Monthly Archives: February 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On March 25, 1911 New York City experienced one of the worst industrial accidents in history:  146 garment workers, mostly immigrant women, died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.  Workers were blocked from exiting and fire ladders could not reach … Continue reading

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Can you repair extension cords?

Q: Can extension cords be repaired? A: Yes, provided the repairs restore the cord to its approved condition. Electrical equipment and conductors, including extension cords, must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). … Continue reading

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NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle accidents are consistently a leading cause of death among workers in the United State. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health established the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety “to coordinate and promote research to guide prevention of … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Think before you sign?

From the Naval Safety Center:  Where is that darn box of emergency keys?  While you may want to protect from vandalism, you do still need to get to the emergency shut off in an emergency.  Locking the shut off may … Continue reading

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Top Training Solutions

Before deciding to do training, we take a look at whether or not training is the solution.  Janet Keyes, Certified Industrial Hygienist and CHESS’s primary trainer, was recently asked about the top workplace incidents that training could help prevent.  This … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Portable Compressors Recalled

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, DeVilbiss is recalling compressors due to a fire hazard.  The compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss Impact Series and Husky brands. For specific recall information, check the Consumer Product … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Developing Effective Safety Programs

Someone recently asked Janet Keyes, CIH, and the primary trainer for CHESS, about the most important rules for developing an effective safety program.  Here are her five key points: 1. Make the program fit your company.  Every company has its … Continue reading

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Allow us one more Burma Shave safety sign…

OK, this will be the last of these for awhile. This one is from 1951. Proper distance To him was bunk They pulled him out Of some guy’s trunk Burma-Shave

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