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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Art Supply Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Amputation Hazards

OSHA - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:00
October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Art Supply Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Amputation Hazards
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Refinery for Failing to Control Hazardous Chemicals

OSHA - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:00
October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Refinery for Failing to Control Hazardous Chemicals
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3 INDIANA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT HOUSE EXPLOSION

Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:38

Clay Firefighters responded to a residential fire on Greenacre Street Saturday morning.

At approximately 7:50 a.m., fire crews from Clay Township were dispatched to 19500 Greenacre Street for a reported explosion with a structure on fire.

Witnesses reported hearing the blast from approximately a mile away.

Arriving firefighters worked quickly to put out the multi-story structure fire and contained the blaze within 15 minutes, officials say.

Clay Fire reports three firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries in the fire fight.

The building suffered damage from the explosion but the fire was contained to the original structure, according to officials.

The cause of the fire and explosion are under investigation.

Corporal Boling with the St. Joseph County Police Department was the first emergency responder on scene.

The corporal entered the fiery structure where he located the occupant of the home who was trapped beneath debris resulting from the explosion.

Boling created a makeshift lever in order to free the trapped victim where both men made it out safely, officials say.

Boling and the 63-year-old victim suffered burn injuries and smoke inhalation. They were transported to Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

http://www.abc57.com/news/fire-crews-called-to-greenacre-street-saturday-morning

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FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT MEMPHIS FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:33

One fire fighter was injured and two buildings damaged after a fire at a local restaurant over the weekend.

According to the fire department, the fire started just before noon on Saturday at 126 Monroe Avenue which is Curry N Jerk Authentic Caribbean Cuisine.

By the time they arrived heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building.

Fire fighters said both the restaurant and the business next door -McEwen’s- sustained heavy smoke, water and fire damage.

One fire fighter was also transported to the hospital after sustaining an injury to his ankle. He’s expected to be okay.

Downtown fire damages two businesses, sends fire fighter to the hospital

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FDNY SEE’S SPIKE IN FIREFIGHTERS INJURED WHILE COOKING????

Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 18:13

Maybe they should take baked Alaska off the menu.

More firefighters are getting burned – thanks in part to a 32 percent spike in cooking injuries in firehouse kitchens.

Overall, there were 247 firefighter burns in fiscal year 2018, a 22 percent increase from 2017, according to the latest Mayor’s Management Report.

Forty-one of the 2018 burns were from cooking, up from 31 the year before.

Another 41 occurred during facility and equipment maintenance, training, non-fire emergencies or an unspecified “other” incident.

In response to the bump in burns, the FDNY gave firefighters tips on how to avoid injuries in the kitchen and with equipment in firehouses.

“We have a web-based training platform which describes/details safe practices in the workplace,” FDNY spokesman Frank Gribbon said. “We also have Safety Bulletins that have been discussed/shared with members regarding safe operations both in and outside quarters.”

Preparing food is the leading cause of fire injuries and home fires, and unattended cooking is responsible for a third of these blazes, according to an FDNY flier on kitchen safety.

The FDNY recommends cooks pay attention to the food, wear short or tight-fitting sleeves so they don’t ignite, keep a “pot lid handy to smother a pan fire” and stay in the kitchen. “Stand by your pan!” the FDNY says.

Overall firefighter injuries are up since 2017, from 9,643 to 9,789 last fiscal year. The total number of injuries increased 13 percent in the last five years, while firefighter burns jumped 33 percent during the same time, according to city figures.

https://nypost.com/2018/09/29/more-firefighters-are-burning-themselves-while-cooking/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=message_app

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Manufacturer For Safety Violations After Employee Injury

OSHA - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:00
October 1, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Manufacturer For Safety Violations After Employee Injury
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Plastics Manufacturer For Exposing Workers to Machine Hazards

OSHA - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:00
October 1, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Plastics Manufacturer For Exposing Workers to Machine Hazards
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U.S. Labor Department Awards Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants to Assist in Educating Workers, Job Creators

OSHA - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:00
October 1, 2018 U.S. Labor Department Awards Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants to Assist in Educating Workers, Job Creators
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U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety During Construction of Georgia STEM School

OSHA - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:00
October 1, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety During Construction of Georgia STEM School
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IDAHO FIREFIGHTER FALLS THRU FLOOR AT HOUSE FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 07:56

A city firefighter escaped injury when he fell through the floor of a burning Pocatello home on Saturday morning.

The responding fireman, whose name has not yet been released, entered the burning home on North Seventh Avenue to battle the fire and the floor collapsed under him, according to the Pocatello Fire Department. He miraculously was not injured and was rescued from the hole in the floor by another firefighter, the Fire Department reported.

Fire officials said the fireman did not realize when he entered the house that the floorboards had been weakened by the fire.

A neighboring resident reported the fire at the single story house in the 400 block of North Seventh near City Hall around 9:40 a.m. Saturday. The fire did not result in any injuries and fire officials said it was accidental in nature.

No one was home at the residence when the fire ignited, authorities said.

The Fire Department reported at 10:30 a.m. Saturday that the fire was under control and firefighters were in the process of extinguishing the few remaining hot spots.

