Archive: March 2016

Hurricane & Tornado Blow-By-Blow

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Chris Candido

As Mother Nature makes transition from winter to spring, the primary threat of severe weather changes from cold and snow to severe storms, tornadoes and in some areas hurricanes.

OSHA Recordkeeping and OSHA Logs

Monday, March 28th, 2016 by David Jewell, CSP

OSHA requires all employers with 10 employees or more to maintain and OSHA 300 injury log (though some types of employers are exempt). This document keeps track of fatalities, injuries resulting in time lost from work, injuries requiring re-assignment because they cannot do their normal duties and injuries that resulted in more than first aid.

Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Organization

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

In order to fully integrate safety into the business core culture, leaders must actively promote and foster a culture where safety is expressed as a core value.

Why Do We Have Safety Meetings?

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Why do we have safety meetings? Safety meetings are an opportunity for management and your safety department to communicate to employees how they can do their jobs safer and better.

March 20 – 26 is National Poison Prevention Week

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

The snow is starting to melt and many of us are starting to think about that yearly ritual called “Spring cleaning”. While some of the safety precautions you will see on this attached list appear to be common sense, we need to be aware that our children may not know about most of these topics.

Is Your Eye Wash Machine Filled with Stagnant Water?

Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

Stagnant water in stations may contain organisms than can cause infections when they come in contact with the eyes or skin or are inhaled. Infections can result in vision loss and lung diseases.

Can I Recycle My Hard Hat?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Hard hats are recyclable like many other Type 2 plastics such as milk containers, laundry detergent bottles and Tupperware.

Proper Disposal of Calibration Gas Cylinders

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Mike Maxwell

Cylinders that have not been purged of their contents can pose a serious risk to health and safety, and in the event of a catastrophic failure, the sudden release of compressed gas could cause the cylinder to expel shrapnel or become a projectile, resulting in extensive property damage, serious injury, or even death.

Just the Facts on Arc Flash

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by David Jewell, CSP

An arc flash can generate heat 4 times hotter than the sun.