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Mine safety violations way down in June

MSHA announces results of the month’s impact inspections
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As of June 2014, violations per inspection hour at U.S. mines were down 19 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), in its monthly impact inspections report.


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"It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life"

Video puts a human face on arc flash danger
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A moving video posted on YouTube by friends of Eddie Adams describes how the Elkin, North Carolina electrician lost his life in an arc flash incident – and how his loss impacted his family, friends and co-workers. Adams died from the explosion of a 2300 volt starter.


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Hazards at Connecticut plastics facility run the gamut

Fall, mechanical, electrical & chemical dangers earn co. 24 violations
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Employees at Superior Plastics Extrusion Co. Inc., doing business as Impact Plastics, were exposed to two dozen safety and health hazards, including falls and mechanical hazards, according to federal inspectors. OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $66,789 for violations at the company's Putnam, Connecticut, manufacturing plant.


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ACGIH® presents Proof Of Performance Testing For Industrial Ventilation Systems webinar

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ACGIH® will present Proof of Performance Testing for Industrial Ventilation Systems on December 10, 2014 at the following times:


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Two workers injured at Burrows Paper Corp. in Ohio

OSHA cites plant for 2 repeat and 4 serious safety violations
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Two employees of Burrows Paper Corp. in Franklin were injured in separate incidents after the food box manufacturer failed to provide adequate machine guarding and implement energy isolating procedures during servicing and maintenance.


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We need to be better prepared…for anything

FEMA launches campaign to encourage families to create a plan
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Fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster, according to a 2014 national survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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Hot work accident kills worker in Mississippi

Another severely injured
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“Telltale signs” of microbial activity were found by investigators in a storage tank that exploded earlier this year, killing a contract worker and severely injuring another. The July 28 incident at the the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi involved hot work being done on or near a tank containing eight inches of a slurry of water and fish matter known as “stickwater,” which was thought to be nonhazardous.


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Lockout/tagout in the food industry

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The food manufacturing industry includes animal slaughtering as well as the processing and packaging of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable, grain, seafood, beverages, and bakery products.


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Flammable chemical hazards found at Ohio fiberglass manufacturer

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Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. has been cited for four repeat and nine serious safety and health violations after OSHA received a complaint alleging unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals at the company's Avon Lake facility.


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Explosion at waste facility leaves worker permanently disabled

Pipe being cut with torch wasn’t vented
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Two workers in St. Augustine, Fla. suffered injuries while cutting into a gas supply pipe with a torch when residual gas ignited inside the pipe and exploded due to the pressure. The March 2014 incident at Indianhead Explorations LLC, doing business as Indianhead Biomass Services, permanently disabling one employee and left the other with a leg injury.


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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

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

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand 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.

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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Proof Of Performance Testing For Industrial Ventilation Systems webinar

12/10/14
United States

This webinar will teach methods for testing IVSs as they pertain to the original design parameters. Topics include: indentifying published standards, selecting measuring equipment, identifying test locations, identifying proper techniques for airflow measurement, correcting field measurements for local conditions, interpreting field data compared to design data, and introduction to system balance techniques.

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BST Safety in Action® Conference

3/19/15
Hyatt Regency
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL
United States
Experience a conference that can truly be tailored to the specific safety and learning objectives of you and your teams.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Analyzing Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

March 17, 2014
This article will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.

How Clean Are Your Gloves

March 12, 2014
Hand protection should function to guard against cuts, chemicals or to shield hands from the general wear and tear associated with repeated exposure to a variety of hazards. However, are the gloves workers use actually safe, clean and fit for use or are residual chemicals such as DMF or ammonia present?

New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems for Today's Workplaces

March 12, 2014
This whitepaper, developed by the experts at Clarion Safety Systems, will: Explain the new 2013 OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats, help you understand what the changes mean to your organization, and give you a clear, 4-step guide to building your new sign system.

10 things you need to know about infrared windows

February 4, 2014
Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That’s why the standard for eyewash stations1 dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected.

The 10-Second Race: Better Eyewash Stations Reduce Injury

March 28, 2013
Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That’s why the standard for eyewash stations1 dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected.

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Attendees of this webinar will gain knowledge of hazards and appropriate PPE for welding applications, regulatory drivers that are changing the landscape of PPE within welding applications and the latest product technologies being offered in welding PPE.

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