CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California

May 3, 2017, Torrance, CA, -- Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report into the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California. The blast caused serious property damage to the refinery and scattered catalyst dust up to a mile away from the facility into the nearby community. … Continue reading CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ This is a REMINDER as to how important Confined Space Safety Training, both through Practical Testing & Written Testing is to employees. 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 … Continue reading Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death #ConfinedSpace

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sudden Retirement: A Lesson on the Value of Workplace Safety @TVanceLawyer

MAY 2, 2017 BY TRAVIS VANCE Dale Earnhardt, Jr. shocked the racing world last week when he abruptly announced his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season. “Dale Jr.,” is in the prime of his career and a 26-time race winner on NASCAR’s top circuit, including 2 Daytona 500 victories. Many drivers … Continue reading Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sudden Retirement: A Lesson on the Value of Workplace Safety @TVanceLawyer

Employer In Fatal Boston Trench Collapse Did Not Provide Safety Training & Basic Safeguards For Employees, OSHA Finds

Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc. cited for 18 violations BOSTON – Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died on Oct. 21, 2016, in Boston, when the approximately 12-foot deep trench in which they were working collapsed, breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a matter of seconds. An investigation … Continue reading Employer In Fatal Boston Trench Collapse Did Not Provide Safety Training & Basic Safeguards For Employees, OSHA Finds

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. … Continue reading OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

“PeopleWork: 3 Ways to Get Commitment to Safety” @KevinBurnsBGi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKibyQNQ4vo Published on Apr 3, 2017 http://www.kevburns.com/peoplework One of the most pursued issues by safety people is getting employees to commit to the safety program. On this episode, 3 ways to get a better commitment to safety. Employee commitment to safety is important. And as well-meaning as the efforts of your senior management may be … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 3 Ways to Get Commitment to Safety” @KevinBurnsBGi

“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?”

“Excavation & Trenching Safety” #ConstructionSafety @StopThinkPrevnt

Trenching and Excavation Safety Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal. A trench is defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than … Continue reading “Excavation & Trenching Safety” #ConstructionSafety @StopThinkPrevnt

“National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry”

National Trench Safety announced its new NTS Mobile App for the Excavation Construction Industry. National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, officially announced the release of the NTS Mobile App designed specifically for … Continue reading “National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry”

“The ABC’s & 1,2,3’s of Fall Protection”

Infographic created by Creative Safety Supply

“Workplace Violence Prevention” – Video & Information”

 What is workplace violence? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading … Continue reading “Workplace Violence Prevention” – Video & Information”

“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 “

“Forklift Safety: 5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity”

5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity The maximum weight data placard on forklifts should never be regarded as the maximum amount able to be lifted. There are several factors that affect the lifting capacity, which is often reduced for various reasons. It is important to remember the lifting capacity is based upon the load center. … Continue reading “Forklift Safety: 5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity”

“No Injury, No Accident”……..Right??” #Safety #NearMiss

Discover how near misses can add up to major accidents. "No Injury, No Accident?" dramatically shows employees how to recognize and prevent serious injuries or fatal accidents before they occur. Based on the pioneering work of W. H. Heinrich and his renowned "Heinrich Triangle," the program demonstrates how the odds of a serious or fatal … Continue reading “No Injury, No Accident”……..Right??” #Safety #NearMiss

“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