Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Shocker!

This shows the use of an elevating work platform (EWP) on uneven ground.

Scissor-lift EWPs must not be operated on uneven ground unless outriggers are used. They definitely should not be chocked as shown. If the surface is uneven, relocate the EWP to flat ground. Use a knuckle-boom lift or review what other height access can be employed.

Safe work practices:
- Train operators to operate equipment safely
- Ensure the supporting surface is firm, clear of obstructions and wheels or outriggers are contacting the ground before elevating or repositioning the unit
- Test equipment before operation to ensure all safety devices are fully functional
- Ensure all level indicators are in place and fully functional.

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Free Safety Posters!

OSHA Safety Posters Here is the official OSHA's posters designed for the workplace.

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. Here are some great cartoon safety posters available for download.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Accident / Incident Investigation video 2010

There are laws and regulations that require the investigation and reporting of certain types of accidents. Insurance requirements also lead to many Accident Investigations as do potential claims at common law.

However, from an Occupational Health & Safety point of view, the main aim of Accident Investigations is not to fulfil these legal and insurance obligations, but rather to prevent recurrences of the same or similar accidents. Accident Investigations therefore should be regarded as an important part of accident prevention.

This program covers:
- A definition of an accident
- Contributory factors leading to accidents
- Who should be involved in an investigation?
- The strategy of the investigation
- Gathering the facts
- Interviewing
- Isolating the key contributory factors
- Determining corrective actions

Learning why and how accidents occur is fundamental to making improvements in both working conditions and operational methods.

The Accident Investigation process will reduce the number of workplace accidents and should be regarded as an important component of any workplace health and safety strategy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

100,000 views on YouTube for our CPR video!

Without oxygen being passed from the lungs to the blood stream and then pumped around the body by the heart a person will die. When a person suffers cardiac arrest their heart stops beating, they lose consciousness, they stop breathing, and blood will not circulate. Unless they receive prompt first aid attention until medical or ambulance help arrives they will suffer irreparable brain damage and die within minutes.

This program looks at the technique for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, in accordance with the current resuscitation guidelines. The program covers:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) procedure
  • How to conduct CPR on an adult casualty
  • How to deliver Rescue Breaths
  • How to deliver chest compressions
  • How to use a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • CPR with two rescuers
  • Rescuer health and hygiene


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welding / Manual Handling / Traffic Management / PPE shocker!

This picture has a Welding, Manual Handling, Electrical Safety, Traffic Management and PPE shocker all in one!

Take a look at the welder’s assistant:

1. He's having to hold the welding unit...and above his shoulders.
2. He's providing an anchor for the ladder.
3. He's the traffic manager for any pedestrians and passing motorists.
4. He's collecting the welding sparks and fumes.
5. And neither of them are wearing any eye protection making 'Arc Flash' or Arc Eye' almost a certaintly.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WHMIS Video for Canada

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

WHMIS was created to reduce injuries, illness and deaths associated with working with hazardous materials in the workplace. These hazardous materials that come under the umbrella of WHMIS are also referred to as controlled products.

To buy the full version of this DVD for your workplace, Click here!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

100,000 views of 'You and Office Safety' on YouTube!

Our wacky safety film shot in the 50's 'You and Office Safety' has just hit 100,000 views on YouTube! Thank you to all of our clients and Blog subscribers for following us!

“The most hilarious office safety film you’ll ever see!”
Shot in the 1950’s, this retro, extremely funny office safety film still coveys the same safety messages that are relevant today!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The most effective Manual Handling video out: Child's Play

Below is a preview clip for the powerful Manual Handling video 'Child's Play'. We are constantly receiving positive feedback from our clients. They tell us that this is the only Manual Handling video that gets the message through, and sticks! This is such a fun and effective training video and it also comes with 3 posters you can put up around your workplace.

Check it out for yourself, we're sure you'll agree that there is no more effective Manual Handling DVD than 'Child's Play!