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National Safety Month Focus: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

National Safety Month Focus: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

National Safety Month kicked off on June 1. The focus for week No. 1 is Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls. When it comes to this important safety category, we immediately thought of The Andersen Company. Why? Well, Andersen is an(…)

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

Workplace safety is always important, but soon safety takes center stage because June is National Safety Month. The theme this year is “Safety Starts with Me”, which highlights the importance of personal responsibility when it comes to workplace safety. National(…)

Nick Jones rejoins ENSA

Nick Jones rejoins ENSA

Nick Jones rejoins ENSA as Director of Training and Curriculum Development. He teams up with his long-time colleague and extreme guy Rob Siegel as of May 1st. Back in action and ready to climb on Friday, May 10th. Compton, IL(…)

NSA Takes a New Approach for FR Coats

NSA Takes a New Approach for FR Coats

NSA makes quality flame-resistant clothing. Their latest product in the FR apparel market is no exception. The newest from NSA is the pretty cool Stealth protective coats and shirts. Stealth apparel is made from silicone-coated fabric. This material is unbelievably(…)

Sobering Numbers About the Dangers of Oil and Gas Extraction

Sobering Numbers About the Dangers of Oil and Gas Extraction

We’ve always known that the working in the oil and gas industry is dangerous business. But statistics published by the CDC recently show just how serious the dangers are. The fatality rate for oil and gas workers was 27.1 per(…)

Volume No 4: OSHA Cites a Mouse and Check Out PETMAN

Volume No 4: OSHA Cites a Mouse and Check Out PETMAN

The best headline I’ve read in a long time came courtesy of ISHN’s website on Monday. The story entitled Not “the happiest place on earth” for employees told about Disneyland being nabbed by OSHA for seven safety citations. According to ISHN,(…)

Fun with ANSI Z359: Learn It, Know It, Live It

Fun with ANSI Z359: Learn It, Know It, Live It

So maybe “fun” is an exaggeration. But it is good to stay informed about fall protection standards. This excellent presentation from Capital Safety, created by Craig Firl, outlines ANSI Z359 without being too long winded. In essence, it’s an overview(…)

Be Aware that 2013 NFPA Standards are Here

Be Aware that 2013 NFPA Standards are Here

Standards for SCBAs are undergoing a major change, and first responders need to pay attention. The changes affect both the NFPA 1981 (Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and NFPA 1982 (Standard for Personal Alert Safety Systems). NFPA 2013 editions(…)