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The New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety is bringing Roger Montali back to New Mexico for a one day seminar on earthmover tire safety and compressed air and pressure vessel safety.

Our schedule is planned as follows:
Oct. 25 Silver City
Oct. 27 Farmington
Oct.28 Albuquerque

Click here for flyer

 

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY

 

OSHA’s nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather.

Click here for web site

 

GENIE Safety Notice

Safety Notice:      110002
Description:          Floor Loading Information     
Models Affected:  S-40 & S-45    

Release Date:        June 27, 2011     

click here for PDF

 

Squinchers and ChillOut Product Information

 

From: coren anderson [mailto:coren@safetyflare.net]
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 10:41 AM
To: dfranco@aconm.org
Subject: Squinchers and ChillOut Product Information

Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to follow-up with information from the Safety Committee Meeting on Friday.  I know that several of you were interested in additional information regarding the Squincher products and the ChillOut products. 

We discussed the dangers of heat stress and the importance of water and electrolytes.  I have attached some Sqwincher product information and heat stress information that would be great to share with your employees.

Below is a link to helpful information regarding the ChillOut products available. 

http://www.int-enviroguard.com/pdfs/chillout.pdf

If you would like additional information or pricing on any of these products or if I can assist you in any other way, please call me at 505-410-6339 or e-mail me at coren@safetyflare.net.

Click here for Squincher hot tips flyer.
Click here for Squinchersingle steet flyer.
Click here for Squincher heat stress products.

 

Coren Anderson
Sales Representative

Safety Flare, Inc.
2803 Richmond NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-884-2274-P
505-884-0721-F
505-410-6339-C
coren@safetyflare.net
www.safetyflare.net

 

 

ATT Texting While Driving Campaign.

 


 

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2964#close

 

Here are PDF materiasl they had to offer.

 

 

ACNM:

ACNM SAFETY PAGE

 

The New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety is bringing Roger Montali back to New Mexico for a one day seminar on earthmover tire safety and compressed air and pressure vessel safety.

Our schedule is planned as follows:
Oct. 25 Silver City
Oct. 27 Farmington
Oct.28 Albuquerque

Click here for flyer

 

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY

 

OSHA’s nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather.

Click here for web site

 

GENIE Safety Notice

Safety Notice:      110002
Description:          Floor Loading Information     
Models Affected:  S-40 & S-45    

Release Date:        June 27, 2011     

click here for PDF

 

Squinchers and ChillOut Product Information

 

From: coren anderson [mailto:coren@safetyflare.net]
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 10:41 AM
To: dfranco@aconm.org
Subject: Squinchers and ChillOut Product Information

Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to follow-up with information from the Safety Committee Meeting on Friday.  I know that several of you were interested in additional information regarding the Squincher products and the ChillOut products. 

We discussed the dangers of heat stress and the importance of water and electrolytes.  I have attached some Sqwincher product information and heat stress information that would be great to share with your employees.

Below is a link to helpful information regarding the ChillOut products available. 

http://www.int-enviroguard.com/pdfs/chillout.pdf

If you would like additional information or pricing on any of these products or if I can assist you in any other way, please call me at 505-410-6339 or e-mail me at coren@safetyflare.net.

Click here for Squincher hot tips flyer.
Click here for Squinchersingle steet flyer.
Click here for Squincher heat stress products.

 

Coren Anderson
Sales Representative

Safety Flare, Inc.
2803 Richmond NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-884-2274-P
505-884-0721-F
505-410-6339-C
coren@safetyflare.net
www.safetyflare.net

 

 

ATT Texting While Driving Campaign.

 


 

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2964#close

 

Here are PDF materiasl they had to offer.

 

 

Cranes and Derricks in Construction Information

Melissa Barker, NMENV [mailto:Melissa.Barker@state.nm.us]
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:01 PM

Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks in Construction (1926.1400 – 1926.1501) http://osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=14212 Note: To navigate through each of the standards, use the “Next Standard” option located on the lower left hand section at the bottom of each page.

