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In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.


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In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.

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WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Safely Down The Slippery Slope

In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10

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OSHA Construction Safety Course Mandatory in Seven States

The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Ice-Away Snow Melt Mat

As winter approaches, this mat from Cozy Products is designed to protect against slip-and-fall accidents and workman's compensation claims.

Campus Map Focused On Accessibility

Western Michigan University (WMU) has set up a detailed map online that identifies the best routes for mobility and access to every building on its main campus.

OSHA Issues Updated PPE Rule, Effective 10/9/09

OSHA is updating the references in its regulations to reflect more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards that incorporate advances in technology.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Mighty Glow Floor Tape

ShieldMark’s glow-in-the-dark tape is three times brighter than its previous version.

Aerial Platform Giveaway Contest

The Summer of Safety LiftPod Giveaway, which began on July 1 and will run through August 31, 2009, is open to those who require elevation platforms or ladders to do their jobs.

Arc Flash Hazards Quiz

Ferraz Shawmut challenges industry members to test their knowledge.

OSHA to Push Program on Recordkeeping

This program will institute a policy that prompts recordkeeping inspections at employers’ establishments with low incidence rates in historically high rate industries. It will also incorporate inspections of a sample of construction firms.

Focus On Employee Wellness

Service company Sodexo has created a program for customers to address the fact that 75% of chronic diseases are lifestyle related and avoidable.

Nurses File Complaint: Shortage of Swine Flu Masks

The nurses requested assistance from the Cal/OSHA just after the World Health Organization re-classified H1N1 as an "unstoppable" Level 6 pandemic.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bird-B-Gone Mist

This hazing system releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ensuring Facility ADA Compliance

Parking, facility entrances, and interior pathways are several areas to consider.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Beacon™ Exit Device

This product from SARGENT is designed to create a clearer pathway to safety during an emergency.

Stimulus Dollars Should Protect Workers

AIHA urged both President Obama and Labor Secretary Solis to ensure that the new jobs created by the stimulus package had adequate workplace protections.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CLED Series Exit Signs

The CLED Series provides self-diagnostic electronics as standard equipment.

Tyson Foods Sentenced to Pay Fine for OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

Earlier this month, Tyson Foods Inc. was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Arkansas to pay the maximum fine for willfully violating worker safety regulations that led to a worker's death in its River Valley Animal Foods (RVAF) plant in Texarkana, AR.

OSHA Seeking Applicants for $7 million in Safety & Health Training Grants

OSHA is soliciting applications for nearly $7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants available to nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due July 24, 2009.

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Strengthens Integrity of Outreach Training Program

In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is strengthening the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by improving how trainers become authorized to teach and ensuring these trainers are in compliance with OSHA program guidelines.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fever Alert

This product line from Wahl Instruments is designed to help facility professionals maintain the health of their occupants.

FM Issue: Safety Pays

Guest Contributor David Casavant outlines the tangible ways to discover the ROI of safety.

This Week In Safety: NAOSH Week And OSHP Day (5/6/09)

Thousands of occupational safety, health, and environmental members of ASSE are joining with the OSHA Alliance Program partners, businesses, and organizations to promote workplace safety during NAOSH Week (this week) and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 6.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LadderUP Safety Post

This product from The Bilco Company is now available in safety yellow.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workplace Safety…FAIL

These videos are purely for entertainment purposes; they are not meant to offend. Those of us at FacilityBlog take the issue of workplace safety very seriously.

Association Keeps People Moving For 75 Years

The National Elevator Industry, Inc. was formed by elevator contractors to create standard guidelines that promote safe building transportation.

New Product Flash: TANCS Steam Vapor Systems

TANCS® steam vapor systems work by applying low moisture, high temperature steam vapor at low pressure and low volumes.

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm surge.

New Product Flash: Heronrib From Plastex Matting

These double duty, rolled PVC mats are designed to address safety and hygienic concerns.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, 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, WI.

Flu Infection Control Tips

What should your workplace do to prepare for a possible flu pandemic? Keep informed, develop a plan, and implement public health programs are some...

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