Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Exoskeleton Suit Enables Paralayzed People To Walk

After being paralyzed for the past 20 years, Radi Kaiof began to walk down a street in Israel to the sound of a dim mechanical hum.

That was the sound of an electronic exoskeleton, developed by a small Israeli high-tech company, propelling the 41 year old paraplegic down the street with a proud expression on his face.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Working at Heights shocker!

These pictures were taken by one of our own staff. Let's run off a few of the obvious things neglected here:
  • No scaffolding
  • No fall protection
  • Wet and extremely windy conditions
  • The lifting 'device' is a vice-grip tied to a rope

Given the work practice here, coupled with the windy conditions, the wind could have easily taken hold of the sheet metal and pulled the man of the top of the building. The improvised vice-grip device could have also given way, sending the sheet down to the man below.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Embrace Life - Wear a Seatbelt

This is one of the most beautiful, yet effective seat belt commercials we have ever seen. We hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Full list of UN Numbers

UN numbers are four digit numbers that identify hazardous substances, dangerous goods and articles (such as explosives, flammable liquids, toxic substances, etc.) in the framework of international transport.

Below is a great link to the entire list of UN numbers from Wikipedia, enjoy!


Material Safety Data Sheets Training

The huge number of hazardous chemicals in existence makes it impossible for anyone to be an expert on all of them, hence the need for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). Material Safety Data Sheets are required to be made available to all personnel who use or handle hazardous substances in the workplace. It is fundamentally important that anyone who is involved in the transportation, use or storage of hazardous substances is able to read and understand the safety information contained on a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Make 2010 the year where you train your people thoroughly on MSDSs, so everyone can work confidently and safely with hazardous chemicals.

Our MSDS training course is extremely comprehensive and easy to use. Click here to see what the package contains, and to purchase it. Go on, don't put off MSDS training any longer!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Release DVD: Safety Committees

New Release! Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

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
- Self-denial

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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Accident Investigation DVD 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.