Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

A call from an old friend reminded me that today is the 111th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. On March 25, 1911, 146 people, including 123 women, burned or jumped to their deaths from the upper floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist building when a fire broke out. Terrified workers found locked emergency exits. I […]Triangle … Continue reading Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

“The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

We’re all, hopefully in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! From Christmas trees and lights to candles, ladders, and holiday cheer, there are safety hazards everywhere this time of year. Taking a few safety precautions can keep the fire department away, allowing you to … Continue reading “The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

https://youtu.be/Z1I6g6kn7io Thank you for your interest in our November 18th webinar: An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources. A recording of the webinar is above, and a PDF of the slides can be downloaded here.Learn more about OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program at https://www.osha.gov/consultation, and find your state or local consultation office at https://www.osha.gov/consultation/directory-text. Process and Benefits Small Business Success Stories … Continue reading An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

Trench collapses, falls, shootings, building and bridge collapses, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

“Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

I can see this idea and certification requirement law being adopted by other cities and states in the US in the near future. "Once the harm has been done, even a fool understands it." Boston's Deputy Fire Chief Jack Dempsey quotes Homer, to sum up, the need that drove the implementation of Boston's Hot Work … Continue reading “Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

“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”

“Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

Note: Video Contains Language NSFW This is why awareness of Combustible Dust Is SO Important!! Around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017, Jordan White posted a video to Facebook. Since then, it has been viewed by more than a million times. An overhead tank filled with more than 10,000 bushels of corn collapsed as … Continue reading “Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

“Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt

By: Marko Karr, CHST - "Stop, Think, Prevent" Program Author & Owner One is Too Many! I found myself thinking this today... In May of 2016, I proudly posted on LinkedIn how my company honored the National OSHA Stand Down Week for Fall Prevention. We are committed to reducing falls and improving the industry. The … Continue reading “Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt

“Elk Grove Village, Illinois Food Plant Worker Injured In Explosion” #PSM #AmmoniaSafety

This incident is just another reason why Ammonia Safety, both PSM & Evacuation Safety Drills are so important and have to be taken seriously every day. If you work in this type of industry, make sure you know your company's Safety Rules for Ammonia Exposure & Evacuation Procedures and you practice them. Be an involved … Continue reading “Elk Grove Village, Illinois Food Plant Worker Injured In Explosion” #PSM #AmmoniaSafety

“New NFPA Video Underscores Long-Lasting Realities Of Home Fire Survivors”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr3Cf8H4OwE On average, there are nearly 13,000 civilian fire injuries attributed to home fires each year. In cooperation with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, NFPA has produced a new video underscoring the painful aftermath of these injuries. Burn care specialists from the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, one of the premier burn care hospitals … Continue reading “New NFPA Video Underscores Long-Lasting Realities Of Home Fire Survivors”