Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays from Safetycare!



To all of our Blog readers, we wish you a happy (and most importantly safe!) holiday period. Thank you for your support in 2012 and we look forward to seeing you in 2013! From the team at Safetycare.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Amazing 1700ft transmission tower climb!



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.

Monday, December 3, 2012

French tire company Michelin new invention: The Tweel



The 'Twee'l is an experimental tire design developed by the French tire company Michelin. The tire uses no air, and therefore cannot burst or become flat. Instead, the Tweel's hub connects to flexible polyurethane spokes which are used to support an outer rim and assume the shock-absorbing role of a traditional tire's pneumatic properties.

The Tweel consists of a cable-reinforced band of conventional tire rubber with molded tread, a shear band just below the tread that creates a compliant contact patch, and a series of energy-absorbing polyurethane spokes. The rectangular spokes can be designed to have a range of stiffnesses, so engineers can control how the Tweel handles loads. The inner hub contains a matrix of deformable plastic structures that flex under load and return to their original shape.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The wrong way to enter a truck . . .


There are plenty of safer ways to access this truck’s side door. A light-weight portable step ladder would work or even a purpose-built step attached below the door. Either could be carried under the truck in a bracket.

There are also folding-stairs and pull-out ladders on the market that can be retro-fitted to trucks. Any cost would be tiny compared to potential injury costs! Alternatively he or his employer could arrange for the provision of a platform ladder at delivery sites.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers!

From all of us here at Safetycare, have a happy but most importantly safe Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Spectacular high definition helicopter crash



Whist erecting a seven story high structure to be used as a Christmas tree, this helicopters rotor struck a cable causing the aircraft to crash to the ground. The pilot was helped from the crumpled wreckage with minor injuries. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quantum Locking - Levitation



Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Quantum Trapping'.

Construction shocker


 
One of the biggest killers of construction workers is falls through unprotected or inadequately protected voids. Not only is this void unprotected, it’s also being used as the main point of access to the building for the workers onsite. One slip on this improvised access ramp could have been fatal!

Remember, all voids must be protected to prevent people falling, either by handrails, or fully planking them out. Also, if you are going to use ramps as access, the ramp should be securely fixed into position to prevent movement whilst people are traversing them.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Hand Tools and Workshop Safety DVD



Basic Hand Tools are the most common equipment used throughout industry.  However the correct, efficient and safe use of Hand Tools is sometimes lacking in the workplace. This program shows techniques and safe work practices relating to a wide range of basic Hand Tools including:

• Types and correct applications for Wrenches
• Proper and safe use of Pipe Wrenches
• A look at the wide range and types of Screwdrivers and their safe and correct usage
• The correct pair of Pliers for a particular task
• Hammers, their types and how to use them safely and correctly
• The correct use of Hacksaws and Blade types

This program is aimed at all users of basic Hand Tools, whether they be students or experienced trades people who may require a refresher on safe and correct usage.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Release DVD: Metalwork Tools



Today, the metal trade is one of the cornerstones of our industrial society. Correct, efficient and safe use of metalworking tools is essential throughout the metal industry. This program shows the correct and safe use of a wide range of metalworking tools and includes:

• Personal safety
• Safety precautions in the workplace
• The Metal Rule
• How to use a Scriber
• Correct use of the Try Square
• Punches
• Using Spring Dividers to scribe arcs and circles
• Marking with Odd Leg Calipers
• Correct and safe use of Hammers
• Files and Filing
• Using a Cold Chisel correctly
• Hacksaws
• Operating a Drill Press

This program is aimed at all users of basic Metalwork Tools, whether they be students or experienced trades people who may require a refresher on safe and correct usage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Release DVD: Off-Hand Grinding and Safety



Off-hand Grinding machines are widely used throughout industry, but safe and correct use of these machines can be overlooked. This program shows how to operate an off-hand grinding machine safely and efficiently. This program includes:

• Types of grinding machines
• Components which make up a grinding machine
• Types of abrasive wheels
• Abrasive wheel identification
• Inspecting an abrasive wheel
• Fitting a new wheel
• Personal safety
• Dressing and truing abrasive wheels
• How to use an off-hand grinding machine
• Sharpening a twist drill