Small Entity Compliance Guide For Final Rule For Cranes and Derricks in Construction http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/small_entity.html

Frequently Asked Questions http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/faq.html

Assembly/Disassembly Fact Sheet http://www.osha.gov/Publications/ADfactsheetOSHA9-29SOL-DB.pdf

Operator Certification Fact Sheet http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OpCertfactsheet9-29SOL-DB.pdf

Signal Person Qualification Fact Sheet http://www.osha.gov/Publications/cranes-signal-person-factsheet.pdf

Qualified Rigger Fact Sheet http://www.osha.gov/Publications/cranes-qualified-rigger-factsheet.pdf

Regards,
Melissa J. Barker
Compliance Assistance Specialist
New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau
(NM OSHA)5500 San Antonio Drive, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109(505) 222-9595


Aerial Lift Recall Notice Tue 11/9/2090

Genie Industries has received a report of a fractured pin in the jib assembly of one of the machines listed above. Although only one of the pins in this assembly was fractured, Genie has determined that all potentially affected pins must be replaced. If the affected pin fractures, the platform can fall.

Click here for Bulletin

 

US Department of Labor's OSHA publishes final rule on cranes and derricks in construction.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=18048

The complete rule is available at http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-17818_PI.pdf. The regulation text is available at http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/index.html. The new rule will take effect on Nov. 8, 2010.

Regards,

Melissa J. Barker

Compliance Assistance Specialist

New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau 

Desk: (505) 222-9595 Cell: (505) 490-2184

Cranes and Derricks in Construction Fact Sheets.

  • Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification. PDF

  • Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Signal Person Qualification PDF

  • Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Qualified Rigger PDF

 

 

 

Free Sample Programs N.C. Department of Labor

I came across the N Carolina DOL website and it has some great materials that some of us can use.  You may want to pass this one on (Gotta LOVE free materials!!!)

 http://www.nclabor.com/osha/consult/sample_programs.htm

 Coren Anderson
Safety Director
Mountain States Constructors, Inc.
(505)292-0108 - office
(505)410-6339 - cell
(505)292-5311 - fax

 

 

MSA V-Gard Hard Hat Recall

Cracks in the tops of new MSA V-Guard hard hats have been reported. Investigation of these hard hats confirm all MSA V-Guard hard hats manufactured in March 2008 were made with defective plastic and caused the cracks.

Any person with an MSA V-guard hard hat is required to inspect the manufacturer's stamp on the underside brim of the hard hat to confirm it was not part of the bad batch.

The stamp inside the brim of the hardhat has "08" in the center and the arrow pointing at the "3" for third month.

All MSA V-Guard hard hats containing batch code "3-08" must be removed from service immediately, destroyed and replaced.

Click here for PDF

 

 

 

OSHA is taking violations seriously. 

When you read the article , think how you handle hazardous situations, could this have been you?

Click here

 

BLS released the fatality data for 2008

BLS released the fatality data for 2008 which are the preliminary numbers, but it shows that the construction industry as a whole experienced 969 fatalities (lowest it has been since 1994).  Although the revised/final numbers will be published April of 2010, I don't foresee a significant change.  The following link will direct you to the official news release:

 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the information.

Thanks,
Kevin Cannon
Director, Safety and Health
Government and Public Affairs Dept.

Associated General Contractors of America

2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 837-5410 Direct
(703) 837-5407 Fax
cannonk@agc.org

 

Please look at this page of Pit & Quarry - April 2009

I thought you would enjoy this page of Pit & Quarry - April 2009

Click here to go to the issue.

 

Governor Bill Richardson has proclaimed May 5th as "Mine Health and Safety Awareness Day" in New Mexico.  

Click here to share the document with your employees and let's kick off a safe month and remainder of the year in mine safety in New Mexico.


 

EIB Meeting

The EIB will meet on May 4, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 317, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM.  One item on the EIB agenda on May 4th will be consideration of regulations to prohibit illegal drug and alcohol use at the place of employment.

Click here for Notice

 

 

MSHA 24 hour New Miner class and also a First Aid/CPR/AED, on April 21 there will be a OSHA 10 hr class, and on April 23 a Storm Water Qualified Person class.  We are looking for students for all of these classes.  Please contact Mary Ann Cox at 344-2072 ext 15.

 We would greatly appreciate your help in getting enough students to put these classes on.


