The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s comments on the reports, and recall information. This article discusses this important new database, and briefly considers its implications.
Antifreeze Liquid Production: Start Your Own Business
In some areas the cold period can last for up to eight months. Sub-zero temperatures are recorded even in October. This fact makes a small antifreeze production business quite promising. Why do we need non-freezing liquids? One important area of antifreeze liquid us is cleaning of car windscreens (windscreen cleaners). Another is cooling of the engine. In the cases described above, antifreeze liquids have different functions, and their composition is also different. Water is not suitable for cooling car...
The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management
Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether they will be receptive to the message, whether you will have to spend a day or two winning them over. But on this occasion,...
Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication
Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and an overall emphasis on the Six Sigma model of manufacturing. Certification and Standards Different fabrication...
The Future of Safety at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference
Here at Intelex we rely on EHS Today as an important source of industry news, as do many of our customers. It was no surprise that their conference covered some of the most cutting-edge trends in the Environmental, Health and Safety space. Intelex Health and Safety Practice Manager Eric Morris was among those discussing where safety is heading through his workshop entitled, “The Future of Safety: Moving Your Organization Through the EHSQ Maturity Curve.” Here are three key takeaways from Eric’s...
Using Devices and Analytics in Safety
Technology touches virtually everything we do in modern society and in EH&S, it is becoming more prevalent by the day. Businesses can now use analytics and devices to vastly improve their safety strategy and, thanks to data that is obtainable from both humans and connected machines, make much smarter, strategic EH&S decisions. The rise of the robots The Internet of Things (IoT) may have given rise to kitchen appliances that connect to the web and wristwatches capable of tracking our fitness regimes,...