U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

“Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy: Replace Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: 18-022 Consumer … Continue reading “Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

“Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into Heart, Drives Himself To Hospital” #NailGun #Safety

A Wisconsin man who came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. (Aug. 16) GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man who doctors say came … Continue reading “Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into Heart, Drives Himself To Hospital” #NailGun #Safety

“Have Batteries At Home? Don’t Store Open Batteries In Junk Drawers” #HomeSafety

Click here for the recent Hastings, Nebraska House Fire on January 16, 2017 If you are storing loose 9 volt or AA or other batteries in a kitchen drawer or a "junk" drawer in your home, watch how you store them. Above all don't store them loose and rolling around with other metal items, like small … Continue reading “Have Batteries At Home? Don’t Store Open Batteries In Junk Drawers” #HomeSafety

“OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

On November 18, 2016, OSHA finally published a final rule updating the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards for general industry. Percolating since 1990 (55 FR 13360), reopened in 2003 (68 FR 23528) and again in 2010 (75 FR 28862), revisions to the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards were long overdue. OSHA’s 500+ final rule gives employers new … Continue reading “OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

“Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

Click on Infographic for a larger image! Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton on Mar 17, 2017 The latest report from Safe Kids Worldwide™, Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect between Parent Knowledge and Behavior, explores parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior around medicine storage. According to the report, every year, more than 59,000 … Continue reading “Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

“Terrorism Concerns Results in Chemical Storage Rule Delay” #WestTexasFire #Chemicals

The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delayed the effective date of the Obama-era rule until … Continue reading “Terrorism Concerns Results in Chemical Storage Rule Delay” #WestTexasFire #Chemicals

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”

“FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers … Continue reading “FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

“OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”

Highlights NEW Zika Virus Protection for Outdoor Workers. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3880), (2016). Also available in Spanish. NEW Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus. OSHA-NIOSH Fact Sheet (Publication 3855), (2016). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”