Articles Tagged with ''safety''

Lack of machine guarding results in worker’s finger being amputated

Smithville Manufacturing Co. cited for hazards

OSHA defines a willful violation as “one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.” Of the 21 healthy and safety violations earned by Smithville Manufacturing Co. in Ohio recently, only one was willful – but it was the one related to the traumatic amputation of a worker’s finger by an unguarded press machine.


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Top Products of the Week

From Radians, MCR Safety, Magid, Exair and more

From innovative eye protection to portable light towers and vapor analyzers, here are the week’s top products as featured on ISHN.com:


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Weekly News Round-up

AIHA backs VPP bill, NY cracks down on ear buds

From climate change to a statute of limitations on OSHA citations to cleaning jobs and asthma, here are the week’s top OEHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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Worker killed by release of pressurized hydraulic fluid

Komatsu America Corp. facility had similar hazards last year

OSHA has cited Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria, Ill. with four safety violations, including two repeat, after a worker at the company’s truck manufacturing plant was injured while testing hydraulic cylinders for leakage.


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Clearer vision ahead: Wheelz goggles reduce fogging with double venting system

Vents move air, keep lens clear

There’s no doubt about it: fogging of safety goggles can be a dangerous nuisance. A study in Accident Analysis & Prevention magazine* researched the factors influencing workers’ use of safety eyewear. A group of men and women in the construction, manufacturing, service/maintenance, and healthcare industries were asked what factors determine their personal decision whether to wear their safety glasses or goggles.


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Supreme Court ruling affects OSHA’s statute of limitations

Citations must be for recent violations

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court means that employers “should not accept an OSHA citation alleging violations more than six months old,” according to two lawyers who specialize in occupational safety and health law.


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Industrial Safety Technologies acquires Simtronics

Expands IST’s product portfolio with addition of premium fire and gas detection business

Industrial Safety Technologies announced the addition of Simtronics AS (based in Oslo, Norway) and Simtronics SAS (based in Aubagne, France) to its platform. The companies are being acquired from UTC Climate, Controls & Security; a unit of United Technologies Corp.


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When it comes to unsafe behaviors there’s plenty of blame to go around

Too many safety professionals act like institutional eunuchs

If you’ve made even the most cursory read of my articles and blogs you probably already know that I don’t hold much stock in Behavior Based Safety (BBS).  I believe that except for the odd statistical outlier nut-job, nobody WANTS to get hurt and unless they were designed by the Marquis De Sade you processes aren’t intended to hurt people.


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Wiley X Inc. supports 2013 Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March

Gets behind annual educational effort of Prevent Blindness America

It's estimated by experts at Prevent Blindness America that more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year. And that nearly 1 million Americans have lost some degree of their sight due to an eye injury.


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Recognition: The simple, underutilized tool that can transform your safety culture

Recognition for doing things correctly seems to be a lost art.  Over the years, I have assessed perception surveys for hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of employees.  As I tally the results, recognition for performance of doing things right is the lowest scoring safety management process. Interestingly, discipline (i.e., correcting people when they do something wrong) scores as the sixth lowest of the 21 safety management processes measured by the Caterpillar Safety Services statistically validated survey. 


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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