1. One fall can be traumatizing- and costly

    10,000 construction workers sustain fall injuries annually
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  2. questions to ask about your hearing conservation program

    I think it was George Burns who said, “You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.” Now that I am 40(ish), each year brings new unpleasant signs of age and wear to my body. Some are self-inflicted; too many years of sports, an unfettered love of fried chicken, and a passionate approach to bacon consumption have left me with an aching body and an extra ten pounds that eludes elimination. Others are natural signs of my body deteriorating; challenging memory skills and poor eyesight requiring Hubble-strength lenses.

    The latest addition to my growing list of concerns is my hearing. I won’t play the victim and pretend that I have not attended dozens of rock concerts where the decibel level rattled my fillings loose and left my ears ringing for days. However, my exposure to elevated noise levels has been infrequent and for short periods of time. It was not until I entered the industrial environment did I

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  3. LOTO standard exemptions can save time

    SHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy standard -- the Lockout-Tagout rule -- (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.147) addresses the safety of employees engaged in servicing and maintenance activities in general industry when exposure to the unexpected release of hazardous energy is possible. The standard incorporates performance requirements which allow employers flexibility in developing lockout-tagout programs suitable for their particular facilities.

    The standard does not cover:

    ** Construction and agriculture employment covered by 29 CFR 1915, 1917 and 1918;
    ** Installations under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of power generation, transmission and distribution, including related equipment for communication or metering;
    ** Exposure to electrical hazards from work on, near, or with conductors or equipment in electric-utilization installations, which is covered by 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S; and
    ** O
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  4. An investment that earns a return

    How do supplied air, loose-fitting respirators eliminate excessive spending, safety issues and downtime? Keeping employees safe can be a huge expense to your company. But when you consider what’s at stake, human lives and life’s best moments, personal safety is invaluable. The good news is, it doesn’t mean that protecting your employees will stifle your business, because if you choose the right protection, it will also eliminate excessive spending, safety issues and downtime. This way, safety becomes an investment that earns a return.

    What is a supplied air respirator?

    Supplied air respirators provide compressed air through an airline, filter and flow control device to your respirator. Other types of respirators include powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) which utilizes a motor, battery and a fan to draw air through a small filter mounted on the operator’s hip or back, and negative pressure respirators which require the wearer to breathe
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  5. Six injured in Abu Dhabi hotel room fire

    Abu Dhabi Civil Defence rescued nine people
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  6. Massive fire breaks out in Ajman roastery

    Ajman Civil Defense douses the blaze
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  7. Winterizing Portable Gas Detection Instruments

    Preparing gas detection instruments for the upcoming winter months should be a priority for every end user. It is crucial to perform maintenance tasks now so you are prepared when the weather changes.
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  8. Assessing New Heights Offshore

    In the current challenging environment, oil and gas operators are continuously looking for ways to reduce project costs and increase efficiencies, while ensuring health and safety is not compromised.

    There are many procedures which require individuals to work at great heights on an offshore platform or vessel, including rope access and crane operations. The increase in decommissioning of complex assets and growth in the renewables market are ensuring that demand for these skills continues to rise.

    This offshore platform safety article will explore areas of working at height including risks and benefits and crucial health and safety guidelines.

    Rope access benefits

    Rope access is a traditional method, having existed for more than 30 years. It is an approach that is being used progressively more for maintenance and inspection operations offshore. Due to its efficiency, it is viewed as a more financially viable option when compared
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    Occupational hearing loss affects millions of workers across the country. This type of injury can severely limit an individual’s ability to function normally, and reduces their quality of life. Businesses can expect to see a negative impact on productivity and profit as well as an increase in lost-time and workers’ compensation claims, leading to numerous additional hidden costs. Not only is it in your best interest to limit noise exposure in order to protect your bottom line, it is your duty and responsibility to provide your employees with a safe and healthful workplace.


    Sound begins by hitting the outer ear. When this happens, vibrations move towards and touch the ear drum, which transmits them to the middle and inner ear. Once at the middle ear, three bones (the malleus, the stapes, and the incus – also known as the hammer, stirrup, and anvil, respectively), take the vibrations and amplify them towards the inner ear.
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  10. Conn. fire, EMS crews receive body armor

    An inter-town Capital Expenditure Grant from the state purchased tactical protective equipment to ensure the safety of first responders
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