‘Tis the Season…for Safe Digging | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

The warmer months are here, which means more time outside for many of us, whether for recreation or to tackle home-improvement projects. Personally, I’m looking forward to running in the mornings, biking in the evenings, and spending weekends digging around in my vegetable garden — but not before taking an important safety action. Call 811 … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season…for Safe Digging | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Accident Description Accident: Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work Location: Location: Canton, NC Accident Occured On: 09/21/2020 | Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021 Accident Type: Release Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved at a public board meeting on September 24, 2021. On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the … Continue reading Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

A call from an old friend reminded me that today is the 111th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. On March 25, 1911, 146 people, including 123 women, burned or jumped to their deaths from the upper floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist building when a fire broke out. Terrified workers found locked emergency exits. I […]Triangle … Continue reading Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

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

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

Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

“Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one. Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. NFPA’s Project Holiday campaign works to … Continue reading “Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

“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

“AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

AA Batteries Rolling Around In Camera Case Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska "How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home" HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -- Some of us may have that kitchen junk drawer that has loose batteries, tools, and other items in it, but these drawers might be a fire waiting to happen. If … Continue reading “AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

“Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one. Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. NFPA’s Project Holiday campaign works to … Continue reading “Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

“Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Meeting Topic Resources”

Toolbox Talks & Safety Resources A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote your departments safety culture. Toolbox talks are also intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site. Documents: *Toolbox Talk Fact Sheet Accident Reporting & … Continue reading “Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Meeting Topic Resources”