Friday, October 28, 2011

New release DVD - The Safe Use of Ladders

Falls represent the largest single cause of accidental death in the workplace.

About 40% of these falls result in falling from one level to another, many from ladders. Many of these falls are serious, but more importantly, many could have been avoided if safety procedures were followed. This program looks at the selection and safe use of ladders in the workplace.

Over-complicated Road Signs!

Road signs and symbols are designed to quickly and efficiently convey a particular message. Sometimes, they don't quite hit the mark bordering on the ridiculous!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Understanding Safety Awareness

In the past, safety was often regarded as just an adjunct to production.

Today, it is well recognised that managing safety issues efficiently and effectively will contribute to an organisation's financial viability and it will demonstrate a commitment to the most valuable asset of any organisation; its people.

Safety awareness is the starting point to accident prevention.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS is an internationally agreed upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various different classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level.

Wikipedia has an excellent page which give an overview of the Globally Harmonized System

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Workplace 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.

'I saw the sign'

This 'I saw the sign!' was sent in by Akum; one of our readers.

This graphic warns of the danger of wearing loose fitting clothing around a bench drill press. It is important to never become complacent or forgetful of what you are wearing when using a bench drill press, lathe or any other rotating/moving piece of machinery. The potential entanglement accident can be quick and deadly. This particular hazard summary is from the Ministry of Labour, Ontario, Canada:

"A lathe operator was fatally injured while polishing a slotted steel shaft with emery paper. Before putting it in the lathe, he had machined three keyway slots along the 3" diameter shaft. After securing it between the chuck and the tailstock of the lathe he began polishing with a long strip of emery paper looped around the rapidly rotating shaft. The slots caught the strip of paper, which entangled his gloved hand and pulled his arm around the shaft, severing it from his body. He died later from extensive head, neck and chest injuries."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bad Housekeeping!

These 2 photos clearly show 2 workplaces that could use a bit of housekeeping training! Not only are workplaces like these extremely hazardous, but most of the day would be spent trying to find that tool . . . We have an excellent, snappy DVD on Workplace Housekeeping. Housekeeping is an issue you can't ignore. Click here to get it

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Forklift Safety DVD

Forklifts sometimes called Lift Trucks are a common sight in many workplaces, and often make the lifting and transporting of goods and materials much easier and safer. But without good safety practices and procedures in place forklifts can be very dangerous. In fact, forklifts are a leading cause of workplace deaths and injuries.

A loaded forklift can weigh many tonnes, and do a lot of damage in the event of an accident. In addition, they are frequently less stable than many other vehicles.

To Buy this DVD, click here to go to our website!

Thursday, October 6, 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! Check it out for yourself, we're sure you'll agree that there is no more effective Manual Handling DVD than 'Child's Play!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stacking and carrying bricks in Bangladesh. Amazing!

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