The Governor’s Safety Achievement Award recognizes Montana employers that are committed to safety in the workplace. Through their commitment to safety, these employers are not only creating a safe place to work; they are reducing their workers’ comp rate making them leaders in their industry. Nominations now being accepted. Click here for the details and form.
Genie, A Terex Brand issued Safety Notice 130010 & Safety Notice 130011 on March 13, 2014.
Models Affected: GS-2669DC | GS-3369DC | GS-4069DC
Serial Numbers Affected: GS6912-1320 to GS6912-1647 | GS6913-1650 to GS6913-2179
Subject: Unintended Machine Movement
Allowable Hours: 60 minutes
Click here to view the details of Notice 130010
Models Affected: GS-2669 DC | GS-3369 DC | GS-4069 DC
Serial Numbers Affected: GS6912-1301 to GS6912-1647 | GS6913-1650 to GS6913-2632
Subject: Machine Unladen Weight
Allowable Hours: 30 minutes
Click here to view the details of Notice 130011
Recall for those who have purchased Red Wing Steel Toed Shoes/Boots with date codes between 10/2012 and 11/2013 in sizes 11 to 18.
Recall Date: December 19, 2013
Recall Number: 14-066
Red Wing Shoes Recalls Steel Toe Work Boots Due to Impact Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Steel toe work boots
Hazard: The steel toe cap in the boots could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in an impact.
Consumer Contact: Red Wing Shoes at (800) 733-9464 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. CT Saturday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.redwingshoes.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Red-Wing-Shoes-Recalls-Steel-Toe-Work-Boots/
Units: About 105,000 pairs in the United States and 9,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 45 styles of Red Wing men’s steel toe work boots in sizes 11 to 18 and widths ranging from B to H depending on the size and style. The boots have 6, 8, 10 or 11 inch ankle height and were sold in brown, black and maroon-colored leather. The following style numbers are included in the recall: 2206, 2211, 2223, 2226, 2230, 2238, 2249, 2254, 2270, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2408, 2412, 2414, 2426, 2491, 3505, 3507, 3508, 3526, 3528, 3568, 4208, 4210, 4273, 4406, 4414, 4425, 4433, 4435, 4436, 4437, 4438, 4445, 4481, 4483, 4484, 4494, 22406, 22408, 52406, 52408, 82406 and 82408. Date codes between 10/12 and 11/13 are included in the recall. The style number, date code and Red Wing Shoes are printed on a label inside the boot’s tongue. For the complete list, see the firm’s website.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and return them to a Red Wing store/dealer or contact Red Wing Shoes for a free replacement pair of boots.
Sold at: Red Wing stores and other shoe stores from October 2012 through November 2013 for between $185 and $340.
Manufacturer: Red Wing Shoe Company Inc., of Red Wing, Minn.
Manufactured in: United States
OSHA HAZARD ALERT – Exposure to 1-BP can cause irritation (for example, of the eyes, mucous membranes, upper airways and skin) and can damage the nervous system. Neurologic effects can appear as headaches, dizziness, loss of consciousness, slurred speech, confusion, difficulty walking, muscle twitching, and/or loss of feeling in arms and legs [Ichihara et al. 2012]. These effects may continue among affected persons even after exposure to 1-BP has ended [Majersik et al. 2007].
Click here to see full OSHA alert.
Throughout the summer, Montana Safety Services Council will offer training on the new Globally Harmonized System of classification.
|For Employees||For Employers|
|The 2-hour class will include what employees must know by
December 1, 2013.
|The 4-hour course will provide employers with the tools to become GHS compliant.|
|MSDS format change to the SDS format.||A complete overview of 1910.1200 with an emphasis on employer responsibilities.|
|How to read GHS container labels.||A review of the changes to 1910.1200 and how they apply to your employees; including target dates and requirements after December 1st, 2013.|
|How to recognize and interpret the new GHS pictograms.||The knowledge to train your employees about the new GHS based hazard communication standard and prepare for future target date requirements.|
|Cost: Members – $55.00 / Non-Members – $75.00||Cost: Members – $95.00 / Non-Members – $125.00|
|Wednesday, October 30, 2013-8:30 am-12:30pm||Wednesday, November 20, 2013-8:30 am-12:30pm|
Held at: MSSC Training Rooms—2727 Central Ave # 2, Billings MT
For home building workers
Injury and Illness Prevention fact sheet can help employers find and fix workplace hazards
For our members we’re adding a new feature. The Risk Management Center, a unique web-based software suite of safety and risk management tools designed to empower your organization’s risk prevention efforts. The Risk Management Center is right for any organization that wants to:
Organizations that use the web based “Risk Management Center” as a solution to implement employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
If you have any questions regarding the Risk Management Center contact Aaron at 406-248-4893.
The Montana Safety Services Council is pleased to announce the hiring this month of Aaron Stulc, as the new Director of Safety Services. He will begin employment June 20th, 2011 and is excited to begin working with the MSSC member companies.
Aaron received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Chemistry, from the University of Montana and has professional training in ergonomics, industrial ventilation, blood borne pathogens, fall protection, confined spaces, excavation, safety management, hazardous communication, respiratory protection and much more.
He comes to MSSC with an extensive background in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, training and safety consulting. He has valuable experience with OSHA and DOT that should greatly benefit the membership when working on regulatory compliance issues.
Aaron’s background in training and in designing, developing, and implementing programs to maintain occupational safety and health compliance, as well as his ability to analyze, review, evaluate and report on program effectiveness, will be a great asset to
MSSC and its member companies.
Effective June 1, 2011, Greg Roadifer will assume the role of Executive Director of Montana Safety Services Council. In addition, he will also have the responsibilities of President of Associated Employers and Executive Director of the management group, Associated Management Services.
Greg brings with him an extensive background in business management, human resources, and risk management with his experience in a variety of industries such as energy, insurance, employee staffing, healthcare, and consulting.