Director Training & Safety
Associated Contractors of New Mexico

 

OSHA wields new weapon to smack company with 1.2mil fine

March 3, 2009 by Fred Hosier

Posted in: Chemical safety, In this week's e-newsletter, Investigations, Latest News & Views, OSHA news, PPE (personal protective equipment), Safety training, Who Got Fined and Why?, cost of safety

As of Jan. 12, 2009, OSHA can issue per-employee citations for personal protective equipment and training violations. Now we have an example of how the agency, under the Obama administration, plans to use its new, powerful weapon.

OSHA has proposed more than $1.2 million in penalties relating to the handling of hazardous chemicals at G.S. Robins & Co., dba Ro-Corp, Inc., in East St. Louis, MO.

Ro-Corp faces 21 willful citations, 20 of which were cited on a per-instance basis:

  • 8 instances of failing to provide employees with the correct PPE for transferring para-nitroaniline (PNA), a poison
  • 4 instances of failing to provide training on the use of PPE and on working with hazardous chemicals
  • 3 instances of failing to provide PPE training and training on specific PNA-transfer procedures, and
  • 5 instances of failing to fit-test employees using respirators.

OSHA also issued a repeat citation for failing to provide an eyewash/shower in corrosive chemical areas and 16 serious citations for hazards associated with the transfer of PNA and other workplace practices.

PNA is highly toxic and can be fatal if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

OSHA investigated Ro-Corp after learning that employees had been admitted to several local hospitals after being contaminated with an unknown powder that turned out to be PNA. All employees recovered after treatment.

To learn more about OSHA's ability to issue fines on a per-employee basis, click here.

 

 

LAS CRUCES — Three Las Cruces construction workers were rescued by city firefighters after being partially buried when the wall of a trench collapsed at an excavation site 03/02/2009 off Roadrunner Parkway.

Click here for more

 

You may be aware of these important indicators of a stroke and the tests to administer if you suspect someone is experiencing a stroke. At any rate, this is a good review/reminder for all of us…..

Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

Stroke

I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (I.e. It is sunny out today) R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved. I have done my part. Have you?

 

ATF Seal

U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
Assistant Director

 

February 24, 2009
ADVISORY NOTICE TO ALL EXPLOSIVES INDUSTRY MEMBERS


Recently, there has been a series of armed thefts of explosives from storage sites in Mexico along the southwest U.S. border.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would like to remind all Federal explosives licensees and permittees of the importance of security at their explosives storage sites, and we advise all industry members to take heightened security precautions in light of these thefts.  This advisory is a precaution and not due to any criminal intelligence. 
Additionally, ATF partners with the explosives industry to protect the public and as part of this ongoing effort, industry members are commended for their voluntary reporting of explosives thefts that occurred in Mexico to the U.S. Bomb Data Center.  Federal explosives licensees and permittees are encouraged to continue the voluntary reporting of explosives thefts that occur in Mexico.

 

Click here for full advisory notice.

 

new mexico transportaion departmen

Bill Richardson

Governor

Gary L. J. Girón
Transportation Secretary Designate

February 27, 2009&                                                    Contact: S.U. Mahesh

505-490-0976

PRESS RELEASE

State Transportation Commission Approves New Provisions for Construction Code Requiring a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace
New rule would allow DOT to terminate contracts with those who don't abide by zero tolerance requirements

Click here for full press release.

 

From the NYCOSH SafetyRep

After 8 years of Bush Can OSHA be fixed? What must be done.

During the last eight years, tens of thousands of workers died or were injured on the job—a direct result of the failure of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate new standards and stringently enforce the law. Millions of workers were unnecessarily exposed to toxic substances, the consequences of which will be manifest for decades. While OSHA, since its inception, has never been adequately funded or staffed, the administration of the agency under Bush was particularly devastating.

Click here for full report.

 

New Acting Director for Directorate of Construction at OSHA

February 17, 2009

On February 17, 2009, a change in personnel was made at OSHA.  Mr. Noah Connell, Deputy Director, Directorate of Construction (DOC) within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been the Acting Director for the DOC since April 2008.  This was the second time in three years that Mr. Connell has been Acting Director.  However, the Administration has selected Mr. Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs to act as the Acting Director for the DOC.  Mr. Fairfax will manage both the Directorate of Enforcement Programs and Construction until the new Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA select a permanent Director for the DOC. <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> The official announcement has been made within OSHA, but not for public. The official announcement has not been made public.