Monday, October 22, 2012

3.5 Million Youtube views!

Safetycare has just reached the milestone of 3.5 Million views on YouTube! Thanks to all of our customers and subscribers for your ongoing support. You can visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the image above.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Release DVD: Electrical Power Tools



In the control of a skilled person Electrical Power Tools show their flexibility and their speed. This program shows operators how to get the best out of their Power Tools and how to use them effectively and safely. The tools covered in this program include:

• Power Drills
• Belt and Orbital Sanders
• Jig and Circular Saws
• Power Planers

Topics discussed in this program include:
• Specific safety procedures when using electrical equipment
• Personal safety, including clothing and breathing apparatus
• How to identify inefficiencies and overloading of equipment
• Understanding the types and applicable uses for drill bits, saw blades, etc
• Step by step instruction in skilled use of all Power Tools in the program
This program is aimed at professional and non-professional operators of Electric Power Tools as a safety and operational guide.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Safe Lifting and Carrying



Material handling occurs in one way or another in every department of every business on every working day - it is not surprising that accidents and injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling techniques comprise the largest group of occupational hazards that result in lost time.

This program covers the following:

1. Anatomy and physiology of the neck and back
2. Types of injuries - muscle-ligament and disc
3. Steps to safe lifting
4. Team lifting
5. Physical characteristics of loads
6. Working conditions
7. Personal limitations of personnel involved in manual handling tasks

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS DVD!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Electrical Safety Pointers

 
 
• Ensure that equipment is powered down and lock out or tag out any systems that are to be worked on.
• Ensure that employees know the location of emergency stops and power sources.
• Check regularly that there is no exposed or frayed wiring on electrical cords.
• Use well shrouded electrical plugs that are grounded (3-prong).
• Dissipate electrical energy prior to commencing work. Always verify using test equipment.
• Always wear hazard classification appropriate electrical PPE.
• Follow arc flash mitigating strategies when commencing work within an risk situation.
• Ensure all grounding devices are at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
• Ensure that workplace signage, labelling and colour-coding notices are visible and legible.
• Keep all sources of water away from electricity and all electrical appliances.
• Consult with the local electrical company to verify underground power line locations.
 
Author: Pete Clydesdale from Clydesdale cable installation equipment - http://www.clydesdale.net/ 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A 120,000 foot skydive?

Felix Baumgartner is set to leap, in the most literal sense of the word, from relative obscurity into the history books. How? By jumping to earth from the edge of space, likely breaking the sound barrier as he does so. How does one go from humble Austrian beginnings to a capsule 120,000 feet (about 23 miles) above the Earth's surface?

As you can imagine, leaping out of a capsule 23 miles above Roswell, N.M., isn't a project you cook up in a week or two. It was 2005 when Baumgartner started planning the idea with Red Bull. The core goal of the mission, dubbed "Stratos," is to break a 52-year-old record set by former US Air Force command pilot Joe Kittinger. That record? A 19-mile skydive.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Medical Hazards At Work

Is your throat sore? Is your nose running? Do you have a fever? If you have any of these symptoms, chances are that you got them by sitting at your desk. Although it might look sterile, in fact, your desk harbors more germs and bacteria on it than a kitchen table or even a toilet. That shouldn’t be surprising when you think that at least 50% of Americans eat lunch and snack at their desks and one-third of workers go to work when they’re sick.

When combined with the fact that we touch our faces 16 times every hour, it might be a miracle that we aren’t sick all of the time. The remedies to the spread of illness in the workplace are simple enough: wash your hands and your space, unchain yourself from your desk for lunch, and take a day off when you’re not feeling well.

Source: LearnStuff.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Safety no longer relevant! Spare body parts available from vending machines!


In the foyer of a recent safety seminar there was this rather odd vending machine. At first glance it looked like a regular food-type vending machine, but as curious onlookers neared, it could be seen that the products within were body parts! We at Safetycare loved this. A simple artistic installation that reminds us that we can't replace our body parts as simply as just buying them from a vending machine, so we had better look after our own.

We hope you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Levitation of objects using Sound Waves?

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dangerous way to clean windows

This window cleaner was snapped in Melbourne, going out on a ledge for the sake of a sparkling pane.

New Invention: Sugru - Air curable rubber that can be formed by hand

Sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight.
 


