Wednesday, June 19, 2013
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. Eleanor Everet
Better a thousand times careful than once dead. Proverb
Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury. Unknown
Tomorrow - your reward for working safely today. Unknown
Safety isn't expensive, its priceless. Unknown
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Static electricity poses a number of threats to safety, the most significant of which being the potential for it to be a source of ignition for fires and explosions. Because static electricity can occur whenever objects, substances or people move, it is a natural by-product of many workplace processes. We have a DVD which defines Static Electricity, examines the potential hazards associated with static electricity, ways to control it, and a number of important safety precautions that should be followed when working in flammable atmospheres. CLICK HERE TO BUY IT!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Say-It Has a small collection of free safety posters that promote safety in the workplace. These posters are written in both English and Spanish.
NYSIF Safety Posters Offers 40 free safety posters in several different categories: Tool Safety, Eye and Head Safety, Construction Safety, Ladder Safety, Safety at the Workplace, Driving Safety, Food Industry Safety, and other areas as well.
Printshop101 Has six different free safety posters for the work environment.
Vermont SIRI Safety info There are several different safety posters available here on a variety of different subjects like: construction safety, home safety, health and fitness, driving safety, electrical safety, and many more.
Agric.gov Here are some great cartoon safety posters available for download.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Drugs and Alcohol are a problem in the workplace. The object of this program is to identify some of the problems and to look at a variety of options available to handle this issue.
These are just some of the facts:
- Of all people with alcohol or other drug-related problems, 60% - 70% are in full-time employment
- Of all workplace fatalities 15% - 30% are related to alcohol and other drugs
- Of all workplace accidents 20% - 30% involve people in an intoxicated state
- People with alcohol and drug problems have 200% - 300% more absenteeism
Included in the program:
- Definition of what is a workplace alcohol and drug problem
- Safety and issues associated with alcohol and drug problems
- Identification of problems
- Issues of confidentiality
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
It is commonly agreed that at least 10% of the entire workforce suffers from some form of drug dependency problem. This 10% figure is also seen by most to be on the increase.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A civilian cargo Boeing 747 crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard. The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, a NATO spokesperson at the base said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition dismissed the claim as "false". The cause of the crash is being investigated by emergency crews, but no sign of insurgent activity in the area was spotted at the time, the statement added.
Friday, April 26, 2013
• Scaffolds too low for the work height
• Standing on the guard rail
• Guard rails too low should be at least 900mm from the platform
• No internal ladder access to work platforms
• Scaffolds not erected to manufacturer’s instructions
• Poor job planning
• Poor worker training
• Lack of effective supervision
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Not all workplace hazards can be fully controlled or eliminated. When hazards in the work environment cannot be 'engineered out', or when guards, shields and other safety devices have limited effectiveness, there will often be a need to wear personal protective equipment.
It is important to understand that personal protective equipment is not a substitute for hazard control, but the last safety option to be implemented after all other practical safety measures have been considered and applied.
Personal protective equipment therefore is rarely used in isolation and is often incorporated into safety procedures as an added protection should an accident occur. This program examines in detail:
• Eye and Face Protection
• Head Protection
• Respiratory Protection
• Hearing Protection
• Protective Clothing
Accidents resulting from inadequate equipment and machine guarding cause some of the most traumatic injuries in the workplace today. This program covers the following:
• Why guards are used
• The risks associated with mechanical hazards
• The requirements for effective machine guarding
• The different types of guards and their functions
• Safe work practices when working with equipment and machinery
Advances in technology, safety standards and risk management have all contributed to increasingly effective guards being used in the workplace today, but despite all these advances, horrific accidents still occur.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Up to 70 people have been reported dead in a fertiliser plant explosion near Waco, Texas. The Emergency Medical Services director in the town of West, Dr George Smith, told the local KWTX station as many as 60 or 70 people had died and hundreds were injured in the blast on Wednesday night.
Our thoughts are with the community and families of those affected.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue™ program is the world's safest provider of survival swimming lessons for infants and young children.
Over 7 million safe lessons and nearly 800 documented cases of children utilizing ISR's survival techniques to save their own lives.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The airline has released a quirky inflight safety video starring British adventurer and Man v Wild star Bear Grylls.
The video features not only Grylls, but some of New Zealand's native fauna including a kea, a tuatara, native glow worms, and even the extinct moa. Throughout he continues his trademark survival tips, wilderness advice and messages from Air New Zealand.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The braking mechanism that limits the speed of the wind turbine broke during a storm in Denmark in 2008. This was the outcome. The tower of the mill was 60m high, the wind speed was probably around 30 m/s and you can see a truck at the base of the mill, but nobody was hurt. The mill had been evacuated 400m in each direction.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish, it is covered in about 5800 3/8" (~1cm) mirror tiles. When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 times normal daylight. This intensity of light is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant. It stands at 5'9" and is 42" across.
Unfortunately, the R5800 was completely destroyed in a storage shed fire on December 14, 2010.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This is a first-person, POV video of an electrician climbing to the top of a 1768-foot broadcast transmission tower.
Amazingly, the climber doesn't have a harness, though occasionally he clamps himself onto any odd piece of the tower that will hold him. Doesn't look like he has a parachute attached to his back either. No wonder this is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States.