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U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bloomer, Wis., excavator after inspector witnesses dangerous safety violations during trenching job

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited A-1 Excavating Inc., Bloomer, Wis., for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston, Wis.

In September 2008, OSHA opened an inspection at the excavation jobsite in Weston after an agency inspector observed employees exposed to cave-in hazards while working in an 8-foot-deep, unprotected trench. As a result of the inspection, OSHA issued six instance-by-instance willful citations to the company for failing to protect employees from cave-in hazards, and five instance-by-instance willful citations for failing to set the spoil pile material excavated from the trench two feet or more from the edge of the excavation.

OSHA defines a willful violation as one committed with intentional disregard of or plain indifference to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

"It has long been known that cave-in fatalities are entirely preventable," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Donald Shalhoub. "Any employer who is involved in trenching and excavation can avoid such terrible tragedies by following OSHA's clear regulations. Those who ignore safe practices and OSHA regulations are inviting tragedy into the lives of their employees and their families."

A-1 Excavating Inc. has received 38 OSHA citations since 1982, including at least eight citations for hazards associated with potential cave-ins, and seven citations for having the spoil pile too close to the trench edge.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director in Appleton, Wis., or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

 G-

Gerald K. Metter, OSHA Consultation State of NM Environment Department Occupational Health & Safety Bureau 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3 Santa Fe, NM 87505 off: (505) 476-8724 fax: (505) 476-8734

 

 

Crane company cited for July 18 accident at Lyondell Bassell

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing penalties against Baton Rouge, La.-based Deep South Crane and Rigging following an OSHA investigation into the deaths of four employees when a crane overhauled inside the Lyondell Bassell Refining facility in Houston, just west of the Pasadena city limits.

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New York Daily News        Feb. 2, 2009 

Mayor Bloomberg calls for federal crackdown on bogus OSHA classes

BY ERIN EINHORN, BRIAN KATES and GREG B. SMITH DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 3:28 AM

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Melissa Barker has sent this interpretation on seat belt use, this should clarify the use of seat belts on construction equipment.

 

A nice interpretation of seat belt use on construction equipment.

Click here for Link

Compliance intends to site 1926.28 (a) in these situations.

Melissa J. Barker

Compliance Assistance Specialist
New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau 
Desk: (505) 222-9595 Cell: (505) 490-2184

 

Safety Poster

 

 

I know this is about mining operations but the message is the same for all types of work


Director Training & Safety
Associated Contractors of New Mexico

 

department of labor
U.S. Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
   

 

 

Start Each Day with Safety

Everyone's lives seem to be very busy in this fast paced world.  We rush to get to work and then rush home.  We urge all mine operators to take one or two minutes at the beginning of each shift to talk about safety at the mine.  Such talks can have several safety and operational benefits.  The talks will prompt everyone to stop thinking about and/or worrying about non-work issues and help focus everyone on the job at hand for the day.  It's only one or two minutes out of the average 480 minute workday and it can pay huge dividends at the mine.  You may ask what we could talk about everyday for a minute or two.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Heavy rains last night have caused the roadways to become a little slippery, so slow down.  There are a few puddles that you should be watching out for and all miners should pay special attention to traffic. 
  • We will be working on the conveyor during lunch.  It will be shutdown, locked and tagged.  When it stops don't be alarmed and don't try to re-start it.
  • We have drilling and blasting contractor crews on site today. Watch out for them. 
  • Hunting season starts on Saturday and most of you are anxious, but let's stay focused on our jobs today.
  • We've gone another 100 days without an accident or injury.  Keep up the good work. 
  • We have a new customer coming to the mine today to pick-up material.  Please watch out for someone that may be looking for the load-out area.  They are not familiar with our mine, so be extra careful today!
  • Does anyone have any safety or health suggestions?  

 These are just a few examples.  The point is to get everyone together and help focus everyone on the job at hand and on how to do it safely.   We ask you to make this a daily habit.  Try it for a couple of weeks and then decide if it is a habit you want to keep.  Also, please let us know how it is working and send us any "safety first" topics that you have used and would like to share.  We plan to compile a list, post them on our webpage, and send them to mine operators on a regular basis.

Focus on Safety as a Value Everyday

Safty