Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing

In what may be the largest mass casualty workplace event this year, three workers were killed after being trapped in a grain silo in Pennsylvania.  …Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing

“Take a Note Jan” said the Supervisor of Power Production

Revised 6/26/2022 Originally Posted August 24, 2012: I remember the first time Martin Louthan, the supervisor over all the power plants, came to the …“Take a Note Jan” said the Supervisor of Power Production

FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

The Napa Valley Fire Department has stood as an essential pillar of its community for more than 125 years. Their motto is: “Always Here, Always Ready, Serving You, with Pride and Excellence.”  Napa Valley firefighters live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of our country, and yet they face the same challenges … Continue reading FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

“Do an ICAM” is probably one of the most ubiquitous terms when working in construction. It’s almost like Newton’s unknown law of construction work that an ICAM be performed for a serious or serious potential event. So how well do construction ICAM investigations align with systems thinking principles? How often do ICAMs evaluate upstream and… … Continue reading ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Iowa Fire marshals sound the alarm over proposed bill

Fire marshals from dozens of Iowa municipalities are fighting legislation now moving through the Statehouse. — Read on http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-fire-marshals-sound-the-alarm-over-proposed-iowa-bill/39317228

Is Workplace Safety Optional?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about OSHA these days — even those who barely knew the agency existed before it issued its controversial COVID-19 …Is Workplace Safety Optional?

Fertilizer Plant Fire Raises Memories of Tragedy and Regulatory Failures

The Winston-Salem fertilizer plant fire raises difficult questions on our failure to issue adequate regulatory protections for workers and …Fertilizer Plant Fire Raises Memories of Tragedy and Regulatory Failures

This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

On November 20, 1968, 53 years ago today, 78 miners died in an explosion at the Consol No. 9 coal mine in Farmington, West Virginia. At 5:30 in the …This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

“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

“Current Needs Assessment of the U.S Fire Service Report – Infographic”

With the recent release of the "Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service" report, it may be challenging to really understand and capture the needs of the U.S fire service with the massive amount of great information this report provides. To view all of the biggest takeaways from this report, make sure you take a look at our … Continue reading “Current Needs Assessment of the U.S Fire Service Report – Infographic”

“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013

        Campus fire safety Inspections/code enforcement Smoke alarms Sprinklers Wildland fire safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other safety news International news Fire prevention news articles Campaigns/other fire safety activities 10,000 smoke detectors; Fire department plans one-day blitz (Iowa) American Red Cross partners with Harvey firefighters to educate about home fire safety … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013