A 61-year-old truck driver was watching two mechanics work on the inside rear tire of a truck. One mechanic left to retrieve a tool while the other mechanic was removing the air chuck. The truck driver approached the tire when the side wall of the tire exploded, releasing the compressed air and throwing the truck driver backwards where his head struck the floor. The employee died in route to the hospital.  CLICK HERE for more incident likes this from MI-OSHA

IFS Coatings is a leader in the production of high performance powder coatings based in Gainesville, Texas.  We strive to be the best supplier of high performance powder coatings meeting the specialty needs of industry with speed, integrity and responsibility to our employees, customers and communities in which we exist.

We are seeking a full-time HSE Coordinator to assist with all aspects of safety, health and environmental integration and compliance.  Your primary responsibilities will include working closely with operational management to administer the safety and health guidelines and interact with site personnel regarding safety issues in order to eliminate hazards and accidents.

Other duties include but are not limited to; conducting employee and subcontractor site safety orientations as well as oversee training programs, work with all levels of the organization to implement HSE guidelines, participate in safety meetings and track incident statistics timely and appropriately.


ISO 45001 is a consensus standard and is being developed through a rigorous process. We will endeavor to provide a description of the draft standard, discuss the performance expectations, and provide an overview of actions, processes, and procedures required for ISO 45001 alignment. The standard was written in customary business English. The terminology has been harmonized with other ISO standards. For example in ISO 45001 (safety), ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental) Section 4 relates to the “context of the organization”, Section 5 relates to “leadership”, and Section 6 relates to “planning”. This alignment of sections allows organizations to more easily adopt the fundamental framework used in all ISO business related performance standards. ISO 45001 has three sections of introductory material. These sections are the introduction, the purpose, and the terms and definitions. Then, there are seven major sections that contain the actual safety content. Sections 4 through 10 within ISO 45001 are as follow:

A long-time SAFTENG member shows us how we can have fun with safety!  BTW, this was done at a VPP STAR worksite.

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  14. Revisions to the 2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) counts
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  58. ANSI Approves AIHA® Revised Z10 Standard
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According to the results of the survey, the average safety professional is a man. More than three-quarters (77.6 percent) of respondents were male, while only 22.4 percent were female.  Another defining feature: age. Nearly two-fifths (17.4 percent) of the respondents are at least 60 years old, and more than half (54.3 percent) are at least 50 years old. Only 3 percent are younger than 30. Survey results also show that the average safety professional earns a healthy paycheck. Nearly one-third (31.7 percent) of respondents earn at least $100,000 a year, and more than half (54.5 percent) earn at least $80,000 a year.

S+H presents additional findings from the survey...

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