OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety OSHA hosts informal public meeting, extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses Stakeholders join OSHA for silica rulemaking Web chat Listening sessions seek public input on chemical safety Assistant Secretary Michaels addresses National COSH Conference, celebrates graduating class … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

Updated: CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vR0BdRCNY Updated 1-3-2014 Statement from CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on Yesterday’s (January 2, 2014) High School Laboratory Fire in New York City I was distressed to learn once again of a serious high school laboratory accident, this one occurring yesterday at a New York City High School. According to media reports, a flash fire occurred … Continue reading Updated: CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vR0BdRCNY Washington, DC, December 10, 2013—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released, “After the Rainbow,” a video safety message focused on potential dangers in high school chemistry laboratories. The message features Calais Weber, an accident survivor, who on January 23, 2006, at age 15 was burned over 40 per cent of her body during … Continue reading CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Sidney, Illinois – A man is dead after getting trapped in a grain bin Wednesday.  According to the Champaign County Coroner, 55-year-old Roy McCarty was working inside a grain bin at the Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator, when he became buried "under a large amount of corn." Firefighters from the Urbana Fire Department arrived at 301 … Continue reading Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

  Program Goal: The overarching goal is to collaboratively develop a comprehensive agricultural rescue program. The program will consist of Ohio Fire Academy curriculum, professional training and education, outreach education and awareness. Project Goal: Design a portable grain rescue training modular suitable for agricultural rescue and other safety educational programs for agricultural audiences. Project Objectives: … Continue reading New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

Columbus, Ohio Farmer Dies, Trapped In Grain Bin

By  Holly Zachariah The Columbus Dispatch Thursday May 30, 2013 5:31 AM   Enlarge Image BETHEL TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT Bethel Township firefighters try to save Warren Mumma. The Clark County farmer had tried to install a secondary augur in his grain bin on Tuesday. It was with a heavy heart that Professor Dee Jepsen heard … Continue reading Columbus, Ohio Farmer Dies, Trapped In Grain Bin

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Carbon Monoxide Exposures Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Hundreds attend WISH-TV Fire Safety Event (Indiana) Fremont Fire Department seeking volunteers for smoke detector program Promoting prevention … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 21, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/20/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Youths distribute smoke detectors to Canton homes - (Ohio) … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 21, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 19, 2012

  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 07/16/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities New Sioux City program aims to douse fire … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 19, 2012

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 21, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 03/19/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Over 20000 smoke alarms tested in the TVOKids "Push … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 21, 2012

OSHA White Paper Released Affirming Its Commitment To I2P2 Program

OSHA kicked off the New Year by reaffirming its commitment to injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2), in the form of a White Paper that characterizes them as "effective, flexible, commonsense" tools that will help reduce occupational injuries and fatalities and increase productivity. Backed by examples and numerous studies, the document makes a strong case … Continue reading OSHA White Paper Released Affirming Its Commitment To I2P2 Program

Ohio Earthquakes Caused By Drilling Wastewater Well, Expert Says

CLEVELAND -- A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes in the Youngstown area since last spring, a seismologist investigating the quakes said Monday. Research is continuing on the now-shuttered injection well at Youngstown and seismic activity, but it might … Continue reading Ohio Earthquakes Caused By Drilling Wastewater Well, Expert Says

OSHA Quick Takes – December 15, 2011

      In this issue OSHA continues to cite beauty salons and manufacturers for formaldehyde exposure from some hair smoothing products OSHA launches new hair salon Web page MSHA cites corporate culture as root cause of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster OSHA improves "It's the Law" poster Web page to make it more accessible … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – December 15, 2011

HOT!! Job Opening! Great Safety Manager Opportunity, Cincinnati, Ohio

Note: Please Contact Recruiter Directly! Jack: I am contacting all the automotive safety professionals in our database to let you know about a safety opportunity that I have with a leading international Tier automotive supplier located in the Cincinnati, OH area. We need a Corporate Safety Manager with the following experience: Multiple plant safety experience, … Continue reading HOT!! Job Opening! Great Safety Manager Opportunity, Cincinnati, Ohio