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

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Australia Officially Has The Most Adorably Morbid First Aid Video Ever Too!

"The safety professionals in Australia produce some of the most "thought-provoking" and at times, explicit safety videos. But they do drive home an important message, as this one does about First Aid" It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, … Continue reading Australia Officially Has The Most Adorably Morbid First Aid Video Ever Too!

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”

Do Your Employees Have Basic First Aid Training?

"The safety professionals in Australia produce some of the most "thought-provoking" and at times, explicit safety videos. But they do drive home an important message, as this one does about First Aid" It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, … Continue reading Do Your Employees Have Basic First Aid Training?

What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20-z4d_vrTE PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-014, (2011, November 29). Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-010, (2009, August 18). Refinery NEP First Year Inspection Results [69 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA. Letter to Refinery Manager Attachment A Attachment B Process Safety Management Depends on … Continue reading What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?

Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjNaUHA2KrY OSHA PPE Requirements Nail Gun Safety. OSHA, (2013). Eye and Face Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides a comprehensive hazard assessment, information about selecting protective devices for the workplace, as well as OSHA requirements. Respiratory Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides information on the development of respirator cartridge change schedules. Addresses respirator selection and other requirements of the standard. … Continue reading Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?

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”

Do Your Employees Have Basic First Aid Training?

"The Aussies produce some of the most "thought-provoking" and at times explicit safety videos. But they do drive home an important message as this one does about First Aid" It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic … Continue reading Do Your Employees Have Basic First Aid Training?

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, it can become explosive. The force from such an explosion can cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. Such incidents have killed scores … Continue reading Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard