Learn, plan, and act to prevent grain bin tragedies

By Bruce Loughner CSP, BWC Technical Safety Advisor I recall hearing about a grain bin accident that occurred years ago, but it has stuck with me ever since. Three young boys entered a grain bin with the task of breaking up the corn inside to keep it flowing. In the end, only one boy came … Continue reading Learn, plan, and act to prevent grain bin tragedies

SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe

By David Meronk, BWC Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist Firefighting techniques and equipment used to fight fires have evolved over the years, along with the equipment that protects firefighters from harm. The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) plays a big role in protecting the health of firefighters. Knowing is understanding and fire departments are slowly beginning to … Continue reading SCBA fit testing – Ensuring firefighters’ safety equipment is actually safe