3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

After more than 30 years of use in the fall protection industry, the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve has been replaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve. Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the … Continue reading 3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

“Safety Photo of the Day” – “Who Should Be Tied Off In This Photo?”

Who Should Be Wearing Fall Protection &  Tied Off In This Photo? OSHA issued a letter of interpretation that addresses the requirements for use of a body-restraint system on aerial lifts (body restraint is required) versus scissor-lifts (body restraint not required as long as standard guardrails are in place). One last thing about scissor-lifts to … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “Who Should Be Tied Off In This Photo?”

“Are You In Compliance?”-“June 1, 2016 – HAZCOM And GHS, The Final Deadline”

HazCom and GHS: The Final Deadline by Safety.BLR.com June 1, 2016, is the final deadline in the 4-year phase-in period for OSHA's 2012 revisions to the hazard communication standard that aligned with the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, or GHS. Check out the infographic for an overview of what the … Continue reading “Are You In Compliance?”-“June 1, 2016 – HAZCOM And GHS, The Final Deadline”

“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 Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment.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 “

“June 1, 2016 – HAZCOM And GHS, The Final Deadline”

HazCom and GHS: The Final Deadline by Safety.BLR.com June 1, 2016, is the final deadline in the 4-year phase-in period for OSHA's 2012 revisions to the hazard communication standard that aligned with the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, or GHS. Check out the infographic for an overview of what the … Continue reading “June 1, 2016 – HAZCOM And GHS, The Final Deadline”

“Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

Download OSHA's New 2016 HAZCOM - SDS Guidance Manual in PDF format here: https://lnkd.in/bxmuBaz Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of … Continue reading “Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

“Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

  Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the … Continue reading “Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

“New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

The percentage of improperly fitted respirators increases with the length of time between worker fit tests, giving support to the annual fit-testing requirements in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, according to new research from NIOSH. The standard requires fit testing every year and whenever an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious … Continue reading “New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

“When It’s An OSHA Violation & When It’s Not”

Take a look at the photo and see if you can name the OSHA trench safety violations. There’s a man in the trench – look closely, because you can barely see him. Then, there are the eight men surrounding the newly excavated hole, putting pressure on the excavation face. There’s no sloping, shielding or shoring—nothing … Continue reading “When It’s An OSHA Violation & When It’s Not”

“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”

“Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.) Check out the infographic to learn the essentials of the new rule and what you need to do to comply. Confined Spaces in Construction: What Employers Need … Continue reading “Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

“Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ The former safety manager at a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., tuna-processing plant faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted on felony criminal charges related to the 2012 oven death of an employee. The rare charges against a safety professional were brought by Los Angeles County District … Continue reading “Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace

“OSHA Issues Final Confined Space Construction Rule Effective August 3, 2015”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final confined spaces rule Friday to increase protections for construction workers. The rule, which is effective Aug. 3, 2015 affords construction workers laboring in confined spaces similar enhanced protections as manufacturing and general industry workers whose jobs take them into manholes, crawl spaces and several types of … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Final Confined Space Construction Rule Effective August 3, 2015”

“iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

More than 900 grain bin-related deaths have occurred in the U.S. since 1964, but now there’s an app to help lessen that number, according to Illinois Corn. The Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator app, built by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, was designed as a way for … Continue reading “iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

“CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

Earlier this month a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, where a tank explosion on July 28, 2014, killed a contract worker and severely injured another. Our team, working alongside federal OSHA inspectors, found that the incident occurred during hot work on or near a tank containing … Continue reading “CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

  Emergency crews pulled the body of a 73-year-old man from a grain bin on an Illinois farm Monday afternoon after a frantic rescue effort. Around 1 p.m., authorities had begun emptying the grain bin at Madey Farms in Genoa after reports that a man may be stuck inside. Several hours later, crews removed the … Continue reading Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]