Developed by a team of product designers and materials scientists, sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it’s that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean to Antarctica.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Great Tire Safety Device



A tire safety video from Branick Industries highlighting the dangers of an exploding tire and the benefits to using an inflation cage and auto inflator.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Extreme Working at Heights Shocker!


Meanwhile, 32 floors above the street...
A painter stands admiring the view from the top of a narrow perch after climbing out of the scaffold with:
• no physical fall protection
• no safety harness
• no lanyards on the tools, and obviously
• no brain!

CPR DVD



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

Please visit us at www.safetycare.com to purchase this Workplace Safety Training DVD

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Safety Quotes and Sayings

Here is a small collection of safety quotations. These are little sayings that remind us of the importance and real reason we invest in safety.

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

Friday, August 17, 2012

'Office Fire Management' new release DVD



Fire is one of the most difficult things to control despite our increased ability to create and manage our environment. It is a fact that approximately 70% of all businesses that suffer from a major fire fail within 3 years.

Over 50% do not even re-open. Almost all office fires start small. With established firefighting procedures and appropriate, well maintained firefighting equipment many fires can be easily controlled.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mini Cooper Fire response vehicles

In London, 5 Mini Coopers have been retrofitted as mini fire engines, just in time for the Olympics. The Mini's are more nimble than a large fire engines and pack a surprising amount of tools, and firefighting equipment. The idea is that getting to the incident as quickly as possible is key, to prevent a small fire or incident becoming large and out of control.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Height Safety shocker


Snapped just last week, these painters are happily going about their business without fall protection or apparently a care in the world. One of the biggest causes of death and serious injury to construction workers is falling from height. The simplest and safest solution here is to install some temporary perimeter guardrails along the veranda edges.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fire Extinguishers - New Release DVD!

We have just released a new release DVD! Fire Extinguishers which is available in 3 versions: North American, British and Australian/New Zealand. This program addresses the information a person needs to know in order to select and safely use a portable fire extinguisher in the workplace. The program content looks at:

• Components of fire
• Fire Fighting Techniques
• Extinguishing Agents
• Fire Extinguishers and the Classes of Fires
• Fire Extinguisher Operation, and
• General Guidelines to adhere to when fighting fires.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

3000 Subscribers on our YouTube Channel!

Safetycare has just reached the milestone of 3000 subscribers on our YouTube channel! Thanks to all of our customers and subscribers for your ongoing support. You can visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the image above.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stacking and carrying bricks in Bangladesh. Amazing!

Electrical Safety Shocker



This portable socket outlet assembly was found on a metal roof at a construction site, with equipment plugged into every socket outlet.
It was also at the end of a run of multiple extension leads approximately 65 metres long; this is more than 40 metres longer than allowed for a normal extension lead. While it did have a test tag fitted, it was three years out of date.
As expected, the inspector was not impressed and notices were issued.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Manual Handling Training Power Pack


Statistically manual handling injuries account for around 40% of all workplace accidents. These injuries include back injuries such as ruptured discs and torn muscles – they can also include injuries such as sprained ankles, strained neck muscles, tendonitis, spondylolisthesis, carpel tunnel syndrome and other forms of repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Clearly there is a need for a manual handling training program in every organisation because to some degree or other, everyone is exposed to the risk of incurring a manual handling injury.

THE MANUAL HANDLING POWER PACK CONTAINS:
  • Manual Handling - Child's Play DVD
  • Priciples of Safe Lifting and Carrying DVD
  • Safe Manual Handling DVD
  • The Manual Handling Training Course Manual
  • The Lifting and Carrying Training Course Manual
A definitive Manual Handling training solution, saving you $125. CLICK HERE TO GET IT!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

A funny motorcycle racing incident!



Its not often that you can describe an accident of incident as funny, but in this case no one was hurt or injured. On the circuit of Magny-Course, in the Promosport Championship two riders fall and their motor bikes . . . . see what happens next!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Squirrel fills huge 'empty drum type' antenna full of acorns!

In Bear Creek Pennsylvania, a telecommunication transmission antenna failed. Upon inspection it was found to be bulging full of acorns stored there by a squirrel, or most probably a woodpecker. Amazing footage!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shocking Worksite!



