Free Webinar! -“Making State and Federal Environmental Compliance Easier” – Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 2PM EDT

Looking for environmental compliance help? Do you need to research federal and state environmental laws and regulations? Create custom Environmental Compliance Plans? Train your staff to avoid disasters and prevent fines? Join us on April 10 for a COMPLIMENTARY webinar and we'll show you how Enviro.BLR.com® is the online solution to daily environmental needs and … Continue reading Free Webinar! -“Making State and Federal Environmental Compliance Easier” – Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 2PM EDT

CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville, KY to Release Final Report into the Fatal 2011 Fire and Explosion at Carbide Industries

Washington, DC, February 5, 2013 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced that it will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013, to present the findings from its investigation into the March 21, 2011, fire and explosion that occurred at the Carbide Industries facility located in Louisville, KY.  The … Continue reading CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville, KY to Release Final Report into the Fatal 2011 Fire and Explosion at Carbide Industries

Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2012 Release #13-064 Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 779-9200 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced … Continue reading Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

Texting while driving, or in this case, flying, is a "bird brained" thing to do! 🙂 Texting While Driving Putting the brakes on the distracted driving epidemic will require both dedication and creative thinking, and the FCC is committed to doing its part to address this growing crisis. Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission Testimony … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

Firefighter Injuries Unacceptable Combating Combustible Dust Related Fires

By John Astad Recent firefighter injuries such as fighting a combustible dust related fire at plastics material and resin manufacturing are unacceptable. This brings back dark memories of the 1993 fire and catastrophic dust explosion at a wood fiber facility in Langerak, Netherlands resulting in 2 firefighter fatalities and 10 firefighter injuries. A question arises … Continue reading Firefighter Injuries Unacceptable Combating Combustible Dust Related Fires

OSHA QuickTakes – November 6, 2012

In this issue Protect emergency response and cleanup workers assisting in Hurricane Sandy recovery operations OSHA signs Alliance with Dominican Republic to promote Latino worker safety New OSHA directive details procedures for safe inspection of work zones on and near highways Heat: OSHA cites Texas-based Symmetry Turf Installations for worker's heat-related death at Fayetteville, Ark., … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 6, 2012

Safety Photo of the Day – How Not to Ground a Generator!

This workplace seems to have taken the term ‘earthing connection’ (Grounding) literally with potentially lethal consequences for anyone in the vicinity. PDF] Grounding Requirements for Portable Generators - OSHA http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data...Facts/grounding_port_generator.pdf File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View frame of a portable generator need not be grounded ... frame may serve as the ground (in place … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day – How Not to Ground a Generator!

CDC: No Source Confirmed in Salmonella Outbreak That Has Sickened 93 in 20 States – 9 in Illinois

Sushi or sashimi suspected by Mary Rothschild | Apr 04, 2012 Ninety-three illnesses linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly have been reported from 19 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday, but CDC officials said a specific food has not been identified as the source of … Continue reading CDC: No Source Confirmed in Salmonella Outbreak That Has Sickened 93 in 20 States – 9 in Illinois

393 Fire Incidents Prompt York International to Reannounce Recall of 225,000 Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes in USA & Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2012 Release #12-102 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 665-4640 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Fire Concerns Prompt York International to Reannounce Recall of Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in … Continue reading 393 Fire Incidents Prompt York International to Reannounce Recall of 225,000 Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes in USA & Canada

HP Recalls One Million Fax Machines Due to Fire and Burn Hazards in the US & Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2012 Release #12-101 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 654-9296 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HP Recalls Fax Machines Due to Fire and Burn Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of … Continue reading HP Recalls One Million Fax Machines Due to Fire and Burn Hazards in the US & Canada

BatteriesPlus Recalls 111,800 Replacement Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Rayovac NI-CD Cordless … Continue reading BatteriesPlus Recalls 111,800 Replacement Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

OSHA QuickTakes – October 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 · Volume 10, Issue 20 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue OSHA to host stakeholder conversation on occupational hearing loss Michaels testifies before Congress about OSHA's success protecting America's workers and businesses Farmer cooperative reaches $550,000 settlement with OSHA to improve grain bin … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – October 17, 2011

Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of 1 Million Strollers by Maclaren USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today reannounced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers who have not yet obtained the repair should do so immediately. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Maclaren … Continue reading Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of 1 Million Strollers by Maclaren USA

Toro Recalls 30,000 Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers in the US & Canada Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product:  … Continue reading Toro Recalls 30,000 Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers in the US & Canada Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

Lasko Recalls 4.8 Million Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Box fans Units: … Continue reading Lasko Recalls 4.8 Million Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2011 Release #11-168 CPSC Recall Hotline: 800-638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: 301-504-7908 CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today SaferProducts.gov database delivered on time, on budget for the public WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) goes live with the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by … Continue reading CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today