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The “God Delusion” Of The Safety Profession

January 27, 2015 admin No Comments
The “God Delusion” Of The Safety Profession

    An equipment operator in the Canadian oil sands tells the story of being trapped in the cab of a burning haul truck. Determined not to die there, and despite the terrible realization that any escape attempt is going to involve burns, he kicks open the door, staggers across the deck of the truck […]

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25 Safety Apps We Won’t Be Using – Part 2

January 26, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
25 Safety Apps We Won’t Be Using – Part 2

-   Every Monday for over two years we’ve reviewed and rated a new iOS (or Android) occupational  safety and health app.  We try to write our reviews on the better apps that are out there – ones that we’d like to use. For every good app that we share with you there are a number […]

A New Way To Search

January 22, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
A New Way To Search

    We have just updated and expanded our Ultimate Safety Search Engine!  If you’re just not finding the safety information or resources that you need by searching on Google.com (or Bing.com) try our Ultimate Safety Search Engine.  It’s now been expanded to a “five-step” safety search algorithm. Take our search challenge.  First, do a […]

Winter Hazard – Snow Accumulation

January 20, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Winter Hazard – Snow Accumulation

  I live in northern Wisconsin USA.  During January we had allot of snow fall.  Factories up here in the snow belt need to promptly remove snow from certain areas soon after a heavy snowfall.  Below are a few photos showing they types of hazards accumulations of snow can cause.    Exit doors opening to […]

Safety App Of The Week

January 19, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

-           Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the […]

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements

January 15, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements

    Here’s a link to an excellent article that explains OSHA’s new reporting requirements.  It’s entitled “OSHA Reporting Requirements – What You Need to Do by February 1st“. This authoritative blog posting was written by Ed Foulke, Partner – Fisher & Phillips LLP and Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA.   If this […]

Free 13-Page “Hot Work” Guidance Document

January 13, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Free 13-Page “Hot Work” Guidance Document

    In December of 2014, Performax Foundation held a one-day safety conference in Cameroon Africa entitled “The Management of  Risks Related to Hot Work“.   The panel of expert presenters assembled at this conference addressed the following hot work subjects: The role of the HSE professional Safety hazards Health hazards Ergonomic hazards Electrical hazards Fire […]

25 Safety Apps We Won’t Be Using – Part 1

January 12, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
25 Safety Apps We Won’t Be Using – Part 1

-   Every Monday for over two years we’ve reviewed and rated a new iOS (or Android) occupational  safety and health app.  We try to write our reviews on the better apps that are out there – ones that we’d like to use. For every good app that we share with you there are a number […]

Safe Hydraulics

January 8, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safe Hydraulics

      A burst hydraulic hose can result in serious injuries.  The Gates Corporation has developed a comprehensive, 72-page, downloadable booklet entitled “Safe Hydraulics“. It is the best publication we’ve ever seen on the subject – and it’s free!  It covers: Hydraulic safety Periodic inspections Troubleshooting Proper coupling selection Proper hose assembly Installing hose […]

100 Winter Safety Resources

January 6, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
100 Winter Safety Resources

  In many parts of the world, winter means snow, ice, storms and blizzards.  From a workplace safety standpoint, some of the hazards associated with working in winter weather include: Driving accidents due to slippery roadways, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Slips and falls due to slippery walkways, Hypothermia and frostbite due to the cold weather exposure, […]

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