“The primary psychological mechanism we can offer as an explanation for these results is something called the ‘dread factor,’” said the study’s lead author, Michael Burke, Ph.D., of Tulane University. “In a more interactive training environment, the trainees are faced more acutely with the possible dangers of their job and they are, in turn, more motivated to learn about such dangers and how to avoid them.”
For example, when hazardous events and exposures are extreme (e.g., fires, explosions, exposure to toxic chemicals or radiation), the action, dialogue and considerable reflection that takes place in more interactive training would be expected to create a sense of dread and realization of the dangers of the job.”
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|March 1, 2011||The Fountains @ Walkill Golf Course||40 Sands Rd.||Middletown, NY 10941|
|March 2, 2011||Holiday Inn Fishkill & Conference Center||542 Route 9||Fishkill, NY 12524|
|March 3, 2011||Polish Community Center||225 Washington Ave. Ext.||Albany, NY 12205|
|March 15, 2011||Hearthstone||333 Dick Rd.||Depew, NY 14043|
|March 16, 2011||Diplomat Banquet Center||1956 Lyell Ave||Rochester, NY 14606|
|March 17, 2011||Wings of Eagles Elmira-Corning Regional Airport||343 Daniel Zenker Drive||Horseheads, NY 14845|
|March 22, 2011||SUNY Potsdam||Barrington Student Union||Potsdam, NY 13676|
|March 23, 2011||SUNY IT, Field House||880 Wildcat Drive||Utica, NY 13502|
|March 24, 2011||Holiday Inn Liverpool|
Click here for information about the Monday, February 28, 2011, Winter Meeting at Decrescente Distributing Conference Center, Mechanicville, New York
The goals of the Capital Region Safety and Health Council include:
Reducing injuries and illnesses in the workplace
Promoting safety and health awareness in the workplace
Lowering workers’ Compensation costs for council members
Promote benefits of safety and health recognition programs
For more information contact: Brenda@accesshealthsystems.com or call Brenda at 518-782-2200 or
email@example.com or call Joe at 518-585-5580.
For more information, including how to register for courses,
Contact Joe Syracuse
Tuesday February 22, 2011 5:30 PM – Chipshots, Colonie Town Golf Course
Hexavalent Chromium – Mark Sipano
Hexavalent chromium is a toxic form of the element chromium. Exposure to Hexavalent chromium can cause damage to the skin, eyes, lungs, and throat. Respiratory exposure can also lead to lung cancer. These compounds are man-made and widely used in many different industries. Hexavalent chromium can be found in the following:
This program will cover the requirements for the OSHA Hexavalent Chrome standard, the only new OSHA regulation promulgated during the Bush administration. It will also review common sources of hexavalent chrome in the work place and some methods for controlling potential exposures. Mark Stipano, CIH, CSP is the Industrial Hygiene Specialist for the Civil Service Employees Association and provides industrial hygiene and safety services across the state for its members in state and local government and related private sector work places.
The cost of the meeting is $25 and includes appetizers, salad, hot buffet, coffee/tea/soda, and an abundance of pleasant conversation with your professional network! A cash bar is available.
Socializing will begin at 5:30 with various hot and cold appetizers, finger foods, dessert and a cash bar. If you have any questions please call Joel Paradee (cell – 518-879-8791)
If you have any questions please call Joel Paradee (cell – 518-879-8791)
To RSVP click here!
Falls are the top cause of unintentional home injuries and death. Approximately 6,000 people die each year due to falls. Follow these tips to help prevent falls in your home:
Learn more at the Home Safety Council’s website!
“Experts say wearing a seat belt, driving appropriately for conditions & staying alert
are the three top, simple things to do to protect your safety when driving.”
Some tips from InjuryFree:
“slow down, take extra care when driving over bridges, increase following distance,
stay alert, drive with your lights on, don’t use cruise control,
wear or have access to proper attire, know your limits, & wear your seatbelt!
The new Supervisors’ Safety Development Program (SSDP) trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.
To equip supervisors and managers with the knowledge, leadership skills and methods to apply safety as part of their responsibilities and become effective safety leaders and advocates.
Supervisors and managers learn how to incorporate safety and health into their daily management process. Key learning includes…
16 Program Topics
– Safety Management – Ergonomics
– Communication – Hazard Communication
– Safety & Health Training – Regulatory Issues
– Employee Involvement – Machine Safeguarding
– Safety & Health Inspections – Hand Tool & Portable power Tools
– Incident Investigation – Materials Handling & Storage
– Industrial Hygiene – Electrical Safety
– Personal Protective Equipment – Fire Safety
Call Judy Trent at 800-343-1354 X154 or email Jtrent@Divalsafety.com to register or for more information.
*TRF/E During typical winter operations, such as snow removal, there is a need for extra caution. The potential for danger must be recognized, and the need for positive control cannot be overemphasized. Those involved in snow removal may be unaware of certain hazards inherent to airport operations. The following suggestions are recommended during winter operations:
Do not base runway separation on an assump-tion the truck driver or snowplow operator has the same understanding of control instructions as a pilot. Phrases and words such as “hold short,” “expedite,” and “proceed across” may be unfamiliar to someone not involved in regular air traffic communications.
Keep in mind that visibility from the tower may be different from that of the snow removal crew. Removal operations such as plowing, sweeping, and snow blowing can reduce visibility to near zero in the immediate area. Ensure that any visual reference used in instruc-tions is something that can be seen by everyone involved. Also ensure that you and the equip-ment operators are using the same references.
Remember the noise level inside a snow removal machine may be high. Ensure your microphone technique and voice quality enhance positive communications.
Runway contaminants, such as snow and ice, can make the surface slippery. An additional margin of safety is provided by giving equip-ment operators sufficient time to comply with instructions.
Review the winter operations plan, normally contained in facility directives.
Know the provisions of Federal Aviation Administration Order JO 7110.65, Chapter 3, Section 3, Airport Conditions, which contains procedures applicable to ground operations.
Register for the March Dig Safely New York Excavation Safety Seminars, and find useful resources at the Dig Safely website!
Dig Safely Seminars are free and are offered in multiple locations across New York.
This link will bring you to locations, dates, and additional information.