Anybody trying to use the evacuation siren, first aid kit or fire extinguisher at this worksite could end up requiring emergency assistance themselves. Principal contractors and builders should constantly monitor their sites to ensure the emergency equipment remains readily accessible.

Fatigue in the Workplace DVD

Fatigue is an issue that we can no longer ignore. The reason is that many international research bodies have concluded that being awake for 17 hours or more, have the same affect on the human body as having a 0.05% blood alcohol content.

Feeling tired or drowsy after prolonged mental or physical effort at work is normal. Fatigue, however is more than just feeling tired. Fatigue is an acute and/or chronic state of tiredness that can lead to mental and/or physical exhaustion. Fatigue prevents people from functioning within normal boundaries.




Fatigue is a diffucult issue to manage in the workplace. This is the best DVD on fatigue awareness out right now. To get it CLICK HERE!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Funny painted road signs!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Static Electricity Explosion





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!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

EWP Shocker


The Haulotte H16TPX looks to be in a fine state of repair and probably ideal for the job at hand, however the user has clearly decided that either he cannot be bothered to offload the machine, or he needs a little more up and over capability?

As far as we can see the machine is not tied down, and the truck of course has no form of stabilisation. All it needs is for the operator to boom up to full elevation a little quickly – the truck leans and the boom overturns off the side of the vehicle.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Huge Oil Tank Explosion



When the water from a fire hose turns to steam and increases the heat of an oil fire, this storage tank becomes a towering inferno.

Monday, May 21, 2012

3 Million views on our YouTube Channel!

Safetycare has just reached the milestone of 3,000,000 views on YouTube! Thanks to all of our customers and subscribers for your ongoing support. You can visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the image above.

Monday, May 14, 2012

How to run a successful safety committee meeting



For a Safety Committee to be effective:

• Its role must be clearly defined. 
• The goals and objectives must be understood by all committee members.
• And it must be able to meet in a timely manner to address problems and issues that arise.

World's Largest Crane


Taisun is the world's strongest crane and has a safe working load of 20,000 metric tons. Taisun is designed and built for the installation of very large modules in semi submersibles and FPSO projects and located at Yantai Raffles Shipyard in Yantai, Shandong Province, China. The crane holds the three heaviest lifts of all time: 20,133 metric ton, 17,100 ton and 14,000 ton.

Click here to see a slide show showing a lift in progress: http://www.slideshare.net/nielshaakman/worlds-largest-crane-in-action-presentation

Happy Mother's Day


To all the mothers out there, have a happy and safe Mother's Day!

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world. Many of these trace back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. However, the modern holiday is an American invention and not directly descended from these celebrations.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's the load rating?

As part of a renovation in an inner city furniture business, the walls and service elevator had been repainted. Unfortunately the load rating plate and warnings of the elevator were also painted, rendering them useless!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Facts and Safety Concerns about Asbestos

As the leading cause of mesothelioma, asbestos is an indisputable danger to human health. While most people are aware that asbestos is a carcinogen, there are several other facts that are less widely known:
• Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with six subtypes.
• Asbestos is banned in more than 50 countries – but not the United States.
• Asbestos is present in most pre-1980s buildings.
• Inhaling or ingesting asbestos can cause lung cancer, asbestosis and other diseases.


To remain safe from asbestos, avoid handling any potentially asbestos-containing materials and schedule regular health screenings if you have been exposed.

Author bio: Faith Franz is a writer for the Mesothelioma Center. She combines her interests in whole-body health and medical research to educate the mesothelioma community about the newest developments in cancer care.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazing cantilever bridge in the Netherlands!

The Slauerhoff Bridge is a fully automatic tail bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. It uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place within the road itself. It is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”. A tail bridge can quickly and efficiently be raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This allows boats to pass quickly while only briefly interruppting the flow of traffic.



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Testing car safety bumpers footage from 1935!

This footage is from the Automobile History Archives USA. 2 videos showing tests conducted by their inventors of car bumper bars. Amazing stuff!




Monday, April 16, 2012

Are you on Facebook?


Are you on facebook? Why not become a fan of our Safetycare and Montie pages! All of our new releases and Montie updates are annonced there, and it's a great way to stay up to date with what we are up to. CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR PAGE!

