OSHA Wants To Make Workplace Safety Reports Public

OSHA has proposed major changes in workplace reporting rules that would require large companies to file injury and illness reports electronically so they can be posted online and made available to the public. Safety advocates said the proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would put more pressure on companies to comply with safety … Continue reading OSHA Wants To Make Workplace Safety Reports Public

Oklahoma Military Needs Your Help

In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.

 

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63rd CST supports Moore tornado search and rescue operations
In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.  

Here are the most needed items — for your convenience, you can find many of them on our Amazon.com “Wish List”which ships directly to us:        

OK Support1. Nonperishable food: Baby Formula, Bottled Water, PowerBars, KIND Bars, energy bars or any other nutritious item that is both non-perishable and easily stored. 

2. ClothingAny type of new clothing: Men, Women and Children.

3. Entertainment items: Playing cards, books or any other entertainment that does not require electricity. 

4. Morale lifts:

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Grieves For Newtown With The Rest Of Us

After all the horror of the last few days, I needed to laugh. So, I turned on "Saturday Night Live" with Martin Short as host. A children's choir appeared. At first, I expected Ed Grimley to jump in front of them and tell me a much needed joke. But then, I realized they were doing something far … Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Live’ Grieves For Newtown With The Rest Of Us

Our Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To All The Souls Lost At Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut – “God Bless You All”

I didn't know your name, I never saw your face, I never got to see you smile, or get to watch you play. I never got to walk with you or watch you board the bus, I never got to kiss your head and tell you that you’re loved. I never got to know you, … Continue reading Our Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To All The Souls Lost At Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut – “God Bless You All”

Government Finalizes Safety Rules for Offshore Drilling

  By JOSH LEDERMAN | August 17, 2012 Government regulators issued a final set of safety rules for offshore drilling Wednesday, fine-tuning a series of emergency measures put in place after the BP oil spill in 2010. Oil industry groups reacted tepidly, saying they were still poring over the 137-page rule released by the Interior … Continue reading Government Finalizes Safety Rules for Offshore Drilling

Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET

Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 28th 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust? ....You will. An EHS Today Webinar Register now for this live webinar Combustible dust is a hazard that is garnering more attention than ever following some high profile workplace accidents. Have you wondered what combustible dust is or … Continue reading Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET

OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

In this issue President Obama proclaims April 28, 2012 Workers' Memorial Day Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces Fall Prevention Campaign OSHA memorializes fallen workers in events around the country New OSHA directive focuses on communications with victims' families following a workplace … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

OSHA Hit for Taking Too Long to Adopt Workplace Safety Rules

By Sam Hananel | April 23, 2012 The nation’s premier worker safety agency takes nearly eight years on average to adopt new safety regulations, government auditors said in a report. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes far too long compared to other agencies, safety experts said during a Senate hearing on the report by … Continue reading OSHA Hit for Taking Too Long to Adopt Workplace Safety Rules

NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

    Elemental Questions As lithium-ion battery use increases, so do the concerns related to the fire-safety hazards of these devices. Through a series of research efforts and partnerships, NFPA is analyzing storage and safety issues surrounding the power source fueling hundreds of millions of devices — from iPhones to electric vehicles — worldwide. NFPA … Continue reading NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

New Food Safety Bill Passes in Congress – Will Become Law

A recent outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis sickened more than 1,600 people and triggered a recall of more than a half-billion eggs. A major food safety bill that passed the House and Senate earlier this year before stalling because of a procedural problem won final approval Tuesday and now goes to President Barack Obama to be … Continue reading New Food Safety Bill Passes in Congress – Will Become Law