Keurig Green Mountain agreed to pay $5.8 million for safety defectJanuary 24, 2018

Keurig Green Mountain agreed to pay a $5.8 million penalty to settle charges that it knowingly failed to report a safety defect in Keurig K-Cup MINI Plus Brewing Systems that could cause burn injuries. The settlement is the 2nd-largest in the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), but it is a drop …

Summer Safety TipsJuly 5, 2017

Check out Summer Safety Tips from the National Safety Council! http://www.nsc.org/learn/Pages/safety-events-summer-safety.aspx Beat the Heat ​Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. Bug Safety Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you …

NJ Transit safety violations found before deadly Hoboken crashOctober 2, 2016

FOX NEWS – Federal rail officials found dozens of violations during an audit focusing on New Jersey Transit’s safety and operations, months before a commuter train crashed, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 others, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who was familiar with an audit by the …

Poison Alert: Colorful Laundry PacketsApril 26, 2016

Pediatricians say parents of children younger than 6 should avoid keeping detergent packets. Children are increasingly getting their hands on colorful, toxic laundry detergent packets, which can burst when they bite into them, leading to coma, breathing failure or even death. Researchers have found that from January 2013 to December 2014, more than 22,000 incidents …

Trick-Or-Treat Safety TipsOctober 30, 2015

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone! Tips for Trick-or-Treaters! Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid …

Ikea issues warning after deaths of US childrenJuly 23, 2015

IKEA SAFETY: Ikea has issued a warning for customers to securely attach their chests of drawers and wardrobes to the wall following the death of two children in the US, who were crushed by falling furniture. The Swedish furniture company has joined with the US consumer product safety commission to warn that the chests and …

Mold in WorkplaceJuly 15, 2015

Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects. There are many thousands of species of mold and most if not all of the mold found indoors comes from outdoor sources. It seems likely to grow and become a problem …

Using Anchors in Construction Roofing Jobs

Installing, Finding and Using Anchors Unlike other roofing jobs, patching and repair involves otherwise intact roofs. Selecting a location to install an anchor in construction roofing jobs is a critical step in avoiding a fatal fall. An anchor gives the worker a secure point to tie off the lifeline for a fall arrest system. Most of the …

Giants’ Jason Pierre Paul Injured Hand in Fireworks AccidentJuly 6, 2015

Jason Pierre Paul, the defensive end of the New York Giants, injured his hand in a fireworks accident on July 4, 2015. He was admitted to North Broward Medical Center in Deerfield Beach, Fla., for treatment. The NFL confirmed the incident on Sunday evening, noting that it could “potentially impact Pierre-Paul’s future with the Giants.” However, …