Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Child's Play Manual Handling DVD

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!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Walking the plank?


Piracy is much in the news these days, which brings to mind classic tales of Blackbeard, memories of reading “Treasure Island,” and watching “Peter Pan.” Seems like the pirates were always making prisoners walk the plank, usually by threatening them with vicious swords.

Which makes you wonder why this guy is doing it on purpose.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Follow Safetycare on Facebook!


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

DVD Multi Packs - Great value!

Multi Packs are a themed DVD bundle offering you a total training DVD solution, as well as a substantial saving. The Office Safety Multi Pack shown above. With this pack you cover the following office OHS areas:
  • Manual Handling
  • Dealing With Office Fires
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Safety in the Office

The Office Safety Multi Pack saves you $125, and has all of your office safety issued covered! Click the image above to find out more!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Honda's human robot; ASIMO

ASIMO is a humanoid robot created by Honda. Standing at 130 centimeters and weighing 54 kilograms (119 pounds), the robot resembles a small astronaut wearing a backpack and can walk or run on two feet at speeds up to 6 km/h. Check out this amazing video of ASIMO in action.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Giant Liebherr Digger demolishes car . . . in a very unique way!

Question: What happens when you dump 42 tonnes of water on top of a car within the space of about 2 seconds? Answer: See below!



Some specs on the Liebherr R98000
Overall operating weight - 804 tonne/1,772,520 lb
  • Bucket Capacity - 42 m3/54.9 yd3
  • Overall Length - 25330 mm/83’1”
  • Engine Output: 2 984 kW / 4 000 hp
  • Travel Speed: 0 – 1,8 km/h, optional 0 – 2,3 km/h/
    1,1 mph / 1,4 mph

Monday, March 21, 2011

What's wrong with this picture?

At first glance this scene looks quite normal. A Mini Excavator which has finished its days work, ready to be picked up by the hiring company with its buckets and fuel. Let's look closer at the fuel container: The fuel is being kept in a completely unmarked plastic drum, and what makes it worse is that this type of container is typically used for storing water.

We hope a fire doesn't break out. A panicked onlooker may try to extinguish the fire with what looks like water. . .

Friday, March 18, 2011

Amazing photo from Philippine Flood

This picture was taken during the floods in the Philippines that occurred in January 2011.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day! What is the meaning of the color green?


Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, in hopes of making a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan Nuclear Crisis Photographs and Pictures

Our thoughts go out to the people of Japan after experiencing the nation's worst ever earthquake, followed by this terrible nuclear threat. Below are some current images and photographs of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.



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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Need more height???


Over the years, we have published many examples of work on roofs without perimeter protection, misused elevating work platforms and misused forklift trucks. But when you get all three happening in the one photograph, you know you’ve hit the jackpot!

It hardly seems possible that anyone could come up with a more dangerous or more ridiculous way of doing roof work than this Absolute Shocker from Indiana, USA.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shocking Welding Practice


This welding 'Shocker' is almost unbelievable. Click on the image above to enlarge it and feel free to use it in your training sessions. Safetycare offer a Welding Safety DVD Multi Pack, click here for the details. It covers the following topics: Arc Cutting and Gouging, Arc Welding, MIG Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, TIG Welding and Welding Safety. Our Welding Safety DVD Multi Pack is an extremely comprehensive Wedling Safety Training bundle saving you $175! No workshop should be without this resource.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Safety Shocker Photo!


The fact that the start button has been jammed in the “ON” position with the use of a piece of wire says to us that something has gone wrong with either the button or the wiring.

One can only assume that if the operator pushes the emergency stop button, without removing the piece of wire first, when the emergency stop button is reset, this piece of equipment will automatically restart.

Safety controls are on machinery for a reason and must not be circumvented. If a control is not working properly, the plant must be removed from service until it is repaired.

Worldwide Regulatory Safety Websites

Below is a comprehensive list of Worldwide Regulatory Safety Websites we have compiled for our Blog readers. Please feel free to print or save this list for your reference. We hope you find it useful.

USA
American Safety Council - http://www.americansafetycouncil.com/
Business.Gov - http://www.business.gov/
Career Voyages - http://www.careervoyages.gov/
Disability.Gov - http://www.disability.gov/
GovBenefits - http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal
Government Regs - http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#home
Mine Safety - http://www.msha.gov/
OHSA - http://www.osha.gov/
National Center for Patient Safety - http://www.patientsafety.gov/
National Institute Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) - http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
National Safety Council - http://www.nsc.org/Pages/Home.aspx
National Transportation Safety Board - http://www.ntsb.gov/
U.S. Food Safety - http://www.foodsafety.gov/
Dept Transportation Pipeline Haz Materials - http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/regulations
U.S. Government, The - http://www.usa.gov/
United States Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/
White House, The - http://www.whitehouse.gov/


United Kingdom and Europe
British Occupational Hygiene Society, The - http://www.bohs.org/
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - http://osha.europa.eu/
Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation, The - http://www.admin.ch/
Government of France - http://www.gouvernement.fr/
Health and Safety Executive (UK) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) - http://www.iosh.co.uk/
NEBOSH - http://www.nebosh.org.uk/
Northern Ireland Civil Service Centre for OHS, The - http://www.nicsohs.gov.uk/
Press & Info Office of the German Government - http://www.bundesregierung.de/
Republic of Ireland H&S Statutory Guidance - http://www.hsa.ie/
Russian Federation Administrative Body, The - http://www.gov.ru/
UK Government - http://www.direct.gov.uk/
UK Fire Gateway - http://www.fire.gov.uk/


Canada
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - http://www.ccohs.ca/
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) - http://www.csse.org/
Canada Safety Council - http://safety-council.org/
Canada/Euro Union Coop Workplace Safety & Health - http://www.eu-ccohs.org/
CanOSH - http://www.canoshweb.org/
Chemical Safety Information from Intergov Organizations - http://www.inchem.org/
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety - http://www.ilocis.org/
Tri-National NAALCOSH - http://www.naalcosh.org/
Healthy Workplace Month - http://www.healthyworkplacemonth.ca/
Workplace Safe Insurance Board Ontario - http://www.preventionbestpractices.org/
WorkSafe Saskatchewan - http://www.worksafesask.ca/
Transport Canada - http://www.tc.gc.ca/

Australia and New Zealand
Australia Government - http://www.australia.gov.au/
Australian product safety recalls -
http://www.recalls.gov.au/
Comcare -
http://www.comcare.gov.au/
Commonwealth Safety Management Forum (CSMF) -
http://www.csmf.net.au/
Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities, The (HWSA) -
http://www.hwsa.org.au/
Mining and Quarrying OHS Committee, The -
http://www.maqohsc.sa.gov.au/
National Safety Council of Australia, The (NSCA) -
http://www.nsca.org.au/
Office of Regulatory Services -
http://www.ors.act.gov.au/index.html
New Zealand Dept of Labour -
http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/
New Zealand Government -
http://newzealand.govt.nz/
OHS Act, Regs and Code -
http://www.comcare.gov.au/laws__and__regulations
Safety Institute of Australia -
http://www.sia.org.au/
Safe Work Australia -
http://safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
SafeWork SA -
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/
Standards Australia -
http://www.standards.org.au/
Workplace Standards Tasmania -
http://www.wst.tas.gov.au/
WorkSafe Western Australia -
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/
Worksafe Victoria -
http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au/
Worksafe Northern Territory -
http://www.worksafe.nt.gov.au/
Workcover Authority NSW -
http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/