October 2015 Safety News and Notes

October 28, 2015 Dave Anderson

Here's a collection of recent workplace safety news and resources from around the web:

OH&S Offers Workplace Safety Webinars in November

Arc Flash and Shock HazardOccupational Health & Safety magazine partners with various organizations to present safety webinars on a variety of topics each month. Here's the November lineup:
  • Specialty PPE in arc flash to meet NFPA 70E - Wed. Nov. 11
  • Combustible dust NFPA 652 - Thurs. Nov. 12
  • New global standards for protective gloves -  Wed. Nov. 18
  • Arc flash and flash fire protection for hands - Thurs. Nov. 19
Learn more and register here.

ISHN Releases eBooks for Oil and Gas Industry

Industrial Safety & Hygiene News has developed two eBooks to serve as a handy reference for safety and health practitioners in the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Industry Safety examines industrial hygiene practices, health hazards and safety hazards. Oil & Gas Industry shares research and management information, including best practices and lessons learned from the industry.
Review the eBooks online or download as pdfs.

Red Cross Updates First Aid Guidelines

First aid kit inside
The American Red Cross and American Heart Association have announced revised guidelines for administering first aid, which will impact workplace safety training and practices. Revisions include new and updated recommendations for the treatment of bleeding; recognition of stroke; recovery position; anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in diabetics. The revised guidelines stress the importance of stopping severe bleeding as a critical first aid skill.
Learn more and access the new guidelines.

New Ladder Safety Resource

LadderSafetyHub.com is a free online resource for news and innovations in ladder safety. It includes a safety toolbox, stories, product reviews, testimonials and more.

NFPA Releases 2014 U.S. Fire Loss Report

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U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,298,000 fires in 2014, an increase of nearly five percent from 2013. This report contains overall statistics from the NFPA survey of fire departments on fires, civilian deaths and injuries, and property damage in 2014. It includes patterns by major property class, region and community size as well as information on types of fire department calls and false alarms.
Download the report.

NIOSH Launches Health Center to Promote Workers' Well-Being

NIOSH announced the new National Center for Productive Aging and Work, which will focus on the safety of workers of all ages, promote the lifelong well-being of workers and advance the concept of productive aging. The Center addresses issues related to needs of an aging workforce and identifying interventions and strategies to support workers of all age groups and organizations that employ them. A variety of resources are available at the site.
Visit the Productive Aging and Work page.

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