The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types.
No one should ever have to worry whether a loved one will come home from work alive. The reality, however, is that too many workers in this country are exposed to deadly but avoidable hazards on the job every day.
Recently, someone who is engaged in the DC political scene for safety told me that the failure of the current administration’s OSHA to issue an injury and illness prevention plan standard (or I2P2) was an historic lost opportunity for OSH professionals and ASSE members.
Graphic outlines safety requirements set by NFPA 70E Standards
January 26, 2016
Know your limits. One step too close to an energized piece of equipment may cause burns that char deep into your flesh and blisters that reach beyond the second layer of your skin. In the event of an arc flash, personal protective equipment (PPE) is your last line of defense. But knowing your boundary limits just might save your skin.
NIOSH says OSHA is right about the frequency of respirator fit testing, a new study links soda to a particularly dangerous form of fat and coal miners are crying foul over millions in bonuses being paid to top executives at a bankrupt coal company. These were among the top occupational safety and health-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.