Think you don’t have to worry about earthquakes? According to OSHA’s new earthquake preparedness in the workplace web page, all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia are at some risk for earthquakes, which can occur at any time of the year.
Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additive technologies, announced that its Bay Minette, Ala., plant was awarded, for the seventh consecutive year, a No Lost-Time certificate from Manufacture Alabama, the state’s manufacturing association, for zero time lost due to accidents in 2013.
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), in collaboration with Recherche sur les interrelations personnelles, organisationnelles et sociales du travail (or RIPOST, a research group on personal, organizational and social interrelations at work), is launching a web site that offers a practical, proven process for sustainably preventing workplace violence in all types of organizations.
NFPA launches interactive 2014 fire prevention quiz
August 6, 2014
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts. The quiz reinforces the messages behind NFPA’s annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, and its 2014 theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on the deadly consequences of combustible metal dust: Friday’s reported metal dust explosion in Jiangsu, China, is another reminder of the tragic and deadly consequences of combustible dust accidents, a hazard with which the US Chemical Safety Board(CSB) is all too familiar.
US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $110,700 in penalties
August 6, 2014
Home Depot USA Inc. was recently cited for six, including two repeat, one willful and three serious safety violations, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations involved lack of training and maintenance for powered industrial vehicles. Proposed penalties total $110,700.
No company is immune to workplace violence so every company should prepare for it and, clearly, prevention of workplace violence training is essential. Four essential components that training should cover:
After providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that previously cited hazards related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and repeat citations, as well as a notice of failure to abate with proposed fines totaling $816,500.
Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals, live electrical connections or connections to in-service process machinery complicates how to safely remove these items from a plant, according to the July issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer’s monthly journal, Professional Safety.