“Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

PDF Version METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Best Practices Always conduct examinations of the workplace to identify loose ground or … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

“Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

PDF Version COAL MINE FATALITY - On July 25, 2017, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator with 1 year and 9 months of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface facility.  The victim was operating a bulldozer, pushing material off of a refuse bank before the accident occurred.  He was found lying in the bulldozer’s push path … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

“Once More, Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important” – Part II” #LOTO

A cotton factory worker fell unconscious while standing up after his head became clamped in a machine. The incident happened in Wenzhou, China’s Zhejiang Province. After the worker became trapped emergency services were called to help free him. When firefighters arrived at the factory they found the worker had lost consciousness, but he was held upright because his head … Continue reading “Once More, Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important” – Part II” #LOTO

“NSC Survey Report: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue” #WorkplaceSafety

Fatigue is a growing problem affecting the workforce. Research estimates that 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue. A new report from the National Safety Council, Fatigue in the Workplace: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue, breaks down a probability-based survey of more than 2,000 working adults and their experience with fatigue. The report shows that 97% … Continue reading “NSC Survey Report: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue” #WorkplaceSafety

“NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace

Chicago Fire was spot on when they titled a recent episode “Carry Their Legacy”. The preview showed the dangers for firefighters in dealing with confined space rescue. History shows that confined space operations are an extremely dangerous activity for the fire service. The danger starts when firefighters don’t recognize the presence of a confined space and … Continue reading “NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace

“How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?”

Do you make them more interesting by showing a funny safety video? A funny safety photo or two? Or a funny accident report like the one below? The Accident Report! I am writing in response to your request for “additional information.” In block number 30 of the accident report form, I put “poor planning” as … Continue reading “How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?”

“7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic”

Safety consultant Carl Potter once was told about a workplace in which an employee asked for his name to be deliberately drawn from a hat so he could be the new member of the organization’s safety committee. Although he felt otherwise, the worker planned to feign disgust at the selection when his name was revealed … Continue reading “7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic”

“Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety

Today, the semiannual regulatory agenda was published. This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions. The regulatory agenda for the Department of Labor includes a total of thirteen regulatory entries … Continue reading “Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety

“Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”

  Video Above: Manure pit deadly to 3 on farm in Maryland in 2012 "Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths in Idaho" It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy in Boise, Idaho. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and ice … Continue reading “Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”

“The Government Is Paying Billions To Shipbuilders With Histories Of Continual Safety Violations”

The U.S. shipbuilding industry continues to win billions of dollars in contracts to build Navy and Coast Guard vessels, despite serious safety lapses that have endangered and killed workers. From Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, special correspondent Aubrey Aden-Buie reports. By Jennifer Gollan  A Mississippi shipbuilder continues to reap lucrative federal contracts despite objections … Continue reading “The Government Is Paying Billions To Shipbuilders With Histories Of Continual Safety Violations”

“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

“PeopleWork: Top 4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders” @KevinBurnsBGI

http://www.kevburns.com If you want to become an effective and respected safety leader, you're going to need to become exceptional with people. On this episode, the top 4 character and personality traits of respected safety leaders are discussed. Workplaces whose managers and supervisors have great people skills have lower employee turnover and higher levels of engagement. … Continue reading “PeopleWork: Top 4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders” @KevinBurnsBGI

“Preventing Falls From Slips & Trips” – Infographic

Click on picture for full-size version! Is your Workplace Safety Compliant? It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on the … Continue reading “Preventing Falls From Slips & Trips” – Infographic

“OSHA Launches Application To Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data on August 1, 2017” #OSHA

U.S. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationOffice of CommunicationsWashington, D.C.www.osha.gov For Immediate ReleaseJuly 14, 2017Contact: Office of CommunicationsPhone: 202-693-1999 OSHA launches application to electronically submit injury and illness data on August 1 WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows … Continue reading “OSHA Launches Application To Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data on August 1, 2017” #OSHA

“USDOL Announces $10.5M Susan Harwood Training Grants Now Available For FY 2017 Worker Safety Training” #OSHA #Safety

U.S. Department of Labor  |  July 14, 2017 US Labor Department announces $10.5M Funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support worker safety, health training WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for FY 2017 to fund training and education for … Continue reading “USDOL Announces $10.5M Susan Harwood Training Grants Now Available For FY 2017 Worker Safety Training” #OSHA #Safety

“Time To Act: Save 2018 FY Worker Training Grants, Health & Safety Research” #WorkplaceSafety

By Jordan Barab If you haven’t yet done so, it’s time to do so. And if you have done so, do it again: Contact your legislators about passing a budget that will protect workers.  The House Appropriations Sub-Committee that deals with OSHA, MSHA and NIOSH is scheduled to mark up the FY 2018 Appropriations Bill on Thursday, July … Continue reading “Time To Act: Save 2018 FY Worker Training Grants, Health & Safety Research” #WorkplaceSafety