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Fort Worth manufacturer exposes workers to struck-by, amputation hazards

April 16, 2014

Workers at a Texas manufacturing company were exposed to struck-by hazards and amputation hazards, according to OSHA, which has cited EICA Industries Inc. of Fort Worth for 17 serious violations, with proposed penalties of $46,000.


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CSB: Utah refinery blast caused by corrosion, lack of inspection

Massive release of hydrogen sent a blast wave through residential area
April 14, 2014

A massive explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery on November 4, 2009, in Woods Cross, Utah, which damaged homes in a nearby neighborhood, was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). 


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Two workers at NJ manufacturing facilities suffer severe hand injuries

Company cited previously for lack of machine guarding
April 14, 2014

After one machine operator's hand was crushed and another's hand partially amputated,  an OSHA investigation into at Precision Custom Coatings in Totowa, NJ found that the fabric manufacturer had failed to correct an earlier violation cited for a lack of machine guarding.


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Illinois manufacturing workers exposed to amputation hazards

April 10, 2014

Interlake Mecalux Inc., a manufacturer of storage and racking systems, has been cited by OSHA for 17 serious safety violations, many of which expose workers to amputation hazards*. OSHA has proposed penalties of $71,700, following the October 2013 complaint inspection of the Melrose Park-based plant.


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Teach your children about fire safety

April 10, 2014

Making sure that your children are aware of the aspects of fire safety is incredibly important. They need to be able to know what to do in the event of a fire, and teaching them about the different points of fire safety can save lives. From knowing when to push fire alarms to preventing fires in the first place, there are several considerations that need to be considered to keep kids safe.


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Lack of machine guarding and eyewash stations found at NY manufacturing co.

April 9, 2014

A New York paper manufacturer exposed its workers to falls, electrical hazards and combustible dust, according to OSHA, which has fined Burrows Paper Corp. $298,100 for safety violations found at two of the company’s work sites.


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UBB victims’ families furious about Blankenship video

Former Massey CEO funds Youtube effort to clear his name
April 8, 2014

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has taken to video to defend himself against charges that he is responsible for the Upper Big Branch disaster – to the outrage of victims’ family members. Dozens of them and their supporters gathered earlier this month outside a federal courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, to protest the claims made in the video.


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Combustible dust and hazmat exposure found at NY cabinetmaker

Company cited for inadequate PPE as well
April 8, 2014

A New York manufacturing company exposed its workers to fire, explosion hazards and a potential occupational carcinogen, according to OSHA, which has levied a $51,800 fine against Salko Kitchens, Inc. "These workers face both immediate and long-term health and safety hazards from on-site conditions," said Kimberly Castillon, OSHA's area director in Albany.


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Double protection: When to use machine guards; when to use LOTO

April 1, 2014
Both machine safeguarding and lockout-tagout (LOTO) protect employees from becoming caught in or struck by machines.


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Creatures of Habit: A machine mishaps becomes a teachable moment

April 1, 2014
I was recently involved in a tragic situation in which machine guarding failed not because the mechanical design was inadequate but because the human system around it fell victim to a well-known weakness.


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Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

Sounding the Alarm on Toxic Gas Measurement: Capabilities, Limitations and Strategies for Using Portable Toxic Gas Instruments

5/15/13
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Recently lowered exposure limits for a number of important toxic gases, including H2S, SO2 and NO2, have forced many instrument users to revisit where to set the alarms in their atmospheric monitors. Find out how to ensure worker safety and conform with regulatory requirements.

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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Safety Marketing Group Distributor-Supplier Conference

4/27/14
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Safety Marketing Group is the world's largest consortium of independently owned safety equipment

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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas
This presentation will cover examples of engagement tactics that were deployed and others where they could have been deployed to affect behavior change, recognition’s role in facilitating employee engagement, benefits of reinforcing safe work habits with a rewards component and best practices, common mistakes, and available resources for success. Read More

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