July 2024

July2024

Inside the July Issue

 

 

Risk is hiding… SRC will find it and fix it.

Your facility is a dynamic environment where change is inevitable and the introduction and evolution of hazardous risks is in constant flux. It’s hard to keep up, but what you don’t know can damage your organization’s reputation and put your personnel at risk. A Safety Rail Hazard Assessment is designed to identify and mitigate risk from top to bottom, inside and out. Our on-site analysis identifies a broad spectrum of risks, including physical and ergonomic factors.

“If your organization has recently moved, remodeled or added equipment on a shop floor or rooftop, your exposure to risk may have changed,” says Adam Mochinski, Hazard Site Inspector for Safety Rail. “So many workplace hazards can be eliminated if you know they exist. Awareness is the first step to safety… and it’s a big step,” he added.

One fact that’s often overlooked is that a hazard assessment can accomplish more than just sidestepping disaster and reducing the risk of fines, lawsuits, and reputational damage. A professional hazard assessment reveals opportunities for process improvement and optimization. By addressing underlying safety concerns and inefficiencies, you can enhance productivity and streamline operations.

Saftey Rail Company is uniquely qualified to help organizations combat unnecessary risk. Full story »

 

What do workers need to know?
LO/TO

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers.

Workers need to be trained to ensure that they know, understand and follow the applicable provisions of the hazardous energy control procedures. The training must cover at least three areas: aspects of the employer’s energy control program; elements of the energy control procedure relevant to the employee’s duties or assignment; and the various requirements of the OSHA standards related to lockout/tagout.

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Study Reveals Wearable Robotics Significantly Boost Safety and Efficiency in Industrial Environments

FSM Staff | 07.23.24

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Verve Motion, a Harvard University spinout dedicated to industrial worker safety, released the results of an extensive, multi-year study on wearable robotics in the workplace.

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Precisely Expands Wildfire Risk Capabilities

FSM Staff | 07.23.24

BURLINGTON, MA -- Precisely, the global leader in data integrity, announced expanded capabilities for its Wildfire Risk product. With access to additional Wildfire Risk Extreme modeling and data, customers can accurately assess critical risk factors, including environmental conditions, for rapidly spreading urban fires across the United States.

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MSHA Announces Completion of 12-Month Pattern of Violations Screening

FSM Staff | 07.22.24

WASHINGTON, DC --The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration has released results of a Pattern of Violations screening that identifies chronic violators and mine operators that show a disregard for miners’ health and safety. 

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NSC Names Radford Vice President of Government Affairs

FSM Staff | 07.22.24

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Safety Council announced the appointment of Zachary M. Radford as vice president of government affairs. A transportation and safety expert as well as a former staffer on Capitol Hill, Radford will bring more than two decades of law, policy and communications experience to America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate.

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OSHA Obtains Landmark Federal Court Injunction Protecting from Employer Retaliation

FSM Staff | 07.19.24

SEATTLE, WA -- The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgement from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma that includes a landmark injunction that permanently prevents the U.S. Postal Service from retaliating against employees at up to 59 locations in the State of Washington.

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