100 year anniversary of 'Titanic' sinking

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built between 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried 2,223 people.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Harmonized_System_of_Classification_and_Labelling_of_Chemicals

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy and Safe Easter!


From all of us here at Safetycare, have a happy and safe Easter period!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945



Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Two-year-old Boy in China Rescued From Well



A two-year-old boy who had fallen down a dry well more than 35-feet deep was rescued by firefighters in southwestern China on Saturday, according to a report from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. Source: Associated Press

Friday, March 30, 2012

Guatemala City Sinkhole - Amazing pictures!

The appearance of the massive sinkhole in Guatemala City occurred in May 2010, and is thought to have been triggered by tropical storm Agatha, a violent tempest that struck Central America.

Sinkholes can form when water-saturated soil and other particles become too heavy and cause the roofs of existing voids in the soil to collapse. Another way sinkholes can form is if water enlarges a natural fracture in a limestone bedrock layer. As the crack gets bigger, the topsoil gently slumps and develops into a sinkhole.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

List of where to find safety jobs worldwide


Click on the following link to see a comprehensive list of advertised Safety Jobs available worldwide: http://www.thesafetycafe.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=351

Friday, March 23, 2012

All 2011 earthquakes Worldwide plotted and animated - Amazing!

This is truly profound to see: The year of 2011 earthquakes plotted out on a orthographic (globe) map. Animated with sound intensity for each earthquake.

Worst Lumberjack ever!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ergonomics in the Workplace DVD



Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people, the equipment they use and the physical environment in which they work. Ergonomics is about the application of the knowledge of this relationship to benefit well-being, performance and improve both short and long term health and safety.

To purchase this DVD please click here!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bobcat truck gets stuck in building


A spectacular accident happened at a condo renovation project in downtown Montreal.

It happened while a small bobcat loader was being lowered from a 10 story building at Bleury and Mayor streets. As the crane was bringing down the lift truck to the seventh floor, it suffered some sort of mechanical failure and rolled off the crane platform and got wedged in an open window frame on the eighth floor.

Traffic was detoured for several hours while the operator was rescued and brought safely to solid ground, while the bobcat was eventually unhitched from the wall.

No one was injured.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Release DVD: Chemical Safety



Chemicals are a fact of life.....all living things are made from chemicals and in fact we depend on chemistry for our very existence.....everything from the ground we walk on , to the air we breathe is made from chemicals and chemical compounds.

Every workplace, office, factory, warehouse or plant, uses chemicals to some extent or other. Chemicals range from mild cleaning agents through to highly corrosive, flammable and poisonous substances that are used for different processes and applications.

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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Release DVD - Gas and Cylinder Safety

Gas cylinders supply a wide variety of gases for a multitude of different industrial, medical and domestic purposes. Most people instinctively appreciate that there are hazards associated with gas bottles and cylinders.

Included in this program:

• Types of gases
• The hazards associated with gases
• Things to do before using a gas cylinder
• General do's and don'ts
• Safe storage
• Safe handling
• Leak testing
• Emergency procedures

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The world's most dangerous road?



A Pakistani truck drivers faces death at every turn transporting goods across mountain passes on arguably the world's most dangerous road.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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.

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

Electrical safety shocker!


It was reported that power to this extension lead was still on when it was found. It would appear that the end of the lead had been hung across the noggin when work finished and then has fallen into the bucket. Hopefully, nobody would be stupid enough to drop it into a bucket of water intentionally.

Electric shock is one of the top four killers of construction workers. Always treat electricity with respect as you cannot see it, smell it or hear it and sometimes the first indication that something is not right is an electric shock.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety History WWII to OSHA



A short history of Occupational Health and Safety in the U.S. from after WWII to OSHA's creation in 1970. Clipped from the 1979 film, Can't Take No More, produced and distributed by OSHA, narrated by Studs Terkel.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free 2 week trial to Montie - Over 75 Workplace Safety videos!

Montie contains Safetycare's entire comprehensive library of Workplace Health & Safety and Skills Training video programs. Montie provides unlimited access to all of these videos on any laptop, computer or server.

We would like to offer you a free 14 day trial! Click on the link http://www.safetycare.com/, fill out the contact us form, and we'll post you a Montie DVD-ROM that you can keep for free, and set you up with a 14 day trial! See why Montie is the World's leading Workplace Safety Video Product.

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