“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

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Control of Hazardous Energy: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Control of Hazardous Energy: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Many Oil & Gas Workers Not Aware Of New Hydrogen Sulfide “STEL”

More than half of the oil and gas industry safety professionals who took a recent survey conducted by Dräger and the American Society of Safety Engineers indicated they were not aware of new hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exposure limits recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. The gas detection manufacturer released the results of … Continue reading Many Oil & Gas Workers Not Aware Of New Hydrogen Sulfide “STEL”

Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent! Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash

This is probably the second most-viewed arc flash video online. It shows three workers working in the open door of an exterior electrical substation when an arc flash occurs. They all sustained burns—one was very serious. Read more about this story here. This video shows the supervised re-energizing of a switchgear box that led to … Continue reading OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash

Preventing Falls In The Solar Industry

California FACE Program Action Page - Preventing Falls in the Solar Industry The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program investigates work-related fatalities to identify the causes and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. This video explains how Hans Petersen, a 30-year-old solar panel installer, was killed when he fell off an … Continue reading Preventing Falls In The Solar Industry

Tunnel Vision: CSB Incorrectly Labeling All Hoeganaes Incidents As Combustible Dust Flash Fires

Photo Credit: U.S. Chemical Safety Board -"Large hole (approximately 3 x 7 inches) in a corroded section of piping that carried hydrogen and ran through the trench." Incorrect labeling the third Hoeganaes incident on MAY 27, 2011 as a combustible dust flash fire resulting in three fatalities. “...not just one, not just two, but three … Continue reading Tunnel Vision: CSB Incorrectly Labeling All Hoeganaes Incidents As Combustible Dust Flash Fires

Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Rule Deadline of August 8, 2012 Is Fast Approaching

Video Courtesy of BLR® The US EPA Established 3 Classes of Training Operators – A, B & C Class A Operator A Class A operator has primary responsibility to operate and maintain the UST system. These responsibilities include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments, to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. … Continue reading Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Rule Deadline of August 8, 2012 Is Fast Approaching

House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt Batteries In Junk Drawers Rising

* If You Know of  a Fire Incident in Your Town Caused by 9 Volt, AA or AAA Battery Storage in a Home, Please Note it in the comments Section of this Post! Thank You! If you are storing loose 9 volt or AA or other batteries in a kitchen drawer or a "junk" drawer … Continue reading House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt Batteries In Junk Drawers Rising

Nuclear Safety: What is America Doing?

NATION WITHOUT NUCLEAR: The crisis in Japan has focused U.S. attention on nuclear power and its discontents. What would happen if the nation took these concerns to their logical extreme: Could the nation simply do away with nuclear? Nowhere is that question more relevant than it is in Vermont. That state gets one-third of its … Continue reading Nuclear Safety: What is America Doing?