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

Safety Photo of the Day! – “This Is Gonna Hurt” –

  Hand and Power Tool Safety Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day! – “This Is Gonna Hurt” –

How NOT to Repair Your Car! How Many Things Can You See Wrong Here?

  Doing your own auto repair work can save you money, but it can also be dirty, dangerous work. The following tips are provided to help you avoid the dangers of auto repair so you don't injure yourself or someone else. Most of these tips are common sense warnings, but there may be some things … Continue reading How NOT to Repair Your Car! How Many Things Can You See Wrong Here?

Safety Photo of the Day: Why Having Effective Safety Guidelines for “Slips, Trips & Falls” Is Imperative

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. Walking/working surfaces … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day: Why Having Effective Safety Guidelines for “Slips, Trips & Falls” Is Imperative

Building Demolition Safety & Demolishing A Building Las Vegas Style!

Leave it to Las Vegas to demolish a building in "style!" Demolition Safety Introduction Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction. However, demolition incurs additional hazards due to unknown factors such as: deviations from the structure's design introduced during construction, approved or unapproved modifications that altered the original design, materials hidden within … Continue reading Building Demolition Safety & Demolishing A Building Las Vegas Style!

Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Scaffolding Safety Is Important!

Scaffolding In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 88 fatalities occurred in the year 2007 from scaffolds, staging. More... [42 KB PDF, 5 pages]. In a Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) study, 72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Scaffolding Safety Is Important!

Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Electrical Safety Is Vitally Important!

What's wrong with this picture??? Electrical Safety Introduction Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Others, such as office workers and sales people, work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to electrical hazards. Electricity has … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Electrical Safety Is Vitally Important!