“We now have unshakable conviction that accident causes are man-made and that a manmade problem can be solved by men and women.” ~W.H. Cameron
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OCTOBER is fire safety month, which is a great reminder about the dangers of fire but you should always be prepared for emergencies. Two items that every household should have and their value can never be under estimated is smoke alarm and fire extinguisher. I always recommend to my clients at least 2 extinguishers in the home, one in the kitchen and the other one in the garage. For a multi-level home at least one on each floor. It’s a fact that most home fires begin in the kitchen and your extinguisher should always be readily accessible. When a fire breaks out you don’t want to waste precious time searching for the extinguisher. You can mount it on a wall but for ascetics, you can also keep it under the sink, in front, without clutter hiding it.
Since you may not only face a grease fire in the kitchen, it could also be electrical related (toaster) or paper and wood, so look for an extinguisher that is rated for all types of fires, an ABC rating. It’ll tell you on the fire extinguisher what that particular extinguishers abilities are.
A- Trash/wood B- Liquids C- Electrical
When using the extinguisher point at the center point of the fire and move the nozzle in a steady sweeping motion, left to right and back. If the fire continues or gets much worse GET OUT, call 911. You’ve done your best now wait for the professionals to arrive. Read the rest of the article at http://wp.me/p2zoPs-V1e
As of the week ending September 6th, 2014 – 1,296 people, including fathers, mothers, sons and daughters lost their lives in industrial related health and safety accidents. Lack of fall protection continues to be the number 1 OSHA cited violation 6,143. It’s always a good time to re-examine the basics so please join me as we continue down the Green Brick Road of Safety.
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COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is a regular bi-monthly feature that brings to you the latest on OSHA updates, violations and the companies that put employees at risk. Read the latest issue of Companies Behaving Badly – Willful a Few Dollars More. Please don’t hesitate to share these stories at your next safety tailgate/toolbox meeting. It is my hope, that one day I will run out of Companies Behaving Badly to write about but unfortunately there appears to be enough of them at the present time.
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Phil’s story – Born and raised in the Bronx only a few blocks away from Yankee Stadium, I grew up watching the pursuit of excellence first hand by an organization that has won 27 World Series Championships. I have worked in and managed warehouses of all types from vaults storing memory chips to operating over 700,000 square feet of coolers, freezers and dry racking. Along this journey of over 25 years I have also performed every warehouse job function and have extensive experience in warehouse layout, slotting, cross docking, inventory control, safety, employee retention and value added services all of which make your operation stand out. Recently completed my Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from Villanova University in 2010. I can help you get the flow back into your warehouse.
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HAVE YOU? Does your company have a active safety committee? If it does, do you participate? Why not. Poll your fellow workers to see if there are issues not being addressed and present them to the committee with suggested solutions. Safety is just as much your part as it is the company’s. If you don’t have a safety committee start one! Speak to your H.R. department and manager to get one going. Need help starting a safety committee? Contact me
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