”

Jose Melena was loading tons of tuna into industrial ovens at Bumble Bee Foods when any worker’s worst nightmare occurred — he got trapped inside and the massive pressure cooker was turned on. Melena’s grisly death in a 270-degree oven three years ago led to a $6 million agreement by Bumble Bee on Wednesday to … Continue reading “Bumble Bee Foods Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death – Management Personnel Charged”

“How Would a Court Rate Your Training Programs?”

  OSHA Top 10 Violations Cited In 2014 Your training programs make the difference between safe workers and injured workers. They can also protect you from liability. Here's a case in point. "Brendan" worked for a chemical company for 30 years before he was injured. A mechanic, Brendan was hurt when he and another employee … Continue reading “How Would a Court Rate Your Training Programs?”