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Resolve to be safe in the New Year

Resolve to be safe in the New Year

In 2011, we saw our fair share of work-related hazards…everything from combustible dust and fall hazards to silica and beryllium exposure. It seemed that everyday there was a new article related to an OSHA citation, food recall or …and we hate to say...

Podcast Part II: Combustible Dust, Manufacturers’ Dirty Little Secret

Hopefully you already tuned in to part 1 of this 2-part podcast series on the hazards of combustible dust. In part one, we introduced the basic problems posed by dust that can explode. We documented its history and explained how this phenomenon occurs in manufacturing...

Another FoxConn incident reminds us that fire prevention is key

Yikes! Remember the FoxConn combustible dust explosion that killed several workers and stirred up worker safety issues at the Chinese iPhone manufacturer? Well, another recent fire has put them back in the headlines. While the initial cause is being blamed on a faulty...

Worker Deaths by Explosions and Fires Increase Dramatically

Not what we were hoping for. According to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2010 saw a 47% rise in worker deaths associated with fire and explosion. According to the report, work-related fatalities resulting...
National Preparedness Month Carries into the Workplace

National Preparedness Month Carries into the Workplace

Did you know that September marks the eighth annual National Preparedenss Month, a campaign sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness and help individuals, communities and businesses prepare for disasters. According to FEMA...