Fire officials said the fire started in the home’s kitchen area and was caused by an electrical issue. The flames quickly spread to the home’s basement and attic.

Firefighters said the early 1900s home was extremely well built and this made it tougher to fight the fire. Cutting through the roof to access the flames burning in the attic, for example, was very difficult, firefighters said.

The Fire Department said that although the house suffered smoke and fire damage, the residence is salvageable.

The home’s owner Frank Rosa of Pocatello was at the scene watching firefighters battle the blaze. He said he rents the home to another man, who left for work on Saturday morning prior to the fire igniting.

Rosa said he has insurance to repair the damage to the home.

Fire officials said the fire damage has made the home uninhabitable until repairs can be made.

Rosa said he’s in the process of finding another place for his renter to reside until then.

Police shut down the 400 block of North Seventh while firefighters were battling the fire and the street was not reopened until around 4:45 p.m. Saturday when firefighters left the scene.

Firefighters were likely able to save the house and keep the flames from spreading to the rest of the neighborhood because their response time to the blaze after receiving the call was less than three minutes.

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/pocatello-firefighter-falls-through-floor-of-burning-home/article_25caf8e8-731d-542a-8002-91c33d57d2ed.html

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MILWAUKEE, WI HAZ-MAT RIG CATCHES FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 21:02
A Milwaukee Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team truck caught fire on Friday afternoon, Sept. 28. Officials tell FOX6 News, the truck had been at City Hall dealing with a suspicious package incident. Afterwards, it suffered from “hot brakes” near 21st and Canal. The trailer portion of the truck caught fire.” Continue Reading Here

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Fire Prevention Week coloring sheets combine fun and education for all ages

NFPA - Safety Source - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:17
There’s been a surge of interest among adults in putting crayon to paper and coloring between the lines. In communities across North America, coloring book clubs, parties, and meetings for mature audiences have been launched at libraries, community
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APPARATUS CREASH WITH EJECTION IN OHIO

Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:19

A fire truck hit a tanker truck on U.S. Route 36 just east of state Route 258 around 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sgt. William Bower of the State Highway Patrol.

The firefighter driving the Newcomerstown Fire Department truck, Heather Stein-Wells, 42, was ejected from the truck. She suffered a broken hand, scrapes and required stitches at Coshocton Regional Medical Center.

Fire Chief Robert McGarry, who was in the front passenger seat, also suffered minor injuries, which he described as bruising and strained muscles. He was treated at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.

McGarry said he and Stein-Wells were released from the hospitals after treatment.

Bower said the accident occurred as the eastbound fire truck tried to turn left from the right lane toward a crossover, hitting the tanker truck that was in the left eastbound lane.

The Newcomerstown Fire Department truck then hit an embankment and fence, according to Lt. Mark Glennon, of the highway patrol.

The door of the fire truck was ripped off.

McGarry said the 1997 Pierce-Arrow fire engine is a total loss. The fire department has insurance.

The fire department is a separate entity from village government.

The department’s remaining apparatus includes another fire engine, a ladder truck and a rescue truck, according to McGarry.

No citation has been issued as a result of the collision, which occurred on a non-emergency trip. Bower said the final crash report will be reviewed with the prosecutor.

Wells told the highway patrol that she put on her seat belt, but might not have fastened it completely, Glennon said.

The driver of the tanker truck, from Akron, was not injured, Bower said. There were no leaks from the tanker.

http://www.timesreporter.com/news/20180927/newcomerstown-fire-engine-totaled-wednesday-in-crash-on-us-route-36

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Putting behavior change theory to work in fire & life safety education: FREE webinar available for Xchange registrants

NFPA - Safety Source - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:01
  How do the public's beliefs and attitudes toward health shape their behaviors? This recent webinar hosted by Andrea Vastis, senior director of public education at NFPA, reviews the basics of how people perceive their risk to fire and other health
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An interview with Simon!

NFPA - Safety Source - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:51
As Fire Prevention Week draws closer and closer, the calls and emails are pouring in to NFPA’s Regional Education Specialists for assistance and direction on the tools and resources available to share this year’s theme “Look. 
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Green Bay Meat Packer After Employee Injury

OSHA - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:00
September 27, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Green Bay Meat Packer After Employee Injury
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Railcar Maintenance Company for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fire and Explosion Hazards

OSHA - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:00
September 27, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Railcar Maintenance Company for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fire and Explosion Hazards
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U.S. Department of Labor Provides Compliance Assistance Resources to Keep Workers Safe from Trenching-Related Hazards

OSHA - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:00
September 27, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Provides Compliance Assistance Resources to Keep Workers Safe from Trenching-Related Hazards
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VA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 21:44

Richmond Fire says one of their firefighters was injured after responding to a house fire Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to the house, located on Seminary Avenue near Overbrook Road on the city’s northside, just after 8:30 a.m.

Richmond Fire said a firefighter slipped and fell off a ladder. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. No other injuries were reported, as residents were not home at the time of the fire.

Investigators are still on the scene working to determine what caused the blaze, which sparked on the second floor.

https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/richmond/firefighter-injured-in-north-richmond-house-fire/1476560861

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